Interview with the Mother of a Young Nutritarian: Gabriela

At one point Gabriela had almost come to the end of her rope trying to figure out a solution to her six-year-old son’s ongoing illnesses. She was tired of the repetitive trips to the emergency room and doctors treating his symptoms with inhalers and medications, all to no avail.  However, today she is one happy mother as her son now has his health and life back by following Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritional recommendations that she discovered on PBS last year. Welcome to Disease Proof, Gabriela.


What was your life like before discovering Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritarian eating-style?

My husband and I were at a breaking point! Our son, Kevin, was at the emergency room nearly every month, and we couldn’t take the stress any longer.

Everything we had to go through took a toll on our relationship, and it also affected Kevin’s childhood. He missed school often, and we didn’t take him anywhere, because we were afraid that he would get worse. It was hard to see our son suffer and not be able to do anything about it.


How did Kevin feel then?

I lost count of how many times we took him to the doctor, but he was ill all the time. The longest he went without getting sick was 5 days. He got ear infections, bad colds, reoccurring episodes of croup, and a cough that wouldn’t go away.  

One time Kevin had an episode in which he was coughing nonstop for weeks. It got to be so bad that his stomach would hurt from coughing so much.

He couldn’t run because he’d start coughing and have difficulty breathing whenever he got agitated. Therefore, he couldn’t play like the other kids when we went to the park.


How does Kevin feel now?

Many kids in Kevin’s class have been sick, but he is not affected anymore. He only had a runny nose that lasted for less than two days, and a mild cough that went away overnight. He hasn’t been sick or taken any medication since June of this year.



Do you have any success tips to share with others?

I wanted Kevin to eat more fruits and vegetables so I started to decorate his plates to make them look fun. One day I posted a picture on Facebook and everyone loved it so much that I created a special page where I post what I give to him every day for breakfast. [Click here]

Kevin loves the dishes I make for him, and this helped me turn mealtime frustration into happy memories. Now, he eats all the fruits and veggies he needs for the day.


In a nutshell, what has nutritarian eating done for Kevin and your family?

At last, Kevin can play and run as much as he wants; he can finally enjoy his childhood and be a normal kid, and we don’t have to worry about him getting sick anymore!


To read Kevin’s Success Story on click here.


Thank you Gabriela and Kevin for inspiring all of us to better health ~ keep up the great job!


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Nutrinurse - December 14, 2012 9:19 AM

Adorable! Congratulations on achieving great health and thanks for spreading the message!

Sandy - December 14, 2012 1:05 PM

This little dude is inspring! Keep up the good work getting the message out, Kevin. You are a natural at it.

Tanis - December 14, 2012 4:32 PM

Amazing that he is doing so great!!!!, but just a thought on getting him tested for cystic fibrosis..

Janeen - December 14, 2012 6:58 PM

Healthy, healthy healthy. This is so inspiring and uplifting. Kevin's health gives my heart a lift. This is what childhood is meant to be for children!!

Patti - December 14, 2012 8:43 PM

I am so moved by the superior parenting ... its not easy to feed your kids differently than the SAD (standard American diet). Most parents would have just increased the drugs. What a gift (of life and a chance for happiness) they gave their son!

Gabriela Fischer - December 15, 2012 1:38 PM

Hi everyone,

First, I want to thank you all for your kind comments!

I’m glad you find our story inspiring and I hope it encourages other parents to choose the Nutritarian lifestyle for their kids.

As you can see on the second video, Kevin has become a health advocate and he wants to be like Dr. Fuhrman when he grows up. We can’t thank him enough for what he did for our family so we want to do as much as we can to spread the word.

We want everyone to know that Dr. Fuhrman’s approach is NOT a treatment; it’s a solution that eradicates the problem from the root. Unlike medicine, it has no side effects and the results are permanent.

Health & Happiness,

Kevin’s Mom

Melinda - December 18, 2012 12:25 PM

Wow! What a testimony! Kevin is so precious.:)

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