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Susan E

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Anxiety
When did you switch to the vegan/plant-based diet?

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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.

I rid myself of health anxiety 7 years ago and changed my perception to risk of non communicable diseases. I am 100% plant based and 90% whole foods plant based. My family eats and lives like this too. Its truly empowering.

I actually did it! I broke free from eating animals and animal products! And I love it!

So many things have healed in my body since going plant based. My dry skin and scalp have healed. My digestive issues have improved so much and my blood pressure is healthy now.

I will share only one of the many benefits a WFPB diet gave me. For over 15 years I strenuously trained in those chi kung and tai chi exercises without ever being able to settle and build up, harness and circulate my mind/energy/chi throughout my body in a natural, easy and smooth way. All this started to change when I adopted a WFPB lifestyle almost 4 years ago 🙂 I can now teach what I learned, finally…

I have recently started while plant based diet and lost 14 kgs in just four months. Also, my sleep has improved. I am getting better at energy level and memory retention.

Following a wfpb oil free diet has changed my life for the better. I’m confident this is the optimal diet for health and longevity.

Going vegan has changed my life…literally!

I started a WFPB diet last October of 2021 due to becoming more and more overweight after my first child was born. I know I needed to make a change and be the best version of myself for my kid and also my wife and family. I’m still learning so much but have gained a tremendous amount of positive feedback from this new lifestyle.

I watched my parents with deformed hands from arthritis. My dad is suffering from DM II, as did so many of his family members. I looked my hands, finger joints hurt and my knees crepitus. My feet were burning and toe nails curl. I’m only my fifties and I was feeling old and depressed. I used to have constipation, frequency of every 3 to 7 days with lots of bloating. I transitioned to Whole Foods plant based diet over 10 years. Was stuck eating fish for a while because my husband’s doctor keep telling him he needs fish for his cholesterol. Felt much better now. I have more energy, I sleep better, joints no longer crepitus nor inflamed, regular bowel movements daily, anxiety went away, and my feet are no longer burning. I can go running once again �

I lost over 100 pounds at age 60 and eliminated all health problems by eating Whole Food Plant Based and following Chef AJ who helped me learn to make healthy delicious for free on YouTube.

Diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorder.
Whole Foods plant base has managed this and weight loss as well! No animal products!

I went on a plant based diet 10 years ago while taking the T.Colin Campbell course online through Cornell U. My primary reason was to see if I could reduce my LDL cholesterol enough to get off of my statin and I was able to do this very quickly. 10 years later and my LDL is the lowest it’s ever been. I have always been thin and on a plant based diet I had to learn how to eat to keep from losing weight. I also have a life long history of constipation which fully resolved on a plant based diet. I now have a multitude of other reasons to remain plant based. It makes me happy every day to be living an intentional lifestyle consistent with my values.

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Lives Impacted: 3,301

A Plant-Based Lifestyle has helped with:

Anxiety : 1,048 Arthritis : 749 Autoimmune disease : 499 Blood Pressure : 1,082 Cancer : 236 Cardiovascular Disease : 423 Cholesterol &/or Triglycerides : 1,296 Depression : 918 Digestive Health : 1,767 Energy Levels : 1,914 HGB A1C : 360 Pre-Diabetes : 405 Prescriptions : 519 Sexual Performance : 457 Skin Health Issues : 1,057 Sleep : 1,140 Type-2 diabetes : 203 Weight-loss : 1,826 Women's Health Issues : 587