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From Health Scare to Health Care

Sara Shannon Before and After Pictures
My journey to health began in the wee hours of the morning in early 2014 when I awoke to an unsettling, fluttering sensation in my chest.  Lying in bed, I put my fingers to the side of my neck to check a pulse. I glanced at the bedside clock and timed the beats over one minute.  Two hundred and twenty beats. More than double a normal hear...
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Ken's Engineered Type 1 Diabetes Whole Food Plant Based Low Fat Lifestyle

Ken in His Engineering Lab
Previous experiences with my doctors were extremely difficult because they wanted to control my Type 1 diabetes by prescribing specific medication doses and defining what I should eat. But, none of that was working. I felt extremely diseased and disabled. I was kind of terrified from all that and so decided to apply the techniques of my profession:...
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Shirley Loses Weight Loss Surgery, Pounds and Pills

Shirley Before And After
I started to think that I needed to do something to improve my health in January of 2016 when I went to the doctor and took the Boston Heart Test. It consists of 3 full pages of tests. I did not understand all the numbers but I did understand that my numbers were way out of range. I had wanted to have a gastric bypass surgery but they told me that ...
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From Survive to Thrive: Patty's Cancer Journey

Patty Before and After
I followed Dr. Carney's blogs online for a long time before making my first appointment. Three years earlier I had become plant based due to a breast cancer diagnosis. That was an adjustment. I finally started to get into a groove with support groups and books I was reading but found myself disillusioned in a system that I did not want to be p...
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Sandra Never Expected to Become so Slender!

SandraBeforeAndAfterFromIphone.w730.web
My first medical appointment with Dr. Carney was on June 6th, 2016 but I had previous encounters with Dr. Carney through the ATX Alive PlantPure Potlucks starting many months prior to that. I had also met Dr. Carney earlier as she presented at some of the monthly ATX Alive potlucks in Austin which were organized by my sister Patty. In fact I attend...
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Pricy Experiences Vitiligo Going into Remission

Pricy Experiences Vitiligo Going into Remission
The patches of white skin, known as vitiligo, started when I was pregnant with my son. Unexpectedly, our landlord was making life extremely difficult for us. Between the usual emotions involved with pregnancy and the enormous pressures being exerted by our landlord, I was feeling an overwhelming amount of stress. Not wanting to add...
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Drew Loses Weight & Gains New Life!

Drew Loses Weight & Gains New Life!
I don’t much like doctors. In fact, I only made the appointment with Dr. Carney because I needed some medication before heading on a trip out of the country. I had no idea that this one appointment was going to change everything in my life. I’m 6’1” and at the time I weighed about...
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Heather Follows After Her Husband's Success

Heather Follows After Her Husband's Success
As of July 2013 I will have been a patient of Dr. Carney for two and a half years. We were looking for a new doctor since we had just moved to Texas, and Dr. Carney accepted our insurance. My husband needed to find one quickly since he had problems with his blood pressure....
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Susie's Crohn's Disease in Remission

Susie's Crohn's Disease in Remission
I was looking for a doctor that could provide comprehensive care for me emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. When visiting the doctor in the past each ailment was dealt with on a physical level with no regard for my emotional, mental, or spiritual state. I was recommended different pills or surgeries to fix my...
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Kay: More Energy, Inspiration, and Insight; Less Cholesterol

Kay: More Energy, Inspiration, and Insight; Less Cholesterol
I met Dr. Carney during a breakout session at a health check fair San Marcos. As a health coach, I was interested in how she mentioned food was a major factor in your health and that really grabbed my attention. Within a year, I became plant-based and since then, I've referred many people to...
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