Food is important part of environment, as you know. The book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman changed a lot for me. I came across it after my experiments avoiding packaged food, fiber-removed foods, and meat. Eat to Live showed me that the delicious diet I found by reducing garbage and pollution turned out healthy. People stopped me in public to tell me how the book changed their lives. I’m in the middle of another of his books, Fast Food Genocide, as I’m writing and find it fascinating.
You’ll hear me at the beginning stumble a bit. I had prepared, but meeting Joel in person at his home became a lesson in food preparation and joy. He showed me the plants he’s growing in solar powered greenhouse. Now, I think I’m getting good at making my stews, salads, and desserts, but with his kitchen full of vegetables and fruit, he whipped together a salad more delicious than mine effortlessly.
I invite people over and they seem to like the food and impressed with my technique. All he did was make a salad and offer some snacks, including dried fruit and a chocolate chia pudding, but he showed a mastery I haven’t developed yet. I mostly associated him with nutrition and healthy eating. Now I associate him with everything I’m trying to create around the environment: based in science but once you get it, about joy, community, connection, family.
I realized I’m barely started developing my food-making skills.
So by when we started recording the conversation, I was trying to learn from watching.
By the way, if you hear noise of something brushing the microphone, it’s his adorably dog, who was running around us as we spoke.
You’ll hear something that made me feel great—he noticed the yellow in my hand skin color and told me it meant I was eating a diet with plenty of phytonutrients. The recognition felt great.
Again, Eat To Live changed my life. I recommend his books, his videos, his advice, and now his lifestyle.