I mean to speculate here, really extend the line of logic, outside the bounds of reason and rationality, into the realm of fantasy and speculation.
Based on some educated guess work. Plus some speculation on what some would call the "ultimate ideal."
No doubt I'm going to be wrong on parts of this. Maybe some big parts. So I'll start with what I understand and "know," then extrapolate from there.
Fair warning, though. I make some religious references. But for religious details I'll refer you to my other blog, www.AMormonNutritarian.com.
1. Dr. Fuhrman, the founder and inventor of the term "nutritarian," is a man of science. He came into his medical training with an orientation that caused him to look beyond standard interpretations, dug into the research and found substantial backing for a radical new approach to disease treatment and prevention.
2. I find his reasoning and conclusions to be well-founded and based on both a thorough review of the complete body of nutritional research and his treatment of real-life patients, with startling results. Conflicting and competing dietary systems are either based on an incomplete review of the research, varying degrees of incorrect applications, or correct applications with the wrong emphasis or degrees to which they must be applied to be most effective.
3. I also see how his recommendations have changed over the years as added research findings modify his earlier recommendations. His eagerness to make adjustments gives me confidence in how up-to-date his current recommendations are.
4. I've also seen how his enthusiasm for applying research findings, bolstered by the effect on his patients, has caused irritation in some quarters that his certitude exceeds his grasp. I think he's a true visionary.
5. His nutritional recommendations are also medically benign, and in general compatible and not interfering with standard medical protocols. If used in conjunction with regular medical treatments, they may be the best, most effective adjuncts possible. These enable more complete recoveries than would otherwise be possible, often even superseding the effectiveness of normal medical treatment, and moderate the harmful effects of the drugs and other treatments.
6. A wide range of serious and typically incurable medical conditions are impacted by his protocols. He doesn't claim these nutritional protocols treat every known medical condition, but many of the most serious, widespread, expensive to our economy and ineffectively treated conditions are clearly impacted.
7. Plus, if current conditions are not well treated by his protocols, there's evidence that earlier application of his nutritional principles may be preventive of these conditions before they become medical problems.
8. In the most extensive application of the nutritional preventive approach, maternal prenatal and even pre-pregnancy nutrititarianal intervention may make for even larger impacts on the health outcomes of the population.
9. Because dietary habits and food preferences are completely learned, a completely radical and positive transformation of our health outcomes is likely only when we implement these changes universally, with early, willing and joyful understanding what the benefits and outcomes will be for us and our children.
10. The implications of a total eating revolution are so incredibly positive and powerful, that this could be the means of a total revolution in our society. Our beginning to understand the implications of even Dr. Fuhrman's somewhat preliminary findings could mean that we start focusing our incredible abilities to research and analyze in a whole new, nutritional-based direction, leading to even more extensive applications and results.
11. The End Of ALL Disease could be a logical extension of this overall process.
12. There's a small part of us, maybe just in a relative few of us, that knows we are meant to be happy, that it's the ultimate goal and possibility of all our lives, and that the potential to have a disease-free society really stands for something even greater. I'll call it the Ultimate Good.
13. This Ultimate Good is so powerful and far-reaching in its implications, that it can only be felt. It's really a kind of, sort of, impossible to fully describe or comprehend but not impossible to hope for and use our desire/dreams/power/freedom/love/belief in the goodness and potential within our souls to bring it about.
14. To accomplish this would mean a radical change, a radical choice, and a completely unforeseen change in our hearts and our society.
Impossible? No. Unlikely? On any given day, you bet.
But I believe it's coming. Maybe sooner, maybe later. But coming.