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.
Ruth Heidrich, PhD, discovered she had an aggressive type of breast cancer (when she was in her 40's) which had already spread to her bones, one lung, and liver. She had the lump removed but refused chemotherapy and radiation, and instead signed up for Dr. John McDougall's dietary research study.
I had been living in overalls for years and was at 571 lbs. Mike despairingly emailed his friend who put him in contact with Dr. Carney and her husband Sean. Dr. Carney agreed to help Mike under the condition that he would come to their office and eat with them every day for a week.