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31 May Shawn’s Story:

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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

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  • http://www.facebook.com/igor.rotaev Igor Rotaev

    My name is Igor, I’m from Western Europe.
    I am ready to donate a kidney or part of my liver for good compensation.
    I am a 30 year old man, blood group is O+, I don’t drink or smoke.
    I can travel anywhere worldwide to take tests and perform surgery. I will listen offer and conditions of recipient
    igorrotaev@yahoo.com

  • Leah

    Congratulations Shawn! That is fabulous news! It sounds like there is so much less pressure on your kidneys now. Wishing you continued healing and healthy vibrance in life!

  • Becky P

    Is he saying the prednisone sent him into a fib or getting off of it did? After kidney disease, dialysis and a transplant (3 years ago) I’m taking prednisone as part of my anti-rejection meds.

  • Organ Donor

    I;m Male 32yrs from turkey, i am strong, healthy, non smoker, non alcoholic, no genetics problem,
    i am blood group O +VE, I want to donate my kidney to help any kidney related patients. who will as a return help me back by compensating me

    i got a deep financial mess which i need some money to resolve. any kind heated and serous kidney recipient should contact me

    yusufcam28@yahoo.com