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Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times bestselling author (his latest book is Eat for Life (HarperOne, 2020)), and nutritional researcher who has specialized for over 30 years in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods.  At his Eat to Live Retreat in San Diego, CA, and through his books, television specials, and virtual speaking engagements, Dr. Fuhrman shares his life-saving nutritional protocols with hundreds of thousands of people around the world seeking to recover from obesity, food addictions, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, and other serious health concerns.

Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) School of Medicine (1988). He received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of family practice residents and a C3 Cardiology Global Health Award for teaching nutritional science to cardiologists. Dr. Fuhrman also serves as the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and is on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. His work and discoveries are published in medical journals, contributing to multiple ongoing nutritional studies with major research institutions across America.

A native of Yonkers, New York, Dr. Fuhrman is a former world-class figure skater, placing second in the United States National Pairs Championships in 1973 and third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain. Dr. Fuhrman has served on sports medicine committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and lectured to athletic trainers and world-class athletes about maximizing performance and preventing injury.

In 2018 Dr. Fuhrman opened his Eat to Live Retreat in San Diego, where people from all over the world stay for extended periods to resolve food addiction, lose weight, and recover from serious medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and more.  

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