I agree. Join it, get the ebook for free, and ask the doctor on his forum.
There are several doctors such as he, McDougall, Esselstyn, Campbell that generally agree that a carefully chosen nutritious diet with little or no meat, fish, sugar, dairy and salt will prevent and reverse things such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and so on. In fact one of my most recent posts on this forum gave some good links, see http://curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1380118#i
Fuhrman is a good starting point, and although his ETL variant of a plant based diet is for weight loss, it's great for anyone.
I think many people make the mistake of trying to fix everything with fasting and forget that they are what they eat. Thus what you eat is much more important than what you don't eat when you fast.
Look specifically at this link http://drfuhrman.com/disease/Other.aspx and I quote:
"The services I offer for members on this website enable families and individuals the ability to learn more about this nutritionally, based form of health care, get my advice to maximize their health and, in many cases, and receive dramatic improvement and even reversal of common health complaints that traditional physicians consider incurable. Most physicians and their patients think that diseases are just inevitable. Are we ill because humans are so defective? Is it genetics or misfortune? Did we just happen to catch something? Or is it like most people think, the name of the disease itself is the cause?
Aha! Candida is the cause. Well, what caused you to develop an overgrowth of candida? If you kill it with a treatment, why wouldn’t it return?
If allergies are the problem, have you ever thought why your immune system is so sensitive and reactive to normal environmental substances?
Patients often state, “I struggled for years with pain and fatigue, until I finally found out fibromyalgia was my problem.” Does giving it a name establish a cause? Of course not. If you give the problem a name, patients may feel a little relieved that they now know what is wrong, but it usually does not help or solve their condition. The accuracy of the diagnosis is not as important when compared to the accuracy and effectiveness of the therapeutic recommendations for the problem.
On a practical level, the name of a disease doesn’t even matter that much. It is uncovering the cause of the disease that matters. When most of the causes are uncovered and removed, the body can manifest a recovery, all by itself. Most people are not taught, and they fail to realize that the vast majority of diseases occur because they are earned. They are earned by the causes of disease that stress their body to the point where their genetic weaknesses have a chance to be expressed.
Nutritional therapy beats drug therapy
We routinely hear that asthma, acne, allergies, arthritis, herpes, reflux esophagitis, irritable bowel syndrome and many more have nothing to do with diet. This is simply not true. Doctors are trained as experts in prescribing and monitoring the risks and effectiveness of medications. They typically have little or no expertise in using nutrition as their primary modality of treatment. They are biased in favor of their own method of treatment (drugs) and do not have broad experience or training in motivating patients and utilizing nutritional and lifestyle interventions.
The problem with drug therapy is twofold. First, the cause of the disease is not removed, and the patients get sicker and sicker from the continuation of cause. Second, the drugs add toxicity, contributing to the deterioration of the patient’s health and increasing the risk of long-term dangers such as cancer down the road. My experience with patients over the last fifteen years has demonstrated that nutritional excellence and nutritional interventions do routinely resolve those same diseases your doctor told you have nothing to do with what you eat. Furthermore, the medical literature corroborates my finding in most cases.
The reason why your dermatologist says, “Diet has nothing to do with acne” is because most dietary modifications do not work for acne. Unfortunately, they haven’t seen the results of a natural-food diet work its wonders on acne. My patients routinely rid themselves of acne or make marked improvements, without the need for oral medications.
If diet has nothing to do with acne, why do medical studies show that acne does not occur in primitive civilizations eating natural foods? In fact, while acne afflicts 80 – 90 percent of all Americans and those eating a western diet, populations not eating processed foods have no acne. Medical researchers recently examined 1200 Kitavan Islanders of Papua New Guinea and found no acne at all.[i] They concluded that acne rarely occurs in non-westernized societies and that they are looking for the reasons why this occurs.
I know why; it is clear. It is the dismal American/Western diet-style that creates a cancer and heart disease epidemic that also sets us up for premature puberty, allergies and acne. The hundreds of smiling, smooth skinned, teenagers that have utilized my natural, nutritional approach for acne attest to the veracity of these principles."
Hopefully this advice will set you on the right course, good luck.