I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. After many years of unhappiness, I topped the scales at 371 lbs. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, anxiety and psoriasis. The day of my diagnosis for the diabetes, I was scared and I changed my diet. My first steps were to eat a healthier “Standard American Diet” but as the years passed, I realized although I’d lost quite a bit of weight, my doctor just kept pushing the meds. I didn’t want the meds. I was frustrated and started gaining weight again. So, I kept researching overall health. My mother and 3 other family members suffer/suffered from Alzheimer’s. I started researching to see what I could do to try and keep that horrible disease at bay. That’s when I found plant based eating. I became vegan in December of 2012 and after losing a little more weight, I became a junk food vegan. Tortilla chips, Fritos, Oreos, processed foods. And, I started gaining again. That is when I found PD. Protective Diet has given me the freedom to eat delicious food, lose weight and reverse ALL of my health conditions. I am on zero medications. I’ve lost a total of 173 lbs. so far. It’s an amazing feeling to know once my body finds it’s natural weight, I’ll never be overweight again. I’ll never have to take any of those medications again. I feel confident I’m doing everything I can to prevent the Alzheimer’s and every other disease. Optimal health. That’s the goal. And Protective Diet is the answer. It’s changed my life and I’ll follow a Protective Diet forever. Thank you Julie, Jerry and all of you for your support.