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
(i.e. ZERO to about ONLY TEN percent of
calories from animal sources). Much of Dr. Fuhrman's work is in supporting
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
in raw nuts
in our diets. He especially recommends one tablespoon of chia,
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 school.
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: