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Joe Piscatella posted:
As you may know, I conduct a 6 week community wellness program in towns & cities throughout the country. I'm just finishing two programs with a combined enrollment of 700 people.

I come to each place one night a week for 6 weeks to educate & motivate on diet, exercise, healthy cooking, stress management and raising fit kids. In between, there are assignments to help people live healthier, one small step at a time.

The results have been astounding. One woman went from a cholesterol of 315 to 174. One man saw his glucose drop to the point where his doctor took him off diabetes medication. And here is a real success story:

"Hi Joe. In September of last year just before my 2 stent operations I weighed 196 lbs.,glucose level-117, my LDL was 135, HDL was 32, total cholesterol 226 and triglycerides were at 293. My cardiologist was shocked when she saw me-I now weigh 174, glucose level of 93, LDL -55, HDL -48, total cholesterol-122, triglycerides- 96. Thank you, Joe. I feel so much better than I have in years!"

So, don't think it takes years & years to see results from healthy habits. These folks have done it in 6 weeks.
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
As a doctor, you must be thrilled to see people taking your advice and changing their lives!

Do you have a link to more information about your program and how someone can participate?

deadmanwalking57 responded:
Dr. Joe:

How many success stories do you hear of ? I talk to a few people a year about my recovery from severe atherosclerosis and emergency bypass surgery. A couple each year make significant changes to their diets.

One fellow at work was having angina regularly, and his doctor did not suggest he needed a stent. I told him to ask about it. The doctor agreed and a couple weeks later he felt better. Recently he was having some angina walking to the building from the parking lot. His night time diet was not so good, and he was walking too fast. This angina has now gone away, too.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to deadmanwalking57's response:
DMW57 -

Your coworker is very fortunate to have you in his office! That must feel great...

F0rk0ver replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Watch forks over knifes, was a life changer for my family
katurnbow responded:
I am finding a lot of great information that speaks to how we need to change our train of thought when tackling the obesity and health problems that we have induced on ourselves. Check out this great article that I read on how weightloss and healthy body weight is already coded in our genes.

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