This year's Town Hall Meeting featured personal stories of triumph and tragedy along with presentations from cardiologists explaining how to prevent and reverse heart disease.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
Sponsored by Montgomery Heart & Wellness, Boston Scientific Corporation’s Close the Gap, Advanced Nuclear Consultants and the Johnsie and Aubary Montgomery (JAM) Institute of Medical Education and Research based out of Houston, Texas, this year's meeting focused on the information people need to ensure a healthier, more vibrant life. The meeting took place on Saturday, October 22, and the attendance reached approximately 150 people.
Speakers took the opportunity to share their stories with the crowd, in hopes of changing the way the attendees viewed their health and body.
One speaker, Daphne Bell, got on stage and told the crowd her personal story of losing her husband, former NFL player Todd Bell, to sudden cardiac arrest due to a heart attack. Her story struck a chord with the audience, many of whom have heart disease. Bell, eager to help others, warned that, “even people who appear to be healthy can die suddenly of a heart attack. We should all check to see if we have a family history with heart problems.”
Sheila Lewis, another speaker at the event, shared her story of how she completely reversed heart disease by changing her diet. Lewis went from having 85% blockage in a major coronary artery to having a normal, healthy heart in just 5 months.
Dr Stefano Sdringola of the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston, addressed the group on the importance of preventing chronic illnesses such as heart disease. Dr Sdringola is a co-investigator of the Century Study, a multicenter study looking at the effects of lifestyle changes can have on preventing and controlling heart disease.
Dr. Baxter Montgomery, of Montgomery Heart & Wellness, took the opportunity to speak with his fellow neighbors about how following a minimally processed, plant-based diet is effective in reversing heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Dr Montgomery has utilized his food prescription approach to medicine to help many individuals reverse their chronic illnesses without medications for years.
About Baxter Montgomery:
Baxter Montgomery, M.D., is a busy cardiologist in Houston, TX. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he manages arrhythmias and coronary disease, performs angiography, defibrillator implants, and other hospital procedures, and teaches young physicians.
About Montgomery Heart & Wellness:
Montgomery Heart & Wellness is a cardiology practice and wellness center in Houston, TX that offers a comprehensive approach to empower people to transform themselves from conditions of sickness to wellness and optimal health. Dr. Baxter Montgomery, the founder, is a Board Certified Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist with years of experience in the latest state-of-the-art medical practices and nutritional health. In addition to running Montgomery Heart & Wellness, he performs angiographies, defibrillator implants, and other hospital procedures, manages arrhythmias and coronary disease, and teaches young physicians. Dr. Montgomery has developed a diet to reverse heart disease and a diet plan for diabetes patients.