At the age of 80, Al Schmidt had end stage coronary artery disease and was a “cardiac cripple.” After a lifetime on the standard American diet, he went from being a semi-active senior to being housebound by pain and fear. With the aid of three books, he embarked on a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle that drastically improved his health and well-being. He has spent the last five and a half years telling anyone who would listen (and some who wouldn’t) about the amazing healing effects of a WFPB lifestyle, which helped him to overcome heart disease, high cholesterol, poor kidney function, and he even lost some weight. He has told his incredible story to classes at the Renaissance Society at Sacramento State, the Sacramento VegFest, and at Kaiser Permanente. He has also appeared on Chef AJ’s YouTube show. His lighthearted attitude and amazing results will inspire and motivate you. His journey was not easy, but he says that if at 80 he could do it, anyone can.

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