Christmas is a “Mass for Christ“
“As the last days of Christmas pass over the horizon and the moment comes to celebrate the miraculous birth of Christ, we want to ask each of you, the members of our ever-growing family, to stop for a moment and give thanks for your body in providing you with “life” in every moment.
In the hustle & bustle of our world, which is fast-becoming a constant blur of noise and tumult, this time of year is one we all need to just stop for a minute, take a time-out, and look up to the heavens and say a soft “Thank You” for the miracle of the gift of life.
We see miracles of life every single day at our little company and take tremendous pride in our earnest, tiny contribution, of helping people realize what we call “Contagious Health” that is everyone’s God-given right from birth.
Keep sending us your stories, so we may share them with others, as they are powerful inspiration.
Dear Dr. Garland,
I turned 50 this year and since I never go to the doctor, my wife was adamant I have a physical and blood workup done. I’ve been healthy and athletic all of my life, so my weight was fine and bodyfat was less than 15%, but my cholesterol and blood pressure were high – really high.
I eat well (or so I thought) and my dad always had high cholesterol, so the doctor said it was hereditary and there was nothing I could do about it. He wrote me a prescription for a cholesterol drug, but I said “no thanks” and wanted to see if I could lower it naturally.
I called a friend who put me in touch with you, and you opened my eyes about what a good diet really is.
I also read your book, Kill Cholesterol Before Cholesterol Kills You, and made the commitment to switch to a plant-based diet, although I must admit I was concerned how I would get enough protein to maintain muscle size and strength. I always thought that was what animal meat was for.
I work in construction and the guys normally eat fast food for lunch. I would bring a big salad for lunch and they teased me. For the first few weeks, I didn’t really feel much different, but I kept with the program. And then I realized something – the guys couldn’t keep up with me in the afternoons. I had all this energy and they were sluggish and always wanting to stop and take a break.
After 6 months, I went back to the doctor for a blood test, thinking for sure I’d made some progress. He said he’d call me in a few days and we would discuss the results.
Later that night, he called and asked, “What are you doing?” I thought, “Oh no, what’s wrong?” My LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) dropped 55 points, from 164 to 109! He couldn’t believe it.
He said, “nobody drops their cholesterol like this without drugs… people might lower their cholesterol by 20 points, but no one lowers it like this!” He then said, “well, I guess there’s no need to put you on a statin drug now.”
Thanks Dr. G. Your program and changing to a plant-based lifestyle has made an incredible difference in my energy, how I sleep and best of all lowered my cholesterol!
Each of us wish to say “Thank You” for your friendship and patronage, and for helping us to make this all happen. You are in our thoughts, prayers and hopes at all times with what we do, with God’s help.
Wayne, Dale, Greg, Laura, Jacob and Mackenzie