This year at age 49 I was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood clot in my leg, otherwise known as a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Frankly it scared me quite a bit. When the clot was found, they rushed me to the emergency room for treatment and I wrote goodbye letters to my family, because it looked like this could be the end. Blood clots claim hundreds of thousands of lives per year. One person dies every six minutes from a blood clot in the United States. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Twenty percent die within the first month of diagnosis. Sudden death is the first symptom in 25% of those diagnosed with a DVT. The blood thinning medication the doctors put me on was also very dangerous (causing high instances internal bleeding, brain bleeds, stroke, etc.). I didn’t want to take it, but the doctors insisted that if I didn’t, the blood clot could get worse and/or I could develop other clots that would make the situation even more dangerous.
My uncle had worked with Dr. David Klein before and highly respected his work, so he referred me to him. I explained the situation to Dr. Klein and he customized a diet plan to facilitate the healing process. He asked me for very detailed information which I provided. Dr. Klein very patiently explained the importance of following his Vegan Healing Diet Plan of only fruits and vegetables with no fats, to keep my blood thin and to avoid energy-intensive digestive burdens which would interfere with the healing process. Against my five doctors’ orders, but consistent with my intuitive sense that the medication was dangerous in its own right, I decided to stop the medication. Other than the strict vegan diet, a hypnosis audio was the only thing I did to assist my body in the healing process. Dr. Klein checked in with me regularly and we tweaked the diet slightly to satisfy my taste preferences.
Fast forwarding to six weeks later, I just had my last Doppler test (a sonogram that monitors and visualizes blood clots). Much to the doctors’ surprise (I had a few of them), and much to my great relief, the blood clot is completely gone!!! Those doctors had said it wouldn’t go away. I am eternally grateful.