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Subject: Re: [DenverAndBeyondVeganMeetup] Dr. Joel Fuhrman will be on the Dr. Oz Show on Monday (6-4) at 4pm
Thanks for the info! Does anyone know where I could get my DHA & EPA levels tested here in Denver(that wouldn't be too expensive)? I eat flax, hemp, and chia seeds fairly regularly, but not always daily.
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Phil Weinstein <[address removed]> wrote:
>Dr. Joel Fuhrman will be on the Dr. Oz Show on Monday[masked] at 4pm
>(Channel 7, KMGH-DT, an ABC affiliate).
>Dr. Fuhrman doesn't advocate only a 100% vegan diet. His focus is on
>optimal diets for human health, as supported by the best health and
>nutrition science currently available (e.g. including the massive
>China-Oxford-Cornell Study). This must be *either vegan* or
>*near-vegan* (i.e. ZERO to about ONLY TEN percent of calories from
>animal sources). Much of Dr. Fuhrman's work is in *supporting vegans*
>in devising a life-long health protective diet.
>This particular show will be a bit off-message, in terms of both Dr.
>Fuhrman's emphasis on health and on the plant-based diet message.
>Everything Dr. Oz presents is an incremental "quick fix" and the
>"greatest thing ever presented" about health. (This show will be "The
>Dr. Oz Approved 7-Day Crash Diet" -- terrible framing). That's just how
>the Dr. Oz Show goes. But for anyone interesting in seeing
>"plant-strong" diets being presented in popular culture, this could be
>interesting. And it will be a foot in the door for people who are
>pretty far away from the vegan community.
>About healthy vegan diets ... Dr. Fuhrman has found that the "LOW-FAT
>VEGAN" advice to be very detrimental to long-term health. Animal foods
>and refined processed foods are the problem -- not FAT per se. Hundreds
>of elderly long term vegans suffering from neurological diseases (e.g.
>Parkinson) which Dr. Fuhrman has treated over the last 20 years have
>shown up with -- not just a deficiency -- but a level of ZERO blood
>serum content of DHA. DHA is vital to our brains and nervous systems.
>Extreme Vitamin D deficiencies are common too, and very dangerous.
>While Dr. Fuhrman recommends against dietary oils of any kind (with some
>permissible for those who are not overweight) , he insists on including
>*whole plant food fats* in *raw nuts* and *seeds *and *avocado *in our
>diets. He especially recommends one tablespoon of *chia, hemp,* or
>freshly ground *flax seeds* at least almost every day (not just
>occasionally). (Keep those refrigerated). Also, a small number of
>people have difficulty converting the omega 3 fats in those plant
>sources (ALA) to the longer-chain omega 3's: EPA and DHA. So /either
>/testing those levels OR /supplementing /with EPA and DHA is important.
>Only 100 mg to 200 mg a day of each is needed. Vegan sources of EPA and
>DHA are now available.
>For more information about Dr. Joel Fuhrman's findings and
>recommendations, google "nutritarian", or pick up one of his popular
>books, "Eat to Live" or "Super Immunity". By the way, Dr. Oz wrote the
>forward to "Eat to Live" (originally published in 2003; 2nd edition:
>2011). Dr Oz and Dr. Fuhrman knew each other as friends back in medical
>Here is the KMGH (Denver Channel 7) schedule page: See schedule:
... See Monday, June 4,
>2012, 4pm. Here is a video promotion for the show:
>- Phil in Boulder
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