Testimoniales

One year after I met him and received his treatment, I am writing these lines to thank you and God for allowing me to know you, for having given me the perseverance and the necessary faith so that you could put into practice your knowledge and experience and give me a better quality of life.

Before I met him I lived, with many pains taking any number of pills daily that poisoned my body and emptied my pockets, sad and depressed for not finding relief from my ills, tired of visiting doctors who only drugged me with their recipes that did not cure, although I must admit that my pains decreased.

Depression because of the situation I was living with, coupled with my age, further undermined my existence.

Today, at the end of a year, in which I have not missed a single date, in which almost to the letter I followed the suggested diet; I am another human being, more cheerful detoxed of medicines because I have a year of not consuming them, with many less pains and with a great hope that I will leave soon healed, I allow myself to express my sincere gratitude for everything you have done for me.

I know that I am not cured, I know that the treatment is slow, but I know that with your help and my perseverance as well as with the help of God, I will leave your clinic healed.

Thank you for your dedication, thank you for your effort, thank you for having collaborated so that I could appreciate how beautiful life is.

I write my testimony so that I can help other people to trust that there is another type of medicine that is more effective, definitive and without side effects.
I am a 35-year-old woman and, like many, I once a year performed a gynecological study with a specialist. Everything had always been normal, but in November 2013, the gynecologist gave me the diagnosis of a slight dysplasia in the cervix.
I was very scared and to be completely sure I had a colposcopy and then a biopsy and the result confirmed the result of the pap smear and indicated that I had the human papillomavirus. According to the biopsy I had three types of the virus, the numbers I do not remember, but the gynecologist told me that two were mild and one moderately aggressive, which was the one that had caused my dysplasia.
The gynecologist told me, as the other allopathic doctors say, that the virus had been transmitted sexually and that there was no way to kill him, that he would always live in me. This affected me a lot because my sex life is quite healthy and I did not expect such a diagnosis. In any case, he told me that I should undergo treatment as soon as possible because the dysplasia could go to moderate, severe and cancer in a short time, which could also take, but that was individual for each patient.
The treatment was a cryosurgery, I would burn with a cold gas the injury, it would hurt, bleed, take medication and study every 6 months. He also had to pray that dysplasia would not reappear, because that could happen, in which case the treatment would be more invasive.
I met Kim, thanks to a dear friend, who recommended it to me once I was very sick of my tonsils, had taken two different types of antibiotics and was still very ill, with inflammation, a lot of pain, pus, fever, etc. I already suffered from that since I was little and, seeing that it did not improve with the treatment of the doctors, I attended consultation with Kim. In three days I had nothing and to date, I have not gotten sick from the tonsils. That was 5 years ago.
So I went back to Kim and took him to school. To my relief and surprise, he told me: “I can help, I kill papilloma virus …”
He explained that viruses live in acidic environments and that if there is no acidity, the virus has no way to live …
In November, after the first consultation, I completely left the meat (except the fish), the eggs, cheese, milk and sugar, I took the homeopathy that he told me, I used the bottle he gave me and I was punctual to the acupuncture. I must emphasize that this was not easy, but that comparing this with the risk of cancer helped me to have willpower … I thought that it would not hurt me and also, I noticed how my digestion improved, my level of energy and my premenstrual symptoms in a short time.
In January 2014, I visited a gynecologist-oncologist very well recommended, because the truth, I was still very scared with the risk of advancing dysplasia. This doctor did a camera study, he told me that my cervix was completely normal, well formed, that I did not have any dysplasia, he showed me pictures of cases like the one I told him and I compared them myself because I could see my own cervix and there was nothing. I showed him my studies and told him about Kim and good! As expected, he tried to give me other explanations, he does not believe that the therapy he was following would cause my improvement, but the important thing for me is that I was cured in less than two months.
Since then, I’ve done the pap every 6 months, but nothing has come out. A week ago I did a special study and they told me that I did not have the papilloma virus and that everything was very good.
As you have read, I am sure that the papilloma virus died, that I do not have it and that I am healthy thanks to the medicine that Kim practices.
I am deeply grateful to him, I have no way to pay for his help and for this, and because he also has a very humane, professional and selfless treatment, I recommend his medicine with confidence.
I currently live in another country and have searched everywhere for a professional like him, but I have not had any luck, so I hope that all Costa Ricans who have it so close can take advantage of it.

 

One year after I met him and received his treatment, I am writing these lines to thank you and God for allowing me to know you, for having given me the perseverance and the necessary faith so that you could put into practice your knowledge and experience and give me a better quality of life.

Before I met him I lived, with many pains taking any number of pills daily that poisoned my body and emptied my pockets, sad and depressed for not finding relief from my ills, tired of visiting doctors who only drugged me with their recipes that did not cure, although I must admit that my pains decreased.

Depression because of the situation I was living with, coupled with my age, further undermined my existence.

Today, at the end of a year, in which I have not missed a single date, in which almost to the letter I followed the suggested diet; I am another human being, more cheerful detoxed of medicines because I have a year of not consuming them, with many less pains and with a great hope that I will leave soon healed, I allow myself to express my sincere gratitude for everything you have done for me.

I know that I am not cured, I know that the treatment is slow, but I know that with your help and my perseverance as well as with the help of God, I will leave your clinic healed.

Thank you for your dedication, thank you for your effort, thank you for having collaborated so that I could appreciate how beautiful life is.

Como esta despues de tiempo!!!bueno espero que se acuerde de mi…soy sara la mama de joaquin la que trabajo en el avion y viajo por todos lados se acuerda…

bueno no he podido responderle antes,porque he tenido mucho trabajo,bueno le escribo para comunicarle que joaquin ha mejorado notablemente,a nivel social,comunicativo…bastante en verdad yo al principio no creia mucho y como ustede me dijo dentro de un mes hablemos,mil gracias por todo doctor que Dios lo bendiga,el cambio es increible estoy feliz,de todas maneras quiero seguir siempre en contacto con ustede y ojala!!!! espero que si!!!

regrese pronto‚Ķ para que lo vuelva haber,para mi se me es imposible ir por mi trabajo,pero a si como joaquin hay miles de personas que lo esperan en peru,que tenga unas lindas navidades y un feliz a√Īo nuevo

Soy Yasmin la hija de la Sra Keta que estuvo viendo en lima que estaba con principios de alzahaymer, amiga de maria pia y cu√Īada de Gianna. espero que se acuerde de mi, le escribo para contarle que mi mami esta mucho mejor, esta mas conectada y bastante mas tranquilidad con su ansiedad x las comidas, ha seguido cuidandose con su alimentacion y le queria agradecer por eso.

Queria preguntarle cuando va a volver por aca xq me gustaria que se siga haciendo el tratamiento y tb le queria preguntar sobre estas pastillas que me han recomendado nose si las conoce pero prefiero consultarle antes de darselas se llaman COGNEX (me han dicho que tiene TACRINA) sabe algo de eso?

Muchas gracias por haber estado aca y haber ayudado a mi mami

Estimado Dr Kim: adem√°s de saludarlo, para sus archivos a continuaci√≥n le env√≠o un resumen de mi caso y de los resultados del tratamiento efectuado por ud durante los √ļltimos 13 meses con los magn√≠ficos resultados por ambos conocidos.

Mi nombre es Jos√© Luis Avenda√Īo Pe√Īa, soy Ingeniero Agr√≥nomo, costarricense de 62 a√Īos. En diciembre de 1992, con 43 a√Īos de edad sufr√≠ un infarto card√≠aco provocado segun creo por una dieta inadecuada, trabajo muy estresante y fumado. Fum√© durante m√°s de 20 a√Īos y muchos cigarrillos diarios, pero en 1998 dej√© de fumar hasta la fecha. En el a√Īo 2002 me diagnosticaron Diabetes y tuve que empezar a tomar medicaci√≥n. En el a√Īo 2003 adquir√≠ una finca en Rio Cuarto que es un distrito del cant√≥n de Grecia, pero que queda en la Zona Norte de Costa Rica. Ah√≠ constru√≠ mi casa y comenc√© a vivir trabajando la tierra en un ambiente muy sano, aire muy limpio, sin contaminaci√≥n de veh√≠culos ni aglomeraciones de gente. Aunque mi salud mejor√≥, en algunos aspectos, principalmente por la actividad f√≠sica, siempre me manten√≠a tomando gran cantidad de medicamentos porque as√≠ me lo recetaban los m√©dicos que me ve√≠an cada 3 meses en el Seguro Social y en algunos casos en consulta privada. Para la cardiopat√≠a tomaba dos pastillas diarias de Atenolol, una de Lovastatina y una Cardioaspirina. Para la diabetes tomaba una tableta diaria de Metformina. Aunque con estos medicamentos la presi√≥n arterial se manten√≠a en 120/80 y la glucemia en rangos de un diab√©tico bien controlado con resultados de Hemoglobina Glicosilada A1c entre 6 y 7, realmente no me sent√≠a bien y la cosa empeor√≥ alrededor de junio del 2008 en que me empezaron unas reacciones al√©rgicas fuert√≠simas con inflamaci√≥n de la cara, p√°rpados de lo ojos, labios, manos, un dolor fuerte en el pecho, picaz√≥n por todo el cuerpo, dificultad para respirar y bajonazo de presi√≥n con sudor fr√≠o y v√≥mito sin saber ex√°ctamente que las causaba y ten√≠an una duraci√≥n de tres a cuatro horas del cuadro agudo y despu√©s varios d√≠as con el dolor en el pecho y las manos hinchadas. Fu√≠ a consulta m√©dica con un especialista en alergias, me hizo las punciones con varios alergenos y diagnostic√≥ alergia a la soya, el tomate, los c√≠tricos, los perros, y los gatos.
Con ésto agregué una nueva pastilla, el Flurinol, que efectivamente me reducía los episodios de alergia y su fuerza, pero que no me curaba.

A finales del 2010, por recomendación de un médico oculista que atiende a mi esposa, saqué cita y fui a la consulta con el Dr Kim. Desde que me comenzó a hacer las pruebas y análisis que él hace, me dijo que yo tenía una gran intoxicación y que mis reacciones alérgicas se debían a tanto medicamento que tomaba y al tipo de dieta que seguía. Mi dieta era la tradicional del costarricense: con leche con el cereal, queso al cual era muy aficionado, carnes de res, cerdo, pollo y pescado, huevos y algunos embutidos de vez en cuando, pizzas y comida chatarra también muy de vez en cuanto, pocas frutas y verduras y casi nada de ensalada. Me dijo que era tal mi nivel tóxico que tenía que asistir a tratamiento semanalmente. Así lo hice por 3 o 4 veces, luego cada 15 días y una vez al mes hasta la actualidad. En la primera cita además del tratamiento con Acupuntura el Dr modificó totalmente mi dieta eliminando del todo las carnes rojas y el pollo y dejando solo el pescado, me eliminó el consumo de huevos, leche y queso y todos lo derivados lácteos. Me recomendó aumentar el consumo de vegetales crudos como son todas la hortalizas, verduras y frutas que debían componer el 80 % de la alimentación diaria y el restante 20 % con alimentos como el arroz integral, los frijoles y demás leguminosas como lentejas y garbanzos. Además me recomendó comenzar a quitarle a cada una de todas las pastillas que tomaba, un pedacito.

Segu√≠ sus recomendaciones fielmente, lo que inicialmente fue un cambio muy dr√°stico y dif√≠cil sobre todo para mi esposa que tuvo que reinventar sus men√ļes eliminando la carne de todas sus recetas y agregando especias y verduras que al paso de los meses se han convertido en platillos de inmejorable sabor sin que a√Īoremos el sabor de la carne a que tanto est√°bamos acostumbrados.

En las siguientes citas el Dr Kim comenz√≥ a tratar las alergias a minerales, soya, huevos, leche y queso, tomate, c√≠tricos entre otro sinn√ļmero de toxinas que yo ten√≠a por resultas de mi dieta y de tantos medicamentos que tom√© por tantos a√Īos. Adem√°s en cada cita me iba diciendo que eliminara un pedacito m√°s de diferentes pastillas.

Mi salud comenzó a mejorar rápidamente, perdí más de 10 kg de peso, y empecé a sentir mayor vitalidad y fortaleza.
Finalmente, a la fecha, despu√©s de 13 meses de continuo tratamiento y reducci√≥n de medicamentos, ya no tomo ninguna de todas las pastillas, mi presi√≥n arterial se mantiene alrededor de 130/85 que segun el Dr Kim est√° perfecto para mi edad, los √ļltimos resultados del examen de Hemoglobina Glicosilada A1c, que los hago cada 3 meses, ya en dos ocasiones han sido de 5.1, lo cual corresponde a una persona normal sin diabetes, el colesterol hace 6 meses fue de 150 y todos los dem√°s par√°metros que se analizan en el examen de sangre salieron normales.

Solo me queda agregar mi agradecimiento al Dr Kim por el cambio en mi vida que ha resultado de la aplicación de sus conocimientos y técnicas y por el disfrute que ahora tanto mi esposa como yo tenemos de una vida sin medicamentos ni sus efectos secundarios.

Cuando KIKI ( que as√≠ lo llamaremos , pues hoy tiene 15 a√Īos y comprender√°n que tiene su forma de pensar y actuar ) ten√≠a 12 a√Īos , su profesor de Basket nos hace notar que no caminaba bien , nos recomend√≥ que lo viera un Medico y as√≠ lo hicimos .

Ah√≠ comienza el largo camino , primero lo ve un Traumat√≥logo el nos dice que parece que es Neurol√≥gico , pasamos donde un Neur√≥logo que de golpe nos da las peores expectativas a futuro , buscamos otras opiniones , 2 Neurologos mas , una tercera opini√≥n de una Neurologa Pediatra , se hicieron muchos ex√°menes de Sangre , y de todo , electromiograf√≠as, resonancias , ecograf√≠as y todo lo que se puedan imaginar , llegando a la Conclusi√≥n de que era un UNA NEUROPATIA , de origen desconocido que estaba afectando el correcto funcionamiento de los nervios y por eso se debilitaban los m√ļsculos , por eso es que caminaba mal y no ten√≠a fuerza en las piernas.

Pasamos dos a√Īos de an√°lisis de todo tipo ac√° en el Per√ļ y el extranjero, opiniones de otros m√©dicos, lo trataron con Corticoides sin resultado, las pruebas segu√≠an, se pens√≥ que era algo cong√©nito, en fin fueron dos a√Īos de continua lucha para saber que era. Hacia rehabilitaci√≥n 3 veces por semana, para que lo que aun estaba bien siguiera as√≠. Una soluci√≥n final era someterlo a un tratamiento con una medicina especial, para ver si daba resultado y solo quedaba esperar y ver si daba resultado.

En Mayo del 2012 , nos hablan de KIM , investigamos ,preguntamos , gente que se trataba con el nos decía maravillas y optamos por tomar esta alternativa. Le mandamos un mail con toda la información y nos contesta diciendo que si podía ayudar.

El 18 de Junio de ese a√Īo , a la edad de 14 a√Īos y medio , nuestra vida cambia nuevamente( justo ese d√≠a hace 17 a√Īos nos hab√≠amos casado ) , mi esposa y KIKI se van a Costa Rica , KIKI sale del Per√ļ con las u√Īas de los pies negras por falta de irrigaci√≥n y los dedos ca√≠dos , llegando ese mismo d√≠a conocen a KIM , el escucha la historia nuevamente , hace que KIKI se recueste en la camilla , le junta las piernas y dice : ‚Äú Sra. Ver esto ‚Äú , incre√≠ble ten√≠a una pierna casi 4 cm mas corta que la otra, KIM se va hacia su cabeza , le dice respira fuerte , hace algo lo jala y ‚Ķ. , yo lo vi LAS PIERNAS IGUALES‚Ķ. Incre√≠ble pero cierto.

Ese fue el inicio de la mejoría , le hace una serie de pruebas (pruebas que son increíbles) y los cita para el día siguiente, antes nos dijo : “ Uds. hacer lo que yo digo y verán mejoría “. Ya ese día nos dio indicaciones exactas de que hacer, comenzando por qué cosas comer y que no.

En los 14 d√≠as que estuvimos en Costa Rica , no se pueden imaginar c√≥mo mejoro , le quito la f√©rula , le cambio los h√°bitos alimenticios , aprendi√≥ a comer comida sana , le estabilizo su organismo , le regularizo los minerales que le faltaban y otras cosas mas , todo sin una sola medicina convencional . Todos los d√≠as ve√≠a avances , ya pisaba mas fuerte , sus u√Īas se pusieron claras nuevamente , los dedos de los pies que estaban ca√≠dos , a su posici√≥n original , hasta su forma de ver las cosas mejoraban , hasta su genio cambio.

Hoy ya en casa , todos hemos cambiado , se acabaron los alimentos chatarra y en lo posible tratamos de comer todo Org√°nico , se acabaron la leche y sus derivados , chau a la Carne , adi√≥s al az√ļcar , aunque parezca mentira todo esto y la forma de alimentarse hace que KIKI este cada vez mejor y nosotros tambi√©n .

Lo que el DR dice es cierto somos lo que comemos y si la enfermedad no encuentra en que alimentarse sencillamente se va. Desde Junio del 2012 no usamos mas medicina tradicional , todo es Homeopatico , y no saben lo bien que nos va.

Solo queda decirte GRACIAS KIM , gracias por darle una nueva vida a KIKI , gracias por ense√Īarnos un nuevo camino , dif√≠cil cambiar tus h√°bitos de toda una vida , pero si ves que tu hijo mejora como mejoro en esos d√≠as , lo hacemos no , el CAMBIO fue tan impresionante en unos d√≠as , todo lo que avanzamos en este viaje , avanzamos mas en 14 d√≠as que en dos a√Īos de tratamiento.

Hoy tenemos un m√©dico de cabecera en Costa Rica , el nos atiende siempre las llamadas con cari√Īo y con mucha paciencia.

Solo queda repetir GRACIAS KIM , nos vemos , te esperamos .

Durante 10 a√Īos, nuestro hijo de 18 a√Īos sufri√≥ displasia muscular (dolor grave alrededor de la caja tor√°cica y el estern√≥n), fatiga y asma. Mi esposa y yo lo hab√≠amos llevado a tantos m√©dicos y especialistas para encontrar una cura. Todos los m√©dicos recetaron diversos medicamentos para aliviar el dolor e inhaladores para el asma. Todo esto simplemente proporcion√≥ alivio sintom√°tico pero no cura.
Como √ļltima esperanza, visitamos la oficina del Dr. Kim para encontrar lo que esper√°bamos que fuera la causa de los problemas de mi hijo y, lo que es m√°s importante, una cura. El Dr. Kim descubri√≥ que mi hijo ten√≠a una alergia grave a los productos l√°cteos, especialmente el queso y la leche. De hecho, mi hijo hab√≠a estado consumiendo grandes cantidades de leche y queso todos los d√≠as, ya que muchos de los m√©dicos le recomendaron que tomara m√°s leche para el dolor en los huesos que estaba centrado en el √°rea del pecho. Al eliminar totalmente los productos l√°cteos y con los tratamientos de eliminaci√≥n de alergias del Dr. Kim, el asma de mi hijo desapareci√≥ de inmediato y sin ning√ļn medicamento. Su nivel de energ√≠a mejor√≥ y la displacia muscular y el dolor en el √°rea del pecho est√°n en remisi√≥n. Gracias Dr. Kim por salvar a mi hijo.

It is amazing how we can fool ourselves into thinking that we are living a healthy lifestyle, when we are so far from it. I am a 48-year-old woman. I have 4 children, ages 15 to 23, and a young granddaughter. I grew up in a household that served wheat bread, fantastic salads and lots of meats. My father was a hunter and fisherman. He was also a successful, extremely conservative, executive businessman. He died in 1989 from cancer.

On 8 February 2007, I went to see my doctor, whom I had been seeing regularly for over a year. Dr. Kim is a MD, but is also an acupuncturist and holistic practitioner, practicing in Costa Rica where I live. He is truly a healer and one of the most knowledgeable alternative practitioners I have come across.I had not been feeling well for quite awhile. I had low energy, felt achy and was short of breath. I had high blood pressure and was overweight. Back in January of 2002 I was diagnosed with thyroid tumors, after a severe hemorrhage, and had spent the last 5 years trying to stabilize my metabolism. Nothing seemed to work. I am opposed to pharmaceuticals, but tried them anyway and experienced terrible side effects.

I was gaining about 10 pounds yearly and was not very happy. I thought I ate healthy. I ate vegetables and mostly organic foods, when possible. But, I did eat animal products, particularly cheese and eggs. I had been vegetarian for years in my past and even was vegan for a year, many years ago, but with 4 kids, a hotel and way too busy and stressful a life, I took the easy way out and ate whatever I cooked for my kids. It bothered me, but I was too lazy to deal with it.

Dr. Kim said, on that fateful day in February, ‚ÄúLets take a look at your blood cells.‚ÄĚ He took blood from both my husband and I and we spend considerable time looking at books and charts to understand what we would be looking at. My husband‚Äôs blood cells were textbook perfectly formed. He is thin and has a good metabolism. As soon as my while blood cells were up on the screen, I knew I was in trouble. I did not have a normal cell in my body. They were irregularly shaped and there were clumps of fats (ie. Clots) in my blood. The red cells were even worse looking.

I almost held my breath, waiting for Dr. Kim to tell me what I was seeing. After a few moments of silence, he said, ‚ÄúWendy, if you do not make some huge changes in your life, you will die. You are in trouble. Are you willing to make changes?‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúJust tell me what I need to do and I will do it,‚ÄĚ I told my doctor. All I could think about was my unborn grandchild that I would never get to know. Dr. Kim said, ‚ÄúYour body can not metabolize animal products. Your thyroid problem keeps you from digesting these types of foods and you can no longer eat them, ever again.

First, eat no more animal products, except occasionally fish. No meat, no cheese, no dairy of any kind, no eggs, nothing. Second, walk one hour every day. Third, cleanse the liver regularly. Fourth, take Vitamin E. If you do these things, in 90 days I will look again at your blood and we will see from there. You also have systemic stress in your body and need to de-stress your life.‚ÄĚ

I told Dr. Kim that I would do this and I walked out of his office. My life was now different. The study of Buddhism for many years has kept me from fearing leaving this body. But the end was right in my face. I knew that I was not done raising my kids and learning what I needed to learn in this life. I was not ready to transition. I was ready to get healthy. My husband and I love to cook. We both are quite good cooks and have a large repertoire of recipes. Many of these are meatless. But, few were vegan. I had to relearn some of the recipes I used to prepare in my early 20’s. I had to change my way of thinking, shopping for food, eating, living and relating. I had to stop focusing on everyone and everything and focus on my health.

From 8 February 2007 I have never eaten another bite of meat. I ate fish a little bit, but decided that I did not want to eat any living being. I have not touched dairy products. I have walked on the beach or done some other type of exercise for one hour daily. I have had weekly acupuncture, helping me deal with stress. I have meditated and worked on deep breathing. I have re-evaluated everything in my life and have eliminated people, places and things that cause undue stress.

On 14 March I went back to see Dr. Kim and have my blood work done again. Dr. Kim almost did not recognize me. His office is about 4.5 hours from my home, so I had not seen him for over 3 months. He smiled so big when he realized who I was. ‚ÄúWow,‚ÄĚ he said. I am not someone who weighs myself, but I knew I had lost 40-50 pounds. I was at that point, walking on the beach in a bikini ‚Äď which I had not worn for 25 years. My local acupuncturist told me to get sun on my abdomen to help with my weight loss. I listened and it was helping. I cut my hair very short. People kept telling me how young I looked. Dr. Kim said, ‚ÄúYou have lost 15 years.

My blood was beautiful. It was so clean that I wept tears of happiness. ‚ÄúYou are healthy,‚ÄĚ declared Dr. Kim. But, you must keep doing what you are doing if you want to stay that way. I did not need to learn this lesson twice. I am now vegan. I am now healthy. I am now not ashamed of my appearance. I feel good about my self, my choices, my lifestyle and my health. I have no more guilt.

I am so grateful to those that have helped me on this path. Ashley Smith and Dan Piraro, devout vegans and animal activists, were guests at our lodging establishment when I was diagnosed. They gave me so many tips and so much support. I saw how healthy there were and wanted to have that. They were excellent examples of how to eat right. Some fantastic Vegan cookbooks have made cooking super easy, ‚ÄúVegan with a Vengeance,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLa Dolce Vegan,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúVegan Planet‚ÄĚ have all been fantastic. And, most likely due to the law of attraction, we are attracting vegan guests who are inspirational as well. My husband is moving further and further in my direction and my kids enjoy the vegan meals. Life is a blessing.

The day of 8 February will remain a memorable day for the rest of my life. It is the day my doctor told me I would die, unless I drastically changed my life. I walked out of his office and my life has never been and will never be the same. I no longer eat dairy products. I no longer eat meat of any kind. I eat vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains only. I walk on the beach (how lucky I am to live where I live) or do some other type of exercise at least an hour daily.

On 14 May, I returned to my doctor to review where I am now. I have had exceptional changes. I am no longer at risk for a heart attack or stroke. My cholesterol is normal. My blood pressure is normal. I am no longer overweight. My thyroid is functioning. My metabolism is normal. My liver is clean. I feel better than I have for years. My doctor said I have lost at least 15 years. He is right. Even my arthritis is much better. I will be a case study in my doctor’s new book on taking control of your health!

I feel so lucky to have had the diagnosis that I did on 8 February.

That day will become a day of celebration‚Ķ the day I took back my life. Thanks to all that have encouraged me. Thanks to my husband and kids for being so supportive, and willing to eat vegan meals along side me. I do realize that the typical ‚ÄúAmerican‚ÄĚ diet is killing the populace. The food pyramid is a reflection of corporate America, and who has the most lobbyists. Please consider eating more organic vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Leave the animal products behind and you too can loose years and regain health. it is amazing how good the food I prepare tastes. I do not enjoy eating out very often, as I can plainly see how much garbage provides window dressing to fattening, inordinately large platters. I won‚Äôt even go into how awful factory farms are to the animals.

Erica Powell, 32, New York