Simple and Delicious: The Science of Nutrition Rich Eating for Better Physical and Mental Health with Dr. Joel Fuhrman & Andrea Hanneman aka Earthy Andy

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 6, 2021 

The average American’s diet includes highly-caloric foods that start with a base of white flour or sugar. This dangerous combination is a nightmare for the body’s natural defenses and immune system.

It is the primary cause of chronic disease and ailments. Pharmaceuticals are often used to treat the symptoms of an illness but rarely get to the root cause, which is improper nutrition from consuming highly-processed food products. To discover how we can enhance our physical and emotional health and well-being through the food we put into our bodies, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who whole-heartedly believe in consuming a holistically plant-based diet for better health. Dr. Joel Fuhrman shares key takeaways from his book, Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss, and important statistics from his work in nutritional science that proves the connection between proper nutrition and living a disease-free life. Andrea Hanneman, aka Earthy Andy, describes her health journey from chronically ill to perfectly healthy. Recipes from her entirely plant-based adopted diet are featured in her book, Plant Over Process: 75 Delicious and Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Nourishing Your Body and Eating from the Earth.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman — It’s All in Our Hands
  • Nutritional science shows most chronic ailments can be reversed or eliminated with proper nutrition. [2:01]
  • Dr. Fuhrman describes the foundational principles that form his G-BOMBS acronym. [6:39]
  • How needless suffering can be healed through nutrition. [12:00]
  • Dr. Fuhrman shares ways to bolster the immune system through clean eating. [16:37]
  • In his book, Eat for Life, Dr. Fuhrman includes a wide variety of healthy Nutritarian Diet recipes. [21:49]


 Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. For over 30 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.

 Book: Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss



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Andrea Hanneman — Embracing a Plant-based Lifestyle:

  • Earthy Andy shares her health journey including her revelation of how good she now feels. [32:21]
  • How Andy instituted major changes in her and her family’s diet. [38:24]
  • The recipes in Andy’s book, Plant Over Process, have a high nutritional value and are kid-friendly. [41:53]
  • Andy dreamt of living in Hawaii while growing up in Canada. [50:17]

Health and wellness influencer Andrea Hanneman, aka Earthy Andy, is the creator of the popular Earthy Andy blog and Instagram account. After years of battling IBS, Celiac disease, hypothyroidism, asthma, brain fog, and chronic fatigue, she healed her chronic health issues by embracing a plant-based diet. Surfer, free spirit, and mother of three, she lives in Oahu, Hawaii with her family.


Book: Plant Over Process: 75 Delicious and Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Nourishing Your Body and Eating from the Earth


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@Earthy_Andy on Twitter

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@earthyandy on Instagram

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