08 May Real Talk | Pain Creates Change
Dr. Murphy talks about some of the pain points that people experience that cause them to decide to lose weight.
Pain creates change. Some of the alarm bells I see go off is when they have to start taking medication. That is a big one. And you know, I went to my doctor and he says I have high blood pressure. I went to my doctor and I’ve just been diagnosed a diabetic. You know, and are they, we see DOT drivers that come in to get their medical cards and everything’s going along happy-go-lucky and all of a sudden they got a blood sugar of 2000. Well, no one’s ever told me I was a diabetic. Well, in the last 12 months you became a diabetic. But you became a diabetic not because of your family. You became a diabetic because of that thing you’re carrying around your belly called fat. That’s what did this to you. You change that, I can assure you if you became a diabetic last year from your weight, you lose this weight, you will not be a diabetic. You can change that one. If you develop high blood pressure in the last 12 months, I can get that blood pressure corrected if we can lose weight. If you can’t lose weight, you’re going to be on blood pressure medicine the rest of your life. And that’s a hell of a thing to condemn somebody to be on a pill for the rest of their life. I mean, I get people that not want to do it. I sit there and I just shake my head. I’m like, oh my God, I’m going to condemn you to taking a pill every day for the rest of your life. The truth and matter is if you don’t take the pill, well, you’re not going to die right away, but you’re going to die sooner. And that’s what we’re trying to prevent. You’d like to get all the energy and all the fun out of this old body before we go meet the next world as we can. But God, I hate putting people on medication. I resist that so much. And if there’s anything I can do to motivate them to stop that from happening, because I hate pharmaceutical companies. I hate anybody in the pharmaceutical industry. I don’t see pharmaceutical reps. I think they’re all evil and I don’t want to use their medicines for anything. But if I have to, we need to. And that’s where we have to go. But I think those are big wake up calls when people have to take a medicine and God forbid a shot every day for the rest of their life. I think that’s a breaking point for them. And I think that’s when they get scared and realize their own mortality is setting in now.