After leaving the U.S. Marine Corps, Jones developed high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and his weight increased to nearly 350 pounds. A few years later, he nearly suffered a heart attack and was told he needed a double stent or bypass surgery. Neither option was ideal. One day, he dined at GreenFare restaurant, and on the spot, he signed up for the Physicians Committee’s 21-day Vegan Kickstart to improve his health. Dennis has since lost 180 pounds. Based on his health journey, as a Food for Life instructor, he enjoys teaching about diabetes, heart disease, lifestyle management, and eating on a budget.
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