I think here is the right place to tell my story and especially the story of my family, I’m sorry for putting this story in too many topics here but at the beginning I did not know where to put it. Now I am 100% sure the right topic for our story is this one, TESTIMONIES.
Hello to everyone, I am very glad to be here, a member on Dr. McDougall’s Discussion Board.
My name is Florin Bolocan, I am from Romania, at least 11000 miles away from Santa Rosa, California.
I would like to share with you all the benefits that come in only 5 months of a plant based diet, for me and my wife.
I am 26 years old and I'm 5,9 feet tall ( I hope I wrote ok in US units, or Europe units, 1,80m tall) and in December 2008 I was 220 pounds.
My wife is 27 years, 5,5 feet tall (or 1,67m of height) and in December she was 147 pounds.
We have here in Romania, an extraordinary doctor, Virgiliu Stroescu, a vegetarian doctor who apears on different tv stations (names of tv programs sound like this: Hrana care ucide (Food That Kills
), Beneficiile unei alimentatii vegetariene (The Benefits of Vegetarian Way of Life
), Prea multe kilograme (Far Too Many Pounds
), Ne sapam groapa cu dintii (WE DIG OUR GRAVE WITH OUR TEETH
extraordinary title), and many many other tv programs.
Here is the link towards the tv programs in Romanian of course, in the last 3 years he was present in almost 50 tv programs each one of 1h or more.
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=v ... mb=0&aq=f#
but I only wanted to show you what is happening here.
This wonderful doctor brought on many TV programs the book, Studiul China in Romanian (The China Study
) and he showed it to the world, I bought it, I read it and so I discovered a NEW world
, I discovered Dr. T Colin Campbell
, I discovered Dr John McDougall and his wonderfull wife Mary
, Caldwell Esselstyn
. Jeff Novick
and many many other important names: Dean Ornish
, John Robbins
, Michael Klaper
, Jay Gordon
I bought the book for my parents, my grand parents, my friends I have shared all the information with my colleagues and a lot of things have started to CHANGE
In December 2008 (six months ago) at only 26 years old I was having:
- Steatosis 2nd degree towards 3rd degree
Triglycerides almost 300 and TGP and TGO far from the maximum limit (it is a liver disease which makes the liver very fat and very big, I am sure you know what I am talking about) - only because of the junk food that I used to eat. One doctor told me that I am going towards Cirrhosis and finally, LIVER CANCER in a few years
- Type 2 diabetes
(127 the blood sugar and the normal interval here is between 60-105, at the first hour in the morning without eating anything.
(I was 220 pounds and 5,9 feet tall, so the BMI was at least 31)
- My total cholesterol was 159 and the LDL was 87 (apparently ok, but wait and see the results after 4-5 months)
- My wife was and still has high level of cholesterol. But I am sure that in 1-2 years she will be much better. She had the total cholesterol 247
and the LDL 130
- Her BMI was almost ok, BMI 24 at the limit, but we can say ok, 5,5 feet tall and 147 pounds
On the 1st of January 2009 I decided to quit eating meat and all the dairy products that I was eating before, and my extraordinary wife decided to support me and she began eating with me the same things.
Many months before this decision we have learned a few new meals.
And so let’s take a look at the results in only 4-5 months of a plant-based diet.
- From 220 pounds I’ve lost 30 pounds (of course with exercise also) so now I’m 190 pounds and my BMI from 31 is 26
- The most important thing my blood work for my liver are perfect now
, Triglycerides 110 (bellow 140 so ok), my abdominal echography is perfect, the dimensions of my liver are perfect, the TGP and the TGO are perfect also.
(And please read carefully what MY DOCTOR
told me: “And you don’t eat at all animal products ??? Fish ??? Dairy Products ??? Eggs ??? … You must eat, because they contain a protein which is far superior, and they cannot harm you” I looked at her, she is in her mid 40 years, so she is not old, and I couldn’t shut my mouth and I told her: “How is this protein superior to the vegetable protein ??? How ??? Please let’s make a test, a blood work who says that this is superior to that one. With all the cholesterol that kills us world wide, with all the antibiotics, with 0 carbohydrates, with 0 fibers to make the intestines work ok without getting colon cancer, please tell me HOW is this protein superior ???
She stood and looked once again at my blood work and she kept her mouth shut for a few moments.
- After that she looked at my blood sugar, after 2-3 months it was 98 and now is 82 (60-105 the normal value here in Romania) so I got cured from type 2 diabetes.
- Then she looked at my cholesterol, from 159 before, it’s 111 now
, and we are talking about the total cholesterol, my LDL from 87 was now 57
My doctor she was was astonished, in only 4-5 months I got rid of: STEATOSIS, Type 2 DIABETES and OBESITY.
She finally said, you are ok (a little bit sad) you don’t need any drugs; I can’t give you any prescription. I almost started laughing and I told her that I am not here to ask her for a prescription, I am here only to investigate the results and to see what can do a plant-based diet.
- My wife's cholesterol from 247 is 200 now, her LDL descended from 130 to 110.
- She has lost 13 pounds from 147 to 133 pounds and she is 5,5 feet, her BMI descended from the limit 24 to 21.9
- We feel better than ever, the sensation of sleep after all the ancient meals it's gone, the sensation of heaviness is also gone
- We live at the 10th floor in a 10floors building and we don't use the elevator anymore, not even when we have groceries.
- We work out on an elliptical magnetical bicycle (I hope I said ok) once every 2-3 days, aprox. 10km each of us. 200calories my wife, 500calories me.
I finally convinced my mother, to follow this diet, a plant-based diet, she is 54 years old, she has type 2 diabetes, she had 2 coronary attacks 2 months ago, obesity and other health issues.
In only 3 weeks, she had her blood sugar 130 and now is 115, she lost 20 pounds her BMI was 43 and is 39. She feels much better now. And she was convinced by the results seen on me and my wife.
I won’t ever stop telling everybody that A PLANT-BASED DIET (low on FAT)
is the key to a healthy life, strong heart, no obesity, prevents many type of cancers, and if possible Organic food is the best for our health.
I hope I haven’t bored you with all the details, but things are complex and the RESULTS
of a PLANT-BASED DIET