Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board–certified family physician, New York Times bestselling author and nutritional researcher who specialize in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.
As one of the country's leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman, M.D. has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, Today, Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, TV Food Network, CNBC, the Dr. Oz Show. His own TV special, “ 3-Steps To Incredible Health” airs nationwide on PBS beginning June 2011..
His book, Eat to Live, published in 2003 (Little Brown) has gone through over 20 printings, has been published in multiple foreign language editions, and has been a New York Times bestseller. The revised version was released by Little Brown in Jan 2011. His recent works include Disease-Proof Your Child and has had published a total of 7 books on human nutrition to date.
Dr. Fuhrman is actively involved in scientific research in human nutrition his discoveries on food addiction and human hunger were published in the scientific journal—Nutrition Journal, Nov 2101 entitled, The Changing Perception of Hunger on a High Nutrient Density Diet. His research activities include working with researchers at the National Institute of Health on nutrition and diet interventions for specific autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Fuhrman is the research director of the Nutritional Research Project, a project of the National Health Association. Dr. Fuhrman is a founding member and on the board of directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, (1988) and has received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of residents. In addition, Dr. Fuhrman speaks to other physicians at hospital grand rounds and provides nutritional education to physicians for CME credit, his lectures have been approved for physician continuing education via the American Academy of Family Physicians and many doctors of all specialties have attended his conferences.
As a former world class figure skater and member of the United States World Figure Skating Team, in 1973, he placed second in the United States National Pairs Championships. In the World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain in 1976, he placed third. Today, he is an active participant in multiple sports and is a health and fitness enthusiast. His dedication to sports medicine, injury prevention, human performance and longevity speaks to these lifelong interests. Along with his nutritional expertise, Dr. Fuhrman has been involved professionally with sports medical committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and lectured to athletic trainers and world-class athletes for maximizing performance and preventing injury.