“Hello, my name is Vikki Hoke, I am 57 years old, and I live in Dallas, Texas. Before Zija, I spent most of my adult life with poor health, including dealing with the effects of being extremely overweight, which runs on both sides of my extensive family.
In 2002, I lost my big brother to being extremely overweight, and it was devastating. Then, it almost happened to me. On July 12, 2012, I had a second gastric bypass surgery only to barely survive on the operating table. I spent four weeks in the ICU, and another three months recovering. However, I regained every pound back (and more) a year and a half later due to the stress of losing my father to cancer in December 2013.
At that time, I was on roughly nine different prescription medications and my family doctor threatened to put me on four more. I have tried many physician-monitored weight loss programs as well as many commercially advertised programs, but I always gained more weight back with worsening health issues. As of July 2018, I have lost a total of seven close family members due to the devastating effects of being extremely overweight.
On a routine visit to my family doctor in February 2017, she gave me the prognosis that my health was rapidly deteriorating because of my many documented ailments and conditions. If I didn’t turn my health around, I would most likely not be alive in 2-5 years. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I cried uncontrollably because my doctor was on the same journey with me, and we had tried everything to no avail. She gave me a month to find something that would begin to turn my health around, but advised she would not sign off on any more doctor-assisted weight loss programs or surgery because of my failed history with all of them and the increased risk to my life.
I came home in tears and prayed. As I gave my heart to God, he introduced Moringa oleifera. At that very moment, a Facebook friend told me that infamous line, “Ask Siri what is the most nutritious plant on earth?” The Moringa oleifera YouTube documentary changed my life. I had the biggest “A-ha” moment and realized it was pure nutrition that would turn my health around! I was humbly grateful to God for putting me on this path, and I knew this was what I had been searching for all along. Moringa oleifera is what would turn my health around, restoring my health and vitality.
Oh, how my life has changed since starting and remaining on these products! On April 7, 2017, I began with the Weight Management Bundle, and in the first week, I noticed I was feeling less tired. I had energy I never recalled having and could get through the day without feeling like I needed a nap every few hours. I had a clear head, felt like I had more normal circulation, and a healthier inflammatory response.
Within a month of beginning the products, I had lost 25 lbs. Because of this, I could walk without being so worn out. I canceled my application for a handicap sticker. Over time, I felt I was living a healthier lifestyle altogether.
It was the little things I noticed, and I would cry tears of happiness at reaching each milestone. These included crossing my legs comfortably at the thighs, shopping in a regular department store for clothes and shoes, or fitting into a regular plane seat and not being embarrassed.
Within two years, I dropped over 120 lbs. I went from a size 24-26 to my current size, 14-16. My family doctor has even brought me along on consultations with her colleagues to show off what Moringa oleifera has done for my health! For the first time in my adult life, I’ve been able to cut my medical healthcare plan at work from the maximum allowed to the minimum. That’s huge! A year ago, my doctor told me to stay on Moringa oleifera for life!
I now walk a minimum of 2 miles a day, and two months ago, I joined a gym. My body craves being active now—I log a minimum of 8,000 steps each day. I am truly living life and couldn’t have done it without these amazing products. My mission will always be to share with others what these amazing products can do for our bodies!”