Rheumatoid Arthritis and Obesity

1 Jun 2012
Author: Lindsay Johnson
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Category: Archive

The doctors would tell me I had allergies or rheumatoid arthritis in addition to the respiratory problems. Every physician I went to see gave me the same exact prognosis – that I would just have to suffer with the pain and the mental fog for the rest of my life. I just couldn’t buy this.

I was so ill and so discouraged that I found solace in food, and before I knew it I tipped the scale at 300 pounds. There was no doubt that I was close to death. If I did not make an immediate turn in the right direction I may not survive. I must admit that at times of great pain that did not seem like a bad proposition.

I checked myself in to the Hippocrates Health Institute for the Life Change Program. After my first three weeks, my rheumatoid arthritis had cleared up. I had also lost thirty-five pounds in twenty-one days and found energy I hadn’t felt since I was a young man. Since that first visit I’ve returned three more times. Each time I became a little better. My weight has gone from a high of 300 pounds down to 188 pounds. During my most recent visit I began to release mucus and toxins from my lungs which had been building up for years. I’m finally getting to the root cause of all my problems and my allergies are slowly slipping away. My level of health is indescribable now and when I face an upcoming winter I no longer feel it is doomsday; I actually feel I can withstand it and even enjoy it as I did when I was a boy.

I compare my previous mind fog to an old computer that has trouble processing because its memory is full. Now my mind feels sharp, like a brand new computer that had endless memory.

I want to thank you Hippocrates for all the help that Brian, Anna Maria, and their warm and loving staff afforded me and the thousands of people they have worked with over the years.

Vol 27 Issue 1 page 47

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