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Chapel Hill, Raleigh & Durham Family Medicine - Family Health

Family Health

Diabetes

If you or someone you know has diabetes, do yourself the best favor and read Dr. Joel Furhman's ground-breaking book, Eat to Live.  People with diabetes can keep the diabetes under control and eliminate the need for medications through excellent, delicious nutrition.  Dr. Furhman's patients and readers have been able to stop taking diabetes medication (under the care and direction of their physicians) within just a few months (sometimes weeks) of switching to a delicious, nutrient dense way of eating.

Editor's Note:  Everyone who would like to live a healthy, pain-free, illness-free, disease-free life should read Dr. Furhman's book, Eat to Live, and learn how through delicious, nutrient-dense eating we can AVOID most of the illnesses and ailments we associate with aging, including heart disease, cancers, diabetes, arthritis, and many other ailments (not to mention all of the discomfort associated with being overweight or obese). 

Healthy eating can be absolutely delicious, and it's not just about staying fit and looking great:  excellent healthy eating keeps us HEALTHY, disease-free and productive into the golden years.  My husband listens to talk radio and has heard Dr. Furhman on the Allan Handelman (FM Talk 101.1) shows on many occasions; he told me about Dr. Furhman's book; I was intrigued and bought the book:  my life and my family's eating have changed infinitely for the better as a result of reading this one book.  (You can listen to a taped Allan Handelman FM Talk 101.1 radio show interview with Dr. Furhman here.)

I also highly recommend Dr. Furhman's book on children's health and nutrition, Disease-Proof Your Child.  Both books have DELICIOUS recipes, but the heart of the matter is that these books help us to think about the ramifications of eating the typical, low-nutrition standard American diet ("SAD"), and provides tremendous incentives to make needed changes to improve our health for life.

 

Children's Health
We highly recommend Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book, Disease-Proof Your Child (Feeding Kids Right: For Today, Reduce Asthma, Ear Infections and Allergies; For the Future: Protect Against Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer)

Book Summary (The following is copied verbatim from Dr. Fuhrman's published book summary/promotional literature for Disease-Proof Your Child)

"Childhood diets can create or prevent adult cancers.
Recent scientific facts are both overwhelming and shocking.  The daily diet most children eat today creates a fertile environment for cancer to emerge in later years.  What we feed (or don't feed) our children from birth to early adulthood has a greater effect on their dietary contribution to cancers than their dietary intake over the next fifty years!

The statistics are alarming!
American children eat less than two percent of their diet form natural plant foods such as fruits and vegetables.  They grow into adulthood eating ninety percent of their calories from dairy products, white flour, sugar and oil.  ROughly twnety-five percent of toddlers between ages one and two eat no fruits or vegetables at all.  by fifteen months, french fries are the most common vegetable consumed in America!

Over 80 percent of Americans die from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer; diseases of nutritional inadequacy.  Recent scientific evidence over the past two decades has shown links with precise dietary factors and autoimmune illnesses, such as Crohn's diseas and lupus, as well as later-life cancers.

Medications can not prevent these problems - only a diet of nutritional excellence can.
By reading this book, you'll discover the key foods that can protect against obesity, auto-immune disease, diabetes, heart disease and cancer in your child's adult life.

Avoid common childhood illnesses!
Many children are recurrently sick with ear infections, strep throats, allergies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorrders, and astham.  The truth is, these childhood illnesses are caused by inadequate diets, not because kids are exchanging germs or were granted inferior genes.

Dr. Furhman encourages a diet that reduces protein and fat from animal sources and increases protein and fat from plant source foods.  You will learn practical guidelines to follow when children are ill or dealing with health challenges, as well as information on the misuse and overuse of prescription drugs.

Feeding kids right can be easy, tasty, and fun.  your family life will be free from repeated trips to the doctor, endless rounds of antibiotics, and the curtailed living that comes from being frequently sick.

 What the experts say about "Disease-Proof Your Child"

"Food choices, especially food choices early in life, are the primary cause of disease and premature death is the take home message of this book.  While the scientific community is just beginning to realize this great truth, Dr. Furhman has already taken the revelation and put it in the form of a tool kit.  If you truly love your children and your grandchildren, or if you are simply a true American patriot concerned about the health of the nation, then read this book and put it into practice.  It's light years ahead and is a magnificent source of salvation for our children.  - Groesbeck P. Parham, M.D.  Prof. of Gynecologic Oncology & Preventive Medicine, Senior Scientist, Comprehensive cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

"Dr. Furhman reveals the secrets to long-term, sustainable health using diet choices for growing up smart and growing old happy.  Take your doctor a copy! "  Mehmet Oz, M.D., Director, Cardiovasacular Institue, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (frequently featured on the Oprah! show)

"Disease-Proof your Child is a timely response to America's health care crisis.  The time to effectively institute healthy nutrition is durin gchildhood.  Dr. Joel Furhman provides solutions for children, parents, and physicians."  Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., preventive Cardiology Consultant, Dept. of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

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