On May 25, 2023, Joel Fuhrman, MD, gave a powerful presentation on the importance of understanding serious health risks associated with processed and fast food consumption, even from occasional use. These “Frankenfoods” do not merely increase death from heart disease and cancer, but also impair the human brain, creating depression, lowering intelligence, and increasing propensity for drug abuse and crime. Importantly, the worst food choices create food addiction, leading to excessive caloric intake and dependency.
Learning objectives of this presentation included: Mechanisms of food addition, both stimulatory excitation and withdrawal symptoms and Recognizing and dealing with emotional obstacles for healthful eating and weight loss.

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best- selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. He coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend lifespan. For over 30 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

If you missed this incredibly insighful and educational RLMI Lifestyle as Medicine Lecture event, you can watch it here on our RLMI YouTube channel.