Vanilla Orchid wrote:
Welcome, luvmy veggies. Your reasons for starting this program are similar to mine. My husband and I both lost our mothers this year to preventable medical conditions.
My mom had a high blood pressure "controlled" by meds, but that didn't prevent her stroke, which led to dementia and a long slow decline.
My mother in law had diabetes and high cholesterol, also "controlled" by meds that didn't prevent heart problems, blindness and kidney failure. She would have eaten dirt to get her sight back, but it was too late. She spent three years on dialysis.
I'm so sorry for your loss this year...that's a lot to handle! I think loss is much more difficult when you know it could have been prevented! I have (had) type II diabetes (diagnosed when I was only 36 yrs. old) and reversed it with the McDougall lifestyle. When I hear experiences of others- like the one you've lived through- I am ever more grateful to have caught mine in time to change my future and the future of my family! It's so important for me to stop and be grateful and remember so I NEVER go back! Thanks for sharing your story, and great job changing your future as well!