Today I bicycled 100 miles. It’s the first time I’ve done that since 1996 – 18 years ago. After being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, I had convinced myself that I would never do a century again. But over 2 years ago, I started listening to the nutritional advice of Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Dean Ornish, John McDougall, T. Colin Campbell, Jeff Novick, and others with a similar message. With their advice, I lost a ton of weight and my lab values normalized. I no longer have chest pains or shortness of breath, something I had even after earlier conventional treatment.
After my 60th birthday in October, I began to think a century ride might be possible.