I have known Dr. Kaplan as a friend, the family chiropractor, and an incredible motivator and now as an author who has lived to share his purposeful message. Imagine making one choice that could send you to a place of unimaginable suffering. That’s what happened to my friend Eric and his dear wife Bonnie. They could have given up, but chose to turn inward and found a power and insight so far beyond the physical self. Their courageous story teaches us to be grateful in all that God has given and to draw wisdom ...
I have known Dr. Kaplan as a friend, the family chiropractor, and an incredible motivator and now as an author who has lived to share his purposeful message. Imagine making one choice that could send you to a place of unimaginable suffering. That’s what happened to my friend Eric and his dear wife Bonnie. They could have given up, but chose to turn inward and found a power and insight so far beyond the physical self. Their courageous story teaches us to be grateful in all that God has given and to draw wisdom from all of our challenges. Anyone who reads this book will be blessed and know that yes, we are responsible for our choices but there is so much love and guidance available to us if we just ask, and listen. Living, Loving, “be”ing, accepting the moment and ourselves is the greatest gift!! Thank you Eric, for stepping so deeply into the divine space and bringing back such wisdom to share. If anyone would live to uplift others I knew it would be you! —Marla Maples
Poisoned with botulism from a bogus Botox injection, Dr. Kaplan and his wife suffered through coma, complete paralysis, and extensive nerve damage, only to miraculously achieve complete recovery and life-changing spiritual enlightenment. Only after long months could they gradually regain use of their bodies from a state of total paralysis--all while nightmarishly aware of their surroundings. This is the story of their recovery, their faith, their efforts to seek legal justice and, above all, a story of the extreme dangers of all cosmetic surgery.
Dying to be Young: From Botox to Botulism by Dr. Eric Kaplan is not a dry medical admonishment of the effects of the latest cosmetic "miracle." Kaplan speaks with a fervor and activism that only the victimized can possess, and a victim is what Kaplan is. Imagine awakening to find that while your entire body is in extreme pain, you cannot move a muscle and while loved ones hover around you, offering words of encouragement, you are unable to answer them or communicate at all. In fact, you cannot..
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Meet the Author
Born from humble means, he went from the streets of Jersey City, NJ, to President and COO on Wall Street and acquiring and running Nutrisystem, the famous weight-loss company. Learn why business leaders like Donald Trump, who sits atop Dr. Kaplan's first book "Lifestyles of The Fit & Famous," have utilized Dr. Kaplan as a speaker and physician, embraced his life-changing philosophies.
Dr. Kaplan began as a chiropractor owning and operating 6 clinics. After selling his clinics, he went on to Wall Street and became the founder and President of Clinicorp Medical Centers, Medical Diagnostic Imaging. His entrepreneurial skill, combined with excellent leadership and communication skills, led him to become the President, COO and board member of Complete Wellness Centers, NASDAQ traded. Dr. Kaplan guided the company from losing 1 million dollars per month to profitability that it retained during his entire tenure. One of the ways he did this was with the merger and acquisition of 50% of Nutrisystem and 100% of all their company-owned stores.
After leaving Wall Street, Dr. Kaplan has remained an internationally recognized business consultant, pioneering the likes of LPG, Inc. from France and Italy and AST from the United Kingdom and Wall Street to implementation in the United States. He later went on to become founder and president of Discforce, Inc., one of the nation's leading companies in non-invasive way of treating herniated discs. He is currently CEO of Concierge Coaches, a nationally recognized consulting company.
As a speaker, Dr. Kaplan has spoken for the likes of Donald Trump, as well as for presidents of companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Land O'Lakes, Pillsbury, Keebler, Frito Lay, and Radisson.
Acknowledgements/Dedication Prologue Introduction Chapter 1 The Genesis of Our Degeneration 27 Chapter 2 Instant Replay 30 Chapter 3 False Hope 41 Chapter 4 The Antitoxin 50 Chapter 5 Probing Questions 55 Chapter 6 My Mother Visits 62 Chapter 7 Groundhog Days 75 Chapter 8 The Squeeze is On! 93 Chapter 9 Write Back at You 104 Chapter 10 The Trach Trick 110 Chapter 11 Media Mania 122 Chapter 12 Out of Air 126 Chapter 13 Give Me Three Steps, Mister 137 Chapter 14 Dog Days 140 Chapter 15 My Eyes Adored Her 147 Chapter 16 You Talkin' to Me? 156 Super-Eric 160 Chapter 17 A Christmas Miracle 163 Bad News for Bonnie 166 Chapter 18 Blue Cross No Shield 175 Chapter 19 The Lord and His Shepherd 179 Chapter 20 Progress at Shepherd Center 188 Chapter 21 The Vent Nazi 199 Chapter 22 Prison Break 211 Chapter 23 Big Canoe and the Kaplans Too 222 Homeward Bound 225 Chapter 24 The Sentencing 230 Chapter 25 This is Why We Do It 245 Chapter 26 Conclusion 254 Epilogue - Facts About Botulism 266 History of Botulism 266 Botulinum Toxin Today 268 Appendix A 270 Mother's Facts of Life 270 Uncle Herb's Lessons of Life 271 Father's Laws of Life 272 Thoughts for Success 273 Bibliography 274 About the Author 275