As Will said…”I thought I was doing everything right.”
We both did. And after he suffered his first and only heart attack (yes, I say with complete confidence that it will be his only one), we decided to re-watch the phenomenal, game-changing documentary, “Forks Over Knives.” We’ve been huge proponents of this documentary ever since first viewing it back in 2011 and we completely believe in it’s thesis of diet having a profound effect on our health, specifically on it’s effects on heart health. Again, we had thought we were already eating healthy, so all we needed to do was to eliminate and tweak a few little things to adhere more closely to the pure, plant-based-diet lifestyle that has been clinically proven to REVERSE and PREVENT heart disease.
Beyond Will’s health, this impacts my own health greatly as well, as most of my family on my mother’s side all either have or have had heart disease and tragically (and, in my opinion, completely unnecessarily) we’ve lost many of them very prematurely due to it. And like many of you reading this right now, this all puts me squarely at risk of the same. BUT… this is where we change the narrative. Since we here at Do Well Feel Great truly believe it all to be directly diet and lifestyle-choice related, we choose to follow and promote a lifestyle that will prevent heart disease and other ailments. Like the brilliant Dr. Dean Ornish says “Your genes are NOT your fate.” So that is what I am doing, alongside Will. This will be for the rest of our lives. And we want to help others turn their health around and take charge of their own destinies.
Remember, “Genes are not our destiny…”
It has been proven time and again that even though we may be genetically predisposed to have heart disease, by following Dr. Esselstyn’s plan, one can live a long, happy, healthy, active, and heart-attack free life! And helping others to do this is our passion, our calling, and our joy! 🙂