Most of my early twenties I was an amateur boxer that weighed about 165 lbs. At the age of 25, I had to retire the boxing gloves due to a shoulder injury, at that time I decided to go to college. In college, I blew up to 220 lbs in almost no time. At the age of 27, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and put on medication to control it. My whole life, I was told high blood pressure runs in my family, and because it runs in my family, everybody has it and is currently taking medication for it. I always knew my diet was poor, and I wanted to eat healthily, but I did not know how.
At the age of 30, my father became ill with cancer, and it took his life very quickly at the young age of 56. When my father was sick from the chemo and at the Hospital I came to visit, I noticed the doctors had left him information about how he should stop eating meat, and start consuming as many fresh fruits and vegetables as he could. When I read this new information, I became overwhelmed with anger that the health industry waits until your on your death bed, to tell you to stop eating meat and to eat fruits and vegetables. After my father passed, I decided to take my health back and became a Vegan. I went from 220 lbs down to 190 lbs, but I still had high blood pressure, in fact, after 2 years of the vegan life it had gotten worse, and my medication dosage had to be increased.
I gave up on lowering my blood pressure and figured I would be on meds the rest of my life, until in the spring of 2018 I came across the Minster of Wellness. I was very interested in the Minsters information and ordered his How to lower high blood pressure and reverse heart disease book and began following the diet. Within weeks after following his information my blood pressure was dropping rapidly and so was my weight, today I am currently 165 lbs, and my blood pressure is between 110/70 and 120/80 with no medication.