Are you willing to change your diet or lifestyle to improve your health?
Recently, a patient who struggles with liver, gallbladder and pancreas problems asked me a question, point blank: “Do you think it’s possible to get my liver back to normal?”
“Absolutely,“ I said without hesitation. “The question is, what are you willing to do in order to get there?”
Typically, when I ask patients this question, they realize before they answer that will need to be committed to changing their current behaviors.
“Well, forget it. I’m fine,” is the response I get, even to the suggestion of minor diet changes.
As a physician and health coach, I am totally OK with a client’s resistance to change. What I don’t accept, however, is whining, blaming or looking outside themselves for the cause of their problems.
We all must take responsibility for our choices, even when it comes to our health.
When I work with patients, I make sure they know what they are in for. The first step of our work together is more often than not a major diet shift.
Healing requires you to change on every level; you begin with the body and end with the soul.
The truth is, your soul always, always knows what’s best for you. But, the concept each of us is connected to a non-physical essence I call “soul” is hard for many people to grasp.
Yet, after they work with me and they actually “feel” the shifts that occur in their bodies and souls, the connection is made. They “get it” and healing begins.
The whole process of healing body and soul comes to you much easier after you have cleared all the debris out of your body. The whole process becomes more fluid and easy. A stuck mindset shows in stuck patterns, eating patterns, relationship patterns and so on… you want change, movement, ease, effortlessness….
That’s why I insist so strongly on a clean diet.