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Disease Proof

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DiseaseProof is the official blog of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD and serves as a forum to promote discussion on diet, fitness, health and green living.

  • Does Diet Influence Seasonal Allergies?
    Seasonal allergies affect the health and quality of life of millions of Americans. In this article, learn the factors that are positively and negatively associated with seasonal allergies and how a healthful diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, can positively affect your body’s allergic (...more)
    14 Apr 2014 at 8:48am       

  • What are Probiotics?
    Research supports the role of our intestinal microflora in disease protection and prevention. Probiotics help to restore the natural balance of good bacteria in the intestinal tract. Read more at (...more)
    2 Apr 2014 at 3:05pm       

  • Whole Grains, Fiber, and Colon Cancer: Some Whole Grains are More Whole Than Others
    Those who eat more whole grains have a lower risk of colon cancer, and there are ways to eat your whole grains that are healthier than others. Read more at (...more)
    20 Mar 2014 at 12:25pm       

  • Preventing Osteoporosis
    Bone health is directly linked to nutrition. Certain foods promote breakdown of bone and osteoporosis. Other foods, such as fruit and vegetables, supply your body with the nutrients necessary to build and maintain healthy, strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Read more at (...more)
    13 Mar 2014 at 2:44pm       

  • Heart Disease is Preventable and Reversible
    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounted for 32.3% of deaths in the United States in 2010, but you can protect yourself. A significant number of research studies have documented that heart disease is easily and almost completely preventable (and reversible) through a diet rich in plant produce and lower in processed foods and animal products. Read more (...more)
    7 Feb 2014 at 12:00pm       

  • Should I take Vitamin D2 or Vitamin D3?
    In recent years, we have learned that getting adequate vitamin D is crucial to many aspects of our health, and that for many people reasonable sun exposure is not enough. There are two forms of supplemental vitamin D, D2 and D3. In the past, D2 was the only vegan form of the vitamin available, but vegan D3 is now on the market. Which one should you (...more)
    3 Feb 2014 at 8:05am       

  • Do Cruciferous Vegetables Harm the Thyroid?
    Articles have circulated the internet claiming that eating cruciferous vegetables suppresses thyroid function. Is there any truth to these rumors? Read more at (...more)
    22 Jan 2014 at 7:04am       

  • Keep it Going! Take the Next Step Toward Excellent Health
    As the holiday season comes to a close, I hope you and your loved ones have enjoyed many happy and healthy celebrations and made some wonderful memories. Right now, wherever you are in your journey toward superior nutrition, you should appreciate your accomplishments, and now take it even further. Building a healthy diet is like building muscles or (...more)
    3 Jan 2014 at 9:23am       

  • The Power of G-BOMBS
    Unleash your immune system’s special forces! “G-BOMBS” is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet. These foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease, fighting (...more)
    30 Dec 2013 at 2:00pm       

  • Nuts and Seeds for a Healthy Weight and a Long Life
    Nuts and seeds are healthful, natural foods, rich in beneficial nutrients. Despite their calorie density, eating nuts and seeds may help with weight loss and is also associated with longer lifespan. Read more at (...more)
    27 Dec 2013 at 2:19pm       

  • Are Multivitamins a Waste of Money?
    News reports last week claimed that multivitamins are a waste of money. Most studies have not found that multivitamins protect against cardiovascular disease or cancer, and some studies suggest that multivitamins may actually promote cancer. On the other hand, micronutrient deficiencies are certainly detrimental to health. So should we take multivitamins? (...more)
    23 Dec 2013 at 7:38am       

  • During Cold and Flu Season, Protect Yourself By Eating Right
    This year, to protect yourself against cold and flu, get enough sleep, wash your hands, avoid touching your face and eat healthfully. The flu vaccine is not very effective, and micronutrient-rich foods help the immune system to function at its highest capacity. Learn more about preventing cold and flu in this article. (...more)
    19 Dec 2013 at 7:43am       

  • Ten Best and Worst Foods for Health and Longevity
    I am often asked for my list of the best foods to eat — the foods that contain the most micronutrients, phytochemicals and other health-promoting compounds. People want to know which high-nutrient foods provide the keys to optimum health and longevity. They are searching for a simple answer to the question, “What should I eat to reach my (...more)
    16 Dec 2013 at 1:38pm       

  • Which is Better for my Health, a Green Juice or a Green Smoothie?
    Vegetable juices and green smoothies (also called blended salads) both have a place in the Nutritarian diet. Both are great ways to get more raw leafy greens into your diet, in addition to your usual salads. But which is better for your health? Find out in this article. (...more)
    13 Dec 2013 at 12:31pm       

  • Onions and Garlic are Anti-cancer Foods
    Onions and garlic protect against cancer! Learn more about these super foods in this article.   (...more)
    11 Dec 2013 at 10:00am       

  • Eight Steps to Living a Nutritarian Life
    To be healthy, you must eat healthfully. However, for most of us, there is an internal conflict – part of us wants to be healthy, but another part seeks pleasure without regard for the consequences. Fear of change and of giving up unhealthy foods that you like, and the temptation of unhealthful food choices can derail your best intentions. To (...more)
    9 Dec 2013 at 2:39pm       

  • Is Red Wine Heart Healthy?
    How much red wine, if any, is good for you? Red wine is known to contain a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol,but is red wine really a heart-healthy drink? This article explains the effects of alcohol on the cardiovascular system, and offers advice on how much alcohol is safe to drink. (...more)
    4 Dec 2013 at 1:59pm       

  • Beans: the Ideal Carbohydrate
    Beans are the ideal starchy food. They promote weight loss because they are low-glycemic and satiating, and they are also associated with reduced risk of diabetes and colon cancer. Read more at (...more)
    2 Dec 2013 at 2:28pm       

  • Nutritarian Party Photo Contest
    WIN A VITAMIX AND SIGNED EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK -  Enter Dr. Fuhrman’s Favorite Holiday Moment Photo Contest for your chance to win a Vitamix and an Eat to Live Cookbook signed by Dr. Fuhrman! It’s easy; just submit a photo of one of your favorite holiday moments for a chance to win! Dr. Fuhrman would like to encourage you to find your (...more)
    27 Nov 2013 at 1:00pm       

  • Basics of Nutritarian Cooking
    There are a few essential cooking techniques that need to be mastered when you commit to a nutrient-dense eating style. Nutritarian cooking can be simple or gourmet. You don’t have to be a chef and have unlimited time to cook wonderful meals. On the other hand, if you do enjoy spending time in the kitchen you don’t need to stifle your culinary (...more)
    27 Nov 2013 at 11:23am       

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