Concert pianist rocks piano after treatment by Dr West for disabling arthritis.

Concert pianist rocks piano after treatment by Dr West for disabling arthritis.


(piano music) – I have bad arthritis right here. Eventually I would not be able to play. – [Jason] Okay. (piano music) – And now thanks to this man, – Yes. – I can play better than I ever did. (piano music) – Hello everyone this is Dr. West; with my friend Mark Neiwirth We’re excited because he
has a concert tonight. A piano concert. I’m going to actually show you a little bit of footage when we do the post. (piano music) But just a really neat experience. Because when Mark first came in, your thumbs weren’t working very good. – Right. – So what was wrong? – I have bad arthritis right here. And I couldn’t play very well. And that was five years ago, I think. – [Jason] Has it been that long? Wow.
– Four maybe. – And they told you what
to do on the medicine side? – Cortisone. I had to, yeah. – Okay did it help? – Yeah a little. – Okay so it helped a little bit. And then I think at one time they said, “well just stop playing.” – Well they said that
– You need to reduce. – Eventually I would not
be able to play anymore. – Okay so as
– And now thanks to this man,
– Yes. I can play better than I ever did. – Alright so it’s really, really neat. There is options for arthritis. It’s not always you know a steroid, or aspirin, or a Tylenol. And I gotta give Mark props because he did something on his own. And he did basically a
modified-carbohydrate diet. So tell everybody what you did ’cause this was really
important to help you. – Well I’ve actually lost 50 pounds in the last year and a half. And I’ve been on basically
on The Paleo Diet. Which is high-protein, low-carbohydrate and no grains, or sugar, or dairy. And I feel better than I’ve
ever felt in my entire life. And I’m 62 years old. I feel better than I did when I was 20. – And I wish I could take credit for that. I can’t. But just a really fun experience. Mark is it okay if I put this on Facebook? – Sure. – Okay so there’s always hope you guys. You’re not your diagnosis. We’ll see you guys on the next video. (piano music)

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