Since becoming a Seventh-day Adventist six years ago in Jamaica, I became aware of the health message that the church has. From watching the program “Wonderfully Made”, on 3ABN , I found out about the NEWSTART® Lifestyle Program at Weimar Institute.
I have suffered with hypertension for the past thirty-two years and was very excited to know that I could live a lifestyle that could reverse or improve my condition. I imagined how I would feel not having to take my medication and with my high blood pressure under control just from eating the right kind of food and exercise.
My dream eventually became a reality in October of this year when I registered for the NEWSTART® Lifestyle Program. From the moment I entered the facility, I felt confident that this was an answer to prayer. I started learning the importance of exercise, proper nutrition, fresh air and rest. I am also being taught how to prepare these meals so that I will be able to do this by myself at home. I feel pampered with the hydrotherapy, massages and personal attention, visits to the doctors and the interest displayed in my recovery to good health.
After only 11 days at NEWSTART my blood pressure was already lower – and without medication! I have gotten to like the food which was totally new to me and I have been surprised, because the food, which is the key to all these illnesses, coupled with the benefits of exercise has totally turned my life around. I am still working on getting the blood pressure to normal levels after 32 years of medication.
NEWSTART® is really a new start for me for the rest of my life and with the help of God, I plan to continue this lifestyle. My life is completely changed and TO GOD BE THE GLORY.