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In response to Kevin's interview as part of our Herbie of the Week series, David sent me a quick email about the wonderful changes he too has experienced thanks to his new plant-based diet... and in just a few weeks to boot! Amazing how fast plants can work.
HH: So David, tell us a little bit about your background and history.
Hey there, I am David Blair. I live in Southaven, Mississippi. I have been taking high blood pressure medicine for almost 8 years, and never really got serious about getting off of it. I got tired of feeling sluggish and all my clothes being tight — I just didn't feel good about myself.
HH: What changed?
I became determined to eat healthy and get off the medicine. I started doing a lot of research, and I am really appalled at how bad the food supply is. The FDA is a joke.
My wife and I decided to regulate our food, and eat unprocessed. I decided no salt, no alcohol, no sugar, no caffeine, no processed food. I found Dr Fuhrman's book, Eat to Live, and website and started eating veggies. Raw and cooked.
Then I started on the Insanity workout with Sean T.
HH: And now? Any changes?
I have been eating truly healthy for about 9 weeks, and about 7 weeks on Insanity. I am 50 years old, 5 ft. 10 in. I started at 203 — and now am at 172, and I feel great.
I have been off the blood pressure meds for 3 week and my pressure is lower than when I took the meds.
HH: That's incredible!! What about your lovely wife? Has she experienced any benefits?
My wife (46) has lost about 18 lbs. and feels great — no more stomach problems.
Anyway, just wanted to share a little and let people know they can change and make a better life. :) :)
HH: Thanks for sharing your story with us, David! I wish you and your wife continued success on your plant-based journey!!
UPDATE (3/21): "We have maintained. I stay around 168, and she has lost another 5 lbs."