Let the food revolution begin!

Four years ago I was obese and my blood pressure was averaging 155/95, and now it's consistently around 105/65 . . .without medication.

My 86-year-old mother, Helen, gave herself injections of insulin four times a day for over twenty years, and today she’s no longer taking it.

Pam, having ovarian cancer, and told by a couple of physicians that she only had a few months to live, decided not to accept that fate -  and that was fourteen years ago. Today she glows with a vibrant radiance seldom seen in women her age. (Pam's interview will be featured on Disease Proof in the near future; stay tuned.) 

Elisa, in her late 20’s, was bedridden and unable to function due to the devastation of lupus symptoms. She was put on nearly thirty medications to no avail. Today, in her early 30’s, her blood tests are normal, and she’s off all medications, except one as needed. She has her life back and shines with exuberant health.

Anthony, a young high school graduate was obese and heading down a dangerous path. Today he is slender and buff, and most importantly bypassing a future of obesity related diseases.

Bonnie was a young woman who had cystic acne so bad that it was painful to smile, and the blemishes eroded her self esteem. Her dermatologist said that diet wouldn’t help, and she was put on several prescription drugs over the years. Nothing worked. However, today she no longer has acne flare ups and is medication free.

Augie, at the age of 83, takes no medications, feels great, and has run in 40 marathons since his 70th birthday. His youthfulness is evident to all.      

Barb was succumbing to the typical symptoms of middle age women; increase in PMS, bloating and fatigue that led to inactivity. Today she’s trim and active; hiking mountainous terrain and riding her bike to work.

Scott, having lost 333 lbs without gastric bypass surgery is no longer homebound and today is a serious cyclist.

Jodi, having suffered with incapacitating psoriasis for over 30 years and the terrible side effects of meds to alleviate the rashes finally is symptom free without medication. Today her skin glows with radiant beauty.

Mark was on four prescriptions for asthma, and used an inhaler every morning upon waking up. Being a middle aged man who lost his father to heart disease, Mark lived in fear of experiencing a heart attack. Today he no longer has asthma, is medication-free, and is off the radar screen for heart disease. 

I’ve personally interacted with each person named above. They are the real deal. And they are just the tip of the iceberg of people all over America and beyond who are getting their health restored by following Dr. Fuhrman’s high-nutrient eating style. 


For years we've been led to believe that disease is just a part of the aging process; lulled to sleep by scribble marks on a prescription pad.

Perhaps some doctors and pharmaceutical companies have been misleading us. 

Perhaps in the past we didn’t know any better, but now that we know the truth we will choose to no longer live in ignorance. 

Enough is enough. It’s time to get smart.

The time has come for all of us to wake-up and jump on board the food revolution; and I’m not talking about the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution that adds butter and cheese to cream sauces, or grass fed beef to homemade noodles, or campaigns relentlessly for the removal of chocolate flavored milk from school lunches.

I’m talking about the kind of food revolution that eradicates unnecessary and expensive diseases from our bodies; the kind that prevents and reverses diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, and kills cancer . . . .the nutritarian food revolution!

The change of one person is a transformation. 

The change of many is a revolution.

Let the real food revolution begin ~ the nutritarian revolution!   



Related posts: 

Jamie Oliver Food Revolution

Dr. Fuhrman's thoughts on Emily's 'Jamie Oliver Food Revolution' post


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Brian - June 4, 2012 6:13 PM

Thanks for the very inspiring post! Is there any information available about whether Hashimoto's disease can be reversed, or if the effects can be lessened (i.e., requiring less thyroid medication) on a nutritarian diet?

Hailey - June 4, 2012 6:17 PM

I, too saw substantial changes: vibrancy, weight loss, and a return to normal blood pressure. Now, after 18 months of diligently living a nutritarian lifestyle I'm discouraged. My blood pressure has begun to creep back up again. I don't eat junk! I exercise diligently. Vegetables, legumes and fruit are the mainstay of my diet. What more can I change?

Sue Di Bacco - June 4, 2012 10:37 PM

So inspiring...I am speechless and so blessed to read about these dedicated folks! Thanks so much for this post Emily.

Nancy - June 5, 2012 7:47 AM

When I turned 50, I got serious about losing the weight I had gained recently and I was informed that it was not good for me to lose weight because we are supposed to get fat as we age. I rebeled against that advice and am currently at the weight I was when I was in high school and am in better shape too.

Cavan Brunsden, DMD - June 5, 2012 8:04 AM

I started with my own version of your plan and I called it the 3 D Diet. Don't Do Dough.I increased my fruit and vegetables and promptly began to lose pounds. I then say you on PBS and purchased your DVD series and listened them three times and I became very enthusiastic about your plan. Nutritian and an eating style made so much sense versus dieting and vegetarianism. I now have gone from 218 to 184, I sleep better, I have more sustainable energy throughout the day, my rosacea and heavy facial veins have disappeared, go figure, and I am mentally alert more than ever before. It makes so much sense to properly feed your life through nutritian.Thanks so much

Adrienne - June 5, 2012 8:48 AM

Hi Brian - just an FYI that my thyroid mediciation has been reduced more then 50% since becoming a nutritarian and in truth, I expect someday to not need it at all. Eat well, feel well, be well! AEG

Sereda McLaughlin - June 5, 2012 9:15 AM

Thank you so much for helping me to understand the importance of healthy food. It has made such a change in my life. I do not want to grow old with no quality of life, taking pills to get through the day. I want to grow old with vitality, energy and a love of life! I am now 54 and better then when I was 44. Your plan is a way of life for life. Why would anyone ever want to go back to processed poison???

Thank you Dr. Fuhrman!!!!

Sereda McLaughlin

Wyatt - June 5, 2012 12:25 PM

My Triglycerides were at 363. One week on your diet with those delicious smoothies and the level is no 156.

I am so happy, I want to tell everyone I meet.

Thanks so much,

Karen O'Connor - June 5, 2012 7:45 PM

I saw you on Dr. Oz yesterday and you look healthy and glowing. Your Transformation pictures don't lie.
I wish that the entire show had been dedicated to Dr. Fuhrman and his life giving message- so much to say! His segment was over far too quickly.
I've been a member of Dr. Fuhrman's site for several years and always look forward to your blogs.
I have been spreading the Nutritarian Word within my family and am often met with quizzical looks but they see a difference in me; my weight, energy,and outlook have changed for the better.
Thank you for all that you do Emily and believe it or not, I have a batch of your famous Black Bean Brownies in the oven. I was intrigued by the recipe and as I was making it- I knew it was going to be good. How could it not be? All whole ingredients.
Real food for real people.
Oops, that's the Beef Industry.

Thanks, Emily.
You too, Dr. Fuhrman!
Especially you, Dr. Fuhrman.

Kai O'Connor
Fearless Kai

caroline israel - June 6, 2012 1:22 PM

Great inspirational post! I'm forwarding to all far & wide!

Laura - June 6, 2012 6:08 PM

Another great article! I can't wait to read Pam's interview. I have a friend currently with stage IV ovarian cancer.

Isa - June 6, 2012 9:59 PM

Emily!! You continue to move and inspire people no matter which form. It was fantastic to see you on the Dr. Oz show. You were vibrant and glowing!

Dr. Fuhrman is truly amazing and I am so thankful for having found his book many years ago.

James Dew, PhD - June 20, 2012 5:46 PM

I have been on Dr. Fuhrman's diet since February of 2011. I started it after I was hospitalized for ulcerative colitus. This disease affected me, seasonally, for about 20 years. A friend recommended this diet to me as a potential alternative to expensive immuno-suppressant drugs or surgery, options offered my gastroenterologist. To be fair, he did say he had colleagues in Europe who were using diet with good success.

It's now been about 17 months, I lost nearly 50 pounds, to 145 lbs. And I've been symptom free to date. I've learned to love it. When I am at home and when traveling I take dishes I've cooked from my extensive list from Dr. Fuhrman, Low Fat Vegan, Chef AJ, Engine 3, and others. When I on the road I am less strict, but still stick to Fuhrman's 9/1 plant to dairy/meat diet.

I completed my first physical with my new doctor a week ago, and he said I was in outstanding health. I still have some additional blood work to be done... so I'm holding back absolute praise for "eating plant strong"... ;-). My diet sometimes makes others anxious...:( but it is working wonderfully for me :).

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