FLEMINGTON, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Author of Eat to Live and PBS host, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., has launched a crowdfunding campaign on http://www.whenyouwish.com/health. The campaign is raising money to establish The Nutritional Research Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to applying rigorous scientific study to exploring some of the most debated topics in the relationship between nutrition and health.
"What if it were true that heart disease and heart attacks could totally disappear? What if it were true that adult diabetes and strokes could easily be prevented? What if we could win the war on cancer? The power of superior nutrition to not just prevent, but even reverse disease, is real," said Dr. Fuhrman.
The NRF's first study will examine the incidence of cancer in a large cohort of 10,000 individuals who remain on a high nutrient density diet for a 10-year period, and compares them to their national cohorts on a standard American diet over that same time period.
"We will strive to scientifically prove out what many already believe about diet's impact on health and finally put the debate over nutrition to rest, so that everyone can be armed with the knowledge to lead longer, healthier lives," said Dr. Fuhrman.
Dr. Mehmet Oz called Dr. Fuhrman's book Eat to Live a "medical breakthrough" in its revolutionary capacity to change people's lives. NRF research could prove historic if it statistically proves the causal correlations between nutrition and our largest health threats in the modern world.
Similar to debates over the environment, there is not currently unanimous consensus in the scientific and medical communities on nutrition's role in health and wellness. Incontrovertible scientific evidence of disease prevention and reversal would have global and historic implications.
About Nutritional Research Foundation and Dr. Fuhrman
The Nutritional Research Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to support, encourage, and promote clinical research to evaluate the impact of a micro-nutrient dense, diet style and related nutritional interventions on chronic diseases such as autoimmune illnesses, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The NRF's current research study, Adequacy of Essential Fatty Acid Intake in a Vegan Diet is being conducted with the University of San Diego and faculty/researcher Barbara Sarter, Ph.D. A proposed study, Impact of a Nutrient Dense Diet Style on Body Weight and Metabolic Health with the Nutritional Research Institute, the University of North Carolina, and senior researcher Andrew Swick Ph.D, is awaiting funding.
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He is the author of seven books on human nutrition and is the Director of Research of the Nutritional Research Foundation.
About When You Wish
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