Famed for his revolutionary book, "Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss," Dr. Joel Fuhrman also has become known as the creator of Dr. Mehmet Oz's only approved crash diet. Now he's taken his weight loss plan and enhanced it to help those with diabetes. The result: What is sure to become a life-changing book for millions: "The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes." In an exclusive interview, Dr. Fuhrman explained the principles of his new book.
"The program described in my new book 'The End of Diabetes' is based on the same core concepts as those in 'Eat to Live.' The 'End of Diabetes' extensively examines the nutritional factors that contribute to diabetes, and the scientific evidence that supports high-nutrient eating to prevent or reverse diabetes." The new book includes menus and recipes specifically designed for preventing, treating, or reversing diabetes, keeping satiety and micronutrient content high and glycemic load low," he explained. The goal of the book: To "inform those with diabetes and at risk of diabetes that there is a healthier, safer alternative to the conventional drug-focused treatment of diabetes, which only aims to control blood glucose with drugs while the typical standard dietary recommendations progressively damages the body’s tissues leading to advancement of the disease and dangerous complications." What Dr. Fuhrman offers: The option to choose to end their condition and enjoy "a healthy live by embracing superior nutrition and exercise. "
In addition to helping those with diabetes, the new book also can help those with "obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia and even cancer," notes Dr. Fuhrman. One buzz word sometimes used to describe his approach: Nutritarian. "A nutritarian diet is vegetable-based and composed of at least 90% nutrient-rich plant foods: vegetables, beans, fruit, nuts and seeds. Importantly, a nutritarian doesn’t just eat healthfully; a nutritarian prefers to eat healthfully," emphasizes Dr. Fuhrman. However, it's not fat-free, which is a common misconception. In fact, this physician contends that "fats are not optional; fats allow us to absorb more nutrients from raw vegetables, regulate the inflammatory response, and affect brain function and mood. Our health is not determined by the ratio of carbohydrate to protein to fat, but by the quality of the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats we eat." However, the fat that you eat should consist of "high-quality, whole food fat sources: nuts, seeds, and avocado."