Hallo, joyful viewers, and welcome to Healthy Living. On today’s
program Joel Fuhrman, MD will discuss promoting optimal health through
a plant-based lifestyle. Dr. Fuhrman, a highly regarded family
practitioner in the United States specializing in the prevention and
reversal of obesity and other diseases through nutrition
natural therapies, has appeared on many American radio and TV shows and
written several books on nutrition including the best-sellers Eat To
Live, Disease-Proof Your Child, Cholesterol Protection for Life and Eat
Dr. Fuhrman believes there is a constructive way to reduce serious health conditions caused by unwise food choices. Dr. Fuhrman(m):
Right now fast food companies and processed foods are spreading all
over the world and people are becoming more overweight, more obese,
having more heart attacks, more diabetes, more strokes and even more
The good news is that nutritional science has advanced
to the point where we can have people not have heart attacks, we can
win the war against cancer, we can stop people from having strokes and
as they become more elderly they don’t have to become demented in their
later years.Dr. Fuhrman(m):
The secrets that we have learned to protect ourselves have to do with
nutrients. There are two types of nutrients. There are macronutrients,
and the macronutrients contain calories and those are called fat,
carbohydrate and protein.
And if you eat too many
macronutrients, too much fat, too much carbohydrate, and too much
protein, we can become overweight and we promote aging, and promote
heart attacks and strokes.
Now food also contains micronutrients
and micronutrients do not contain calories. They are things like
vitamins and minerals and phytochemicals.
HOST: The human body needs only tiny amounts of micronutrients, but their role in ensuring health is inestimable.
For more about Dr. Joel Fuhrman, please visit www.DrFuhrman.com