I had so much positive feedback to the last episode with Kate McGoey-Smith from Forksmart who shared her story of overcoming Type 2 Diabetes, right-sided heart failure and regaining her vision after 5 years of unimaginable suffering. Today I’ll be sharing Mike Meltzer’s story.
Mike was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in the early 90’s after having always been the overweight kid at school and growing up a junk food loving vegetarian. For years Mike struggled with Diabetic retinopathy and Diabetic neuropathy. The prescription medications didn’t provide much improvement to Mike’s condition and his weight continued to increase until it reached over 320 pounds.
In 2010 Mike came across a program on PBS with Doctor Neal Barnard who was talking about how to reverse many of todays chronic diseases through adopting a whole food, plant-based diet and so he contacted Dr Barnard directly and was referred to Dr Alona Pulde who supported him in making the transition. Mike’s health began to improve and eventually he sought assistance through Dr Michael Klaper who was working at True North Clinic at the time.
Since then, Mike has lost 59 pounds and now weighs the same as he did in Junior High School!
There is no shortage of stories just like Mike’s and the more the people that hear these stories, the sooner we will have a much healthier, happier and more hopeful planet. If you’d like to help me spread the word - please SHARE these amazing stories via your social media, TAG your family and friends, COMMENT, LIKE and if you have time, LEAVE A REVIEW over at Apple Podcasts or Stitcher App and a 5 STAR RATING to help the podcast move up in the search rankings. Thank you to every one who has already left a rating and review - your kind words make my day and help motivate me to keep doing this work and sharing these stories. :-)
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Thanks Mike for coming on the show and thank you all so much for listening each week and supporting this podcast.
I am so grateful to you all.