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Why are we really resistant to change - Dominick Hussey

Why are we really resistant to change?

In the past, I found it hard to understand why some of my clients are resistant to any change I suggest for them to feel better.

Change might take the form of changing their diet, doing more exercise or managing their stress.

Common excuses implementing change include:

“It’s too hard.”

“I don’t have the time.”

In the past, I would outwardly say I understood but inwardly roll my eyes in frustration.

Why would somebody choose to feel terrible even though they knew if they didn’t eat wheat they would feel better?

A possible answer to this question came to me while listening to a new book entitled, the body keeps the score.

In the book, the author describes how obese people do not want to lose weight because they gain a psychological benefit of being that way.

For example, one child felt more comfortable being heavy because it stopped other kids bullying him.

This is, of course, a relatively extreme example of why someone would be resistant to change but my sense is that the same idea can be applied to anyone resisting change.

It begs to ask a deeper question.

Why are we really resistant to change?

Disclaimer

This article in not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Why We Feel Sick

5 Reasons Why We Feel Sick

You don’t need to be a Doctor to know why you feel sick.

If you thought about the question, you would know the answer.

How would you feel if you didn’t get enough sleep every day?

How would you feel if you did not move every day?

How would you feel if you ate take out food every day?

How would you feel if you felt stressed every day?

How would you feel if you felt alone every day?

I know how I would feel.

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Lifestyle not more pills

Lifestyle not more pills

A recently published study in the Lancet found that long-term use of aspirin in people is associated with an increased risk of gastric (stomach) bleeding and death.

Doctors prescribe aspirin to people who have had a heart attack to help reduce the risk of further episodes.

To help counter the gastric bleeding, the researchers recommended that people take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication.

A PPI is an acid blocking drug used in the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux. There is evidence showing that long-term use of PPI’s is associated heart disease and death.

Heart attacks are the result of a lack of supply of blood and oxygen to the heart muscles.

A combination of narrowing and blockage of the arteries supplying the heart muscle by plague causes the lack of blood supply.

Plaque is made from cholesterol.

Plaque is used by the body to repair the lining of the arteries.

Autoimmune-generated inflammation (where the body attacks its cells) damages the lining of the arteries.

Autoimmune inflammation is the result of poor lifestyle choices especially a poor diet.

Lifestyle, not more pills.

Disclaimer

This article in not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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