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Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health. Based Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health. Based on the latest scientific research, Super Immunity shows us how we can become almost totally resistant to colds, influenza, and other infections. The evidence is overwhelming: we can supercharge our immune system to protect our bodies against disease—everything from the common cold to cancer. Nutritional science has made phenomenal strides and discoveries in recent years, and when this new research is applied it enables us to seize control of our health like never before. Dr. Fuhrman explains this new science, providing everything you need to know to put this knowledge into action in your kitchen and in your life. What we eat has everything to do with our health, and, unfortunately, too many of us are living with a severely depleted immune function. Our dietary choices are making us sicker, shortening our lives, and costing us billions of dollars in doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications. But Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe more medical care is the answer. Rather, he explains the solution is to change the way we eat. The standard American diet is nutrient deficient. We are eating too many highly processed foods, foods with added sweeteners, and animal fats and protein. At the same time, we are not eating enough fruits, beans, seeds, and vegetables, which leaves us lacking in hundreds of the most important immune-building compounds. By changing our diets and combining foods that contain powerful immune-strengthening capabilities, we can prevent most common modern diseases. Combining the latest data from clinical tests, nutritional research, and results from thousands of patients, Dr. Fuhrman proves that super immunity exists and is well within reach for those who choose it. We all have the ability to live healthier, stronger, and longer than ever before. Isn’t it time you dis-covered super immunity?


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Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health. Based Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health. Based on the latest scientific research, Super Immunity shows us how we can become almost totally resistant to colds, influenza, and other infections. The evidence is overwhelming: we can supercharge our immune system to protect our bodies against disease—everything from the common cold to cancer. Nutritional science has made phenomenal strides and discoveries in recent years, and when this new research is applied it enables us to seize control of our health like never before. Dr. Fuhrman explains this new science, providing everything you need to know to put this knowledge into action in your kitchen and in your life. What we eat has everything to do with our health, and, unfortunately, too many of us are living with a severely depleted immune function. Our dietary choices are making us sicker, shortening our lives, and costing us billions of dollars in doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications. But Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe more medical care is the answer. Rather, he explains the solution is to change the way we eat. The standard American diet is nutrient deficient. We are eating too many highly processed foods, foods with added sweeteners, and animal fats and protein. At the same time, we are not eating enough fruits, beans, seeds, and vegetables, which leaves us lacking in hundreds of the most important immune-building compounds. By changing our diets and combining foods that contain powerful immune-strengthening capabilities, we can prevent most common modern diseases. Combining the latest data from clinical tests, nutritional research, and results from thousands of patients, Dr. Fuhrman proves that super immunity exists and is well within reach for those who choose it. We all have the ability to live healthier, stronger, and longer than ever before. Isn’t it time you dis-covered super immunity?

30 review for Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mitzi

    Dr. Fuhrman is brilliant. I have altered my diet after reading Eat to Live, 3 and 1/2 months ago and have lost over 25lbs painlessly. Severe dust mite and pollen allergies nearly history. My doctor had no solution for me but to wrap everything in plastic, get hepa filters and take antihistamines for the rest of my life. Joint pain and constant fatigue - gone. Getting sick constantly for long stretches - gone. This is all based on science and even if it wasn't, I feel better than I have in 20 yea Dr. Fuhrman is brilliant. I have altered my diet after reading Eat to Live, 3 and 1/2 months ago and have lost over 25lbs painlessly. Severe dust mite and pollen allergies nearly history. My doctor had no solution for me but to wrap everything in plastic, get hepa filters and take antihistamines for the rest of my life. Joint pain and constant fatigue - gone. Getting sick constantly for long stretches - gone. This is all based on science and even if it wasn't, I feel better than I have in 20 years, so I don't care. This book is a little too technical in the first part but that's over soon and the rest is very easy to get your head around. Very, very important information for those of us who want to live long and well Read "Eat to Live" first if you need to loose heaps of weight, otherwise this book is for everyone else who wants to feel insanely healthy and live to see their great grand kids. Also, watch the fabulous documentary "Forks Over Knives" and you will be sure that plant-based is the healthiest possible option. It's a real eye-opener.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    I'm conflicted about this book. On the one hand, I don't trust the whole "medicine will make it better" culture and have experienced the opinion "if you don't take these pills, how will you get better?" opinion when someone important to me had OCD (which was worked through with cognitive behavior therapy and no side effects). On the other hand, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, and anecdotes are not extraordinary proof. I figure that if it tastes like snake oil, there's probably I'm conflicted about this book. On the one hand, I don't trust the whole "medicine will make it better" culture and have experienced the opinion "if you don't take these pills, how will you get better?" opinion when someone important to me had OCD (which was worked through with cognitive behavior therapy and no side effects). On the other hand, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, and anecdotes are not extraordinary proof. I figure that if it tastes like snake oil, there's probably snake oil in it. And isn't turning to the big health-food information racket a lot like staying with big pharmacy? There's a lot of baggage when you start talking about "proper" diet. So I'm focusing on the book itself instead. There are lots of anecdotes and lots of generalizations. The details of the various studies are in the notes, but not in a way that's convenient for me to verify the finding myself. I'd really like more information. Also, I have trouble trusting a voice that claims savior-hood -- "I did this wonderful thing" or "the big guys don't want you to believe" -- which is present in this book. A lot. I think the food advice is probably good, maybe even really good, and maybe it is really a David versus Goliath situation, but the tone bothers me. The book does read better than I expected, in general. My take home message is "eat more greens, and try adding some mushrooms." Also, I'm probably doing good with the seeds and fruits, so I'll keep that up. But I'm not going to send anyone all my money.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bloof Books

    I've been following Dr. Fuhrman's work since 2007, and this book and the updated edition of Eat to Live are his best. Both are super-loaded with information that can change your health dramatically. (We're vegan, so follow the vegan-style plans, but there are nonvegetarian plans in the books that will work for anyone.) Even before I read this one, I haven't had a flu, sinus infection, serious cold, or other virus in three years, thanks to eating the way Dr. Fuhrman recommends. My allergies have p I've been following Dr. Fuhrman's work since 2007, and this book and the updated edition of Eat to Live are his best. Both are super-loaded with information that can change your health dramatically. (We're vegan, so follow the vegan-style plans, but there are nonvegetarian plans in the books that will work for anyone.) Even before I read this one, I haven't had a flu, sinus infection, serious cold, or other virus in three years, thanks to eating the way Dr. Fuhrman recommends. My allergies have practically disappeared. I can't remember the last time I had a headache. I also have "excellent" BP, cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, etc., according to my most recent physical--definitely not always the case. That means I'm protected against disease like CAD, diabetes, and cancer as well, despite my family history. And the food is good too (once you get used to eating more volume in veggies and fruit)! As with all of his books and articles, every assertion is backed up. The 20+ pp. appendix of research references in the back could keep you busy for years. Or you could just eat your GOMBBS (greens, onions, mushrooms, berries, beans, seeds).

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kami Corban

    I learned about this book on a Doctor Oz show. Dr. Fuhrman was a guest who presented strong evidence for a nutrient dense diet. I was instantly hooked as a number of people in my family have faced serious illness. Dr. Fuhrman makes a convincing case for the failure of modern medicine. Basically doctors treat us AFTER we've gotten sick. They should instead teach us how to live in a way that reduces the chance of illness. Dr. Fuhrman gives the reader all the essential information for staying well b I learned about this book on a Doctor Oz show. Dr. Fuhrman was a guest who presented strong evidence for a nutrient dense diet. I was instantly hooked as a number of people in my family have faced serious illness. Dr. Fuhrman makes a convincing case for the failure of modern medicine. Basically doctors treat us AFTER we've gotten sick. They should instead teach us how to live in a way that reduces the chance of illness. Dr. Fuhrman gives the reader all the essential information for staying well by following a diet high in fruits and vegetables. He prescribes what he calls GBOMBS in hefty amounts: Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds. The doctor includes his version of the food pyramid where nearly every food on it derives from plants. He says it's okay to eat roughly 150-200 calories per day that are not plant-based - for example, meat or dairy. More than that amount, though, can lead to compromised immunity. Yes, his diet is not for everyone. However, I made the simple change of adding 1 or 2 green smoothies to my daily diet. These consist of 2 cups of leafy greens, celery, carrots, berries, and nuts. I have been surprised at how much better I feel. Carb cravings are basically gone, and I have more energy. I recommend this book to others who are willing to experiment with their diet to improve their health.(less)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Graham Lutz

    Man, this one started out so good! Then, 'round about page 85, he starts talking about animal products. He's a vegan. And clearly completely blind to anything but the studies that support his vegan agenda. Throughout the first few chapters he explains the difference between whole grains and processed grains as well as the difference between raw organic vegetable and cooked, conventionally grown vegetables. Then he goes on to lump "animal products" into one big category, with no mention of the d Man, this one started out so good! Then, 'round about page 85, he starts talking about animal products. He's a vegan. And clearly completely blind to anything but the studies that support his vegan agenda. Throughout the first few chapters he explains the difference between whole grains and processed grains as well as the difference between raw organic vegetable and cooked, conventionally grown vegetables. Then he goes on to lump "animal products" into one big category, with no mention of the difference between conventionally produced, grain fed, feed lot cows meat vs. organically raised, grass fed, hormone free cows meat. These are two very different things! Same goes for the milk and cheese. Same goes for fish. I am sorry, but the preponderance of science simply doesn't support the vegan agenda.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I am not planning on following his suggested diet but instead read this book for inspiration on my path to healthier eating. I enjoyed this book for the most part and was inspired to (let's hope it lasts!) to add even more fruits/vegetables into my diet after reading what Fuhrman has to say about micronutrients/phytonutrients. However, I myself need to take advice with a certain degree of moderation. We all know that healthy people die and people that eat a Big Mac every day can live to old age. I am not planning on following his suggested diet but instead read this book for inspiration on my path to healthier eating. I enjoyed this book for the most part and was inspired to (let's hope it lasts!) to add even more fruits/vegetables into my diet after reading what Fuhrman has to say about micronutrients/phytonutrients. However, I myself need to take advice with a certain degree of moderation. We all know that healthy people die and people that eat a Big Mac every day can live to old age. I might want to believe that I can "disease proof" myself by eating better or eating this vs. that I know this is a very dangerous mind-set for me. I want to do what I can and this book did provide with me inspiration to keep working at it. (But, the recipes are so Spartan! They were not part of the inspiration I mentioned above!)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carol Dickerson

    Joel Fuhrman has authored two previous books on nutrition, Eat to Live and the Nutritarian Handbook. The current book on building immunity through nutrition focuses more on specific diseases, including infectious diseases like the flu, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It's a good contribution , amply footnoted to document the science behind his recommendations, and replete with the personal stories of successful patients that seems a requirement of this genre of self help books. I'm a fan of Fuh Joel Fuhrman has authored two previous books on nutrition, Eat to Live and the Nutritarian Handbook. The current book on building immunity through nutrition focuses more on specific diseases, including infectious diseases like the flu, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. It's a good contribution , amply footnoted to document the science behind his recommendations, and replete with the personal stories of successful patients that seems a requirement of this genre of self help books. I'm a fan of Fuhrman and have been following his nutritarian approach to eating for almost two years (sometimes rather strictly, sometimes with a too lax approach that includes way too many cookies and lots of red wine.) The latest book could use some editing-it lacks the concrete guidelines that I found useful in the two previous books. The reader who does not have this background would be left wondering how to manage their own diet. There is also a confusing chapter that recommends everyone take a multivitamin and then proceeds to describe why many common components in multivitamins are toxic. Anyway, the most useful of his books is the Nutritarian Handbook, available at Whole Foods as part of its EatRight America program.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Krista

    This book explains the immune system's function and gives advice on how to strengthen it using food as your medicine. Dr. Fuhrman gives advice on supplements to avoid (many common ones like vitamin C) and supplements that are worth using (Zinc, Vitamin D and not much else) and teaches you how to get the nutrients and vitamins you need from common foods. A lot of the food suggestions are a bit much for most people but many recipes can be integrated gradually over time. Once you reap the rewards o This book explains the immune system's function and gives advice on how to strengthen it using food as your medicine. Dr. Fuhrman gives advice on supplements to avoid (many common ones like vitamin C) and supplements that are worth using (Zinc, Vitamin D and not much else) and teaches you how to get the nutrients and vitamins you need from common foods. A lot of the food suggestions are a bit much for most people but many recipes can be integrated gradually over time. Once you reap the rewards of a nutrient rich diet and learn the danger of eating the average western diet Dr. Fuhrman believes you won't look back. I enjoyed this book greatly and highly recommend to those with an interest in natural health and wellness.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jan Schaeffler

    I learned about this book through someone else and my first thoughts were that it is crazy to eat so many vegetables I have to say that I borrowed this book first from the library and bought it because I need to use it for reference. I never thought I could eat raw vegetables without gobs of oil or fattening dressing but I am finally acquiring a taste for raw veggies. I even like the way they make me feel over chocolate!! When I follow the plan I not only feel healthier but drop weight. The auth I learned about this book through someone else and my first thoughts were that it is crazy to eat so many vegetables I have to say that I borrowed this book first from the library and bought it because I need to use it for reference. I never thought I could eat raw vegetables without gobs of oil or fattening dressing but I am finally acquiring a taste for raw veggies. I even like the way they make me feel over chocolate!! When I follow the plan I not only feel healthier but drop weight. The author treats nutrition as our medicine. He gives food a score called ANDI based on its nutritional density. Whole Foods now posts the scores next to each of their vegetables. Worth a read if you have concern for your health.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sandee

    A very good book! So much information about the power of food in preventing disease, curing or improving life with disease, becoming stronger and living longer. Actually, the overwhelming focus on living longer was why I dropped one star. I believe there has to be more to life that a singular focus on living as long as possible. Regardless of what I believe, this is an excellent resource for understanding our immune systems and how to feed them to work for our maximum advantage. I will be refere A very good book! So much information about the power of food in preventing disease, curing or improving life with disease, becoming stronger and living longer. Actually, the overwhelming focus on living longer was why I dropped one star. I believe there has to be more to life that a singular focus on living as long as possible. Regardless of what I believe, this is an excellent resource for understanding our immune systems and how to feed them to work for our maximum advantage. I will be referencing this book regularly.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lekeshua

    I enjoyed this book and felt it was informative. I do wish a couple things mentioned were back up with sources and not mentioned as if common knowledge. for example raw nuts and seeds should be comsumed raw and any roasting or cooking develops carcinogen. It may be common knowledge for most but it's the first time I've heard it mentioned. I did find it strange he didn't mention soaking grains, nuts, and seeds before consumption. I look forward to trying some of the recipes.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nigeyb

    I'm passionate about health, diet and nutrition, and have been listening to a lot of Dr Joel Fuhrman's talks which is what prompted me to read 'Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free'. The more I discover about plant-based diets the more convinced I become that they are the best route to a robust immune system, staying healthy and increasing longevity. 'Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Yo I'm passionate about health, diet and nutrition, and have been listening to a lot of Dr Joel Fuhrman's talks which is what prompted me to read 'Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free'. The more I discover about plant-based diets the more convinced I become that they are the best route to a robust immune system, staying healthy and increasing longevity. 'Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free' is a credible, thorough, well written and inspirational summary of the evidence-based science of staying fit and energetic. Nothing in this book will come as much of a surprise to people who pay attention to the this stuff. Indeed Michael Pollan has famously simplified most nutritional advice into seven words, Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.. What could be simpler? Dr Joel Fuhrman has a handy acronym to summarise one of his key messages about daily dietary choices: eat plenty of GBOMBS (Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds) which are the best anti-cancer, health-promoting foods on the planet

  13. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    Dr Furhman wrote a great book, and while it was not an easy read, it was an informative one. He basically advocates a plant based diet, and strongly pushes a vegan diet. What a found a little lacking was that he says we don't really need vitamins/supplements for super immunity because all we need to do is eat this combinations of fruits/veggies/plants etc., then he advocates for little to ideally no meat in the diet, but in order to completely take out meat you need to supplement to get proper n Dr Furhman wrote a great book, and while it was not an easy read, it was an informative one. He basically advocates a plant based diet, and strongly pushes a vegan diet. What a found a little lacking was that he says we don't really need vitamins/supplements for super immunity because all we need to do is eat this combinations of fruits/veggies/plants etc., then he advocates for little to ideally no meat in the diet, but in order to completely take out meat you need to supplement to get proper nutrition! That was a little disconcerting as his whole premise of the book is to get super immunity from eating the right foods. He does a good job on breaking down illness, modern medicine (though he knocks vitamin c, what?), flu vaccine etc. He does a good job explaining why the Standard American Diet (SAD) is so lacking and promotes eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies etc. that are nutrient dense foods. A good encouragement to me (though I know this idea) to up my food intake to a more nutrient dense level, specifically adding more greens to our diets. And so it is, I have mostly preferred the Weston A Price Foundation food philosophy, but I am branching out to read other ideas. My new mindset is that there is no one size fits all. Studying health is as much a rabbit hole as anything, for everyone has their opinions and studies to support how their food philosophy is gospel truth. It is best to discuss with your Doctor what will help heal your body, as we have specific issues ourselves. And I'm not talking an MD exclusively here people, there are a lot of other medically trained minds in the natural fields and schools of thought.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    After my son was born, I went on a quest to learn how to feed my family better. My husband and I were were not healthy eaters and we were both overweight. I wanted better for my son and our family so I started reading and researching. This is one of the books that I found to be very helpful and easy to read. Since germs and sickness are a huge concern for parents, the subject was something that caught my attention. It really amazed me how adding certain foods to the meal plan could really boost After my son was born, I went on a quest to learn how to feed my family better. My husband and I were were not healthy eaters and we were both overweight. I wanted better for my son and our family so I started reading and researching. This is one of the books that I found to be very helpful and easy to read. Since germs and sickness are a huge concern for parents, the subject was something that caught my attention. It really amazed me how adding certain foods to the meal plan could really boost immunity so well. I also love that I don't have to rely on allergy pills, antibiotics, and other medication to get through the winter months anymore. This guide, along with The Best Multivitamin eBook- what that means, what to look for, and a whole lot more (Best Health Secrets Guide) have helped me and my family tremendously as we search for ways to live better through our food choices.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ci

    The progenitor of ANDI score has summarized his recommendations for better immunity as follows: 1. high-nutrient vegan diet, rich in green vegetables 2. Blended salad and/or vegetable juices (leafy green) to increase absorption of phytochemicals 3. Supplementation: EPA/DHA, beneficial bowel flora, anti-inflammatory substance from natural sources such as turmeric, ginger, and other bioflavonoids, multivitamin, plus additional vitamin D 4. Avoid salt, wheat, oil and concentrated sweets. Taken in its f The progenitor of ANDI score has summarized his recommendations for better immunity as follows: 1. high-nutrient vegan diet, rich in green vegetables 2. Blended salad and/or vegetable juices (leafy green) to increase absorption of phytochemicals 3. Supplementation: EPA/DHA, beneficial bowel flora, anti-inflammatory substance from natural sources such as turmeric, ginger, and other bioflavonoids, multivitamin, plus additional vitamin D 4. Avoid salt, wheat, oil and concentrated sweets. Taken in its full extend, this is a very severe vegan diet which is 1. green vegetables, some cooked (without salt and oil), some in raw form (salad or juice) 2. limited supplement: multivitamin, D, probiotics, fish oil, some natural spices The challenge is how to make it possible into a lifestyle instead of short burst diet regiment. Given the food rich environment with artificially heightened food engineering which are diametrically opposite to these suggestions, his recommendation requires a complete overhaul of typical eating preference and even the whole mindset.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    I agree with almost all of Dr. Fuhrman's philosophies on eating and health. Super Immunity is more "scientific" than his other books, but seems to ease off a little towards the middle of the book and become an easier read. Basically he wants you to eat healthy to be healthy and stop feeding into all the hype diets which are almost impossible to maintain on a long term basis. I loved it. I have made 3 of the recipes I thought I would like and found them to be decent. I have a few more I am planni I agree with almost all of Dr. Fuhrman's philosophies on eating and health. Super Immunity is more "scientific" than his other books, but seems to ease off a little towards the middle of the book and become an easier read. Basically he wants you to eat healthy to be healthy and stop feeding into all the hype diets which are almost impossible to maintain on a long term basis. I loved it. I have made 3 of the recipes I thought I would like and found them to be decent. I have a few more I am planning on making yet. Read him, you will be smarter for it and hopefully healthier.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tasha

    just the info itself gives this one a 5 stars from me. Basic, common sense info. Highly recommended. Just be forewarned that the author is a supporter of a more veggie, legume and vegan style diet. This happens to make sense to me but I still rec it to everyone to at least give a read or a listen. It might change your life.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Pauline

    I think the title would have been more accurate as "why you should become a vegan" because that's pretty much what Dr. Fuhrman proselytizes in this book. If it weren't for the fact that I know two people personally who have used his method to get to a point where medication for diabetes and blood pressure were no longer necessary, I'd have panned this book for overweaning leaps into personal preferences after mentioning studies -in one case contradicting the study he quoted (coffee and its abili I think the title would have been more accurate as "why you should become a vegan" because that's pretty much what Dr. Fuhrman proselytizes in this book. If it weren't for the fact that I know two people personally who have used his method to get to a point where medication for diabetes and blood pressure were no longer necessary, I'd have panned this book for overweaning leaps into personal preferences after mentioning studies -in one case contradicting the study he quoted (coffee and its ability to reduce the chance of going type two diabetic without the study being able to pinpoint why this is so, and claiming (without mentioning this was his own opinion and not part of the study) it was because the people who were in the study were so lacking in green food nutrients that the phytochemicals in the coffee beans must have accounted for the results. I stuck with it though and did find a lot of good information I want to verify on my own. It's good source material for that. Be forewarned though, it's a book about why it's better for you to be a vegan without balanced study references.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    If you are not feeling as good as you would like to, or are tired all the time, or catch every bug that goes around; this is a book well worth digging into. I have read it twice and am starting it over again. There is too much information for just one time through.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jenna M

    This book had bs science, but if you eat like that you'd be healthy af

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christine Fitzgerald

    I finished this book and now have a book full of recipes to try to with my family. The best part is that all the recipes are chock full of micronutrients that will help me and my children fight off illnesses that seem to take over in our house of six. I have read other Joel Furhman books before and he never disappoints with straightforward facts and practical advice.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Rayton

    Some great information presented in an easy to digest way.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brian Johnson

    “Super immunity can best be defined as the body’s immune system working to its fullest potential. Modern science has advanced to the point where we have evidence that the right raw materials and nutritional factors can double or triple the protective power of the immune system. If you learn to fill every cell receptor lock with the right nutrient key and meet the demands of each cell, the body’s defenses take on superhero qualities—and you will hardly ever get sick again. More important, this ch “Super immunity can best be defined as the body’s immune system working to its fullest potential. Modern science has advanced to the point where we have evidence that the right raw materials and nutritional factors can double or triple the protective power of the immune system. If you learn to fill every cell receptor lock with the right nutrient key and meet the demands of each cell, the body’s defenses take on superhero qualities—and you will hardly ever get sick again. More important, this change from average immunity to Super Immunity can save your life.” ~ Joel Fuhrman, M.D. from Super Immunity Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a nutritional science rock star. As one of the world’s leading medical doctors, he is leading the charge in helping us understand how nutrition impacts our well-being. Super Immunity is PACKED with goodness and, as the sub-title points out, provides us with “The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free.” If you’re feelin’ it, I think you will LOVE this book. And, if you’re really feelin’ it, I also think you’ll love the interactive 6-week class Dr. Fuhrman taught at our en*theos Academy where he shared the Big Ideas from Super Immunity in the context of a live, interactive class. Here’s a handful of my favorite Big Ideas: 1. Dr. Fuhrman’s Pyramid - Check this out. 2. Flashing Oil Lights - Don’t just snip it! 3. Cruciferous Veggies - Your disease fighters! 4. GOMBBS - Greens + onions + mushrooms + berries, beans + seeds. 5. Health Equation - Health = Nutrients/Calories. Hope you enjoyed this quick look at another great book. Here’s to optimizing our lives and creating Super Immunity! Here's my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsCNN... And click here to find 250+ more of my reviews: http://bit.ly/BrianReviews Brian

  24. 5 out of 5

    Corrie Campbell

    Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Super Immunity is truly summed up in his byline: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free. Current nutritional studies are truly giving the public the opportunity to understand just how to eat the healthiest diet possible. Regardless of whether you like the message or not, Dr. Fuhrman is an evangelist concerning these studies. He is a defender of what the studies say and doesn’t mince words, but he also is Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Super Immunity is truly summed up in his byline: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free. Current nutritional studies are truly giving the public the opportunity to understand just how to eat the healthiest diet possible. Regardless of whether you like the message or not, Dr. Fuhrman is an evangelist concerning these studies. He is a defender of what the studies say and doesn’t mince words, but he also is flexible and if a new study suggests something new he will change his opinion – a trait that I feel is true integrity, because it honors the science. Super Immunity’s first five chapters discuss food, nutrition, the food science, and medicine and what you need to know. The book is annotated with endnotes throughout. Chapter six of the book talks about making the right choices and chapter seven gives you menus and recipes. There is also a glossary and an index starting on page 281 (I know numerous people complained about a missing index). I would give the book 4 stars if you have already read some of Dr. Fuhrman’s other books before, because much of the nutritional advice is redundant. Also, if you are thinking about the additional menus and recipes I would suggest his Eat To Live Cookbook, or his Eat For Health, which might be better suited for only those recipe needs. However, if you are looking to read only one book about nutrition or one book by Dr. Fuhrman, then this is a five star book because it gives you everything in one place and has current information in it. Very simply put: if you want to learn how to eat healthy (and lose weight easily in the process) this is a great place to start! You may not need to read another book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Britt Hemingway

    Super simple, clear, fast read. I appreciate that Dr. Fuhrman is focused on the science of nutrition rather than animal ethics - it is just a different voice than most plant-based nutrition books recommend. Everything is laid out plainly and I'm excited to become a nutritarian!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maureen13

    Dr. Fuhrman offers great advice on which foods have the most nutrients; the foods you should be eating everyday to keep that immune system in check. He offers great advice on which foods to combine to get maximum nutritious advantage as well like eating seeds with vegetables..aka adding some sesame or pumpkin seeds to your salad. He focuses a lot on cancer protection and losing weight. He is offer hugely in favor of being vegan. He doesn't tell you why exactly in detail he doesn't like using egg Dr. Fuhrman offers great advice on which foods have the most nutrients; the foods you should be eating everyday to keep that immune system in check. He offers great advice on which foods to combine to get maximum nutritious advantage as well like eating seeds with vegetables..aka adding some sesame or pumpkin seeds to your salad. He focuses a lot on cancer protection and losing weight. He is offer hugely in favor of being vegan. He doesn't tell you why exactly in detail he doesn't like using eggs either and he's in favor of soy. All of these points are up for debate. Do I believe vegan is the ultimate healthy choice, yes, and no. Yes, because I do believe it is apitamy of health; however, when you have an autoimmune disease like me and your digestive track does not extract all the nutrients it should out of food you severely lack B12, iron, D, and zinc in your diet from doing this drastic lifestyle. He does mention that the people that live longest in the world do eat meat, but mostly as meat as a treat, only consuming meat or animal items once a week, or even once a month. Do I agree with all of Dr. Fuhrman's assessments, no, but I believe in most of them with modification. I can see following his ideas with a few of my own ideas. Nothing is for certain, and he himself is only using studies done to fuel his evidence on certain foods he deems better than others. I can agree we are all nutrient deprived. I do feel unhappy that I have an automimmune disease that makes my life bitterly complicated, and I am constantly on the search for the right nutritioanl, and lifestyle plan that will make my life run more smoothly - with fewer incidents of getting sick, tired, run down, and weary in general.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Toasty Cottonmouth

    I stand behind everything Doctor Fuhrman says. It is so basic and fundamental yet so poorly understood. We are what we eat. Having a family member curing cancer through the same principles that Dr. Fuhrman explains in his book, it is so encouraging to see the research support everything we do to cure and prevent diseases in my home. In this book Doctor Fuhrman uses his vast array of knowledge of the infinite biochemical complexities of the human body and makes it strikingly clear that eating a v I stand behind everything Doctor Fuhrman says. It is so basic and fundamental yet so poorly understood. We are what we eat. Having a family member curing cancer through the same principles that Dr. Fuhrman explains in his book, it is so encouraging to see the research support everything we do to cure and prevent diseases in my home. In this book Doctor Fuhrman uses his vast array of knowledge of the infinite biochemical complexities of the human body and makes it strikingly clear that eating a vegetable-based diet is the answer to living a long, healthy and disease free life. Further more he puts complex medical jargon into layman terms, and makes this book a nice and easy read. He gives friendly lists and charts showing the different benefits of different fruits and vegetables. He makes you want to eat clean and eat green. This book helped me to better understand my body, and recognize the importance of fruits and vegetables for my immune system. I live by Joel Fuhrman's words and I am a stronger, healthier person for it. This book is written in a friendly and helpful tone. He writes it in a matter-of-fact way, not attempting to persuade the readers, but allowing them to make the conclusions on their own. He has done the research and he gives us the results. This gives us the opportunity to assess and evaluate our own findings, and see how our bodies react when we follow this incredible diet. But its not just a diet, its a life-style. Eating a plant-based diet is not a short-term thing. Phytochemicals will give you the nutrients you need to live a long, healthy and disease free life.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Desiree

    This book really set me over the edge. Meaning that it truly angered me! At this moment as I type I just get more upset about the fallacious claims in Dr. Joel Fuhrman's recent writing. Granted, there is one obvious aspect that is good about this book. Yes,I do believe we should encourage America and every breathing human to increase their intake of certain phytonutrients by eating more fruits and veggies. Duh? obviously. Even, the lame USDA ascribes to this sentiment. However, I think what real This book really set me over the edge. Meaning that it truly angered me! At this moment as I type I just get more upset about the fallacious claims in Dr. Joel Fuhrman's recent writing. Granted, there is one obvious aspect that is good about this book. Yes,I do believe we should encourage America and every breathing human to increase their intake of certain phytonutrients by eating more fruits and veggies. Duh? obviously. Even, the lame USDA ascribes to this sentiment. However, I think what really struck the biggest chord of anger within me is his nonchalant attitude toward the use of supplements. He tells his readers that the use of Vitamin C is preposterous. Really? I wonder how Linus Pauling would feel about that? Oh and the other MILLION doctors that recommend it. Vitamin C is ultra-vital. I am not a doctor. I've read and seen enough in my own life to know that we need it. The claims in Dr. Joel's book ju aret plain misleading. I truly believe he should address that not all body systems can just jump on a vegan diet and survive. But, instead he makes it seem like it's a solution for every walk of life. There are many holes in this book. I would not read this as a get well guide.

  29. 4 out of 5

    James

    Super Immunity is an interesting concept in nutrition. I admit to being skeptical about "diet books" because people are almost ideological in their support of things like the Mediterranean Diet, Paleo Diet, Atkins Diet, etc. This particular approach is appealing to me because it is well-researched, based on peer-reviewed studies and meta-studies, and most of all, it appeals to my long-time vegetarianism. The author is an MD who is a researcher into nutrition and relies on studies, rather than logi Super Immunity is an interesting concept in nutrition. I admit to being skeptical about "diet books" because people are almost ideological in their support of things like the Mediterranean Diet, Paleo Diet, Atkins Diet, etc. This particular approach is appealing to me because it is well-researched, based on peer-reviewed studies and meta-studies, and most of all, it appeals to my long-time vegetarianism. The author is an MD who is a researcher into nutrition and relies on studies, rather than logic, to make his point. I like an empirical approach. I admit to floundering around with my diet lately, to no good outcome, but since I began to change to come closer to the Super Immunity approach (natural grains, fruit, salads, raw nuts, low doses of animal products), I have been feeling much better and have lost some weight. The idea that nuts, berries, and raw vegetables are storehouses of immune-supporting nutrients is essential to understanding how Super Immunity works. I am enjoying the diet and hope it delivers for me. I'll let you know.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tony Jr.

    Such a great book with a simple yet profound message: Health and a fully functioning immune system or "SUPER IMMUNITY" is the result of providing your body with a diet centered on micro-nutrient rich plant foods. He says that "Great health can be yours, but you can't buy it, you must earn it." Dr Fuhrman does an excellent job explaining his "nutritarian" approach to eating which focuses on consuming nutrient-dense low calorie plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Complete with Such a great book with a simple yet profound message: Health and a fully functioning immune system or "SUPER IMMUNITY" is the result of providing your body with a diet centered on micro-nutrient rich plant foods. He says that "Great health can be yours, but you can't buy it, you must earn it." Dr Fuhrman does an excellent job explaining his "nutritarian" approach to eating which focuses on consuming nutrient-dense low calorie plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Complete with the latest research, case studies, charts, recipes and a two week sample eating plan this book provides more than enough data and practical information to get anyone started eating healthy or take your already moderately healthy diet to the next level. This is an absolutely phenomenal book that I believe anyone can benefit from.

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