So I’m sure you’re wondering what in the world nutritarian is. Well it’s sort of Vegan with a dash of vegetarian and a twist of whole30. It takes the best from each and makes well…the best! The basis of this way of eating is formed around Vegetables, both raw and cooked. It’s then followed by fruits, beans/legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains and very minimal to no processed foods, animal products or oils. According to the standard American diet (SAD) this food pyramid looks crazy and...
What really caught my attention with the nutritarian lifestyle were the many success stories from people with otherwise incurable diseases. I’m talking heart disease, diabetes, asthma, autoimmune diseases and even CANCER. Our bodies are amazing at healing themselves, but they need the proper fuel to do so. Most people today rarely eat fruits and vegetables. I was one of those people. It’s easy to fall into the fast food world and very hard to break the habit. When you give your body what it needs, it will do its job properly.
The first Dr. Fuhrman book I read was Super Immunity, followed by Eat to Live and Disease-Proof Your Child. The supporting data is astounding! Once you read these books it’s hard to ignore the facts. We live in a world that is being consumed with cancer, obesity and many debilitating diseases. What we put into our bodies can either help or harm us. There is not a magic pill for everything. Food truly is the best medicine.
I’m still working on perfecting my nutritarian lifestyle. Some days I blow myself away with how well I did and other days I’m asking “did I eat anything green today?” It’s a learning curve. I’m not where I want to be, but I’m in a lot better place than I was. I find myself checking off the GBOMBS (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, seeds) in my head. I fill my fridge with fresh fruits and veggies, sometimes squishing that last bundle of kale in just enough to close the drawer. Do I eat perfect every day? No. Do I feed my kids perfect every day? No. Do I try to make the best choices I can depending on the circumstances? Yes.
The nutritarian lifestyle may not be everyone’s cup of “green” tea, but it’s absolutely worth a second glance. Dr. Fuhrman has many books out plus a website (www.drfuhrman.com) and is often on PBS stations sharing this valuable and life changing information. I hope you take the opportunity to do a little research for yourself. Knowledge is power!