Hello from Washington State!

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cimmbasso
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Hello from Washington State!

#1 Postby cimmbasso » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:12 pm

Hi all -

Been on a plant based diet for the last 5 months. I've lost 38 pounds! Most noticable was that my joint pain went away. I'm 45 and have pretty bad arthritis in my right knee. I was taking either Alieve, Motrin or asprin almost daily. My blood pressure was 140/90 with BP meds. Now I have removed the NSAIDs (except for an asprin now and then) and my blood pressure is 129/72 with only a half dose of the BP meds! The main benefit is how incredible I feel. Strength and stamina are back like when I was in my 20's. VB is an incredible site.

Best to all -

Cimm

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kareno
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Re: Hello from Washington State!

#2 Postby kareno » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:48 am

Hey there, Cimm! Welcome to the Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness forum! And most of all, congratulations on your outstanding success with changing your diet! Way to take control of your health destiny! What a great tribute to the benefits of a plant-based diet. Thanks for sharing your story!

Best wishes,
Karen

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stcalico
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Re: Hello from Washington State!

#3 Postby stcalico » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:44 pm

Hello Cimm
That's awesome how much better you are doing within only 5 months of changing your diet. Glad that your are feeling incredible these days. Welcome.
If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it isn't, you'll find an excuse.

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Arvid Beck
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Re: Hello from Washington State!

#4 Postby Arvid Beck » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:06 am

Welcome! :) glad to hear that you're experiencing real health benefits from your plant-based diet! And respect for the amount of fat you lost within five months! Great! :)

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JubNZ
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Re: Hello from Washington State!

#5 Postby JubNZ » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:07 am

Welcome and congrats!!!

I read something the other day that mentioned that potatoes and other dark rooted veges make arthritis worse. If you eat lots of them, it could be something to look into :)

Keep it up
Just do it.

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Re: Hello from Washington State!

#6 Postby C.O. » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:48 am

Hey Cimm, welcome to our community here. You have an excellent story to tell, congrats on your progress! The less pills the better, that's for sure. Hope to see you continue to share more with us here.

-Dylan


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