Shelia Lewis was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease at the age of 46. Tests revealed that she had congestive heart failure, along with hypertension, and an 85% blockage of one of her coronary arteries. Instead of choosing an invasive procedure such as bypass surgery, she made an appointment with Dr. Baxter Montgomery, a cardiologist in Houston, Texas. Dr. Montgomery reverses heart disease using a whole-food, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet. After only 5 months on a plant-based diet, Sheila's repeat heart catheterization procedure showed that the blockage had completely disappeared.
Medical experts predict that today's children will be the first generation that will not outlive their parents. This is partly due to the sharp rise in obesity among American children. Steven Kenneth Galson, former US Surgeon General, states that the obesity epidemic is a result of "an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition."
Every meal we consume affects our health either in a positive or negative way. If our diets consist mainly of heavily processed foods and animal products, rich in saturated fats, oils, salt and sugar, we are creating an environment that encourages chronic degenerative disease.