Vince has been studying the link between food and health since 2011 when at the age of 48, he went in for his regular physical and was disappointed to learn that his cholesterol was high. His total cholesterol was 240 and his LDL (bad cholesterol) was 170. He asked his doctor how he could lower his cholesterol without medication and his response was to lose a few pounds. Unsatisfied with that answer, Vince began studying the effects of food on cholesterol. That is when he learned that Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., President of Staff at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, led a study in the late 80’s with patients that had severe heart disease where he treated them by putting them on a whole-food, plant-based diet. Remarkably, 100% of the patients that stuck to the diet improved dramatically! Some of the patients showed complete reversal of their disease, meaning an artery that was 90% blocked before was completely cleared afterwards!
Vince put himself on a whole-food, plant-based diet and in 6 weeks, his total cholesterol dropped from 240, down to 132 and his LDL (bad cholesterol) dropped from 170 down to 78.
These experiences led Vince down the path of using his depth of understanding of chemistry from his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers, to the pursuit of nutrition, the chemistry of food, and it’s impact on the body, our health, and our longevity. Since that time, he has earned the following: