Thank you for making Eat to Live #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List

Eat to Live bookWhen millions of Americans look at the New York Times Best Seller List this coming Sunday, June 24, they will see Eat to Live, now a #1 New York Times Best Seller! 

Today, as a newly minted #1 New York Times Best Selling author, I am sending a message of thanks to those who share this monumental accomplishment with me.

Thank you to all of the nutritarians out there – you had the leadership qualities and clarity of thought to make judgments uninfluenced by authority, egos and personal preferences; you were able to slice through all the noise, peer pressure and herd mentality to recognize that Eat To Live is simply the ideal and most scientifically sophisticated way to lose weight, protect one’s health and promote longevity.  

Thank you to all of my supporters who helped to bring the Eat to Live program to those who desperately need it. As early adopters, you spread this message and mission of hope and it snowballed, so now many Americans are aware and eating healthier.  You read the book, reclaimed your health, and then got the word out, so that others could do the same. Never before has a message of real nutritional merit ever reached so many.


So, a congratulations is in order to all of us nutritarians!

I am blessed to have a career that is fun, rewarding and has benefited so many lives.  I wish we could all have a big party together this weekend at my house to celebrate.   I would invite you all over, but my house is a mess as my kids are all home from college.

Let us all celebrate together in spirit.

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Matt Ahrens - June 21, 2012 12:15 PM

Congratulations Dr. Fuhrman! It's a great honor and you earned every bit of it through your hard work, dedication, and being right on the facts.

Thank you for bringing me back to a lifestyle of healthy eating. I've lost over 50 pounds in the past six months or so, mostly by eating to live and exercising. (A juice fast accounted for half of it.) When you start paying attention it's pretty easy to see that the better I eat, the healthier I get.

Meredith - June 21, 2012 12:17 PM

Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment Dr. Fuhrman! Membership in this select group of #1 NYTimes best selling authors is something that thousands of people dream of and incredibly few people attain. This honor is well-deserved--I love that you've helped to improve millions of lives during your ascent.

Suzanne - June 21, 2012 12:22 PM

Congratulations, Dr. Fuhrman! This is very inspiring news. After reading Eat to Live 3 years ago, I switched from a 30-year vegetarian diet to a nutritarian vegan diet. I have never felt better. The nutritarian way of eating that you espouse has truly changed my life (which was already pretty good) and that of my family. Keep up the crusade!

Lisa - June 21, 2012 12:31 PM

Congratulations Dr. Fuhrman! Love your book. I recommend it all the time and have gifted it many important people in my life. I love that it is affordable as is membership at your website. Makes a real difference having that affordable support, especially the recipes. I knew you and your book were special when I saw how many positive reviews there were on Amazon. Usually when a book is about eating healthy this is not the case and many people write stuff about it being too hard. Not with this way of eating to live. Thank you!

David Griffin - June 21, 2012 12:48 PM

Congratulations Dr Fuhrman! I've been studying, pushing and praising your work for several years now, and I can't tell you how excited I am that Eat To Live has reached this milestone - and in a time when we need it the most. Thank you for all that you do - you are truly changing the world.

I've signed a bunch of family members for your upcoming workshop in NYC, so we will see you soon!

Phyllis Lazenby - June 21, 2012 12:49 PM

At 66, I have never felt so empowered with an eating plan. It is by no means a diet and I actually can get almost too full on a big salad! And, never dreamed I would not CRAVE sweets..... Thank you so much for giving me a direction to take control of my health and my weight.

Julianne Rowland - June 21, 2012 1:16 PM

Congratulations to you, Dr. Fuhrman!! Your work is truly inspirational, so please do keep it up!

Cindy - June 21, 2012 1:22 PM

Congratulations to you, Dr. Fuhrman! Thank you for your important work and best wishes for continued success.

Mike Freifeld - June 21, 2012 1:27 PM

Dr. Furhman,

We owe all the thanks to you for blazing a new trail. A trail that provides us with the knowledge and understanding so desperately needed today to help us get off the path of the standard American diet; a path that leads to chronic disease, unnecessary suffering, & premature death. Instead, you have forged a path that has enabled so many to regain their health, lose weight, & enjoy a much better quality of life. Your contributions to society are enormous. The U.S. government should put you in charge of addressing our nation's health care epidemic. Kudos to you.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pat - June 21, 2012 1:44 PM

Hi Joel,

I started eat to live Jan 1st of this year.
I lost 20 lbs in 4 weeks. Unfortunately I have not been able to keep it up since then. I try as much as I can to eat your way as much as i possible can I say my diet is about 60/40 where the greens are favorable 60 ;o)
I am planning to get right back at the 90/10 rule as soon as i possibly can.
This way of eating is THE way of eating as I know my health improved lots since I learned about your program.

Thanks Dr Fuhrman the world needs more people like you.

Julianne Rowland - June 21, 2012 1:45 PM

Congratulations to you, Dr. Fuhrman!! Your work is truly inspirational, so please do keep it up!

Edie - June 21, 2012 1:47 PM



God bless us all, every one (said tiny tim)

Sheron - June 21, 2012 2:40 PM

Congratulations, Dr. Fuhrman. And, thank you for being so dedicated and committed to helping as many people as you possibly can to regain their health through nutrition and lifestyle changes when possible, rather than unnecessary drugs and surgery. I am grateful to have found Eat to Live so that I, too, have been able to enjoy excellent health. Thank you.

CJ - June 21, 2012 2:43 PM

Can not begin to tell you how many copies of this book I've purchased (possibly enough to push it into the NY Times Best Seller List?) and loaned out, and not gotten returned to me... which is OK. So worth it for people to know the facts.

Thank you Dr. Fuhrman for presenting me with viable options for my health.


mike rubino - June 21, 2012 3:09 PM

Well Done Doctor Fuhrman !!! The story you tell is one really of health and longevity , weight loss is a by product . When the public catches on to this ETL we'll be on top of the list for years !! Lose weight , feel better, and find the fountain of youth would my description of the book !

Randy - June 21, 2012 3:30 PM

Congratulations Dr. Fuhrman!
You are on a roll, back to back success. #1 Fundraising Program for PBS and now a #1 Best Seller. Way to get the word out! Thanks for all you do.

MacSmiley - June 21, 2012 4:02 PM

I was a veg-junk-tarian for nearly 2 decades. After a year of putting into practice the principles of Eat To Live, I got my lipid panel results:

Total cholesterol 121 (was 178) LDL 59 (was 77)
HDL 44 (was 30)
Triglycerides 92 (were 324 even after losing 40 lbs with portion control) !!!

My family doctor is impressed with my weight loss as well (95 lbs--55 lbs since starting ETL).

My only caveat, though, is to listen to your body and make adjustments where needed sooner than later. Everyone's body is different.

Pamela WIlson - June 21, 2012 4:06 PM

Congratulations Dr. Fuhrman! You have inspired so many people! You have educated even those who might never have changed their lives without reading your book! My husband was one of those people. He has lost weight, completely change his lifestyle and will certainly live a happier, healthier life because of you! Thanks! I am a true supporter of eating to live!

barbara cormier - June 21, 2012 4:22 PM

Dr. Fuhrman,
Congradulations and thanks so much for all you've done to tell the truth about what food is best for humans. I am so grateful to you as you have answered questions that have haunted me my whole life about what is ideal food to be reverse disease and promote health. There is so much needless suffering in this world and ridiculous,expensive and misdirected health interventions. You have helped me so much and I tell everyone about it, and loan out Eat To Live to anyone interested. It's a great day to know it's #1.

mike crosby - June 21, 2012 4:32 PM

You worked awfully hard Dr Fuhrman. You deserve all the credit.

I gave my sister your book 5 years ago after she had heart surgery. She took it to her cardiologist and he told her not to read it, that you were a quack.

I wonder if being #1 on NY Times list could possibly mean that just maybe you might know what you're talking about.

Liane Waselus - June 21, 2012 6:35 PM

Congratulations, Dr. Fuhrman! You da man!!!! You so richly deserve every accolade that comes your way. Your eating program is fantastic, and it has helped my husband and me become even healthier (and lighter) over the past 4 months or so (after being vegetarians for 34 years). Thank you so much for caring about our health!

Debra Gossard - June 21, 2012 7:06 PM

Congratulations, Dr. Fuhrman!!! I could put a like on all the comments so far as I could say the same things except I did not lose weight through your books as I did through the Rev.Malcmus Hallelujah Acres lifestyle back in 2002 via attending a vegan pot luck at a church led by a couple who are Hallelujah health minsters; I went from weighing 125 lbs to 95 lbs. I had learned about you through a video that they showed at the potluck. The health ministers, Bob and Pat, now teach a class for nine weeks at a time using your Eat For Health Books. I have the privilege of having my own copies of all the books that you wrote thus far! I gave my copy of Eat to Live to my brother who has a myriad of health problems.

Julie Anne Edwards - June 21, 2012 7:07 PM

Yip, yip, yippppeeeeee!!!!
I just ordered three copies to give to family. After reading dozens of books on nutrition since January, Eat to Live was a clear stand-out!

Leah Jacobson - June 21, 2012 8:08 PM

Dr. Fuhrman,

Congratulations to a man with a mission!!!

Thank you for helping people make the most of their lives.

You are a true inspiration.

Gd bless,


CACC - June 21, 2012 10:08 PM

Thank YOU, Dr. Fuhrman, for writing Eat to Live and for everything you do. You have changed my life SO much, and because of you my kids have been nutritarian their entire lives. My mom is nutritarian, too, and is my biggest ally in feeding my kids right. We are also having an impact on others. I'm so grateful!

Caroline Israel - June 22, 2012 12:39 AM

Wow, I'm jealous. I wanna write a best seller that has inspired so many on the path to health. Congratulations, Dr. Fuhrman!

Theresa Anderson - June 22, 2012 1:28 AM

I am stoked! My kids are happy too! Wow! What a wonderful thing to be able to say...
With a toxic food environment with the media brainwashing us day after's wonderful to know that Americans are stepping aside as it were from the food line and buying this book!
What a huge blessing. I can't help but feel the tide just might be turning...
Congratulations Dr. Fuhrman!
I'm proud to be a NET!

Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) - June 22, 2012 12:32 PM

Congratulations to you, Dr. Fuhrman, and to all of the nutritarians out there. I'm so glad that this rational, healthy approach to eating is getting the press it deserves!

Suzy - June 22, 2012 2:12 PM

Congratulations, Dr.Fuhrman. Thank you for all you have done.

Peter Toennies - June 22, 2012 3:57 PM

Congratulations, Dr. Fuhrman! Since finding your website in 2006 and reading The Eat to Live book that year, I have totally transformed the way I eat and approach diet and exercise. Your book has been one of the most influential books I have ever read. I try to tell as many people I know about you, your books, and what you teach. Thank you for making such a difference in my life and the lives of so many others!

Mike - June 24, 2012 9:41 PM

How kind of you to thank us fellow Nutes but thank you Dr. Fuhrman for making all this possible. You are the voice of reason and change. I'm so very lucky to have found you.

-Mike (GreenGiant)

Cath - June 29, 2012 5:11 PM

Congratulations Dr Fuhrman, from an Aussie fan!

I am typing as I eat my first ETL breakfast, having read your book twice over the last fortnight. I feel so inspired, so ready and so excited. There is some trepidation.... I am sure my subconscious is having a lovely time trying to tell me it will hurt, be too hard, why change? etc. But at 36 I feel 86. I am 56kgs overweight, have chronic back pain, asthma, dry, scaly skin, get every cold and flu going around, feel exhausted all the time, can't play with my kids, have zero libido, and just hate how I look and feel. No more. This is the start of a new life, of one filled with good health, love, laughter and lots of playing! Your book has changed my outlook, and I'm sure it will change my life. Thank you!

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