I have had a very good education in nutrition and muscle health due to my profession as an herbalist, massage therapist and non-physician naturopath. At one time during my education, I tried a vegetarian diet in an attempt to have a healthier lifestyle and because I had guilt over how our world treats its farm animals. However, I did not last long because I lacked energy and felt that I would have to include grass-fed farm animals raised organically. As the years flew by, I noticed a steady rise in my blood pressure as I started past fifty years of age. I also started gaining unwanted weight.
Before fifty years old I could get any extra weight off just by stopping an ice cream and chocolate habit. But, after fifty, that was no longer the case. Doctors also started warning me that I better start on meds for my high blood pressure as it was getting into the dangerous zone. I absolutely detest taking any kind of drugs—over the counter or prescribed. So, I started googling about high blood pressure and found my way to the video on Netflix “Forks Over Knives”. I smirked about this as I considered it most likely to just be another new fad, but was desperate to bring my BP down without drugs. So, I thought, it can’t hurt to try it for a month just to see if I loose my energy again like I did on that vegetarian diet so many years ago. Well, viewing Forks Over Knives was last year, and I am still eating WFPB! I absolutely love it….I can eat all it want of the most flavorable food known to God and have all the energy a 69 year old could hope for! My BP went quickly down to normal in only one week. And, I lost 30 lbs without even thinking about it. My clothes just started to fall off of me.
Thanks to all those who help support this movement. God bless them one and all.
Here is my new body at 69 years young:
Kathy de Plaza, West Grove, Pennsylvania