Facing Your Giants (6) By Dr. Michael Brooks
This week we will continue facing your giant’s article, let’s look at what causes some of the giants you face. So my question for you today: what are the Giants that you’re facing and want help in confronting today? You may have one or several Giants that control you.
Do you need help in dealing with a health crisis? I think Illness is another big giant, many face or will face down the road. I have seen many patients of mine who have had serious health issues and are not sure how to deal with their upcoming crisis. Diseases are scary; surgeries are uncomfortable and can cause uncertainties. Health situations are either in your control or not. What do you mean by that, Dr. Mike?
Case in point, both my parents smoked two and a half packs of cigarettes a day and were heavy drinkers. Both had lung cancer from 50 plus years of smoking; I suspect that they could have lived much longer lives had they not smoked. Why do I say this? Both my mom and dad passed away at 69 years of age. My two uncles (dads brothers) had never smoked or drank and lived to be in their nineties. That’s the barometer I use for our family. My sister smoked three packs a day and died at 52 years of age from throat cancer and being an alcoholic. My other brothers smoked as well. My oldest brother passed from issues of brain cancer.
I have never smoked, drank, or did any kind of drugs; I exercise every day and eat healthy meals. I honestly believe that you should be taking an active approach to regaining and improving your health. How? Do your research in the area that you need to improve your health. If you fear the “Giant of illness”, you should have a plan that gets you to feeling better and have someone who can talk and work with you to detail your action steps. I can do that for you as I have many clients who use me in regaining their health. I have many of my clients who have been told by their Dr’s, you need exercise, and to lose weight. I have diabetic clients needing help, if you just want to feel better and want help, then we need to talk. I have many clients who I consult with over the phone, and actually, walk them through a personal program. I have many clients who have me talk them through the workout programs that I have designed specifically for them, while we speak on the phone. If you’re interested, call me. This seems to be the new norm for getting a good exercise program (it works well with all my walking clients) a walking coach to talk you through your walk. Lose weight while walking off the pounds!
I have a friend that is a diabetic. His Diabetes is something that needs attention every day. He has to watch what he eats and is not supposed to cheat. I went out to lunch with him while he was visiting from the Midwest, and he was telling me all about his diabetic issues, how he was using insulin twice a day while trying to lose weight. The server asked us for our order, and he ordered a burger, lots of fries and a piece of apple pie with ice cream. I didn’t say anything and wondered how he thought that this was helping him with his diabetes and weight loss.
On the other hand, I have another friend who has diabetes and watches what he eats. He eats lots of meats and vegetables, drinks plenty of fluids (water, tea) and hardly has anything with high carbs or sugar. He is doing great and exercises daily. He is in control of his health for the most part.
If you have any illnesses or health concerns and this is the giant you face, then take the proper steps and do something about it. See your doctor and get a checkup, I’d be happy to discuss your next steps in regaining a healthy lifestyle and help you put together a structured program for you. Call for an appointment today!
Next week we will continue this article on “Facing Your Giants”.
Do you need help in overcoming the giants of your past? Do you struggle with memories of broken relationships, illness, self-worth, confidence? What are the giants that you currently face and need help in defeating them? Giants can be debilitating and keep you from enjoying life and a successful life. Call Dr. Mike, and he can help you through the process of taking your giants head on and help you to move forward with your life. Why live in a defeated and hurtful past, when you can enjoy a stress-free present and future?
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