Episode 100 Plant-Based Expert: Doctor Joel Fuhrman

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Episode 100!!

Seriously, I may pee my pants with excitement.

I have a knack of immediately lowering the tone of almost all things. I try to come across as ‘professional’ and then I open my mouth and …

I guess two things: Firstly, I’m turning forty soon and honestly, I’m exhausted from trying to tick all of the boxes society has told me I need to tick to be deemed loveable and worthy. If you’re listening to this podcast, be forewarned, I am a loud laugher, an over-sharer and I also don’t mind a swear word and I love to tell inappropriate stories at inappropriate times and to go on wildly tangential rambles with people I find fascinating. I grew up on a carrot farm in the middle of no where Australia and enjoyed track suits, motor bikes, farm animals, cubby houses, climbing trees, jumping in mud puddles and being a loud and very un ‘lady’ like human and in regards to those things, very little has changed.

So, back to peeing myself with excitement, 100 episodes!!

Seriously though, there are now 100 episodes sharing how people have adopted a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet and overcome chronic diseases such as Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and several forms of Cancer and THAT should be the HEAD LINE of every Newspaper, News segment, and media outlet on the planet!

People everywhere should be talking about this (not specifically my podcast of course ;-))

100 vegan health transformation stories.

That’s not something anybody can scoff at and reply ‘but bacon though’, that’s a BIG DEAL.

Well, to me it’s a big deal. Back in 2004 when I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I could’ve really used these 100 episodes when I was lying awake terrified and alone thinking there was no hope left for me outside of a wheelchair and a nursing home.

I am struggling to know what to write for the 100th episode show notes because it still feels so surreal to me that this podcast has made it to this point, that I did the thing I set out to do. I set out to create a place where there were so many stories of hope for people living with chronic disease that they simply couldn’t be dismissed any longer!

People can turn a blind eye to 1 or 2 or even 20 plant-based recovery stories, but 100???

100 feels hard to ignore.

Before we head into talking about this weeks guest, I just wanted to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the incredibly brave guests who have come on the show for these first one hundred episodes and taken the time to share their stories, knowledge and wisdom with me and the listeners of the podcast. You all have such a huge piece of my heart and this podcast wouldn’t exist without each and every one of you being willing to bare your darkest moments with us in the hopes that your stories might help inspire others to change.

Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart. xx

Now, in the introduction to this weeks episode I mentioned a few things that I said I would post the links to in the show notes so I better do that now:

Firstly, for vegan business owners I mentioned the wonderful Katrina Fox from Vegan Business Media and if you’d like to get some support from Katrina I highly recommend heading to her website: https://veganbusinessmedia.com/ where you can book in for a 1:1 coaching call or her online program. She’s super knowledgeable and will go above and beyond your expectations to help you in spreading your message. Thank you Katrina for your support. xx

Secondly, Patreon. Please click here to learn all about Patreon and how you can help me to continue making this podcast for another 100 episodes: https://www.patreon.com/corinnenijjer Thank you in advance for your support and I look forward to having you as part of The Corinne Nijjer Podcast family!! xx

Lastly, my 28 Days Vegan challenge begins August 1st and you can join me here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/28-days-vegan-tickets-63951798551 If you or a loved one needs support to make the switch to a whole food, plant-based diet, this challenge is for you and all the details are at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/28-days-vegan-tickets-63951798551 So sign up now and come join me for 28 Days Vegan. I promise it’ll be way more fun than it sounds! ;-)

Ok, so episode 100 is here and it is with none other than American doctor and author, Dr Joel Furhman. Dr Furhman has written so many great books including: Eat To Live, The End Of Dieting & Fast Food Genocide and he has been featured on TED, The Dr Oz Show, The Huffington Post, PBS, CNN, The Today Show and Good Morning America.

Here is a little more about Dr Furhman:


Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognised expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specialises in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow ageing, and extend lifespan.

For over 25 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.

Needless to say, I was pretty excited to have him on the show and you can discover more about him at his website: https://www.drfuhrman.com/ where you can find delicious nutritarian recipes, information about his wellness centre, retreats and so much more…

We covered a whole heap in this interview but two things I immediately adopted were:

  1. Introducing more mushrooms into my diet on a daily basis - yum!

  2. Making lunch the most important meal of the day

Thank you Dr Furhman for coming on the show and thank you all so much for helping this podcast reach it’s 100th episode!!

Oh! Before I go, if you’d like to help me celebrate this 100 episodes milestone, I’ll be at Grants Picnic Ground in Kallista, here in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges on Sunday, the 28th of July at 12pm for a plant-based potluck lunch and a short bush walk and I’d love to see you there! I’ll wear something bright but you should be able to find us in or near the rotunda to the left of the main car park. I’d love to see you there! Oh and don’t forget to wear something warm!

Wishing you so much love and incredible health,

Corinne xx