Well good for you for making the necessary changes! Excellent and wonderful that you stuck with your dietary adjustments. Babs made me think of a guy we knew who had a massive heart attack, and while at first he did do what his doctor ordered, and lost a ton of weight and was feeling good and getting healthier, about a year in, he just gave up. Knowing how bad it would be for him, he still quit exercising, started eating bad again and his health went back down hill. So Babs, your husband isn't alone with not doing what is good for him. Lots of folks know but can't muster the will power to start or keep on with a change. Yvonne, one thing I did think of regarding your diet, just be careful of the coconut oil. While it's reported to have some benefits, it's also a saturated fat just like the animal fats. Since I found that out, I've cut way back on my use of coconut oil which I used to use for everything. Now I'll use it for popcorn because I love the flavour with a touch of salt but I don't sautee foods with it anymore and have switched to organic Canola oil because it is a mono-unsaturated oil like olive oil or nuts and so is better for the heart. Here's a link to a great video by Dr. Greger who does an excellent job of explaining why the oils in our diet are so important to heart health. If you go to 19 minutes in, that's where he gets right into the oil explanation and he does a really good job of making it understandable. Anyway, again, congrats on your improved health. Isn't it wonderful when you figure out stuff and feel the benefits! I'm just curious if your doctor spent any time on your diet?