Joel Fuhrman, MD

Joel Fuhrman, MD

Physician, Author

Expertise

Nutrition, Natural healing

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Highlights

Your health is in your hands. Every bite that you put in your mouth has a direct effect on how your body functions and your future health. The fantastic news is that you can enjoy healthful, delicious food and achieve a favorable weight and extend your lifespan by many years. Recent advancements in nutritional science can grant us the opportunity to live a life free of heart disease, strokes, and even cancer, living longer than at any point in human history. It will take effort but the rewards you will get from a healthy life will be priceless.

— Joel Fuhrman, MD

Experience

Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Fit covering nutrition and healthy aging. Through his medical practice, as well as his New York Times best-selling books and PBS specials, Dr. Fuhrman has helped thousands of people lose weight permanently and reverse chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain syndromes, including migraines, using a nutrient-dense, plant-rich eating style that he calls the Nutritarian diet. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation.

An internationally-recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman is also a health and fitness enthusiast whose athletic background gives him a keen insight into the importance of diet and physical exercise. Before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman was a world-class figure skater who placed third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship.

Education

Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Verywell Fit Editorial Process

Verywell Fit is an award-winning online resource that empowers you to reach your diet and fitness goals. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 120 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and aligned with our core values so you can make confident choices for your life.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, board-certified physicians, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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