Hi, this is Loren Lockman. And I’m coming to you
from the Tanglewood Wellness Center in our brand new location that just opened yesterday,
at a new location in Guanacaste, Costa Rica And I’m here with my long-time,
10 years or so friend, and now finally client,
Shelly, who’s come from New England. We’re going to be talking with Shelly throughout
his 6 weeks process, about what’s going for him now and how things change form, so you’ll have
the chance actually to see what happens So Shelly, if you would, first of all, maybe you
can tell everybody a little bit about how you
came to know about the Tanglewood in the first place. SHELLY: I met a friend from work, his name was Jon
and he introduced me into raw foods and fasting,
and Jon had you come up one time and we all got together LOREN: Several times actually SHELLY: Well, starting with, yes,
there were several times, absolutely. LOREN: You met us one of those times.
And it’s been great being in touch all these years So, it’s been about 10 years since we met,
and you were on the path for a while,
and then shifted it off the path again for a while. What was that that prompted you
to contact me a month or so ago? SHELLY: I have been getting worse, and went to my son’s
graduation and had some sort of attack, it was
very scary, and I knew that I had a foot in the grave, it was time to do something. I was idle about a surgery,
but surgery is not the answer. LOREN: Ok, and you’re talking about for everybody’s
benefit here, ’cause you and I both know this,
but you have a history of heart issues in your family. I know this is painful, you have recently lost your
48 years-old brother, you lost your father, you lost your grandfather and several other members
of yor family. And you started to experience heart issues SHELLY: Oh, yes. LOREN: So, blood preassure was very high,
some other things going on. It must has been very scary SHELLY: It was the scariest thing I
ever had to deal with LOREN: I can imagine. So tell everybody that
you’ve been here just for not even 24 hours, right?.
Has anything shifted for you yet? SHELLY: Well, I’ve had really almost no issue
in my chest. My neck just feels fine. LOREN: ‘Cause you had have an issue SHELLY: Oh, very harsh LOREN: We’ve been in pretty close communication
for the last month, and you had some pretty
significant scares, didn’t you? SHELLY: Yes, absolutely. LOREN: You were worried about
if you’d survive to get here SHELLY: That was a big concern, absolutely. LOREN: And what did you do? SHELLY: Well, I took some good advice from somebody,
yourself, and I switched to raw food diet inmediately,
fruits and greens, and the first few days were tough but I tell you, after 4 days I felt better
than I had in months. The heart issues, the palpitations, the neck
it almost completely dissapeared. LOREN: That’s terrific. That’s just under a month,
and you mentioned that you lastly weight… SHELLY: In january I weighed 374 pounds LOREN: 374 pounds in january. Have that changed much
up until the last month or two? SHELLY: I didn’t think so, I mean, I have been eating,
or trying to eat better which wasn’t really happening, I think I’ve just eaten a little bit less of the bad stuff
but I think the real significant changes
happened the last 3 weeks LOREN: The last 3 weeks, and so were you quite
surprised today, weren’t you? SHELLY: Yes, I was LOREN: To see that you are down 61 pounds,
from where you were in january And that’s terrific. That’s a wonderful thing,
your blood preassure also is not nearly as high as
you thought it might be from the last time it was read. Now I don’t expect that’s been too much change in 24 hours,
but we’re gonna start to see some significant shift.
So, anything else you would like to talk about? SHELLY: Well, it’s been fascinating being here finally,
to be in these sorroundings it’s so peaceful and
makes it so much easier. I couldn’t possibly have done this at home.
No matter what intentions I had and my family too,
this is too much happening, too much going on, bills are coming in, all that kind of stuff.
And thankfully the support in being here, so.
This is the place to be right now. LOREN: And it’s taken you a while to get here,
was that because you were concerned about my
ability to supervise you through the process? SHELLY: That was of my fear of leaving
my family for a while LOREN: Ok, but are you feeling comfortable here now? SHELLY: I am, and you’re doing good,
and I’m so glad you’re doing good.
They want me to be here to get this thing cared of LOREN: Do they miss you? they want you
to be home but they want you to be healthy SHELLY: Yes, the other option wasn’t too good.
So, we don’t want to go that way. LOREN: Right. There should be no need for any
medical intervention as long as you stay in the course. I think that if you’re watching this, stay tuned,
we plan, if shelly is up to it, catching up at least once
a week hopefully, and shelly’s here for 6 weeks planning on fasting for between 30 and 32 days,
planning on what’s going on, and then have the last
10 days refeeding on fruit and I suspect, by the time you leave here on august 25th,
we’re going to be looking at and talking
to a completely different person. Thanks very much Shelly. SHELLY: You’re welcome