Dr. Fuhrman’s passionate, entertaining and scientifically accurate message is effective at motivating lifestyle change and enables employers to reduce health care costs. Slow aging, prevent cancer, live well and live longer with a Nutritarian diet, proven to reverse high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He has been an active family medicine clinician for over 25 years. He is the author of 9 books, 5 that have been on the NY Times bestseller list

As a medical expert on nutritional therapy and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, the Discovery Channel, TV Food Network, including, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Live With Kelly and Michael, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Fuhrman’s PBS television show, “3 Steps to Incredible Health”, began airing nationwide in June 2011and became the top fundraising show for PBS in 2011. In 2012 his PBS television show “Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution” began airing and beginning in August 2014 his show “End Dieting Forever” aired. Dr. Fuhrman’s efforts have not only been important to PBS but these shows make applying modern nutritional science understandable and have improved the health of millions of people across America.

Dr. Fuhrman presently serves as the President and research director of the Nutritional Research Foundation. He is involved with multiple ongoing studies. His foundational discoveries on food addiction and human hunger were published in the scientific journal, Nutrition Journal, in November 2010 entitled, The Changing Perception of Hunger on a High Nutrient Density Diet. . Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1988).

As a former world class figure skater, he placed second in the United States National Pairs Championships in 1973, and third in the World Professional Pair Championships in 1976. Dr. Fuhrman has been involved professionally with sports medical committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and lectures to athletic trainers and world-class athletes for maximizing performance and preventing injury. Today, he devotes considerable time to educating other physicians at medical conferences for CME credit.

Visit his website, drfuhrman.com

Dr. Fuhrman TEDx Talk, 2013, I Love Nutritional Science


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  • Board-Certified Physician
  • President, Nutritional Research Foundation
  • Professor Emerita of Exercise Science, Old Dominion University
  • Medical Advisory Board for Whole Foods Market
  • Medical Advisory Board for the Doctor Oz Show


  • Active Aging
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Stroke
  • Women’s Health


  • 1971-1975, New York University, Economics
  • 1982-1983, Rutgers University, Post-graduate sciences; Columbia University, Post-graduate sciences
  • 1984-1988, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 1988-1991 St. Joseph's Medical Center, Family Practice Internship and Residency
  • 1991 Board Certified, American Academy of Family Physicians (Recertified 2004 and 2014)


Hundreds of published articles, in magazines ranging from lay publications such as Mothering Magazine, First For Women, Women’s Day, O magazine, Redbook and Health Science, and many more. Dr. Fuhrman has written 12 books on human nutrition, six of which have been NY Times Bestsellers (denoted with *), including two number one spots on the NY Times bestsellers list:

  • Fasting And Eating For Health, A Medical Doctor's Program For Conquering Disease
  • Eat To Live, The Revolutionary Plan For Fast And Sustained Weight*
  • Disease-Proof Your Child, Feeding Kids Right
  • Eat For Health
  • Nutritarian Handbook And Food Scoring Guide
  • Super Immunity, The Essential Nutrition Guide For Boosting Our Bodies Defenses To Live Longer, Stronger And Disease Free*
  • The End Of Diabetes, The Eat To Live Plan To Prevent And Reverse Diabetes*
  • The Eat To Live Cookbook 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes For Fast And Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, And Lifelong Health*
  • The End Of Dieting, How To Live For Life*
  • The End Of Heart Disease Learn How To Prevent And Reverse Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure And Diabetes By Eating The Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Rich Nutritarian Diet*
  • The Eat To Live Quick And Easy Cookbook
  • Fast Food Genocide


  • St Josephs Medical Center – Residency Teaching Award
  • New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, 2005 First Place, Research Presentation