Dr Fuhrman’s Health Getaway!


Where have I been? I went to Dr Fuhrman’s week long Health Getaway! It was a lot of fun and I learned so much! It was so nice to finally meet Carrie fron Carrie On Vegan. Check out her posts about the getaway!

If you haven’t heard of Dr Fuhrman, maybe you have seen the ANDI score charts at whole foods used in the “Health Starts Here” program. Dr Fuhrman created the ANDI score system, which scores foods according to their nutrient/calorie ratio. Can you guess what is at the top? Kale! 😉 The idea is to consume the majority of your foods from the top of the nutrient chart (think lots of vegetables)! Vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts and seeds and some whole grains are all good examples (in that order). When the body gets the nutrients it needs, it can better repair itself and heal from most diseases. One of Dr Fuhrman’s favorite quotes is, “The salad is the main dish.”

To be honest, the best part one of the best parts of the Getaway were the meals! I rarely eat out because I usually find things too salty and oily (ok, except at whole foods), so it was a real treat to be served food! They was an all you can eat (a real plus for me) buffet at every meal! Each meal was followed by a large fruit and dessert bar. Yum!

The dining room

salad bar

One of my many salads (seriously, I probably got up and refilled my plate 2 times!) 😉

Spaghetti Squash , Collard Greens, Walnut Stuffed Artichokes, Eggplant Cannelloni

breakfast fruit and oatmeal

Green Smoothie Station

Yummy Desserts!

“Eat to Live” pretty much says it all!

I love Dr Fuhrman’s nutirent-rich philosophy! His lectures are full of scientific facts and studies to back up his ideas and opinions.

We even had a cooking demo by an amazing vegan chef, Chad Sarno, who works for whole foods!

“Pressing Tofu”

A few months ago I decided to take Dr Fuhrman’s NET (Nutritional Education Trainer) program and am now certified!

It was so inspiring to hear amazing success stories and meat people who have completely transformed their bodies and minds. I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to attend!


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Vicky! I didn’t realize you are a NET, that’s really awesome. It was so nice meeting you are your mom; you are both examples of radiant, smart and strong women. Safe travels back across the pond and let’s keep in touch.

  2. Wow! You are certified! Cool! xoxox Whish I was there with you!

  3. awesome pics! congrats on being certified. i’m a NET too…just got mine this month. i’ve never been to a getaway however i’m hoping to go next year

  4. can u explain the NET? How much did it cost? How long was the program? Was it an online program? How much work was involved and what does the cert enable u to do?

    • Hi Bee,

      The NET stands for Nutritional Education Trainer it is an online training by Dr Fuhrman that allows you to educate and coach others about nutritional science as a therapeutic intervention for disease reversal and prevention and weight loss. The training was around $995. There are about 6 different books that you have to read (4 of Dr Fuhrman’s and 2 nutrition text books) and 3 exams. I finished it pretty quickly (maybe about 3 months), but I would have read the books even if I was not taking the exams so it did not feel like work!

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