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Super Immunity Audiobook

Super Immunity: A Breakthrough Program to Boost the Body's Defenses and Stay Healthy All Year Round

Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health.
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Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Are we doomed to get sick when our coworkers and family members do? Is there a secret to staying healthy?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a leading expert and board-certified medical specialist in prevention and reversing disease, offers a comprehensive guide to superior health.

Based on the latest scientific research, Super Immunity shows us how we can become almost totally resistant to colds, influenza, and other infections.

The evidence is overwhelming: we can supercharge our immune system to protect our bodies against disease - everything from the common cold to cancer. Nutritional science has made phenomenal strides and discoveries in recent years, and when this new research is applied it enables us to seize control of our health like never before. Dr. Fuhrman explains this new science, providing everything you need to know to put this knowledge into action in your kitchen and in your life.

What we eat has everything to do with our health, and, unfortunately, too many of us are living with a severely depleted immune function. Our dietary choices are making us sicker, shortening our lives, and costing us billions of dollars in doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications. But Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe more medical care is the answer. Rather, he explains the solution is to change the way we eat. The standard American diet is nutrient deficient. We are eating too many highly processed foods, foods with added sweeteners, and animal fats and protein. At the same time, we are not eating enough fruits, beans, seeds, and vegetables, which leaves us lacking in hundreds of the most important immune-building compounds. By changing our diets and combining foods that contain powerful immune-strengthening capabilities, we can prevent most common modern diseases.

Combining the latest data from clinical tests, nutritional research, and results from thousands of patients, Dr. Fuhrman proves that super immunity exists and is well within reach for those who choose it. We all have the ability to live healthier, stronger, and longer than ever before. Isn’t it time you discovered super immunity?

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Kyle Vista, CA, United States 10-12-15
    Kyle Vista, CA, United States 10-12-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Health"

    This is a great book on health. If you want to learn what to eat and why this is a must listen!

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    Alexander Haderslev, Denmark 04-24-15
    Alexander Haderslev, Denmark 04-24-15
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    "excellent book"

    information in a great way about a topic that simply is a must in today's modern world.
    Ned presents the book in a above average performance

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    Amazon Customer TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 02-19-14
    Amazon Customer TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Mostly a big campaign for vegetarianism"

    This is not a bad book about nutrition, it's just not that original. Most of it is a sermon about how vegetarianism or, at least, about how limiting the amount of meat you consume will solve all of your health problems. There are also sermons about why the use of antibiotics is evil and about why multivitamins are useless at best.

    I agree with some of Joel Fuhrman's ideas. However, I didn't find this to be the "breakthrough program" that it is advertised to be. The best points are that it comes with a long PDF with good information and recipes, I thought he did a good job of addressing "superfoods", and he did a decent job of addressing supplements.

    As to the bad points, there were quite a few. He advises against antibiotics for almost any reason, which I find to be dangerous, especially for children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. Ditto for vaccinations, although he makes a decent case for being cautious about them. He also advises against seeing your doctor except in dire circumstances. In my experience, if I wait for the dire circumstance, I may not be able to get to a doctor. I also found some of the information about vitamins and supplements to be suspect, at best.

    It's not a bad choice for someone who needs more encouragement to eat more fruits and vegetables or for someone interested in dietary supplements and "superfoods", but there are better books about nutrition out there that would give you better information. My recommendation is the nutrition audiobook offered by The Great Courses.

    As to the narration, I have noticed a lot of horrible reviews about Ned Sparrow's performance. I thought his performance was perfectly adequate. I wouldn't want to hear him read Shakespeare, but for a health and wellness book, he did fine. I listened at a speed of 2x, so maybe that made him sound better.

    Overall, for a medium-length book about nutrition, it could have been a lot better, but if you choose to buy it anyway, be sure to download the PDF.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ken 06-13-13
    Ken 06-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Educate yourself"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Informative- information everyone should know but sadly won't


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Yes a real eye opener stuff schools should be teaching or presenting but sadly will not.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Similar to salt,sugar,fat both books should be required reading unless of course you enjoy being sick and headed for an early death. Will open your eyes to the crap you are feeding your kids and to be blunt why the youth of today are fat and lazy. You will be sickened by how badly you have been fooled by the food companys or should i say cigarette company's that switched industrys.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William 03-21-13
    William 03-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Information For Everyone"
    Where does Super Immunity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My ranking is 5 stars, but 2 stars goes to the reader. Disappointed by the reader.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detailed information & clear explanations


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He greatly distracted from this excellent book. He lacked the passion of the author & had gross mispronunciations of hundreds of essential words.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but difficult to absorb with one reading/listening.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader/narrator diminished from easy understanding of many critical explanations by his mispronunciations. I was listening & learning from a medical science background.

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    Ryanide 02-11-13
    Ryanide 02-11-13
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    "Completely changed my outlook on food!!"
    What did you love best about Super Immunity?

    It makes sense. I've listened to so many books that all claim to have the diet answer and seemed to have a good argument, but Joel makes great sense. It is completely logical and possible to follow his advice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Since both my parents have had some type of cancer, I decided that I do not want to go down that same road when I get older. I'm convinced that their food choices -both high in processed/packaged foods and similar to the Standard American Diet- contributed, if not caused their cancer. This book made me realize that my food choices will determine my health and that I can be proactive in creating super-immunity.


    Any additional comments?

    Since changing my diet, I have lost considerable belly fat without doing a single exercise. I feel healthier, cleaner and motivated to eat less meat and a variety of vegetables. Joel's other book, Eat to Live, is also a fantastic read (listen). Anyone looking to learn more about becoming Vegan should also check out the Documentary called Vegucate.

    I'm recommending this book to everyone I know and I think I will be sending copies out for Christmas presents. It's that important.

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    Yael HALLANDALE, FL, United States 12-25-12
    Yael HALLANDALE, FL, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Everyone should have this knowledge and even more."
    What made the experience of listening to Super Immunity the most enjoyable?

    It was easy to understand. I got curious and research more on the subject.


    Any additional comments?

    People need more books with more details and specific instructions about healthy life and how to self-treat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathon Toms River, NJ, United States 11-14-12
    Jonathon Toms River, NJ, United States 11-14-12
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    "Great book"
    Where does Super Immunity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Super Immunity?

    It's information.


    What does Ned Sparrow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was not a great narrator of this book, stumbles on complex words.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Somewhat.


    Any additional comments?

    The price of this book is far less the value of it's information. It is like taking a college level nutrition course.

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    Gabriela Fischer Lomita, CA 08-21-12
    Gabriela Fischer Lomita, CA 08-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "BEST NUTRITIONAL ADVICE EVER!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES!!! This vital information EVERYONE should know and practice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Fuhrman is my favorite Dr. and mentor


    Have you listened to any of Ned Sparrow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is the 1st time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JisforJanelle Chicago 06-18-12
    JisforJanelle Chicago 06-18-12
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    "Great content, poor delivery"

    Although the content of the book was highly informative, the flow of information was regularly disrupted by the narrator's frequent stumbling over words.

    I did some independent casual research previously to reading this book, after being struck with an antibiotic-resistant infection after a surgery. This research was confirmed not only by the near-immediate clearing of the infection after implementing dietary changed, but again by Dr. Fuhrman's book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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