Steve Kicks His Diabetes and Drops 42 Pounds

 

More and more people are changing their lives on Dr. Fuhrman’s program. Just this week we saw how singer Alanis Morissette slimmed down and got healthy. Now check out Steve. He got a diagnosis of diabetes and freaked out, but then he found Dr. Fuhrman’s book and the rest is history.

While I have never been a big red meat eater, the thought of evolving my diet from a chicken and fish diet to the ultimate goal of a primarily plant based diet seemed like a huge challenge. However, I was determined to beat diabetes at any cost.

I am proud to say that Dr. Fuhrman saved my life with his eating program. My latest test results speak for themselves... Cholesterol (total) 139, LDL 79, HDL 49, Blood pressure 110/75, Weight 172, A1C 5.3, avg BS fasting 94.

The only downside to this experience (if you call it that) was my need to buy a new wardrobe. My waist size dropped from 38 inches to 33 inches…continue reading.

 

More on Alanis Morissette's Eat to Live Adventure...

In January, we learned how singer Alanis Morissette slimmed down and got healthy on Eat to Live. Well, earlier this month she talked more about her transformation.

'I used to get out of bed in the morning and things were aching, and I just thought, this is what happens when you get into your 30s,' she told America's OK! magazine.

'But now I jump out of bed and have so much energy; I feel very alive. Even after a workout, I feel like if I rest a little bit I could go out dancing all night, so that’s exciting.'

Of her diet overhaul, she says: 'I saw this book, Eat to Live, and I thought, that’s exactly what I want to do. I wasn’t interested in some fad diet that was unsustainable.

'So I opened it and flipped through and thought the weight loss is incidental. The primary focus is disease prevention.'

Via The Daily Mail.

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Anthony Lost 160 Pounds and His Kids Love It!

 

Last week, we learned how Marilyn lost weight and today she feels better than ever. The week before that, we saw Dorothy drop 70 pounds and her medications. Now today, check out Anthony and his awesome 160 weight-loss. His kids are psyched for him:

Even with this increase in exercise I continued to lose almost exactly 8 pounds a month, every month, until September 2007 when my weight loss stopped just as suddenly as it began. At this point I weighed 197 pounds, my blood pressure was fine without medication, I no longer got headaches, was able to get that life insurance policy, and was in the best shape of my life. Now, more than 18 months after my body weight leveled off, I still weigh right around 200 pounds, bringing my total weight loss to 160 pounds!

I am thoroughly enjoying this extremely healthy lifestyle, and am proud to be a positive role model for my sons Evan and Henry. Being able to keep up with them today, and knowing that I will continue to be an active part of their lives for years to come, makes me realize that becoming healthy is the most important thing I have done for myself, and my family…continue reading.

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I Climb Mountains and I Don't Want Pizza!

Recently, my two sons, my brother, and I went hiking up the rocky cliffs overlooking Devil’s Lake, near the Wisconsin Dells. The climb was steep and strenuous, but the view at the summit overlooking the bluffs was gorgeous; well worth the physical exertion that was expended to capture its magnificence.

Three years ago, when I was obese, and carrying around almost a hundred extra pounds, I could only make it a third of the way up due to shortness of breathe and exhaustion.

Unfortunately, I never got to see the breathtaking views from the summit. In fact, past a certain point in the climb, one never sees an obese person.

Not only did I make it to the summit with little effort this time, that evening I asked my 20-year-old son if he’d like to go back, and watch the sunset with me.

We reached the summit in record speed, just as the sun was beginning to melt into the earth, and the picture of me above, on the right, was taken immediately afterwards.

At that moment, I vividly recalled one person’s response to the infamous, “How did you do it?” question that many, including complete strangers, have asked me throughout this past year of getting my health back.

After telling the basics of being a nutritarian, I recall one person emphatically exclaimed, “Oh, I could never give up pizza!”

Give up pizza? Ha. She had absolutely no clue.

I didn’t give up pizza. I don’t want pizza!

Because I eat high nutrient dense foods, my body has become so well nourished that it no longer craves junk. In fact, now, a year later, pizza sounds repulsive to me, and doesn’t even enter the radar screen of desire, because the addictive craving for high fat, low nutrient, processed food is completely gone.

Being a nutritarian not only gave me my health back, but my entire life back!

We reached the base just as darkness settled in.

It was at that moment, I knew that I was completely free from the power of our culture’s toxic food addiction, and would be committed to eating for health for life.

Agatha & Nick's Health Update from Hawk's Cay

Editor’s Note: Agatha and Nick share their story and talk about the great time they had at this year’s Health Getaway at Hawks Cay.

We would like to thank all of you for an extraordinary job in putting together this year's Health Getaway. It was a stupendous, fun filled, life changing, informative event. Your warmth, approachability and individual attentiveness to all the attendees made us feel welcome and special.

I want to update you on our progress since last year’s getaway. Our excellent blood work is our report card to good health. Our doctors are especially amazed with Nick's progress.

Twelve years ago Nick walked in the hospital emergency and could hardly breathe. He had pulmonary edema and ended up having a quadruple bypass surgery, during the surgery damaged was done to his perennial nerve which left him with a drop foot, neurological damage and pain. Between the heart and nerve damage done to his leg and foot, his doctor's prescribed tons of meds, pain killers and told him to stay on a low-salt diet and sent him home. Nick was wheelchair bound for two years and was able to walk only a few steps with an ankle foot orthotic and had incredible pain. The pain was so severe that he wanted to have his leg amputated.

Then in 2003, Nick was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma stage three with two symptoms which included severe itchiness and night sweats. He had six months of chemo, blood transfusion, a double port to administer the chemo, temporary loss of sight, endless emergency runs to the ER, weeks in the hospital with a high fever and now both of his legs were swollen and painful. Although, it's been 6 years that Nick has been in remission, he was still on lots of meds and eating a Standard American Diet. He also had gout, kidney stones, high-blood pressure and was border line type-2 diabetic.

I read Eat To Live and we both had office visits back in January of 2008, however, when we attended last year’s getaway is when it made a tremendous impact and changed our lives.

At this year’s getaway at Hawks Cay, you told Nick that he didn't need to take amlodipine besylate and carvedilol. Now Nick is nearly medication free.

Within the past 12 years, Nick has been seen and treated by cardiologists, neurologists, nephrologists, oncologists, hemotoligists, pathologists, physiatrists, rheumatologists, podiatrists, physical therapists and the like. It was a full time job to keep track of doctor appointments and medications for him.

With all the doctors and years of treatments and lots of meds Dr. Fuhrman was the only doctor that was successful in taking Nick off all his medications, within 13 months. Now feels like a million bucks!

Both of us are no longer the living sick. We are now healthy and happy!

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Marilyn is Losing Weight and Feeling Great...

 

America is overweight and unhealthy, so it’s refreshing too see people defy the odds, like Emily. She slimmed down, and today she’s a totally different person. Trulie too! She’s healthier than ever. Now check out Marilyn, she’s a pharmaceutical representative who’s amazed by Dr. Fuhrman’s program:

I just wanted to tell you that I've been eating primarily an Eat To Live diet for the last seven months, with a lot of it being raw fruits and veggies. I have personally dropped 10 pounds and feel great. I really didn't need to lose this weight. But I love it!

I am 5 foot 2 inches and now weigh 112 pounds. That being said I work out almost everyday so I am also a lot of muscle. Recently my HDL increased substantially as well which is truly amazing. My fiancé has lost over 30 pounds. I am so proud of him! I also find your way of practicing medicine ideal.

I am a pharmaceutical representative and promote a diabetic medicine. It is interesting, to me, the correlation between diabetes and eating. You would also be amazed at the offices I call on. When I order healthy, vegetarian lunches for offices, they complain that it's not some deep fried chicken choice…continue reading.

A Doctor Reclaims His Health with Superior Diet

Editor’s Note: Thomas Boeve, MD, an Otolaryngologist from Virginia, shares his story and talks about the good time he had at this year’s Health Getaway at Hawks Cay.

Dear Dr. Fuhrman, I would like to take a minute of your and Lisa’s time to thank you for incredible info-packed week at Hawks Cay this past week.

As you may recall, I am an Otolaryngologist in Virginia, but am scheduled to leave for Kenya with my wife, Jolene, and 4 children in January to begin a training program for African Surgeons. Unfortunately, I also have a terrible family history of heart disease as my mother died at age 56 from her first, and only, heart attack and my father and grandfather had open-heart surgery prior to age 65.

So, in March, I scheduled my physical exam and blood work. Unfortunately, the stark reality of the “Standard American Diet” was evident. I weighed 190 lbs, blood pressure 140/100 (on Lisinopril), Total Cholesterol was 204 (LDL 133). I was also on Allegra for environmental allergies, Prevacid for reflux disease, and a multivitamin.

I contacted a Cardiothoracic Surgeon friend-of-mine and he suggested stronger BP medicine and a Statin drug, as soon as possible. It was then that my wife introduced me to Eat To Live. She had found and read the book a few months prior, but knew I would not be interested. However, knowing how badly I wanted to be “medicine-free” in Kenya and did not want to follow in my family’s cardiac footsteps, she recognized the opportunity.

Without any additional medicine (3 months later), I now weigh 153 lbs, blood pressure is 107/72 (off medicine), total cholesterol is 133 (LDL 71). Furthermore, I am off my allergy and reflux medicine and feeling fantastic. My 12 year-old son was also able to quit his antihistamine and steroid nasal spray despite being plagued by debilitating springtime allergies for several years.

Thank you, again, for all your research, knowledge and desire to enhance our health through nutritional excellence.

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Dorothy Loses 70 Pounds and Her Medications...

 

No one wants to be overweight and no one likes taking a bunch of pills. Martha and Stanley didn’t. That’s why today they’re fit, trim and off their meds. Now check out Dorothy. She lost over 70 pounds, ditched her medications and loves her new diet:

I started at 254 pounds, which can be documented through my doctor’s charts. I had no idea what I was doing only that I could eat veggies, fruits, beans, nuts and seeds!

The early days were very hard for me. I had to find stores and health stores that could supply me with the foods I now needed to buy. Now it’s a snap. I know exactly where to go to get what I need and more stores including Wal-Mart are selling organic produce and organic frozen fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices.

I now weigh 179 pounds and I am 5 feet 5 ½ inches tall. I have just turned 62 years-old. I still have about 40 pounds to lose. I have had many slips along the way and regained some of my weight back but have gotten back on track and have lost it…continue reading.

Emily's Postmodern Transformation

Remember Emily? She was tired of yo-yo dieting and being unhealthy. So, as an artist, she crafted her own health renaissance:

 

 

Great job Emily! Now, lots of people have changed their lives on Dr. Fuhrman’s program. So be sure to check out all the success stories.

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