Why am I writing a blog?
I want to share a secret with you. I wish someone had shared it with me.
Eat Plants. Lots of them.
My personal issue began with a very gradual increase in body weight from 200 to a high of 235 pds. My blood pressure was consistently increasing as well. I did not suffer a heart attack but had all the classic signs of angina. I noticed most of the symptoms during my frequent exercise. I could not run more than a quarter of a mile without walking. I was not out of breath, I just could not go further. Another very telling sign was the increase in my neck size of a three to four year period. I frequently would get flushing in my face, particularly when I was stressed.
The fact is exercise saved my life. Without noticing the symptoms I would likely have had a massive heart attack some years later.
235 pds / 262 Total Cholesterol / 145:110 Blood Pressure, December 2010
Quadruple Bypass Surgery March 23, 2011
Alicia started us on a Plant Based diet the first week out of the hospital.
198 pds / 153 Total Cholesterol / 105:75 Blood Pressure December 2011