Our Friend Leah...

So Marianne and I (Annette) have known Leah since elementary school;  she lived down the street from us when our parents moved us from Philadelphia to Denton.  We've all been friends ever since - at times really close and at other times more distant but always there: through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, motherhood, and everything that goes with all of that.  We've been there for each other through messy teenage years, pregnancies (planned and unplanned), marriages (successful and not), career ups and downs, child-rearing challenges -- the happy moments and plenty of really tough times too.  Most recently, Leah agreed to work part-time in the Nature's Plate kitchen and it's been amazing to see each other regularly again!

But today, we are thrilled to talk about some recent developments in Leah's health.  In her words:

"Nature's Plate has literally been a life saver for me and the proof is in the numbers!  After suffering from a blocked arterial artery in 2017, developing healthier eating habits and lowering my cholesterol was a must for me.  I started working at Nature's Plate and eating the plant based meals.  In October of last year, I did the Nutrition Jumpstart program and ate only plant based meals for one month.  I adopted many new eating habits during this 30 days that have stuck and helped me continue along the path of healthier eating.  After having my cholesterol tested this month, I found my LDL was half of what it was last year!  I was even able to cut my statin medicine down to a very small dose.  My childhood friends continue to be a positive influence in my life.  Their goal of making healthy, plant based food more accessible to everyone has definitely had a big impact on my life.  I am proud to be a part of the Nature's Plate team!"

Yes, Leah's LDL dropped from 100 to 45!  100 is the top end of healthy and the statins had gotten Leah to that point, but 45 is amazing and to drop that dramatically in less than 6 months is astounding!!  We are absolutely thrilled!!!  It's one thing to believe in the power of plants and read studies about the results and even hear about results from other people... it's another thing entirely to see someone you care about deeply make these kinds of changes and get the results!  This is exactly what we want for everyone...

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