No Answers…

In Diet and Weight, Food and Health on June 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm
drill sergeant on doctorfoodtruth

Private, you WILL eat healthy or you WILL drop and give me 50!

Wow, tough morning here. No emergency patients bleeding but plenty of human destruction from self-abuse.

Some days it comes home harder than others – today was one of the harder days.  Patient after patient this morning looking to me for help in feeling better, not so unusual.  What was hard and thankfully not as usual was how many of them have gotten themselves into their own jam.

No one can ignore their health, be a couch potato, and eat like an American and not end up feeling the effects. Today, the effects were on parade in my office.  Diabetes gone bad, hearts giving out from the strain, emphysema to the point that an oxygen canister won’t help – hard stuff.

Not a one of these folks is a bad person.  I like each and every one, which makes it even harder to watch them suffer and know I can’t do much more than tweak.  Adjust something here, recommend something there, but all told, not much.

The only person who can help them is themselves.  It just seems like such a habit not to help themselves that they can’t imagine changing.  I’ve seen people change and know it’s possible, so I’ll continue to be their cheerleader (or drill sergeant, depending on who you ask.)  I guess some days this cheerleader gets a little hoarse :\

On the bright side, it is an amazing day here in Indiana.  Enjoy summer wherever you are and treat yourself right!

Change Your Food, Change Your Life!

  1. I can only imagine how difficult it is to see someone who COULD get their health back under control but can’t, won’t, or doesn’t.

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