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Linda M / 80 ( ms )

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Thirty six years ago, I would have died. I was only 44 years old and had just been diagnosed with severe heart disease, high blood pressure, Thyroid Cancer, pre diabetes and I was almost 55 lbs. overweight. I was an aerobic instructor teaching 25 classes of aerobics per week. I thought I was eating a healthy diet of chicken, cheese, yogurt and ice cream. Luckily for me, my then new neighbor told me about Dr. John McDougall and I read his book. I could not believe that his patients were all getting over cancer, heart disease, diabetes and all chronic diseases. I jumped right in and never went back for more radiation and now I have perfect health. I just had to change to a starch based, whole food plant exclusive diet without oil. Now, at 80 I have great health and energy and still teach aerobics.

Conditions Improved

Autoimmune disease, Blood Pressure, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol &/or Triglycerides, Pre-Diabetes, Weight-loss ,New Farmacy , Fountain of Youth Gallery , 100% Whole-Foods Plant-Based
When did you switch to the vegan/plant-based diet? 1988
Have you eliminated or downsized the prescribed meds you are taking? To be used for the “New Farmacy Gallery” Yes
Which activities are you involved in? Aerobic Instruction: Kickboxing, step, weight training. Walking briskly, hiking
Who has inspired or supported you in your plant-based journey? Dr. Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. T. John Robbins, Philip Wollen, Chef AJ, Peter Singer, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Columbus Batiste, Dr. Jonathen Balsomhan '
Which books or documentaries have inspired or supported you in your journey? The Starch Solution, Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy, Mad Cowboy, The Game Changers, Earthlings, Dominion, Food Revolution, Animal Liberation, Food is Climate, Eating Our Way to Extinction Summary Edit 35 min., What the Health,
What are some of the other lifestyle changes you made to help you thrive? Keeping all off plan food out of my house. Eating potatoes to fill me up. Meeting others in my Sacramento Vegan Society meetup who have similar lifestyle goals. Participating in Animal Rights Protest to educate the public about the animal suffering who are used for food, clothing, entertainment and experimention.
Where do you think you would be now if you hadn’t switched to vegan or WFPB lifestyle? I would. have died 36 years ago.
What inspired you to make a change? My then neighbor who told me a about getting well with Dr. John Mcdougall. She also told me what happened to dairy cows and their babies.
If you were to offer a hopeful, positive, and supportive message to those considering a plant-based lifestyle, it would be… If you are truly wanting to have an energetic and vibrant life at your correct weight or if you want live with purpose, let me help you do the research so you too can see the science behind our plant exclusive lifestyle.
Are you available to mentor others Yes
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