What would you do if you went from being known as the energizer bunny to having declining health, so much so that you are diagnosed as terminally ill, idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, heart failure, sleep apnea, lung failure, and blindness? That was the reality for Kate McGoey-Smith. It wasn’t until she watched the popular documentary, Forks Over Knives that she realized there was another way out. She attended a five-day intensive program at Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center.
15 months later of a whole foods, plant-based diet, her vision was fully restored, she no longer needed a lung transplant, her heart failure was gone, and she only needed oxygen at night.
Passionate about her new lifestyle, Kate founded Forksmart.org where she offers coaching, consulting, and speaking. With her background in social services and nursing, Kate is a really interesting person with compassionate insight. I loved this episode because we talked about not only how she healed herself with a whole foods plant-based diet, but also the emotional side of being sick and how to support others.
Topics Discussed in the Podcast
- How to have empathy for the sick
- Kate’s decline
- How she used diet to heal herself
- How to overcome self-limiting beliefs
- getting from the “why should I do this” to “how should I do this” for lifestyle change
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