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Doing well, feeling good, and going about doing good

chowderSince taking authority over my eating lifestyle, observing and following the advice of physicians at the Cleveland Clinic and elsewhere, I have discovered increased energy and stamina, lower blood pressure, no shortness of breath, improved lab work in every area, and I have lost 17 pounds so far.

Some medications have been eliminated altogether – like the one I took for muscle and joint pain for 50 years! Or reduced substantially, like the blood pressure medicines I’ve taken for 20 years.

There’s a post from one of my other blogs (see link below) that explains a bit more, but in a nutshell my diet now is whole foods / plant-based. It includes lots of veggies and fruit of all kinds, including the ones I have always loved like potatoes! Just more of them.

These days I never eat meat or fish, seldom to never eat dairy products, eggs or nuts, and only occasionally use a little olive oil. I am never hungry, don’t have to count calories and can eat all I want of the things I do eat.

My doctors say that within a year or so, I may not need any blood pressure medicines. I’m really looking forward to that! Here’s the post from “Talk With Bette” last fall:

New way of living
16 Oct 2015

Several months ago my family doctor suggested I read some of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s online material about a whole foods / plant-based diet and consider changing the way I eat. I had just been diagnosed with an incurable blood vessel disease affecting heart and lungs (pulmonary hypertension resulting in congestive heart failure). It was an unpleasant diagnosis to say the least.
(Click to continue) https://talkwithbette.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/new-way-of-living/

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Bette’s Journal

Bette Cox 2010

Christ is the "Big C" in my life!

That was told to me by a good friend recently, and it's so very true.

Jesus says in John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

I believe Jesus. I hope you do too.

I have one request of other believers reading this journal:

Agree with me that the invader will shrink, shrivel, die and disappear from my body, whatever method the Lord uses to accomplish that.

Thanks in advance.

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