Written by DML
Two years ago, after 8 months of traveling the country, I found myself unhealthy. I had gained 35 pounds and no longer looked or felt like myself. I couldn’t sleep, I had shoulder pain, I was having a hard time putting thoughts together, and I was extremely lethargic.
Call it heavenly intervention, but out of the blue I received a phone call from a guy who wanted me to do a TV documentary about a heart disease book. It was written by a cardiologist who suffered a heart attack.
I make films about politics, not health and wellness, so my first instinct was to reject the project. But then something inside of me said to consider the offer. Thus, I agreed to give the book a read.
Fast forward a few days. By the time I got to reading page 10, I realized I was a ticking time bomb. According to the book, I was on my way to having either a heart attack or a stroke. Thus, I picked up the phone and agreed to do the project.
On the day of filming, I spent some one on one time with the doctor. I explained how I was feeling. I recall his exact words as if he said them to me yesterday. “Dennis, I’m concerned about you. Please, you need to make a change today or else you’ll have a heart attack.”
In the book, the doctor explains that heart disease is both preventable and reversible. He also explains that eating right is important, but it isn’t enough. He writes, “You have to walk one hour per day, every day.”
I bought a new pair of sneakers and followed most of his diet suggestions.
I walked every day for one hour rain or shine.
Within 90 days, I had lost all the weight I had gained. All the horrible aches and pains disappeared. I was sleeping great. I had tons of energy and I had laser like focus. I felt great and looked like a man 10-years younger than my real age. I stayed that way for more than a year.
Sadly, over the past six months, I’ve allowed myself to revert back to the unhealthy guy. I no longer walk, I eat poorly, and sleep is a rare commodity.
Two nights ago, I hurt my leg simply by using it to close the recliner chair. Then, this morning, while searching through my computer I found a picture from last year after I had finished the 90-day plan outlined in the book.
I took a long look at the photo and felt so disgusted with myself!
This morning during my Walk & Talk I shared the picture, and I vowed to begin losing the weight and getting back to being healthy. In doing so, I took the audience through my refrigerator. The video will probably make you laugh, but it’s anything but funny. Heart disease is a major killer, and I don’t plan on being a statistic.
If you’re interested in getting the book, it’s called ‘The Simple Heart Cure.” NOTE: I have no connection to the book sales. I do not get a commission, etc.
If you cannot afford the book, no worries, you can just follow along with me. I will be documenting my program every day at the end of the Walk & Talk shows. You can catch them Monday thru Sunday at 11:40amET on Facebook, or on the DML App.
Here is the video of my refrigerator tour:
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