My doctors said I would never recover… five months later I proved them wrong. —Dr. Gnanamuthu S. Wilson
A major stroke put him in hospital for weeks. He is making a full recovery after 5 months on the NEWSTART® Lifestyle Program at Weimar Institute.
In April I came to Weimar in a wheelchair with no motor control on the right side of my body. Doctors gave me no hope for recovering from a major stroke. They predicted I would be confined to bed rest and would only be able to get around in a wheelchair or with a quad-cane. Five months later, not only am I walking three-plus miles a day, but my life has made a complete turn-around and it’s all because of NEWSTART.
Head of the Department of Humanities at Strayer University, where I had been an active professor for the last nine years, I was enjoying teaching in the prime of health until a major stroke brought me to a hospital bed. With the focus center located in the brain stem, I lost all motor control on the right side of my body, my right leg becoming paralyzed and right hand weak and unusable.
After being admitted to Potomac Hospital in Virginia, my doctors predicted I would be in hospital and rehabs for a year. Four days later I was released to the National Rehab Center from where I went from rehab to rehab for the next nine weeks. Each one was the area’s best; yet they gave me no hope for recovering. I began suffering from sky-high cholesterol and blood sugar and a blood pressure of 188/115. I had many sleepless nights and lived with an abnormally rapid heartbeat. As I grew sicker by the day, and as doctors tried their best to reverse my condition, I continued to be served fat-filled meats and foods drenched in oil, butter, sugar, and milk.
Finally I decided to handle this myself. While prayerfully searching the web one day, I came across Weimar Institute of Health and Education, a website that promoted health and healing through the use of natural remedies and a whole-foods diet. It promised a complete overhauling of my eating habits, banning milk, meat, butter, mayonnaise, oil, and sugar, and reverting completely to a plant-based vegetarian diet with plenty of raw foods.
I entered the 18-day program and with the help of Dr. Clarence Ing and many other friendly staff, my health began to turn around. To date, I have logged 380 miles on the trails and I keep walking! My leg has become strong, my hand has been restored again, and my motor control has come back. My blood pressure now fluctuates from 125/60 to 138/70, my cholesterol has dropped from 207 to 186, and my blood sugar has returned to normal.
All I can say is, once more, NEWSTART® has achieved its ultimate goal – changing lives – through changing me, a bed-ridden stroke patient, back into a vibrant healthy 73-year old who is excited about life again. It is truly an amazing miracle!
Dr. Wilson today continues teaching students and challenging their bright enquiring minds.