Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Family Physician; 6-Time Best Selling Author; Founder, DrFuhrman Online

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe his eating style, which is built around a diet of nutrient-dense, plant-rich foods.

For over 25 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes, and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and PBS television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Dr. Fuhrman is the father of Nutritarian eating. His health (longevity) equation, H = N/C, (healthy life expectancy is proportional to lifetime intake of micronutrient diversity and quantity per calorie) has interested scientists the world over. As an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients per calorie, his ANDI scoring system (featured in Whole Foods Market), has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style.

In his hundreds of radio and television appearances, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Michael, Dr. Fuhrman has educated millions of people on the long-range benefits of healthy eating. His four hugely successful PBS television shows bring essential nutritional knowledge to homes all-across America.

Dr. Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times bestsellers:

  • Eat to Live (Little Brown, 2003)
  • Super Immunity (HarperOne, 2012)
  • The End of Diabetes (HarperOne, 2013)
  • The Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne, 2013)
  • The End of Dieting (HarperOne, 2014)
  • The End of Heart Disease (HarperOne, 2016)

To date, he has sold more than three million books.

In addition to his New York Times best sellers, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books on nutritional science which include

  • Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press)
  • Disease Proof Your Child (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press)

Dr. Fuhrman is the Research Director of the Nutritional Research Foundation. He is also a member of the Dr. Oz Show Medical Advisory Board. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Pearlman) School of Medicine (1988) and has received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of residents.

Area’s of Expertise

Dr. Fuhrman work has three primary aims:

  • Teaching people the power of nutritional excellence
  • Helping people disease proof themselves
  • Creating experiences where people can learn how to restore and live their best lives