Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Eat to Live and Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease, is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman lives in Flemington, New Jersey, with his wife and four children.
In his latest book (after Eat To Live), physician Fuhrman does not make a terribly radical point: kids need to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to ward off disease. However, he also alleges that a child's diet before the age of ten may have a dramatic effect on the occurrence of diseases much later in life, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, he maintains that "superior nutrition"-a healthy mix of "good" fats; ample fruits, vegetables, and beans; and whole foods-can ameliorate eczema, ADHD, allergies, ear infections, and other ailments. If children's food options are all healthy ones, he assures readers that kids will eat what they need; they will not starve if there are no chicken nuggets. Although Fuhrman is emphatic about fruits and vegetables, he does not go so far as to advocate eschewing all animal products. Rather, he provides the advantages and disadvantages to vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous diets, explaining how to choose the best foods within each model. He also bucks some of the traditional child nutrition experts, who previously advocated dairy products and carbohydrate-rich diets. Including many suggestions, tips, patient stories, and even some recipes, this nutrition guide is good for public libraries with an extensive consumer health section.-Elaine M. Bergman, SUNY at Albany Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
..".a timely response to America's health care crisis. The time to effectively institute healthy nutrition is during childhood. Dr. Fuhrman provides solutions for children, parents, and physicians." --Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Preventive Cardiology - Cleveland Clinic Foundation "Dr. Fuhrman's latest book couldn't have come at a better time given the epidemic of obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease which is reaching earlier and earlier into the lives of our children. It is destined to take its place among the most important child-rearing books ever written..." --Mark A. Huberman, President, National Health Association "The reduction in disease and suffering from this book could exceed any 'medical' advance one can conceive of." --John Kelly, MD, MPH, President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University