Eat to Live

By Jenna Fuhrman, Dr. Fuhrman

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 Mar 13, 2021


Our health is our most precious gift and smart nutrition can change your life. Each month, join Dr. Fuhrman and health experts. Eat to Live will change the way you eat and think about food.

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Health and happiness
Each of us deserve health and happiness, but that doesn't mean we automatically achieve them. In the Eat to Live Podcast, Dr. Fuhrman and Jenna discuss how nutrition plays a role in happiness and strategies for a healthier and happy life!
Sep 01, 2021
Where Do You Get Your Protein?


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  2. Fung TT, van Dam RM, Hankinson SE, et al. Low-carbohydrate diets and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: two cohort studies.Ann Intern Med 2010, 153:289-298.
  3. Kaaks R. Nutrition, insulin, IGF-1 metabolism and cancer risk: a summary of epidemiological evidence.Novartis Found Symp 2004, 262:247-260; discussion 260-268.
  4. Salvioli S, Capri M, Bucci L, et al. Why do centenarians escape or postpone cancer? The role of IGF-1, inflammation and p53.Cancer Immunol Immunother 2009, 58:1909-1917.
  5. Levine ME, Suarez JA, Brandhorst S, et al. Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality in the 65 and Younger but Not Older Population.Cell Metab 2014, 19:407-417.
  6. Vergnaud AC, Norat T, Romaguera D, et al. Meat consumption and prospective weight change in participants of the EPIC-PANACEA study.Am J Clin Nutr 2010, 92:398-407.
  7. Brewer GJ. Iron and copper toxicity in diseases of aging, particularly atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.Exp Biol Med 2007, 232:323-335.
  8. Brewer GJ. Risks of copper and iron toxicity during aging in humans.Chem Res Toxicol 2010, 23:319-326.
  9. Padler-Karavani V, Yu H, Cao H, et al. Diversity in specificity, abundance, and composition of anti-Neu5Gc antibodies in normal humans: potential implications for disease.Glycobiology 2008, 18:818-830.
  10. Koeth RA, Wang Z, Levison BS, et al. Intestinal microbiota metabolism of l-carnitine, a nutrient in red meat, promotes atherosclerosis.Nat Med 2013.
  11. Tang WH, Wang Z, Levison BS, et al. Intestinal microbial metabolism of phosphatidylcholine and cardiovascular risk.N Engl J Med 2013, 368:1575-1584.
  12. de Lorgeril M, Salen P. New insights into the health effects of dietary saturated and omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.BMC Med 2012, 10:50.
  13. Lunn JC, Kuhnle G, Mai V, et al. The effect of haem in red and processed meat on the endogenous formation of N-nitroso compounds in the upper gastrointestinal tract.Carcinogenesis 2007, 28:685-690.
  14. Zheng W, Lee SA. Well-done meat intake, heterocyclic amine exposure, and cancer risk.Nutr Cancer 2009, 61:437-446.
  15. Lagiou P, Sandin S, Lof M, et al. Low carbohydrate-high protein diet and incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Swedish women: prospective cohort study.BMJ 2012, 344:e4026.
  16. Lagiou P, Sandin S, Weiderpass E, et al. Low carbohydrate-high protein diet and mortality in a cohort of Swedish women.J Intern Med 2007, 261:366-374.
  17. Young VR, Pellett PL. Plant proteins in relation to human protein and amino acid nutrition.Am J Clin Nutr 1994,59:1203S-1212S.
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Aug 04, 2021
Toxic Hunger
  1. Fuhrman J, Sarter B, Glaser D, et al: Changing perceptions of hunger on a high nutrient density diet.Nutr J 2010, 9:51.
  2. Egger G, Dixon J: Inflammatory effects of nutritional stimuli: further support for the need for a big picture approach to tackling obesity and chronic disease.Obes Rev 2010, 11:137-149.
  3. Devaraj S, Wang-Polagruto J, Polagruto J, et al: High-fat, energy-dense, fast-food-style breakfast results in an increase in oxidative stress in metabolic syndrome.Metabolism 2008, 57:867-870.
  4. Bhosale P, Serban B, Bernstein PS: Retinal carotenoids can attenuate formation of A2E in the retinal pigment epithelium.Arch Biochem Biophys 2009, 483:175-181
Jun 23, 2021
Growing Up Nutritarian

Learn more in Dr. Fuhrman’s best-selling book, Disease Proof Your Child.

May 11, 2021
Win the War on Cancer

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Mar 30, 2021
Meet Dr. Fuhrman

Meet nutritional expert, board-certified physician and 7-time NY Times bestselling author Joel Fuhrman, M.D. His Nutritarian diet – the gold standard of whole food, plant-based eating – has made sustainable weight loss, disease prevention and healthy longevity a reality for people around the world. In this episode, discover how a career-threatening injury inspired this former world champion athlete to pursue a medical career that would help change the way we fuel our bodies. He’s interviewed by his daughter Jenna Fuhrman – a second-generation Nutritarian and key figure in establishing Dr. Fuhrman’s the Eat to Live Retreat in San Diego, California. 

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Mar 02, 2021