Jo Sims' Vegan Health Story: Completely off injectible insulin forever!

I've known Jo Sims, age 49, since I joined House of Light Yoga after finishing my cancer treatment 3 years ago. Jo has watched me recover my strength while practicing yoga and we always try to meet up every month at the outdoor "Yoga in the Vines" class at Strong Tower Winery here where we live in Spring Hill, Florida.

When I came back from my New York City certification class to be come a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator last year, I became focused on sharing my own personal success experiences using a whole food plant-based diet to avoid a breast cancer recurrence. I also wanted to share all the new information I had been learning about preventing, controlling and even reversing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease through a whole food plant-based diet.

Dieting on ham and cheese cubes

When Jo came to "Yoga in the Vines" with little packages of ham and cheese cubes as an after-yoga snack, I couldn't continue to keep quiet. I had to tell her about the documentary, "Forks Over Knives" and how easy it is to lose weight when you eat whole plant foods, which was also my personal experience. She was struggling hard with her weight, erratic and high blood sugars as well as high cholesterol. But she wasn't ready to hear my message.

She wasn't ready to hear me until last July when her husband had a massive heart attack with 100% blockage to the main descending artery. When she told me that, I tried again to beg her to watch "Forks Over Knives," which is largely focused on preventing and reversing heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.

The "Forks Over Knives" effect