Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a family physician, NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Michael. Dr. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health!, Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution!, and Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting FOREVER!, bring nutritional science to homes all across America.
Dr. Fuhrman’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, Eat to Live, originally published in 2003 (Little Brown), has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has been published in 16 foreign language editions. In October 2012, Super Immunity (HarperOne) reached the NY Times best sellers list and in January 2013, The End of Diabetes (HarperOne) became his third NY Times Best seller. Dr. Fuhrman’s most recent books, Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne) reached #1 on the best seller list during its debut week in October 2013, and The End of Dieting (HarperOne), released in March 2014 was #2 on the list for its debut.
In addition, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books on nutritional science, including: Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press), Disease-Proof Your Child (St. Martin's Griffin), Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin's Griffin) and Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press).
What do you do best?
Physician specializing in nutritional medicine—allowing people to make complete recoveries from serious illnesses harnessing the body’s own miraculous self-healing potential with nutritional excellence.
What makes you the best?
I have over 4 decades of study, of both historical and modern nutritional science to prevent and treat disease and extend human lifespan. My work has advanced the application of nutritional science in ways that make it applicable to resolve food addictions, normalize hunger and cravings, and I have converted the most life-enhancing scientific findings into nutritional recommendations that are kitchen-friendly and delicious.
What are your aspirations?
Personal: To enjoy life until the day I die.
Business: To help others recover and maintain their good health and enjoyment of life
My biggest success has been enabling people to recover completely from serious life-altering diseases and saving the lives of thousands with the nutritarian diet-style that I developed. You can see a fuller answer to this with my TedX talk about this subject.
Most challenging moment?
Being unable to walk for almost a year, after I injured my foot at the age of 20.
"The salad is the main dish"
Proud to be an American, whose founding fathers established the US Constitution which respects and values the inner worth of all people and their inalienable rights.
I love the diversity of our geography, agricultural, climate and recreational opportunities within the US
I marvel at the advances and ingenuity of wifi, computers, cell phones, television, and even remote controls and garage-door openers.
Helping others, health and fitness, skiing, tennis, growing fig trees.