Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.

Good Health Requires Discipline

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 11:16 PM

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After treating so many people with nutritional problems, I have come to realize that the biggest issue is that most people lack willpower.
 
Some time ago, I had a patient who came to me wanting to avoid cancer. I reviewed his diet and found he was eating everything he could eat to assure he would get cancer. Yet when I told him he would have to avoid these high-risk foods, he replied that he would never give them up. Then he left, never to be seen again. (For information on fighting cancer, read my special report "Prevent Cancer Before It's Too Late.'')
 
Most women, when they speak to me about wanting to lose weight, make it plain that they do not want to give up their favorite foods — they want a weight-loss pill. This is how so many women ended up with heart damage from taking the weight-loss drug Fen-Phen.

But good health, as with everything worthwhile in life, requires sacrifice and discipline. It has been said that the undisciplined life is not worth living. In truth, the undisciplined life will be full of misery — before it is cut short.
 
Eating is not a form of entertainment. Food has only one purpose: to supply your cells and tissues with the nutrients they need for proper function. Many of the things we eat for pleasure can cause great harm. Virtually every disease suffered by humans is either caused by or worsened by poor nutrition.

Permanent weight loss and good health require that you change your lifestyle and nutrition permanently. So-called yo-yo dieting is extremely harmful and can result in permanent damage to the heart and kidneys as well as other organs. (For information on low to lose weight safely, read my special report "The Fat Cure: Health Secrets to Losing Weight Permanently.")

To read more of Dr. Blaylock's weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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