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How I reversed my Heart Disease by Robert Cross

Here is a personal disease reversal story by Robert Cross. This comes from Dr. John McDougall’s website, www.drmcdougall.com.  John is one of the great pioneers of plant-based lifestyle medicine and is a big, big, hero of mine who I mention numerous times in my book.  Robert changed his dietary ways after reading my father’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and hasn’t looked back. Goooo Robert, gooo!!

When my chest pains began I was in fairly typical health for a man of 61 years of age who eats the Standard American Diet. My body had gradually deteriorated over the years and I had become a frequent customer of doctors and pharmacists. Several times a day I swallowed pills for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and re-current kidney stones. Worst of all, it seemed that every few months I needed higher doses of these medicines, and none of the lifestyle suggestions made by my doctors or the dieticians seemed to be doing me any good. I was resigned to watching my health deteriorate, while hoping that I would avoid the serious consequences that loomed on the horizon. My 250-pound body weight was another forecaster of the future soon to come.

Click here for the full story!!  <http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2009stars/starrobert.pdf>

About the author

As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

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