Today, Shawn shares his incredible plant-strong story.
About a year and a half ago I was rushed to the hospital with a b/p of 190/160. Among other things that came out of that incident, is that I was diagnosed with stage 3 ckd (chronic kidney disease). A few months later I watched forks over knives and contacted Dr. Esselstyn, he was nice enough to talk to me in great length and recommend a few different things to me.
At that time I wasn’t eating the healthiest I should be and not taking great care of myself. I ordered the Engine 2 Diet and it changed my whole outlook on life and eating habits. I was on 6 different medications a day, I am currently at 3 which I think is great! One of the meds I was able to get off of which I thank this diet to was the prednisone which incidentally was what sent me into a-fib but that’s an entirely different story.
I haven’t lost any weight but I’m good with that. The great news is however, yesterday I had a routine appointment with my doctor and even though I knew that kidney damage was irreversible he informed me that I am now in stage 1 to possibly 2 ckd! My blood pressure has also gone down, I am currently at 100/60 a far cry from the day in the er at 190/160. If nothing else I would like to thank Rip and his father for opening my eyes and giving me my life back, I thought for sure I would either be dead or on dialysis by this point. I can’t thank you enough!” - Shawn