Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Yaw A Boateng -- Author Interview with Dr. Mel


Yaw A Boateng

Reverse Chronic Kidney Disease- How to improve kidney function and avoid dialysis.


Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.


I was born and grew up in Ghana. I also went to medical school in Ghana. After graduating and. working for a few years, I went for postgraduate (graduate) studies in the UK, obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology. I was very interested in research, so I returned to Ghana to teach at the Medical School. But I came to the US to do a residency in Internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology. I have always been interested in the prevention and natural treatment of disease. I was very involved in my church's health and temperance department, giving lectures on the prevention of disease by eating a proper diet and living life in a temperate way. The motto was: Avoid things that are harmful to the body and use things that are useful in moderation. This was based on the premise that our bodies are temples of God's Spirit. I have worked as a kidney specialist in the US for about 23 years. I am married, and we have 3 adult children. I like soccer, basketball, reading, and writing.

What inspired you to author this book?


Over the years, I have seen many patients with chronic kidney disease and watching them slowly deteriorate and go on to be on dialysis. For years I have been researching how to improve CKD with natural means. This book is the result of that research.


Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?


From my patients and my own experience.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?


My late father was always an inspiration as I was growing up. He instilled in me the idea that I could do whatever I set my mind to do. Also, he used to say that if someone has been able to do it, there is no reason why I could not.


What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?


My main struggle and obstacle while writing this book is the fact that I was working full-time during this whole period. There were lots of late nights to get this book to print.

Tell your readers about your book.

I wrote this book for all patients with CKD. I have seen so many people with CKD go on to dialysis, in most cases, reluctantly. Researching and realizing that are natural ways to improve kidney function and possibly reverse CKD, I know I just had to spread the good news to all those with CKD.