Archive for October 2011
Guest: Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He has been practicing for more than 20 years and established the Center for Nutritional Medicine located in Flemington, New Jersey. Dr. Fuhrman is a renowned speaker and author. His work has been acclaimed as “a medical breakthrough for weight loss, disease reversal and prevention”. His signature book Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, first published by Little, Brown & Company in 2003 spawned multiple foreign editions and over 20 reprintings. Due to it’s enduring popularity it was updated and revised for 2011. Dr. Fuhrman’s first book, Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease was published in 1995 by St. Martin’s Press. His other books include, Disease-Proof Your Child, published by St. Martin’s Press in April 2005, Eat For Health (a two volume set) published in 2008. In addition, Dr. Fuhrman’s articles, case studies, and advice are widely published, from medical journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Orthopedics and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, to consumer publications such as Mothering Magazine and Health Science. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and has received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of residents. In addition, Dr. Fuhrman provides nutritional education to other physicians, and is a guest lecturer at Cornell University Graduate Program in Human Nutrition. Dr. Fuhrman is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Health Association; Advisory Panel, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; Diplomat, American Academy of Family Physicians; Sports Medicine Committee, Professional Skaters Guild of America; and PwC Health and Performance Advisory Panel, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Whole Foods Market, Inc., a leader in natural and organic foods, selected Dr. Fuhrman as a partner to create their Health Starts Here initiative, a program geared toward promoting the health of Whole Foods team members and customers. Dr. Fuhrman provides nutritional guidance via week long immersion programs and in-store lectures. His books, supplements and food products are featured in stores. As one of the country’s leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, Today, Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, TV Food Network, CNBC and many more. He was recently invited to speak at the World Preservation Conference at the House of Parliament about his accomplishments in demonstrating the power of a micronutrient-rich, plant-based diet to prevent and reverse disease, relieving the burden of dietary-related chronic disease overwhelming the modern world. Joel Fuhrman is a former world class figure skater and member of the United States World Figure Skating Team. In 1973, he placed second in the United States National Pairs Championships (click here to download, or right click and “save link as” his winning routine – 10mb). In the World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain in 1976, he placed third. His dedication to sports medicine, health and fitness, preventive care and medicine speak to these lifelong interests. Dr. Fuhrman lives in Flemington, New Jersey with his wife, Lisa, daughters, Talia, Jenna and Cara and son, Sean.
Guest 1: Tracy McQuirter
A vegan trailblazer, public health nutrition expert, speaker, and author, Tracye McQuirter, M.P.H., is passionate about inspiring people to live healthier, happier lives. Her best-selling book is titled By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat.
Guest 2: Marisa Miller Wolfson
As a full-time food activist, Marisa has organized roughly 70 grassroots workshops and screenings of award-winning documentaries about healthy, humane, eco-friendly eating all across North America. She decided to tell a story that hadn’t been told on film before and completed Vegucated with the help of colleagues at the FilmShop and the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. She borrowed heavily from her experience as a sketch comedian who has performed at the Chicago Improv Festival, Caroline’s on Broadway, and the March for Women’s Lives, where she shared a stage with Gloria Steinem. She has starred in award-winning short films and edited the documentary short I [broken heart] NYC, which screened at the Bushwick Film Festival and the Last Supper Film Festival. Her letters and articles have been published in USA Today Magazine, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune, and her PSAs on environmental and animal protection issues have been viewed by thousands. She has enjoyed vegucating the 1,300+ members of her free online coaching program Vegan at Heart, which was featured on Oprah.com. She’s a founding member of the Sustainable Leadership Council of NYC and the NYC Foodprint Alliance and is the honored recipient of Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Friend Award.