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Dr. Joel Fuhrman has just released a new book titled The End of Dieting and I’m thrilled to host a giveaway for a free copy (note: I was also sent one by the publisher for review):
As my longtime readers know, I first became acquainted with Dr. Fuhrman’s plant-based dietary approach back in late 2010. I had been following a vegan diet for a few months by then, but his focus on eating whole foods and reducing the amount of refined sugars and oils in my diet helped me address some of the chronic health conditions I was facing. Since then, I’ve been a real supporter of Dr. Fuhrman and all of my research and experimentation has confirmed that he has the most rational and scientific approach for finding optimal health.
That said, it’s not necessarily easy for most of us to follow any kind of diet, let alone one that is so far removed from the Standard American Diet. In fact, when I first read Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman, I laughed out loud at some of his statements, thinking that there was no way that I could actually do what he was suggesting.
Over the years, I’ve come to find my own version of Dr. Fuhrman’s approach, one that may not necessarily conform 100%, but works for me. Because of that reason, I approached this new book with a bit of hesitation, worried that I might finish reading it feeling like I wasn’t doing something right or that I was a failure. I’m very, very happy to report that it left me with a very optimistic feeling, though, knowing that even if I don’t eat “perfectly” every day, I’m still on the right path.
In fact, The End of Dieting is the most comprehensive book from Dr. Fuhrman in terms of addressing both the emotional and mental aspects of adapting to a healthier way of eating, in addition to describing in understandable terms the addictive nature of certain foods. He comes across as the experienced and knowledgeable clinician that he is, but with the right amount of motivation to encourage healthier choices.
I was also very pleased to see the discussion of what’s wrong with the Paleo diet, how to avoid raising cancer-causing IGF-1 levels, some fast, easy suggestions for how to eat “nutritarian” (including a great daily checklist), and even a comparative list of prepared foods that fit within his recommended guidelines.
All in all, The End of Dieting is a real masterpiece, a comprehensive guide based on years of clinical experience and shrewd, objective research, offering its readers a guide for exactly what it suggests: How to Live for Life.
Dr. Fuhrman dedicates his book “to all those who fight to save and improve our planet and the lives of its inhabitants. May our collective efforts bring a healthy future for our children and future generations.” I believe that this is the perfect summation for a work that holds the tools to transform some of the most complex problems our civilization faces, yet with guidance for the individual to make powerful, rational, and practical choices to transform not only our own lives, but those of our families and communities.