Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman MD

Dr Fuhrman is often described as the father of nutritarian eating.  He is an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients, and believes that obesity is the gateway to many of our modern-day diseases. Hence, his dietary programmes are essentially about eating yourself into shape, rather than dieting.

Dr. Fuhrman’s helpful distinction between what is ‘true hunger’ and addictive hunger (which he calls toxic hunger) is essential to understand, if one is to resolve  both general health problems and weight concerns, as well as other more chronic health conditions.

The Eat To Live 2011 revised edition includes updated scientific research supporting Dr. Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan and a brand new chapter highlighting Dr. Fuhrman’s discovery of toxic hunger and the role of food addiction in weight issues. This new chapter provides novel and important insights into weight gain. It explains how and why eating the wrong foods causes toxic hunger and the desire to over consume calories; whereas a diet of high micronutrient quality causes true hunger which decreases the sensations leading to food cravings and overeating behaviours. It instructs readers on how to leave behind the discomfort of toxic hunger, cravings, and addictions to unhealthy foods.

New recipes and menus are included as well as a new and updated Frequently Asked Questions.

This is a book that promises that you will live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your health dramatically. It also promises to change the way you will want to eat going forward. Most importantly, if you follow the Eat To Live diet, you will lose the excess weight faster than you thought possible, reducing your risk of contracting more serious health problems. Or, where health problems already exist you will at least give your body the best chance of recovery. This book is certainly worth a closer look because it reminds us that food can either be poisonous or medicinal, and so if we want a healthier and happier life then there is a lot we can do ourselves to achieve just that. Judge for yourself.

Also see: The Secret to Health is the Removal of Waste and Drinking Enough Water