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RONALD S. BROWN - HOW WE BEAT DIABETES

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He was Born in East LA, and raised in Glendale, California.  At the age of 21, he worked as a computer programmer for the Bank of Hawaii. Two years later, he was a refrigeration plant operator for the County of Los Angeles. Later on, he bought a grocery store in Mexico, and eventually wound up selling boiler feedwater chemicals there.  In the early '70s, he became interested in biochemistry, and began to follow its study as a hobby. It was not until 1997 that this idle pastime would prove to be useful when his wife was diagnosed with adult onset diabetes.  By that time, his reading had familiarized him with the work of Nathan Pritikin.  They decided to use the Pritikin Progran to reverse his wife's diabetes, which only took 6 months to accomplish.  At this point, they thought that they were done--that the diabetes was gone.  7 years later, they were surprised to find that it had not gone anywhere.  They also had occasion to use the Pritikin Program for its originally intended purpose--coronary heart disease.  In 2000, Ron had a heart attack.  At the time, he had good health insurance, but (after seeing what a simple diet and exercise program could accomplish) he felt that  mainstream medicine didn't have too much to offer, so he embarked on the same program.  Six months later, he would undergo a cardiac stress test, with results that the cardiologist called "undiagnostic".  That sounded pretty good to him. They had just turned their back on it.  Another six months would pass before they would be able to reverse it, again.  The first time, they were blithely unaware of how serious the situation was.  This time, they informed themselves--something that increased their motivation--and anxiety quite a bit.  In 2006, he published "How We Beat Diabetes" as an e-book.  This is now available as a paperback. 

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