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29-Year-Old With High Blood Pressure Ditches Meds, Loses Weight on All-Plant Diet

29-Year-Old With High Blood Pressure Ditches Meds, Loses Weight on All-Plant Diet

Adam Blaney was just 26-years-old in 2009 when chest pains landed him in the emergency room one night. Blaney was diagnosed with high blood pressure and later acid reflux. At the time he exercised four times a week and his sodium levels were low so the high-blood pressure confused him and his doctor. At 27-years-old Blaney was on blood pressure medication and overweight. In 2011 he says he weighed of 200 pounds when he began watching documentaries on the food system. When he found the documentary Forks Over Knives he says he was motivated to do something.

“I bought Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Esselstyn the next day.”

Dr. Esselstyn recommends a whole foods plant-based diet for reversing and healing heart disease. In his book he documents how, over his 35 years as a heart doctor and clinical researcher, he’s seen a simple change of diet heal hearts and restore wellness to numerous patients.

Blaney decided to give the diet prescription recommended by Dr. Eselsytn a try. At the time Blaney says he weighted 196 lbs with a resting blood pressure of 132/89 on the medication. Just six weeks after going on the whole food plant based diet Blaney wrote,

“I have lost 30 lbs. and my blood pressure is 116/66 without medications. The acid reflux has disappeared and I feel great.”

Blaney was j29-years-old when he discovered the diet cure for healing heart disease in 2012. At the time he was a minister living in Lewisburg, WV. Blaney shared his story at Forks Over Knives hoping to inspire others to find the simple solution for healing heart disease

Today’s leading heart doctors recommend a whole food plant-based diet to prevent and heal heart disease. Load up on a rainbow of fresh fruits, roots, seeds, and leaves for a healthy heart.
Healing With Plants is a holistic health education website empowering people to heal themselves at home, with plants. February is Heart Health Month in America. Heart Disease is the leading cause of preventable deaths today. Many people have regained their heart health simply by eating more plants and at Healing With Plants we are spreading the good news! Follow Healing With Plants on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more healing whole foods plant-based recipes and inspiring stories that testify for the amazing healing power of plants.

Forks Over Knives, 29-Year Old Adam Blaney Normalizes Blood Pressure, Eliminates Meds


Reya Steele Andrews

Reya (Steele) Andrews is a holistic health writer, educator, and publisher at Healing With Plants. Reya is a certified Holistic Nutritionist (AFPA), is certified in Plant-based Nutrition, and teaches nutrition science and healthy food preparation. Find her book, The Frugivore Diet, on Amazon.

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