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Then, she heard about this guy, Nathan Pritikin, one of our early lifestyle medicine pioneers, and what happened next is chronicled in Pritikin’s biography. Greger had heart disease, angina, and claudication; her condition was so bad she could no longer walk without great pain in her chest and legs. If effectively, the cure to our #1 killer could get lost down some rabbit hole and ignored, what else might there be in the medical literature that could help my patients—but just didn’t have a corporate budget driving its promotion? For those of you unfamiliar with my work, every year, I read through every issue of every English-language nutrition journal in the world—so busy folks like you don’t have to. It’s strictly non-commercial—I’m not selling anything. I just put it up as a public service, as a labor of love, as a tribute to my grandmother.
My grandma was one of the “death’s door people.” Like Frances Greger, my grandmother. Within three weeks [though], she was not only out of her wheelchair…[she] was walking ten miles a day.” This is a picture of my grandma—at her grandson’s wedding, 15 years after doctors had abandoned her to die. Dean Ornish published his Lifestyle Heart Trial years later, proving, with something called quantitative angiography, that indeed heart disease could be reversed in the majority of patients without drugs, without surgery—just a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle behaviors— I assumed this was going to be the game-changer. But here it was in black and white, published in one of the most prestigious medical journals. I then compile all the most interesting, the most groundbreaking, the most practical findings to create new videos and articles for my nonprofit site, Nutrition I hope I can do for your family what Pritikin did for my family.