I am a 29 year old minister, currently living in Lewisburg, WV. In 2009 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and acid reflux after experiencing chest pains which landed me in the emergency room for a night. My sodium was low, I exercised 4 times a week, and it was a mystery to my doctor. It was chalked up as a hereditary thing that I was just going to have to live with. So, I was a 27 year old on blood pressure medication.
With weekly meal plans, Forks Meal Planner takes the hard work out of making nutritious meals the whole family will enjoy.
In 2011 (then topping 200 lbs), I began watching documentaries on our food system in the US. Forks Over Knives was the first documentary that motivated me to do something. I bought Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Esselstyn the next day. At the time I weighed 196 lbs., and my resting blood pressure on medication was 132/89.
Six weeks later I have lost 30 lbs. and my blood pressure is 116/66 without medications. The acid reflux has disappeared and I feel great. Forks Over Knives has truly changed my life!