Success Tips

before and after pic of Emily Boller

What would life be like

if we had no courage to attempt anything?

-Vincent van Gogh

Someone recently wrote on my facebook wall, “When you started (referring to nutritarian eating), what was most helpful?”

I began the journey to get my health back on July 10, 2008.  At that time, what helped me the most was taking the prior month of June to thoroughly study and assimilate Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat to Live.  (Eat for Health was not available yet.)  

Now, fifteen months and plenty of battle scars later; plus observing many who have successfully overcome food addiction and made it to their weight loss goal and restored good health, my resounding response to everyone is, “Members’ center, members’ center, members’ center!”

I got free from food addiction and have successfully maintained excellent health because of the ongoing support of Dr. Fuhrman on “Ask the Doctor”.  The hurdles of life have been overwhelming at times, and Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritional and health guidance has helped me navigate the many obstacles that I’ve faced:

  • advice during the hospitalization of a child
  • guidance in overcoming food addiction, including several relapses
  • practical instruction during a weight loss plateau
  • advice concerning a major surgery
  • navigating pain relief, bloating and continual weight loss after that surgery
  • pain management after a serious bike wreck
  • and a myriad of other bumps in the road

He gave straightforward and helpful answers that I couldn’t have received elsewhere.

Now I encourage everyone who is serious about living in optimal health to get involved in the members’ center of drfuhrman.com:

  • read the tutorials
  • listen to the teleconferences
  • participate in the member forums, phone chats and Ask the Doctor
  • share recipes, success tips, struggles and victories with other members

Dr. Fuhrman’s books and the members’ center are so much cheaper than medications, diabetic supplies, surgeries, frequent visits to doctors’ offices, rise in insurance premiums, weight loss meetings, and missed work due to illness. The investment will maximize and extend the quality and productivity of life for years to come!     

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Ruth and Matthew Gervase - November 3, 2009 6:42 AM

My husband and I are living in France and we're paying loose attention to what's happening with our nation's health care reform attempts and it's fascinating but I keep waiting with an urgency for more people to recognize where the more important health care conversations are. Like the dialogue that has been introduced by Dr. Fuhrman here and in his books on website. I'm hopeful too, that it's all coming together. What an interesting time in history we are experiencing. Thank you, Emily. We always enjoy reading your posts.

Stefania - November 3, 2009 7:53 AM

You're such an inspiration.

Emily Boller - November 3, 2009 9:04 AM

fyi: pic on left - July 10, 2008
pic on right - Sept 26, 2009

The picture on the right was taken just after I crossed the finish line of my first, 4-mile race. Prior to July 10, 2008, and for close to twenty years of living in an obese body, I couldn't even jog a few steps without my knees hurting, and experiencing exhaustion and shortness of breath.

Being a mother of five children, I have spent plenty of time on the sidelines watching my children's sporting events and races.

On race day, it was exhilarating to be at the starting line as "one of them." (an athlete - no longer the obese Mom standing along the sidelines)

Go greens! Go nutritarian eating!

Go excellent health to all!

Lois B - November 3, 2009 10:19 AM

I post occasionally, but read the member's center daily. The tips are so valuable and the recipes are wonderful. Currently I'm recovering from surgery and have found it extremely helpful to have Dr. Fuhrman respond to my questions.

I don't feel I would have progressed as quickly as I have to the nutritarian way of eating without the guidance found at the member's center. Thanks to all who post, and to Dr. Fuhrman for taking the time to respond to our questions.

Cindy - November 3, 2009 3:13 PM

You go, Emily! If you don't mind my asking--how old are you? You look terrific. I always appreciate fresh inspiration, and I'm also rooting for Stephanie. Thanks!

Emily Boller - November 3, 2009 3:54 PM

I'm 48.

Aging backwards, of course. Smile.

Holly - November 15, 2009 10:40 PM

Emily, did you place in your age group in the 4 miler this year?

I'm curious because of the medal you are wearing (I've never gotten a medal for anything less than a half marathon) - do tell!

Etta Ketchum - October 1, 2011 12:11 PM

Emily,
I so enjoy your articles and posts and admire what you have accomplished ! I live in a very small village in SE AZ and am more than 60 miles from Tucson. So - in order for me to associate with others of like persuasion, I am beginning a "study group" of Dr. Fuhrman's books, CD's, DVD's, etc. right here at our local women's club this next week. I think that you have done a similar thing at your local library for some time now and I wish to learn what has worked well for you in this.

Thanks for any input you may have. (Note: I was first introduced to Dr. Fuhrman's concepts (books, pbs, etc.) the first part of January this year and have loved every bit of my adventure. What he has and is doing has pulled together all my "research" into nutrition for 40+ years that makes sense ! Finally !

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