Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

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Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

Postby secdroid » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:00 am

Not my story but truly touching. My summary does not do it justice. Watch the three minute video at http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/resuscitating-medicare/

- Medicare is in trouble; cardiovasclar disease cost $503 BN in 2010
- Ornish and Pritikin lifestyle prograns are now eligable for Medicare reimbursement

The most interesting part:

- Nathan Pritikin is why Dr. Greger became a medical doctor
- Grandmother was "abandoned to die" by doctors
- Had a "couple of bypass operations and ran out of arteries"
- "Wheelchair bound, crushing chest pain"
- "They wheeled her in [to Pritikin lifetsyle center] and she walked out"
- "She was given her medical death sentence at age 65"
- With a healthy lifestyle, she enjoyed another 28 years
- In Pritikin book, Francis Greger was described as one of the "death's door people."
- When she arrived, she could no longer walk. In three weeks she was walking ten miles a day.
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Re: Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

Postby Vegankit » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:32 am

Thanks for posting - excellent video by Dr. Greger - I enjoy watching him.
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Re: Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

Postby Melinda » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:43 am

Amazing! I didn't know that about Dr. Greger. How astounding that the vast majority of doctors don't even know or want to know about this info. Last time I had my bloodwork done - about 5 years ago, it was pretty good - not under 150 but good. My doctor was raving about how good it was - I tried to tell him what I ate and he wasn't interested. He is kind of pudgy.
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Re: Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

Postby Adrienne » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:01 am

Great video - thanks for posting the link. And how cute was Dr Greger as a kid?
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Re: Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

Postby dlb » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:11 am

secdroid -

That's a great video. An inspiration to us all but especially to people who feel it might be too late for them.

Thanks for the post.

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Re: Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

Postby secdroid » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Re: Grandmother was "abandoned to die" by doctors

This reminded me of the sort of patients referred to Dr. Esselstyn when he started his cardiac artery disease reversal studies at the Cleveland Clinic, as described in the excellent "Forks Over Knives" movie and companion book, as well as Dr. Esselstyn's own book.

Re: Dr. Greger's videos

I thought I was getting fairly knowledgeable but Dr. Greger regularly teaches me new things. An exceptionally valuable and well-organized resource.

The "Sources Cited" drop-down, under the videos, is extremely helpful when you want to learn more about a topic.

If you use an RSS application, note the RSS feed icon next to the Facebook and Twitter icons at the bottom of his home page. Very handy.

I don't know how he keeps up, but I look forward to the new videos on each weekday, as well as the weekly Q&A.
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Re: Inspiring story of Dr. Greger's grandmother

Postby Worfie500 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:20 pm

Thanks for posting.
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