Walk with a Doc Newsletter
Good morning! Dr. Heather Margaret (real person this week), out in rural Idaho, often has me shaking my head with her brilliance.
I’ve asked her forever, “Who writes your stuff?”
It must’ve been in the resultant stupor from her communications, that I’d asked/begged her to honor our Walk Village by guest hosting the newsletter.
I was delivered this gift in the middle of a Free Solo
screening last night.
Thank you for this, Dr. Heather.
Have a great weekend everybody and Go Bucks
Subject: Easy way to become famous, worked in Clark Fork at least
Dear Dr. Sabgir,
You asked a while back for me to write up a health topic for the WWAD newsletter. I pondered the possibilities, and kept returning to my conversation with Mrs. C. She had been Walking with the Clark Fork chapter for a few months, and was always at the front of the group whenever it was time to talk health. One day she walked a lap and shared with me:
Dr. Heather, a lot of things have changed in my life since I started Walking with you. My diet is completely overhauled, I am now at my ideal weight and off all my medicines, my lab work is all optimal, even my triglycerides are normal now. I read labels on all my groceries, and have totally changed the way I shop for food. Plus I sleep well all night, after changing my evening lighting and bedtime routine. It is so nice to not be awake at two in the morning anymore. My aches and pains are all gone, those exercises you showed us make it so easy. My bowel movements are absolutely perfect thanks to all you taught us about gut health. I have changed completely from the pile of supplements I used to take, to just the few you taught us are beneficial. My friends are starting to ask me and even make changes to get healthier too. But through all this, there is one topic that has made the most difference in how I live in the every day, boots on the pavement, world. It is, without a doubt, the most revolutionary thing you ever taught us; it set my thinking on end and changed my whole outlook and how I experience my world. Mittens, Dr. Heather. When you taught us how fingers stay warmer when they are together inside mittens, instead of suffering alone, each one inside a separate finger of my super expensive triple lined designer gloves, it made all the difference in the world. I can walk even in the winter and my hands are so warm it is unbelievable. I feel so empowered, and for this knowledge of mittens I am truly and forever grateful to Walk with you. Thank you so much. [True story, I don’t make these things up; I am “Mitten Doctor”]
I realized if after months of twice weekly teaching and Walking I am memorialized for mittens, I am probably not WWAD newsletter author material. But then you run your piece about layering to stay active through the seasons and mittens was not even a mention! Really, you must tell them, it may make you famous, it certainly dazzled Mrs. C.. My people believed me, even without the equations proving surface area and heat transfer dynamics. (No phone swiping going on with mittens either.)
Thanks for all you do.