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ncraspa

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Manchester, NJ
Member since June 27, 2020

About Me:

In May of 2017 I went to my PMD believing I was suffering from the flu. He directed me to the ER and a few days later I underwent emergency open heart surgery wherein my aortic valve was replaced and an aortic artery bypass graft was performed. I am still humbled for all that was done for me by a great medical team and their knowledge and skill which saved my life.

Post surgery I was sent home with directions and suggestions for a heart healthy diet. In attempting to adhere and learn about this lifestyle change I became vegetarian and in short order that path led to vegan, although my ultimate goal is to achieve the Whole Foods Plant Based style. There are sufficient studies that reflect a plant based style will reverse heart disease (that nasty plaque) and that is what drives my ambition. I enjoy the vegan lifestyle and the many rewards it yields. I feel like a young boy, my mind is clearer than I can remember it being in many years. My medical test results have improved to consistent intense low numbers resulting in the almost complete elimination of all medications.

Why I want to get in shape

I stumbled on My Fitness Pal to support a friend to assist losing and monitoring weight loss. I am impressed with MFP and I feel it may also help me with my own issue. I have endured being anemic for most of my adult life. It has become more necessary to effect control of this malady. My hope is that MFP will aid in the tracking of my iron intake and help me to improve my numbers and avoid the impeding need to start injections.

My Inspirations

  • A great and supportive family and a healthy heart.

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