The 90 Percent Rule

One of the most popular and misunderstood  topics in Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat to Live, is the famous 90 Percent Rule for adopting the nutritarian eating-style for life, and every person has his / her own interpretation of it:

“I eat healthy for a week, and then I celebrate.”

“I try to eat healthy, but I know I have that 10% to fall back on if I want to.”

“I use that 10% for when I eat out, because I know I’ll have salty foods and dessert.” 

“I’m not that hardcore following Eat to Live, after all, Dr. Fuhrman even said that we can cheat 10% of the time.”  

 

For those unfamiliar with the 90 Percent Rule, starting on page 223 of Eat to Live, Dr. Fuhrman wrote about it, and I’ll highlight below a few points that many misuse as a free-for-all license to go back to the standard American diet at liberty.  

 

  • For longevity and weight loss, the Life Plan diet should aim to be made up of at least 90 percent unrefined plant foods. My most successful patients treat processed foods and animal foods as condiments, constituting no more than 10 percent of their total caloric intake.

  • To hold to the 90 percent rule, I recommend women consume no more than 150 calories per day of low-nutrient food, or about 1,000 calories weekly. Men should not consume more than 200 calories of low-nutrient food daily, or about 1,400 calories weekly.

  • Using the 90 percent rule, you are allowed to eat almost any kind of food, even a small cookie or candy bar, as long as all your other calories that day are from nutrient-dense vegetation.    

     

 

Let’s set the record straight. The 90 Percent Rule is not the excuse to intentionally cheat. There is no valid reason to consume the worst foods that we can get our hands on, because junk food kills and perpetuates more food addiction.

The 10 percent allowance of low-nutrient foods is permissible; however, Dr. Fuhrman never intended for that to be the license for cheating, or anything close to that mindset.  He would prefer that everyone eat 100% of high-nutrient foods for the best health that’s possible. However, he also realizes that optimal health is not everyone’s priority, and everyone has that right to choose their own health destiny by the foods they select. 

Eating 100% high-nutrient foods is most beneficial for breaking food addictions, and eradicating obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and a myriad of other diseases. 

Most of us have been consuming fake foods our entire lives so consuming 100% high-nutrient foods is especially crucial for us to reverse years of damage already done within our bodies. Dr. Fuhrman has stated that we may “look healthy” on the outside when we are close to an ideal weight, but we still have much damage on the cellular level to heal and restore due to years and years of conventional eating abuse. 

It’s not a matter of how far one can push a boundary line and get by with it, but how much one desires to heal damaged cells and feel alive and well; excited to be alive! 

Scrupulous, yes.

Sensible, absolutely.

Who in their right mind would want obesity, cancer, heart disease, depression, dementia, arthritis, or diabetes at retirement age?

With that being said, living in the best health that’s possible is totally one’s personal choice. If one wants to repeatedly eat traditional holiday meals; or pizza, chips and cake at parties; or ice cream blizzards on the way home from work; or glazed donuts at Sunday School; or buckets of buttered popcorn and boxes of candy at the movies; and then feel crappy, crabby and bloated; plus feed cancer cells and blow out precious beta cells in the process, no one is going to care. It’s one’s personal choice. Each person is in control of his or her own health destiny. 

 

So does Dr. Fuhrman himself follow the 90 Percent Rule?

 

 “What do you think I’m crazy?! My father had leukemia, why would I want to put 10 percent low quality food in my body? That is just for people who can’t yet grasp that nutritarian food tastes better and is more enjoyable to eat, and is the food we actually prefer to eat. Nevertheless, this is not a religion, and if on a rare occasion I want to have something conventional that is delicious, I can.”  

 

Be wise. Use good judgment and always be in control of your health destiny, 100% of the time!

 

[The obese belly above was mine a few years ago when I was in my 40's.  Now I'm 51-years-old and feeling younger & healthier than twenty years ago!]

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Linda - August 11, 2012 9:13 AM

I love Dr. Fuhrman's statement at the end of this article! I choose to eat foods which feed healing & LIFE, not foods which feed disease & pain in my body. On special occasions like my birthday, I give myself a precious gift: I choose to eat the most healing foods available to me, rather than feeding disease processes in my body 'just this once'; why would I feed disease on a day when I want to celebrate my return to glorious good health?!

When I was learning to change my definition of 'food', I struggled mightily with food addiction, with emotional addiction, with a sense of loss of tradition from toxic food traditions of my life. The level of health I now enjoy, as a seasoned Nutritarian, is well worth all of the tremendous effort I expended in learning to change my food world.

I would never choose to return to that old way of defining food, even if I were to receive a magical dispensation that I would never again suffer negative consequences from eating toxic trash disguised as food. I love eating with the knowledge that every bite fuels me, feeds my body's cells and helps me push on to reach life goals; it is wonderful to feel so healthy that I once again have life goals!

Carol - August 11, 2012 11:02 AM

Emily,
What do you look like now?

DiaaK - August 11, 2012 11:17 AM

Sorry to hear your dad had leukemia. No wonder you're so motivated. My younger brother died from leukemia when he as four. Our family did not eat healthy back then but we thought we did. It's amazing what new research shows. I think our doctor suggested that we needed more vegetable. Mom's response was, 'don't give me that crap'. She was a big believer in medicine (and money) and one of those who was waiting for 'the cure', the 'magic pill'. Lots of meat and dairy in our house, sweet rolls, white bread, deli meats and cheeses. (We owned a deli.) And fresh fruit, cuz' it was delivered in big boxes a few times a week. That part I loved. :)

caroline israel - August 11, 2012 1:54 PM

I'm noticing that the longer I'm on ETL, the less I desire to "cheat" occasionally. For instance, I used to have french fries once/week as my "10%". Then once/month. Now, never! I can't imagine putting those cancer sticks in my mouth. They look and smell delicious, and now that's enough for me. Yay Dr. Fuhrman and Eat to Live!

abb - August 11, 2012 2:00 PM

Great article. And great comment, Linda. We are so surrounded by a toxic food environment that it can take a while before the "old" stuff no longer feels or tastes like a treat or an indulgence, especially on special occasions, but like a regression into addictive substances. Thanks for the reminders.

Rebecca Cody - August 11, 2012 2:22 PM

My husband was feeling a return of angina and had a totally blocked carotid several years after bypass surgery when I convinced him to change to the Nutritarian way. He was doing great and enjoying his food, not missing meat at all. His doctor thought it was terrific, but told him he could cheat 10% of the time. It didn't take long until he was back to cheating 90% of the time and eating well 10%. I still prepare good meals, but he makes poor choices when he fixes his own food or buys it out. I wish his doctor had instead said, "It's OK to have one meal a week where you cheat, as long as you get back to your good new eating habits immediately."

Marge - August 11, 2012 2:29 PM

Once you start feeling so good on a high nutrient diet, you just want to keep doing it. I don't want to cheat. Why cheat with junk when there are so many delicious healthy things that I can eat!

Highland Fashionista - August 11, 2012 3:41 PM

It really is true that the desire to eat "in the 10%" wears off over time. I wouldn't even think of it as "cheating" any more really.....cheating implies there is desire there. I just want what I want now, and what I want just so happens to be green. And red. And yellow....

Jennifer B - August 11, 2012 9:54 PM

Food addiction is not understood or honored as a true illness. More and more evidence of it is piling up. Yet I have people look at my now thin body and my nutritarian food and ask me why I am still dieting. I've even had them roll their eyes when I explain I am a food addict and I intend to NEVER put addictive foods in my body again. They try to talk to me about moderation. There is no moderation for me. There is no 10% of something addictive. You don't tell alcoholic's they can have 10% of their calories from alcohol per day and then they'll be ok. Not all nutritarians are food addicts. But I am and I know it.

Joanne - August 12, 2012 12:13 AM

Love the second to last paragraph in your article, Emily!! So ironic & funny! So true, it is everyone's choice, but why choose the food that wrecks us?? Love your blogs, keep writing!!

Jeane - August 12, 2012 8:23 AM

"Not all nutritarians are food addicts. But I am and I know it." Thanks Jennifer B. Powerful words.

Sara - August 12, 2012 10:00 AM

Interesting Point. 10% of less nutritious foods- not trash or " food-like substances", not fake foods. So, I am thinking what would be part of the 10%, maybe a pita to stuff some veggies in. , maybe a white potato, or pasta. For people trying to reverse even that is probably not wise.

Joe D - August 12, 2012 10:38 AM

Thanks for a very sobering message Emily. Your stomach picture adds an eye-opening exclamation point; we all had one of those before getting our priorities straight.

MIMI VAVAL - August 12, 2012 2:38 PM

I can't believe what happened 2 me. I got the book eat 2 live n started the program. After 6 weeks I lost 30 lbs. I grew up in a small islnd where we ate natural foods grown in the ground n all meals cooked at home. However the diet was rich in sugar n cabs. I have been educating myself on nutrition all of my life n did a good job so far. I never eat what I call "box foods"; I cook everyday, buy organic as much s possible. But after reading the book I made a big change n finally got it. I do not eat anymore breads, dairies n animal protein while on the plan. I will be 67 at the end of Sept. and I take no medication nothing. My tests were all perfect this year except for my BMI n that was the red flag. I eat a fresh fruit salad in the am: 1 slice of cantaloupe, a few strawberries n blueberries, a slice of fresh pineapple, half a kiwi, juice of 1/2 an orange, a small banana sliced.juice of a wedge of lime, a slice of mango, delicious. Mid day I have a salad with left over steamed veggies from the night before n some beans that I cook. For diner I have a large salad. lettuce, cucumber, vine tomatoes top with veggies like mushrooms,bell peppers, zucchini, cauliflower, brocoli etc. I cannot tell u how much better I feel . I have so much energy; I walk 3 miles everyday n swim a few laps in the pool. I am looking forward to joining a zumba class soon. My body also looks amazing n back to the same look as when I was in my 40s; I can even wear a bikini.Thank you Dr Fuhrman 4 opening my eyes.

Pat - August 13, 2012 7:43 AM

Why not use the 10% scrambling up some free range eggs or sprinkle some bacon bits on a helthy whole wheat pita pizza as a flavoring?
Or make a healthy delicious Ceasar salad with some pieces of steemed chicken breast?

Pat

Leigh Ann - August 13, 2012 9:27 AM

The only thing I'd add to that is that if it is a personal choice and people choose unwisely, I would like to see their insurance premiums go up as if they were a smoker and mine go down based on my numbers. When I have to pay for someone's poor choices, I take it personally.

Sandy - August 13, 2012 9:33 AM

"It’s not a matter of how far one can push a boundary line and get by with it, but how much one desires to heal damaged cells and feel alive and well; excited to be alive!"

Well said.

Patricia - August 13, 2012 9:38 AM

For some people, perfectionism is its own kind of addiction and obsession. I'm not saying it is a problem for you, Emily, but the attitude for some is the kind of thing that can lead to a deadly eating disorder or depression, for instance. I happen to think it is quite admirable to be able to share a piece of cake in celebration of a friend's birthday and then get right back on track without beating oneself up with guilt or feelings of failure. Living in balance is not just about never wavering but about reacting and coming back to one's center in the face of the challenges and unpredictable events of life. It takes tremendous strength and poise to do that. Why call it "intentionally cheating" - would it be better if the divergence is unplanned? Or can we just agree not to call those who indulge in the 10% now and then "cheaters" at all?

rebecca - August 13, 2012 9:53 AM

I find that my "cheating" tends to be eating too much of a whole grain or too many nuts. I haven't intentionally eaten anything refined since adopting Eat to Live program two months ago.

Nancy - August 13, 2012 10:08 AM

I for one would love to communicate with other nutritarians who are food addicts. Food addiction is not well understood by so many. I would also love to hear more about this from Dr. Fuhrman himself and what his specific recommendations would be for food addicts. I have read ETL, Eat For Health, and the info on this was quite minimal.

Emily Boller - August 13, 2012 10:24 AM

Patricia,

There is a huge difference between eating perfectly to eradicate disease and addictions versus perfectionism that is an unhealthy mental obsession.

I ate a piece of wedding cake at my daughter's wedding.

I thoroughly enjoyed my Aunt's wedding as I was the Matron of Honor seated next to the bride during the celebration meal.

I drank diet Pepsi to stay awake while driving this past summer. (And it tasted like medicine, but I was sleep deprived and needed to stay awake while driving.)

As Dr. Fuhrman said, eating to live is not a religion.

One is free to choose whatever path one wants out of life; however, eventually there will be negative consequences to habitual and repetitive unwise choices.

Eating to enjoy the best health that's possible is always a "get to" . . . .never a "have to."

Maria Guzman - August 13, 2012 10:30 AM

Great Article Emily! I have implemented this eating plan for about a month and a half now. I am a sugar and coffee addict (or I was, I should say), and I remember my withdrawals were horrifying! (stomache cramps, sleepless nights, anxiety,headaches,nightsweats, and fatigue). I cannnot possibly understand why someone will want to live a "double" eating life. The 10% is an allowance but a not a "carte blanche" to eat whatever we want within that allowable percentage..After I adopted this new eating lifestlye, in the beginning, the desire was still there, to have that piece of cake, to have that cup of coffee. I have tried that cup of coffee, wanted that piece of chocolate or cake. To put my bad eating habits in a metaphorical form, I look at them as a boyfriend I once had and but I don't speak to anymore (LOL!)...The experience was Awesome but in the end he left me hurting...Why would I go back to that dysfunctional relationship? If we keep trying it, it will lead us back there again, wouldn't it? Ultimately, just as the article pointed out, it is up to us to choose what we want to eat. Now, when I get the desire (which is diminishing with every passing day), to have sugary things, to drink that coffee, I think of the withdrawals, and how these foods will affect my body,and I start to feel guilty for not treating my body the way it deserves to be treated. So I look at the Starbucks sign and turn back! Needless to say.. this book has changed my life...I feel wonderful about myself, and my choice for a better, healthier lifestyle. This book is not just about loosing weight, its about acknowledging and appreciating my body, and the things I put into my body. My 10%? A pita bread, egg whites, different kind of dressing every once in a while (although I use Dr. Fuhrman's dressings 95% of the time), and once in a blue moon, one, or two slices of chicken on my salads. I AM IN CONTROL NOW...AND I LOVE IT! I am missing those foods less, and less as time goes by...Thank you Dr. Fuhrman! Your book changed my life!

Lindsay Jordan - August 13, 2012 11:57 AM

I have been following Dr Fuhrman's healthy way of eating for 3 months and have lost 17 kilos and feel great; I'm off my anti-inflammatory drugs that I was on for years. Breaking old eating habits has been gradual but is getting easier and more enjoyable. The thing is I don't want to eat rubbish anymore, because it makes me feel crook. Understanding about toxic hunger and eating addictions certainly helps and makes sense.

Roberta Hopkins - August 13, 2012 1:41 PM

I am loving my new way of eating and the weight loss that comes with it. I try to re-read many things over and over again and underline and highlight in my copy of Eat To Live so I really 'get it. What I understood Dr. Furhman to mean about the 10% rule is this: When you fully understand what he is teaching, you will not even want to use that 10% rule, BUT things in life happen that you cannot sometimes control, and THEN, on this rare occasion, you may have to eat something that you don't usually ever eat, so then, it is there for you. The example that comes to mind is sometimes diabetics experience a low blood sugar, and my have to eat something in an emergency-like situation. Perhaps unexpectedly ending up eating lunch with a friend you run into that suggests a restaurant that you wouldn't have chosen. So, overall, you can stay pretty close to 100%.

Shirley Holloway - August 13, 2012 2:15 PM

I am food addict. I now realize THE answer. Thanks for the Comment Jennifer.

Deb Weston - August 13, 2012 2:58 PM

Totally cool! I just don't see the point of invoking the 90% rule. I work in a grocery store and when I am packing the bags of groceries sometimes it makes me dizzy to see all the bright packaging. I never realized that there was such an abundance of processed crap. I agree w/Dr. Fuhrman. Are you crazy????? Not me! For the first time in my life I am in my right mind.

Kim - August 13, 2012 4:33 PM

I am addicted to food. The worst kinds of food appeal to me, candy, sweets, sugar, processed crackers, etc. I am a food junky. I am having a really hard time incorporating ETL into my life. I like some of the recipes but I find that I don't know how to do the simplest things like making the food stay fresh and how to wash and prep all the veggies, fruits etc. without them going bad by the time I use them all up. It's overwhelming. However, I am beyond tired of living an obese lifestyle. I've read his ETL books and have started reading the Eat for Health books. Any suggestions or tips for successful nutritarian lifestyle?

Julie - August 13, 2012 8:59 PM

Excellent article! I have the audio of Eat for Health and listen to it often while driving. I learn something new every time I listen to a chapter again. I'm glad I stumbled upon this blog as Dr. Fuhrman is one of the biggest influencers of the changes I've made to my own diet. He brought T. Colin Powell's research to life and helped me to start living mine. As a health coach, I want to carry this message to women who are struggling with weight management.

Mary Hunsader - August 13, 2012 11:25 PM

Thats wonderful how Dr. Fuhrman dropped that terrible innertube belly! And glad to hear that my fruit & vegetable intake is healing me within ever after reaching ideal weight. I defintely feel years younger & have much more energy. But I'm finding out that many people have food problems greater than mine & there's something else going on with people who have eating disorders. They're torturing themselves with food or the lack of food. Besides from sugar addiction, there's psychological problems there.

Marjorie Roswell - August 13, 2012 11:38 PM

Kim, I have the feeling there are 5 keys:
1. Second refrigerator
2. Shopping twice-per-week, associated with planned meals
3. Developing a dozen recipes you can make by rote. (I'm working on acheiving this one. Even starting with three, a breakfast, lunch, and dinner that you can kind-of throw together, will be huge.)
4. Pressure cooker
5. Shared meals

Where you do you live? Maybe we can find other folks to support you. As much as I know (Im' fairly immersed), I'm not close to perfect about this. Sometimes I'm close. I just spent a whole week at a "vocal camp." While celebrating traditional music and dance, at meals we were served cake, cookies, ice cream, soda, sugar cereals, hot dogs, corn dogs, mac and cheese, pizza, meaty cheesy tacos, industrial lettuce and tomatoes, boiled sugared carrots, and boiled vegetables that were so salty they tasted like someone used the whole salt container in each serving. In the face of that, I managed to find the farmers market and the natural food store, and hike down the hill--and back up again--to get there. (The local natural food store had no produce, and when they saw my crestfallen face, they told me about the farmers market in the park the next morning.) I felt like a victor!

Some find it easy. I'm in the I-only-find-it-easy-when-I-don't-have-other-priorities camp. I wish I were in the it's-always-easy camp, but I'm getting there. For instance, the pressure cooker is a relatively new development for me. For a while I was making magic in that thing. I should've written down each "recipe" I produced during that time. Sometimes being in "the flow," where everything all works out, is a little hard to replicate later. So, maybe I should add one more key: documenting success (or failures). Especially the successes, so we can make them happen again.

Of all the "keys" above, making local connnections with other nutritarians is probably the most important one. It's just so much easier to eat healthfully when others are doing it too. Start there. Start a group at meetup.com to help find people. Or ask around on DrFuhrman.com for other local nutritarians. Even if you only find one person, it'll be a joy!

Emily Boller - August 14, 2012 5:16 AM

Kim,

Those who are most successful with getting health back via Eat to Live are actively involved in ongoing education, accountability, and support; and Dr. Fuhrman created his member center years ago for that purpose.

Ideally, it would be nice if every physician's office, community, and city in America had gatherings to support high-nutrient eating, but that's generally not the case.

I highly recommend joining Dr. Fuhrman's member center where you can study newsletters and other educational materials, participate in teleconferences, interact with other members, and even ask Dr. Fuhrman and his medical staff personal questions.

I attribute much of my success in getting nearly 100 lbs off in less than a year, four years ago, to the ongoing support of the member center. It was an invaluable investment into my success! Priceless.

Here's the link if you want to learn more about it:

https://www.drfuhrman.com/members/default.aspx

Emily Boller - August 14, 2012 5:51 AM

PS

For those interested, I added a recent picture to the post above. If you want to see documentation of changes that took place in my body, click on my name that's highlighted in red.

Suzanne Goldberg - August 14, 2012 8:22 AM

Emily - 1st I wanted to say the photo of you at the end of this post is disarmingly beautiful. You truly are inspiring. 2nd, I now wear one of those rubber message bracelets that is (1)green, and (2) says on one side Eat To Live and on the other, says 100% Commitment. Dr. F's rule really shouldn't be a "rule", but should be referred to as an Option. And for me, it only comes into play when I use a little cooking spray or maybe pour a bit too much salad dressing! It's there so I don't have to sweat the small stuff.

katief - August 14, 2012 9:09 AM

I am 5'5" & 1/2
I am @ 130 lbs
There are 3 parts to my day:
1. sleeping
2. morning/early afternoon - frustrated
3. late afternoon/evening - eating &/or craving
I went on fruit for a year and felt fantastic, but had no social life.
I now eat with people and feel less than fantastic.
I have tried the in between 'all or none' idea and have failed miserably.
But due to the fact I know what health feels like, I KEEP TRYING!!!

Amy An - August 14, 2012 9:54 AM

Maria Guzman - I love what you said:
The 10% is an allowance but a not a "carte blanche" to eat whatever we want within that allowable percentage.

That sums up my thinking exactly and I have been trying to figure out how to say what I think for some time.

Thanks!

Kim - August 14, 2012 3:43 PM

@Marjorie Roswell Thank you for your response. I will start planning my meals so that I can shop for what I need instead of feelings so scattered. I usually try to do this but then get distracted. It's also challenging since my family isn't so "on board" with the nutrarian lifestyle.

@Emily Boller Thank you for your link to the Dr.'s online community. I actually have that for a little while since I purchased my books through him. It's just a bit more money that I'd rather not have to spend. Although given your reference, I may rethink that.

Thank you!

Bonita Wright - August 15, 2012 3:45 AM

Thank you Emily so much for your information and suggestions. Im a newbe Im in the process of planning my first week of meals on the 6 week challenge, Im feeling overwhelmed but Im making the commitment to change my life. Any helpful suggestions pleas let me know , especially Im struggle knowing what I can use for my salads as a dressing. Thank You Emily, you are truly an inspiration

Karen - August 15, 2012 8:57 AM

Kim -

Buy a VitaMix machine ! Make and drink at least one green smoothie (Dr. Fuhrman calls them "blended salads") everyday. It's a great way to get lots of veggies and fruit in your diet. Plus they are filling.

Make one big salad per week and try to eat that for lunch or dinner M-F with Dr. Fuhrman's homemade salad dressings - most of them are 4 or 5 ingredients - they are delicious and healthy (you can make them in the VitaMix). My favorite is his Creamy Blueberry Dressing. I make it with Raspberry Vinegar. Yum-o! Also very low calorie and filling!

God Bless !

Victoria - August 15, 2012 12:32 PM

I've been "eating to live" for 8 weeks and have lost 20 lbs. When in doubt, I ask myself--is this food I'm about to put into my mouth going to help me? Keeping it simple that way works for me.

I'm diabetic, and initially my blood sugar went down almost to normal, but it's beginning to climb again, which is disheartening. I try to keep in mind that the general move towards health, rather than fluctuating numbers, is what's important--but it does make me a little nervous.

David - August 15, 2012 7:13 PM

Can someone clarify what all is included in the 90%? I was under the impression that the 90% included: fruit (about 4 pieces),unlimited vegetables and some limited quantites of beans, nuts and seeds. (outlined in the ETL book) But what about items such as oatmeal (rolled oats) or whole grain bread? Obviously, an item such as a candy bar or white rice would come out of the 10%. I'm just curious what the recommendations are.

So far, I have dropped my BMI from 26.5 to 24 from following ETL, so I am closing in on my ideal weight. Thanks.

Gillian - August 19, 2012 12:34 PM

I just started about 2 weeks ago. I have tried low carb, every other diet concept you can think of. This is the first time I have ever been able to stop taking my anti-reflux drugs!!! I wonder if I was a bit glucose intolerant and did not know it?
I am not fond of red meat and hate chicken, so that part of it is easy. I don't want to be vegan however, so I have decided to use seasonal deep ocean fish such as halibut when available and to use quinoa, lentils, etc when high quality fish is not available.
7 pounds in 2 weeks.. WOW.. but above all, my skin is already showing benefits.

Bonnie L. - August 22, 2012 12:51 PM

Emily,
You look positively radiant and beautiful. Thanks for the article and all that you do. Dr. Fuhrman and you are in my thoughts more then you know. I have not checked this blog in months but even still, each and every meal I eat, I have Dr. Fuhrman's voice and your voice whispering in my ear. Sometimes I wish I didn't, but I realize how lucky I actually am.

B-

BHertko - October 15, 2012 11:26 AM

My husband has Crohn's disease, so roughage creates diarrhea. How can I get the necessary vegetables into his diet? Do you believe any specific diet works to control Crohn's disease?

Deana Ferreri, Ph.D. - October 15, 2012 11:37 AM

For Dr. Fuhrman's recommendations on Crohn's, see his Inflammatory Bowel Disease Newsletter, issue #36
http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/newsletter.aspx

Suzy - March 1, 2013 8:42 PM

This is a very interesting article. Thank you for writing it.

Matt - March 15, 2013 10:36 PM

I went on the 6 week plan. Lost 28lb. For the past 4 weeks, wt has been stable. Still need to loose 30lb. Any suggestions ? I am continuing with this wonderful diet.

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