Dr. Julia's Inn: Hospitals must retool for obese patients

A recent article in the Rockford Register Star was very sad but true. “Hospitals retool for increase in obesity.” Obesity is a major problem. I see it every day in my office. In the Register Star, it stated that a Rockford business owner claims that 20 percent of his customers are obese. I would say that holds true in my business. I have had to replace two bathroom toilets and one colonic table because they were broken after seeing people weighing more than 400 pounds.

The paper also quoted that today 23 percent of Americans are obese. I have an article in my office that was written in 2000 that states that 51 percent of the population in America is overweight. Out of this 51 percent, 23 percent are obese. When was the last time you went to your medical doctor and they educated you on nutrition?

A client of mine who was always getting recurring gout came to me for help. Through education, diet change, colon hydrotherapy and supplements, we were able to get him off his gout medication, and he has been gout-free for a year. When he went for his checkup at his doctor’s office, he explained to his doctor that he has been off his gout pills for more than a year and has not had a painful gout episode. His medical doctor told him that diet had nothing to do with gout.

The foods that we eat should give us energy. The reason that we eat is to receive vitamins and minerals from our foods so that we may receive energy. We keep eating, hoping to get energy, but we are eating dead and empty-calorie foods.

When I went to colon hydrotherapy school, I was taught that the average person carries 20 to 25 pounds of fecal matter in their large intestines. When the colon is full of fecal matter, this causes so many problems and so many diseases. That spare tire that is around your middle is stored-up fecal matter.

When the colon cannot get rid of this excess fecal matter, the skin has to. Acne and eczema is nothing more than stored-up fecal matter in the colon. Clean the colon, and you clean the skin. I am living proof of this. When I was a teen-ager, my parents spent so much money on a dermatologist. I was lucky if I went to the bathroom one time a week. I craved breads and sugars, weighed 146 pounds and wore a size 16 dress. Our family doctor told my parents that once a week was my bathroom habit, so do not worry. Well—years later, I had breast cancer.

On the way to work today, I was at a stop light, and I looked over and saw a little boy about 8 years old in the car next to me. He was going to school, and in his hand was a pop and a donut. My heart went out to him, for his brain cells received no nourishment, and his poor immune system will suffer.

Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Colon Hydrotherapist. You can hear Dr. Julia on WROK the last Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. You may reach Dr. Julia in her Rockford office at 962-3326, Web page www.pooppalace.com or e-mail her at JAMichniew@aol.com.

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