Dr Oz: Signs of True Hunger vs Toxic Hunger & Mastering True Hunger


Dr Oz: Diet Mistakes

Dr. Joel Fuhrman says that you need to throw out everything you think you know about losing weight because it is all wrong. He and Dr. Oz outlined the 5 Epic Diet Mistakes you are making and some of them may surprise you, but Dr. Fuhrman says if you change what you eat you will begin to feel better and be able to enjoy life.

Dr Oz: Toxic Hunger vs Real Hunger

Dr Oz: Signs of True Hunger vs Toxic Hunger & Mastering True Hunger

Dr Joel Fuhrman says that when you salivate it is a sign of true hunger because it means your digestive enzymes are ready to work and you are ready to eat.


  1. Marmora says

    hiiiiiiiiiiiii Dr.Oz I’m a big fan of yours I always feel discomfort in the bottom of my neck and upper chest area and i thought that i was suffering depression and anxious and actually what made me believe that ,when i eat anything i used to feel comfort but only for a while and then it came back again rapidly i listened to your show and i knew that i’m suffering a true hunger what should i do to get rid of it as i’m suffering from it all day long and it really discomforting me please ?

  2. Phillip Tavernier says

    What does “Doctor” Fuhrman have to say about Pavlov’s research disproving salivation as a symptom of hunger? Or the fact that there are NO nerve pathways that connect your “upper chest” and “neck” with hunger centers in the brain? No wonder overweight housewives are the only ones that buy your crap. What’s he selling that makes him lie to people, or is it just the books?

  3. Vern Humes says

    What a bunch of crap…unbelievable. And the audience ate it up. They must of been suffering from Toxic Hunger. The throat and chest…Huh what???

  4. Michael says

    I had a hard time believing it at first, but after experiencing true hunger for the past nine months I know what it is. It is great to be at my ideal weight. In response to Marmora, eat more nuts in your diet and/or larger portions during your meal so that you only have true hunger shortly before you normally eat. You can control when you have true hunger based on how much/how often you eat (e.g., calorie intake). It is amazing that your body can do all your calorie counting for you.

  5. GranolaHead says

    Hi Marmora, maybe you are feeling “hungry” all the time because you are eating the wrong foods. Are you eating healthy, unprocessed foods? If you, maybe you are sensitive to the foods you are eating (different from an allergy, but like a gluten intolerance), if that is the case, your body isn’t able to efficiently use what you are eating, so you are hungry all the time. There are blood tests for food sensitivity.

  6. MamaD says

    I have read Dr. Furhman’s book, Eat to Live and I agree with most of it, but this “advice” is not accurate, in my experience. When I was 15, primarily a vegetarian and a long distance runner, I was in an accident and my jaw was locked for almost two months…I felt hunger in my stomach! Trust me, that’s where I felt it. And now, almost 30 years later after having dental surgery and not able to eat a significant amount of food for the better part of two weeks, I am sadly reminded of the hunger pangs I felt as a teen. As an adult, I realize that the pain in my throat was actually the HCl in my stomach creeping up my esophagus when I slept and giving me a feeling that I assume is like heartburn, I haven’t had heartburn otherwise in my life, except for these two periods, so I’m not sure what heartburn really is, but I do have a pain in my throat and chest again. True hunger is felt in the stomach…try not eating for a week and see for yourself, or ask a starving child in a third world country where they feel their hunger pain. Dr. Furhman, honestly…ever heard of Pavlov’s dog! Salivation…if I walk by a bakery and haven’t had a dessert in weeks I will salivate…yes, perhaps it is around lunch time, but being that I had my oatmeal and almond milk for breakfast, I wouldn’t call that “true hunger”. I will say that the only thing that temporarily took away my hunger pangs then and now, is water…and most of us are chronically dehydrated regardless, so drinking more is not a bad thing. Water fasts are not something I would recommend, mind you. Take everything with a grain of salt…yes salt, it’s not as bad as some people might make you believe, but that’s another topic.

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