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... 

Black bean mango salad

Also this morning, we unveiled Dr. Fuhrman's new Kale is the New Beef T-shirts!

Kale is the new beef

And there's more to come this afternoon and evening!


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Wendy (Healthy Girl's Kitchen) - January 15, 2011 3:27 PM

How do I get my t-shirt?????

Carrie (Love Healthy Living) - January 15, 2011 3:51 PM

Great t-shirts!!!

Jodi O'Neill - January 15, 2011 4:37 PM

Hey, what do you know! That's my Black Bean Mango Salad recipe! Happy to share it with you. (I posted it to the www.drfuhrman.com's Members Center Recipe Guide under the name "joaneo". Joan is my real name.)

HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED IT...it's one of our family favorites. Wish I were there. Sounds like a great weekend.

charlotte - January 15, 2011 5:29 PM

I love the Kale T-shirt. Will they be for sale on the web site soon?

LaurieInOklahoma - January 15, 2011 9:17 PM

Looks like a great weekend. Wishing everyone a wonderful time!

Yes, I like the new T-shirts, as well as Dr. Fuhrman's colorful shirt.

People are learning such important information about maintaining or reclaiming their good health.
I love to see this! Enjoy, everyone.

Joseph - January 15, 2011 9:24 PM

I am here at the event and I have to say that I am glad I came here this weekend. Dr. Fuhrman is excellent as usual, and the food, rooms and seminar room are top shelf. This is recharging my battery (so to speak) and all of the information swimming around in my head for the last two years is coming together with great clarity....

("Traveler" on Dr. Fuhrman Forums)

daniel - January 15, 2011 10:23 PM

Why would kale be the new beef? As important as vegetables are, they are not reliable sources for protein. They do not have enough essential amino acids to be good sources. Beans, grains, and nuts/seeds are the only plant foods that have enough essential amino acids to guarantee that you'll be ok. Wouldn't lentils or black beans being the new beef make more sense?

Kimberly - January 16, 2011 10:30 AM

Where can we get the t-shirt?

The food looks awesome!

Neale - January 16, 2011 2:38 PM

Love the shirt!!!!... where can we buy them???

Horsecrazy - January 16, 2011 5:23 PM

Looks like everyone is having a great time. I am really looking forward to the Getaway in Park City this summer.

We also want one of the T-Shirts!! Hope they sell them at the member center.

jessica - January 16, 2011 6:34 PM

Ok, I must have this t-shirt. When do we get to order them??

Deana Ferreri, Ph.D. - January 17, 2011 11:43 AM

The 'Kale is the New Beef' t-shirts will be available on DrFuhrman.com soon! We will make an announcement when they're ready to be ordered - make sure you're on the email list (you can sign up at drfuhrman.com)

Deana Ferreri, Ph.D. - January 17, 2011 12:52 PM


That is incorrect. Green vegetables are indeed excellent protein sources (and so are beans and seeds).

'Kale is the New Beef' is a reference to the role in the American diet - meat is the center of most meals in the American diet, but Dr. Fuhrman advocates basing the entire diet on vegetables.

For more information: http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/foodpyramid.aspx

Sara - January 17, 2011 4:54 PM

Jodi- I enjoyed Your mango and black bean salad very much. We missed you, people were asking after you.

Deana Ferreri, Ph.D. - January 18, 2011 1:55 PM

"Kale is the New Beef" t-shirts are now available!

Chicago - January 21, 2011 12:34 AM

Love the top picture of Dr. Fuhrman leading the exercises. Guess insurance doesn't pay for this type of health care. Why not?!

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