One Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doc Learning How to Be Pain-Free and Live a Longer, Healthier Life!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
She lost 60lbs, Got Her Health Back and Is Grateful for Her Doctor for Saving Her & Her Husband's Life by Recommending a Plant-Based Diet!! The Holiday Happiness Marathon Continues!
The HOLIDAY HAPPINESS MARATHON Continues!!!!!
Welcome All My Guest Bloggers--Doctors, Nurses & Patients whose stories warm our hearts....Here is Another Wonderful Patient Story!
I've been thin most of my life but about 10 years ago, I started putting on weight due to a bad knee. I couldn't exercise enough to keep the weight down. About 5 years ago, I underwent a total knee replacement which didn't go as well as I had hoped. Again, I couldn't do any extensive exercise other than work on my range of motion.
About a year ago, I was in such shape that I became hysterical if I saw myself in a mirror and I certainly didn't go shopping for clothes - it was too traumatic.
I finally visited my doctor who told me that my only hope was to go on a plant-based diet for the rest of my life. He explained what it was and even loaned me a book about it (The China Study). I purchased Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's book, "How To Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" and off I went.
I tossed out everything that wasn't part of my new Vegan lifestyle because if it was there, I knew I'd weaken. After about 4 months, I noted that my clothes were loose so I weighed myself - I had lost 60 lbs. I felt great with renewed energy and was able to look in the mirror again without going into a depression. I will always thank my doctor, Dr. Don Wagner, for saving my life.
Now, fast forward to July of this year.... my husband was involved in a terrible motorcycle accident that should have killed him, both by statistics and by actual injuries. He was rushed to the Head Trauma and Burn Center in Las Vegas and was in the hospital from the Saturday morning it happened until Thursday when he came home with home nursing teaching me to change his dressings.
We attribute his ability to heal so fast to our plant-based diet (& prayer) - there is no other answer.It just reinforced our determination to adhere to our plant-based diet and, again, we thank Dr. Wagner for his insistence on getting us started on the right path.
~Sylvia in Laughlin, Nevada ~
Thank you Sylvia for sharing your inspiring story on the power of a plant-based diet!! Readers--lets send a little love back to Sylvia and her doc for her amazing transformation!! Write in the comments :-)!! :-))