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Podcast – The Whole Truth About Whole Grains – Part 2 with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Podcast – The Whole Truth About Whole Grains – Part 2 with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Description: Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health today so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place.


Today we’re continuing our conversation about grains with family physician, nutritional researcher, president of the Nutritional Research Foundation and best-selling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He and I discuss the role that plant foods have in promoting overall health, especially whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.


If you are concerned about the potentially negative impact that these foods might have on your health, including inflammation or compromising autoimmune states, you need to hear the clinical information that Dr. Fuhrman shares regarding the ability of these foods to actually reverse such conditions. And if you feel that you’re living in fear of the future of your health, I know you will feel encouraged by the simple and meaningful steps that Dr. Fuhrman shares to help you start feeling better today.


Key Takeaways:

[1:10] We’re wrapping up our conversation about grains with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, nutritional researcher and advocate for a whole grains nutritarian diet.

[2:10] Dr. Fuhrman shares success stories of the diet that is most effective at reversing aging and slowing cancer, alleviating fibromyalgia, allergies, and autoimmune disease.

[4:24] An overview of the nutritarian diet, which is rich in anti-cancer and micronutrients but doesn’t miss any nutrients  that can help human health and longevity.

[6:17] Understanding the plant-derived G-BOMBS (grains, berries, onions, beans, mushrooms, and seeds) diet and its scientifically-based anticancer effects.

[8:10] Scientific studies that have proven the negative effects of increasing animal proteins in your diet include shortened lifespan and risk of cancer and cardiovascular death.

[10:39] What dietary choices would you be willing to make in order to extend your lifespan to nearly 100 years?

[11:50] Sensitivities to the richest source of resistant starch — beans — are not reason enough to eliminate them and their benefits from a healthy gut diet, including the second meal phenomenon.

[14:27] Eating these four foods, including soybeans, will offer the most health benefits to the lining of your digestive tract.

[15:53] The three ways that you can gather information to make the most informed and beneficial decisions for your gut health, and the advancement of our genetics that optimize the nutrients that come from G-BOMBS.

[18:55] The importance of raw versus cooked foods, which ones offer aroma taste inhibitors, angiogenesis inhibitors, fat storage, and cancer cell promotion, and how to best prepare each for your diet.

[25:24] Dr. Fuhrman’s retreat programs offer the opportunity to learn how you can make drastic lifestyle changes that can change your health for the better — and for good.

[28:42] The psychological benefits and transformations that come with overcoming unhealthy food addictions to better control our health destiny.

[32:54] It’s time to stop living in fear of the future of your health. Dr. Fuhrman’s mission is to bring people hope of living a better life, free of pain and free of fear.

[34:30] Do you have a topic you’d like me to cover? Contact me on Facebook or Instagram using #medicalmyths.


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“The diet that is most effective at slowing aging and promoting longevity… is also most effective therapeutically with conditions like fibromyalgia, asthma, allergies, and autoimmune disease.” — Dr. Joel Fuhrman


“We have the unprecedented opportunity to live a really long time because we can eat a diet that is scientifically designed to extend human lifespan.” — Dr. Joel Fuhrman


“You wouldn’t believe how processed foods in the American diet doesn’t just physically destroy people. It also destroys their enthusiasm and emotional outlook about life and creativity.” — Dr. Joel Fuhrman


“We’re each responsible for our own health, we become what we eat, and we control our health destiny with excellent nutrition.” — Dr. Joel Fuhrman