I want the people who are severely overweight to know that there is a solution to their plight. When I came to Hippocrates, I couldn’t walk through the airport. I had to sit repeatedly in order to breathe. My health was so bad that I had to sit and cry for three hours before I could make it to my cottage. My entire body was wracked with pain. In 24 hours, my blood-sugar dropped to within normal range. After eight years of unsuccessfully attempting this, I was taking 2,000 milligrams of glucophage daily. My lifelong obesity had finally caused diabetes, hypertension and sleep-apnea, requiring a machine for breathing. I had structural damage that severely limited my ability to move, much less to exercise. I took a huge leap of faith: I gave myself one last chance, believing that I was going to die. I came to Hippocrates with liver-failure, failing kidneys and a weakened spirit that was humiliating and unbearable.