Eric O’Grey had tried every well-marketed, flashy diet known to man, but nothing worked…until a plant-based naturopathic doctor suggested that he adopt a dog and change his diet. They say that a dog is a man’s best friend. In the case of Eric O’Grey, Peety was more than a friend — he was literally a lifesaver.
At his heaviest, Eric O’Grey weighed 340 pounds, and his body was paying the price. At 51 years old, his daily cocktail of medications included 15 different drugs that were used to control his type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, as well as an extremely elevated cholesterol level of nearly 400. His doctor told him to invest in a cemetery plot because he would need it within a few years.
Peety was also woefully out of shape, but the two made a pact to get into shape together. It was through that dedication and their walks that they forged an unbreakable bond.
Both achieved their goals, with Eric losing an astounding 180 pounds and reversing his diabetes. He chronicled their incredible journey in his book Walking with Peety.
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