A Testimonial From PlantPure Challenge Winner Brandon Porter

by PlantPure Team September 08, 2017

A Testimonial From PlantPure Challenge Winner Brandon Porter

"My name is Brandon Porter, I am a 41 year old male.

Most of my life, as I'm sure is the case with many of us, I knew little about nutrition and ate mostly what I wanted - with the exceptional moment or two of health consciousness that never lasted more than a day or two.
Last October, I went to the doctor to get some blood work done.  My numbers came back less than stellar.  In short - here's where I was:

-I weighed 224 pounds (I'm only 5'6")
-My blood pressure was around 140/95, give or take 
-I had heartburn every night and took an OTC medication daily
-I had pain in my upper abdomen that was never diagnosed, even after an ultrasound
-My fasting blood glucose was 101, and my A1C was 6.1

While these numbers aren't alarming for many people, I was not ok with them!  I immediately began working on my health.  Since my younger sister is a registered dietician, I called her and she suggested I count carbs and try to hit macronutrient percentages of 40% carbs, 30% each of protein and fat.  30% fat!  At the time, this sounded reasonable.  So I began counting calories and my macro percentages, and exercising.

I did lose some weight, but my blood pressure, my heartburn, and my blood sugar levels didn't really change 3 months later.  I went back for bloodwork 6 months later...same thing, no big change.

This past June I watched "Forks over Knives", and then some other documentaries, then I read "The China Study" and decided to give this a try.  Since August 1st I've been "plant pure" and here are my latest numbers:

Weight:  166, down from 224
Blood Pressure:  average of 110/65
heartburn is gone
Abdominal pain is gone
Fasting glucose:  82
A1C:  5.1 and dropping

I feel great!  Lots of energy, lots of comments from others!  I am convinced that this is the right path for human nutrition.  Thanks for reading my story - I hope it might inspire others to try.


Brandon Porter”

PlantPure Team
PlantPure Team


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