Director, Cardiovascular Institute Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Poor nutrition can also result in less productivity at work and school, hyperactivity among children and adolescents, and mood swings, all of which heighten feelings of stress, isolation, and insecurity. Even basic quality-of-life concerns such as constipation are affected, resulting in people spending millions in laxatives, for example. Americans spending $600 million annually on laxatives.
Unlike for many diseases, the cure for obesity is known. Studies with thousands of participants have demonstrated that the combina- tion of a dramatic change in eating habits and daily exercise results in weight loss, including a 60 percent reduction in the chance of developing chronic ailments, such as diabetes.
Dr. Fuhrman is doctor as teacher; he makes applying nutritional science to our own lives easy to learn, compelling, practical, and fun. His own common sense and his scientifically supported solutions to many diet-induced ailments will enable many readers to achieve unexpected degrees of wellness quickly and easily.