“I feel 20 years younger”


At a young age Janelle started eating the same cholesterol-lowering diet that her dad followed, in the belief that it would improve her health. However, quite the opposite occurred – her physical and mental wellbeing deteriorated over the 30 years that she stuck to the supposedly heart-healthy advice.

In April of 2018, suffering from a myriad of health problems, she left the doctor’s office in tears after being given the same old ineffective advice. Fortunately, like a twist of fate she discovered a documentary a couple of days later that led her to Diet Doctor:

When I was 15, my mum died from kidney disease, at 16 I remember listening to my dad and new step mum talking about a new heart- healthy, cholesterol-lowering diet my dad was put on and I remember thinking, if I do this diet I will never have to worry about poor health.

I followed that advice and other healthy advice for nearly 30 years. My dad followed it, had bypass surgeries and a massive stroke following it.

In April 2018 I left the doctor’s office crying, carrying a sheet of paper with the same advice. Diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and pre diabetes, I refused to be medicated.

Weighing 105 kg (231 lbs) I was exhausted, depressed, in pain from plantar fascitis, osteoarthritis and bone degeneration. I cried and prayed and felt terrible. A few days later, I happened upon ‘The Magic Pill’ documentary, and from there found Diet Doctor.

A year later I am 30 kg (66 lbs) lighter.
No longer in pain. No longer depressed or tired. No longer is my brain fogged. Menopause symptoms have vanished and I feel 20 years younger. And I tell my story to anyone who will listen.

You are most welcome to follow my health journey, where I post tried recipes, healthy, items from my garden and teaching from Diet Doctor and others and of course share my story.



We are so thankful you found us, Janelle! All too often we see people struggle with the same old tired advice. It warms our heart to hear we played a role in helping you transform your health and get your life back! Keep up the great work on your life long journey.

/ Dr. Bret Scher, MD

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