Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. HealthCode had the opportunity to sit down with him to speak with him about tips for creating new eating habits.

In this captivating conversation Dr Fuhrman walks us through what healthy nutrition actually is, breaks down some of the more prevalent nutrition myths, highlights the futility of drug reliance, and offers followable and simple advice on embracing a healthy diet. 

Find out more about Dr. Fuhrman here, and below you’ll find both the video and audio from the interview as well as timestamps if you’d like to jump in on certain topics. Enjoy!

00:00– Introductions

3:49– Importance of Nutritional Science

6:32– GBOMBS (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds)

7:49– Plant rich diet protects against cancer (“can wipe out 90% of cancers if people changed their diets”)

12:40– 5 important words to improve lifespan (moderate choleric restriction in the context of micronutrient excellence)

13:30– As animal protein goes up, so does accelerated aging

15:50– Sugar, oil, and white flour are deadly and addictive

18:24– Taking blood pressure medications gives people a false sense of security in living a healthier lifestyle

25:40– More protein in a diet is beneficial to a longer life (only if it’s plant-based)

30:45– Helping with stress and alternative to eating unhealthy foods

32:09– Risk of having a heart attack goes down 1000x with healthy diet

33:50– Addictive side of brain weighing options on health vs pleasure

35:30– Science has enabled marketplace to expand healthier selection of foods

37:50– Are there any issues with eating avocados?

39:47– False: Olive oil reduces the risk of breast cancer

41:36– Tips for cooking at home with a busy lifestyle

46:02– Thoughts on juice-based diets

49:46– Potatoes and other carbohydrates

53:29– Vegan diet can afford people longer, healthier life spans, but must account for potential deficiencies (omega-3)

56:15– Discussion on coffee, hard to conclude beneficial effects

59:51– Emphasis on the variety of foods

1:03:36– Dr. Fuhrman’s experience in healing his own body through athletics

1:08:03– Closing remarks

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