Exercise and Education at Dr. Fuhrman's Weekend Immersion
Saturday started out with a bang - an exercise session led by Dr. Fuhrman!
Everyone worked up quite an appetite, and then headed down to breakfast for a beautiful array of fresh fruit, hot oatmeal, a green smoothie, and Apple Surprise.
Dr. Fuhrman gave his first lecture today on a crucial topic, especially those new to high nutrient eating: Food Addiction and Overeating. Dr. Fuhrman explained the four dimensions of hunger, and then the two components of food addiction: detoxification/withdrawal (also known as “toxic hunger”) and the brain’s dopamine system. Scientists have now found that unhealthy food works like an addictive drug in the brain, and Dr. Fuhrman is presenting this science to the attendees here so that they can understand how dangerous and habit-forming unhealthy food truly is!
Dr. Fuhrman also discussed several other factors that contribute to overeating - such as emotional issues and micronutrient inadequacy; he then went on to talk about eating nuts and seeds for good health.
Did you know...
- that the resistant starch in beans promotes “good” bacteria, binds and removes cholesterol from the intestinal tract, and protects against colon cancer?
- that nuts are a weight-loss food?
- that eating nuts with vegetables helps the body to absorb the nutrients in the vegetables?
These are just a few of the many bits of nutritional knowledge that the Immersion attendees have learned so far - all before lunchtime!
And speaking of lunchtime...
And there's more to come this afternoon and evening!