Posts Tagged ‘Heart Disease’

Heart Disease fells another Firefighter

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

My heartfelt prayers go out to family, friends, and fellow firefighter’s of James Hall, from Canton, Ohio. Heart disease kills more firefighters and Americans than any other disease with instant death being the first symptom 50 percent of the time . This is brutal and incredibly sad given they will never get another chance. A chance to change diet and lifestyle habits which we KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt can not only halt but also reverse heart disease in its tracks. Heart disease and the other major western chronic killer diseases are “paper tigers” which have zero power when you take away the fuel which feeds them; meat, dairy, eggs, and refined foods. 

Fireman Died Of Heart Attack

CANTON, Ohio — A funeral with full honors is planned for a local firefighter who suffered a fatal heart attack playing a charity basketball game. Canton’s fire chief said 40-year-old James “Marty” Hall is considered to have died in the line of duty because his death Saturday came less than 24 hours after he worked a shift. Chief John Whitlatch said a death such as Hall’s can be tied to work-related stress, according to International Association of Fire Fighters standards. 

Friday’s funeral is expected to draw hundreds of firefighters from throughout the region. A procession will include fire vehicles, an honor guard, color guard and pipers.

Hall was a Canton fire captain but the shift he worked before his death was for a suburban volunteer fire company.

An E2 shout out to Jimmy and friends

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Heart disease and stroke currently account for 51 precent of American deaths.

It is a harsh and sad reality given the fact that this is a disease that never need exist–and even when it does, it can be halted and EVEN reversed with proper NUTRITIONAL intervention. Dr. Lewis Kuller of the University of Pittsburgh recently reported the ten-year findings of the Cardiovascular Health Study, a project of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. His conclusion is startling: “All males over 65 years of age and females over 70 years of age, exposed to the traditional Western diet, have cardiovascular disease and should be treated as such.”

This is why I get SOOOOO excited when I get emails from people like Jimmy from Akron who have recruited several teachers from Erwine Middle School in Portage Lakes, Akron to join him in taking the plant-strong challenge and changing the health tide of this country. Thank you, Jimmy, for getting after it and helping to make eating plants cool, hip, and sexy!!!!

Jimmy, Tiffany and Susan changing the way Akron eats

Jimmy, Tiffany and Susan changing the way Akron eats. That’s a sweet potato not a donut!!!