You know that hardest thing about being a doctor? It's having years of experience and knowledge and then trying to explain that to a person that simply brushes it off based on their own belief systems. Doctor actually translates to "teacher". So as we prepare for our Thanksgiving feast, and move into Christmas, and the new year, I think it is appropriate to UN-learn what many of you think in regards to our health. That can start with one simple task.
I should say YOUR health not our health. At the end of the day it is YOUR health and your future health. Trust me when I tell you that the decisions you make today regarding your health can have a profound impact on your future health. I have seen many a patient get really old and sick too soon.
You must decide to take action. If you have been to one of my health classes, then you SHOULD know that health is in your hands and that you do have control of it. If you think that you MUST live on multiple meds and can't lose weight, then you have already lost. A great website is Mercola.com a medical doctor from Chicago that speaks volumes against the traditional way your doctor probably treats you. Natural news.com is also a great source of eye opening health information. Start looking at their stuff. It is really good.
Today I want to ask you the following:
So how is your poop? Yes # 2...your poop, how is it? Did you know in the last 3 weeks patients have been asking me if I am losing weight? I lost inches and body fat. How? I just followed all the information in my book the last month and my body is naturally not carrying excess fluid or ( stuff ). So how is your poop? Do you go # 2 daily and multiple times? Well let's talk about it. You need a bowel movement every day.
Your body produces waste that must be eliminated. If you are not going to the bathroom on having a bowel movement on a regular basis, I would check 2 sources of why.
1. Your medications, Google the PDR and enter your medications and see if constipation is a side-effect. If it is, decide if that medication you absolutely need, and if not, stop taking it. Talk to your doctor about it. What you don't want to do is add a medication to fix something from another medication.
2. It's your nutrition. If you are filling yourself with a lot of processed foods, dairy, soda, and junk, then you are setting yourself up for massive failure and this can create a tarry, sticky poop.
What that means is that you are not eliminating fully from your bowels and this can be a precursor to cancer of the bowels. And..if you do try an eat well, your intestines will be blocked to allow for full absorption of nutrients. The following is a partial list that can offer some help. Always remember that if any of these apply to you for longer than 1 or 2 weeks, it is time to go to your medical doctor.
If your poop is really black = go get checked. It may be a gall bladder problem or something more serious. Almost like tar, and really sticky on your buttocks.
If it is red, this can be an indication of blood in the stool, now before you panic, it may be from straining or a hemorrhoid. If it something you see routinely, then immediately go get checked.
If it is loose, but not really diarrhea, you may have eaten something that did not agree with you, you also could suffer from Celiac disease. Again, something to get checked out if this is routine.
If your poop floats more often, this can be excessive gas or a mal-absorption disease, inflammation, or problem with the pancreas.
If your poop is really green it may be an indication of recent food choices or may be an infection. Again anything that occurs seldom is probably not a problem.
Over the summer when I was training, I hurt my knee and was out for about 12 weeks. Since it was so much fun eating fun foods all summer, I noticed my back pain, hip pain, and knee pain increase. I am too young for that kind of pain. This was all brought on by my toxic nutrition and poor choices. Creates chronic inflammation and this is a precursor to heart disease and cancers. Inflammation is a marker for heart trouble, not cholesterol.
Today I can tell you that I followed everything in my book. I started 3.5 weeks ago. I go cold turkey. It took me 2 days to remove the sugar cravings and get back to normal. Details: I dropped 2 inches and 11 pounds in that short period of time. This was excessive "stuff" your body holds onto during chronic poor nutrition.
Let me be the bearer of bad news. You can't go 5 great nutrition days and have 1 bad day and that equals 4 good days. 1 really bad day can send your system in flux for many days and up to 1 week. If you truly want to be healthier, with less pain, less fat, and more muscle, then you will have to make changes. You can enjoy foods and just never have a bad meal followed by a bad meal.
You decide on what YOU want for you. A great start is to buy my book from @ the following link. This gives you a nice easy read, and the proceeds from the book go to my charity run.
My book, will not only cause the scale to go down, but positively affect your blood work. Anyone can drop pounds on a scale, you want ( need ) fat loss with muscle gain. But first, you must control your nutrition, or it will control you.
There are 3 categories of people:
People that MAKE things happen
People that WATCH things happen
and people that walk around saying, "what's happening?"
Decide on who you are and where you will be going. I am always here to help. The fastest way to make a change with your health is to associate enough pain with not taking action. Think about what NOT changing will bring. If you associate enough misery, sadness, and pain to it, you will change the behavior and pattern. Always focus on the positive outcome, but you must recognize what happens without change. Enuf sed!