Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician and one of the country’s leading nutritional medicine experts. He speaks to audiences at conferences and events throughout the United States and Canada. He is a frequent guest speaker at hospital grand rounds and has lectured at benefits for the American Heart Association and the U.S. Olympic Team. Dr. Fuhrman has appeared in hundreds of magazines, radio, and television shows including: Good Morning America, The Today Show, Good Day New York, America’s Talking, TV Food Network, CNN and the Discovery Channel.
His best-selling book, Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, published in 2003, has gone through 17 printings, several foreign language translations, and was released in paperback January 2005. The book describes Dr. Fuhrman’s high nutrient eating style that is healthiest and most effective way to lose dramatic amounts of weight and also to prevent and reverse disease.
Dr. Fuhrman’s most recent release, Eat For Health brings his powerful disease-fighting message to everyone. It guides the reader through a gradual transition to increase the level of measured micronutrients in their diet, while losing the addictive and psychological dependencies of unhealthy foods. His other books include Disease Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right, Cholesterol Protection for Life, and Fasting and Eating For Health.
Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, and has received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of residents. Dr. Fuhrman is widely published in medical journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Orthopedics and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, as well as consumer publications such as Readers Digest, NJ Savvy Living, Mothering Magazine and Health Science.
Dr. Fuhrman is the Medical Director of the Eat Right America Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to nutritional research and educating Americans about the connection between appropriate food choices and long term health. He is a member of the Board of Directors of American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Fuhrman’s corporate wellness program offers corporations an interventional strategy for their employees to prevent and reverse disease while lowering company’s health care expenditures. His other corporate experiences include a position on the PwC Health and Performance Advisory Panel at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Joel Fuhrman is a former world class figure skater and was a member of the United States International and World Figure Skating Team. In 1973, he won Second Place in the United States National Pairs Championships. In the World Professional Pairs Skating Championships in Jaca, Spain in 1976, he placed third.
Dr. Fuhrman offers an array of educational and supportive services, including his “Ask The Doctor” forum at his website, DrFuhrman.com.
Lectures for the 2010 Cruise
Keynote Lecture: Understanding Hunger, Food Addictions and Taste Preferences
This lecture presents the physiology behind food addiction and their relationship to hypoglycemia. Dr. Fuhrman’s contention is that without the understanding the multiple dimensions of hunger and its solution, diets are doomed to fail and people will not be able to easily maintain their ideal weight throughout life. His unique contribution the science of health and weight loss involves the differentiation between toxic hunger ( caused by unhealthy food choices) and true hunger which directs one to the precise amount of calories to maintain one’s lean body mass and ideal weight. Metabolism, snacking and other issues effecting food behavior is discussed. The lecture also discusses developing a preference for healthful foods and enhanced pleasure available when one eats with hunger present.
Lecture 1: Eating For Health and Longevity
This lecture reviews the core elements determining the nutritional quality of a diet. It looks at what Americans are eating today, how it compared to diets of yesteryear, and the resultant health care crisis with our epidemic of fatigue, pain, tumors, overweight, diabetes, stone formation, cancer and cardiovascular illness in all Americans. Dr. Fuhrman’s health equation and concepts of micronutrient per macronutrient ratio is presented as a critical tool for maximizing health and longevity. The participant is left with the knowledge to best construct a dietary protocol of nutritional excellence to best prevent cancer and maintain one’s youthfulness and excellent health into our later years.
Lecture 2: Fats, Seeds and Nuts for Health
This lecture reviews the basic science supporting the important protective features of utilizing seeds and nuts in the diet; their beneficial effects on the heart and the brain, and the negatives and positives of supplemental oils. Dr. Fuhrman’s unique experience and clinical findings, along with the science detailing the potential downside of a diet too low in fats is discussed with examples of common problem seen in vegans following extremely low-fat dietary regimens. This lecture al so reviews the basic biochemistry of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and how to construct a diet for fatty acid adequacy or individual needs, such as eczema, depression and other fat-sensitive conditions.
Lecture 3: Customizing Your Nutrition Program and Supplementing intelligently
This lecture reviews the subtle differences among individuals and how to modify his basic nutritional recommendations to customize a dietary style and supplemental regimen to meet your individual needs. Noting common nutritional mistakes and their consequences, Dr. Fuhrman reviews the basic blood tests available that are important to customize one’s nutritional program and how to modify recommendations to particular family history, life-style or disease state. Dr. Fuhrman’s clinical findings are presented with supportive research on Vitamin D, B12 and other important nutrients, as well as potential risk with certain nutritional supplements such as Vitamin A, beta carotene and folic acid.