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Akil Taher, MD

Author, Heart-Healthy Speaker, Resurgent Physician, Mountaineer, Marathoner, Century Bike Rider, Septuagenarian Athlete, and Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet Proponent.
Author, Heart-Healthy Speaker, Resurgent Physician, Mountaineer, Marathoner, Century Bike Rider, Septuagenarian Athlete, and Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet Proponent.

Akil Taher, MD, is a practicing physician in Gadsden, Alabama, USA. Dr. Taher is an eternal optimist, explorer, and adventurer, who in 2010, at the age of sixty-one, dramatically altered the conventional script adopted by most bypass surgery patients by undertaking a mountaineering trek to Mount Kailash in Tibet. This was a year after his open-heart surgery. In October 2011, he ran his first full marathon, the Chicago Marathon; and in September 2012, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Dr. Taher then expanded the canvas of his age-defying adventures bRead More...

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Angioplasty at fifty-six, open-heart surgery at sixty-one, running his first half marathon less than a year later. This is the remarkable and inspiring story of Dr. Akil Taher, who transformed from a middle-aged couch potato with a dangerously bad diet into a vital, energetic athlete, ever seeking new challenges and adventures.

 

In this book, Dr. Taher relates the journey of his transformation—how even as a physician who knew better, he led a

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