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EngineerGuy posted:
Dr. Fuhrman's website. This is an active community. Dr. Fuhrman spends quite a bit of time on the website every day. Cost is $8 per month, or $100 per year to join. I'm in my third year, and have learned a great deal, and have asked Dr. Fuhrman several questions. Members ask detailed questions on their own health, and participate on an active member to member board.
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amishere responded:
From what I can see the only payment option for a monthly membership is 45 dollars for the first 6 weeks and then 15 dollars a month auto renewed. Can you point me to this 8 dollar per month membership as I could do that, I can't afford the other options at this point in my life unfortunately.
 
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EngineerGuy replied to amishere's response:
Hi Ami,

Great to see you.

I'm sorry about the mis-info on the membership fee. The $8/mo was apparently a special, a couple months ago.

Best regards, EngineerGuy
 
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DeadManWalking56 responded:
EG:

Dr. Fuhrman's site is now up to $159/yr as of June 2010.

DMW
 
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EngineerGuy replied to DeadManWalking56's response:
Hi DMW,

Re: Dr. Fuhrman's site is now up to $159/yr as of June 2010.


In my opinion, it's the best health dollar spent. Just last night, I decided to add broccoli sprouts and assorted sprouts, an ounce or two, to my program. I never would have been aware that good research suggests adding sprouts to my program. I never would have been aware that good research suggests adding mushrooms and onions to my program (another recent change). I never would have stumbled upon a program like Dr. Fuhrman's on my own, without his insight and time.


Dr. Fuhrman spends hours on the website almost every day, answering detailed questions. Just yesterday, he answered a question of mine. There are costs to running the site, including staff salaries.


All the other sites have virtually none of the doctor's time, and, while they are valuable sites, I believe Dr. Fuhrman has the best health insight, by far. He also has the best understanding of individual variation, and has the best adaptation of the diet to individual needs. There are also 42 newsletters, many recorded teleconferences, recipes, and discussion boards available for search, to answer a very wide range of questions.


Also, the member to member discussion is very active.


While the cost of the site is not inconsequential, in the scheme of our health, the cost is very small. The health advice on the site is usually different than anyplace else, and I believe, very beneficial. I always find the research support for Dr. Fuhrman's position to be convincing, whenever there is a disagreement with another positon.


I disagree with Dr. Fuhrman on fluoride toothpaste (I am in favor of it. He feels there is inadequate long term information). I disagree with Dr. Fuhrman on glucosamine/ chondroitin (I believe it is very beneficial, he believes it is helpful to a few, although not harmful).


Ultimately, it's each person's choice.


I'll do my best to bring all the wisdom I can, to this board. :-)


Best regards, EngineerGuy
 
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DeadManWalking56 replied to EngineerGuy's response:
I agree it is not a lot to spend. If valuable health information is there, that cost is negligible. The $159 is less than 4 times the six week $45.

Is Eat To Live more weight loss oriented, or with nutritional information on other issues also ? I read the page on Fuhrman's website dedicated to headaches and migraines, and getting the diet right for them appears important. If Eat To Live covers that, it has greater value than just as a weight loss aid.

DMW
 
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EngineerGuy replied to DeadManWalking56's response:
Hi DMW,

Eat To Live is an excellent book, far more than a weight loss book. But, there is only so much a book can contain.

Best regards, EngineerGuy
 
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jc3737 replied to EngineerGuy's response:
Does Fuhrman allow debate on his site?....can you point out research that does not agree with his ideas and ask him to counter?

Lets keep in mind what is really important.Its not whether EG or Heretic,or Dolores is right but that a civil debate/discussion takes place and that each counters the other if he or she really believes the other poster is wrong..

To leave a statement or research study uncontested leaves the impression that you agree or don't have enough data to counter.I know this from talking to a number of people who read these messages boards frequently.

If you don't agree with something say so otherwise you leave the impression with many readers that what was posted was uncontestable or that you agree with the poster.
 
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DeadManWalking56 replied to jc3737's response:
And some are just tired of some debates. Heretic may want to promote fat in the diet. That debate is not appropriate on a doctor's website who has been helping and curing people.

Let Heretic go talk to the Atkins people and their website, or somewhere else appriate and promote a fatty diet there. It does not appear to be the diet for most people. My own sensitivity to fat in the diet suggests that when one's arteries blockages are severe enough, spasm and angina can happen very easily.

Most people with my blockaged severity do not have my secondary capillary network, which allows the heart to continue to function while the spasms subside. Without them, the spasms can intensify into a more painful and scary transient heart attack, or worse.

Why anyone would want to tempt fate and a heart attack to lose part of their heart muscle is worse than Russian Roulette.

One should not advocate nor debate something that is dangerous for the majority of people. If he hears of people with simlilar dietary reactions to his, he can be supportive and state what he does for his health, and I will support that.

But advocate it in general for all ? I think that is just wrong.

I have helped a number of co-workers to eliminate shortness of breath and chest pain by simply suggesting they cut back their fatty food intake. The change happens in under a week, and you can bet they thank me.

DeadManWalking, and my friends are, too.
 
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EngineerGuy replied to DeadManWalking56's response:
Hi jc,

Re: Does Fuhrman allow debate on his site?....can you point out research that does not agree with his ideas and ask him to counter?
Lets keep in mind what is really important.Its not whether EG or Heretic,or Dolores is right but that a civil debate/discussion takes place and that each counters the other if he or she really believes the other poster is wrong..



I disagree. At some point, the purpose of this whole exercise is to pick a program, adopt it and benefit from it. Endless debate does not make us healthy.


Yes, folks on the Fuhrman website debate with Dr. Fuhrman at times. And sometimes people counter Dr. Fuhrman's opinion with more data. This has happened on the value of potatoes, for example, which by some data are just as nutritious as oatmeal. Dr. Fuhrman prefers oatmeal as one of the whole grains that many people might eat, but discourages potatoes.


But nobody is on the website saying that a totally different program is better than Fuhrman's. What would be the point? If someone feels that way, what would be the reason to be on the site? To convince Dr. Fuhrman that he's not helping people? It's difficult enough to follow a program, particularly for those whose health is poor, or whose heredity presents a difficult challenge. It is easy to become discouraged at times. It is not helpful to have "debate" in this case. Is it helpful to got to an AA meeting, and insist that the 12 steps are not the best methods to overcome alcoholism? There would be better venues for such discussion.


There are costs to running the site, including paid staff, and many hours of Dr. Fuhrman's own time daily. One additional benefit of the fee is that people not interested in the program are not wasting time there.


Best regards, EngineerGuy
 
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jc3737 replied to EngineerGuy's response:
I was not referring to this Web MD Fuhrman site.It is the diet debate site I have recommended to hundreds of people I know and associate with daily.

Since there are many who follow that site I feel responsible for recommending it to them and want to see both sides of an argument made known.

The idea that learning and discovery happens best when debating comes from Einstein and Karl Popper and their exchange of letters.Both agreed that one should seek out those who disagree with your point of view and warned of the dangers of seeking only those who agreed with you.So I disagree with DMW and EG on this point but will keep debate for the diet debate board.
 
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jc3737 replied to DeadManWalking56's response:
DMW,Heretic does not post on this site or on a low fat site....he posts on the diet debate site which is for that purpose.

I agree that debate is for the diet debate board but many who post here also post on the diet debate board and I hoped they would not let someting go unchallenged if they disagreed with it.

Over the past 4 yrs or so I have recommended the diet debate board to hundreds of people from my running group,the YMCA group, former students,friends,relatives,and associates.I want them to always get both sides of an issue and I am often asked about a particular post.As I have mentioned before I don't take a stance or make a recommendation because I have yet to reach a definite conclusion about a type of diet so I leave that to you Dolores,EG,Heretic and others
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dtms1 replied to jc3737's response:
For the record, I lean a certain way but have not received any diet advice on tablets of stone. Therefore I am still questioning.

Dolores
 
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EngineerGuy replied to dtms1's response:
Hi jc, Dolores, DMW,

I've been working late all this week, and have missed being on the site frequently.

I think Dolores summed it up pretty well "For the record, I lean a certain way but have not received any diet advice on tablets of stone. Therefore I am still questioning."



We all lean a certain way, either a little lean or a lot. I lean a lot, for sure. I have been amazed each Fuhrman recommendation that I have added to my program, simply on the strength of his recommendation. Fuhrman's experience surpasses all the others.


Best regards, EngineerGuy


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