Updated: 5 days ago
After Christmas of 2019, “my health began to deteriorate,” said Santa. I was eating hundreds of cookies a day. Prior to the COVID19 pandemic, I would have an occasional peppermint schnapps. For most of 2020 and 2021, “I found myself having 3-4 drinks a night.”
Santa knew this was not a sustainable lifestyle. He noticed his weight increasing, his blood pressure going up, worsening brain fog, and he began having trouble performing for Mrs. Claus.
At his annual physical in 2020, Santa was diagnosed with Diabetes, type 2. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Santa. “How can someone who eats a cookie and drinks a glass of milk from every house in the world on a yearly basis, develop diabetes?”
Even worse, Santa was told his diabetes was so severe, that he needed to take insulin. Santa found that insulin made him even hungrier for cookies and sweets. More-over on one occasion, Mrs. Claus gave him a double dose of insulin. “I passed out cold,” said Santa. Rudolph the red nose reindeer and Buddy the Christmas elf had to squirt cake icing into my mouth to wake me up.
Santa was tired of diabetes, insulin, and relying on alcohol to cope with stressors. He also needed a clear mind and unlimited energy to deliver presents to 7.8 billion people.
So, Santa started thinking outside the box. He knew medical insurance only gave him about 15 minutes with his doctor. This was not enough time to dig into all the problems.
Santa decided to join Wonder Medicine’s Direct Primary Care Clinic!
At Wonder Medicine, “the staff was fantastic.” They focused on my unhealthy lifestyle and changing bad habits. Using dietary changes alone, they were able to get me off insulin entirely. I started exercising again. They got my blood pressure under control and my cholesterol is now better than ever.
I thought “I had Lyme disease or mercury poisoning,” said Santa. But these tests were negative. Turns out, “it was my toxic and inflammatory lifestyle,” brought on by the stress and isolation of the pandemic, that caused all my problems.
“Wonder Medicine helped me get my life back in order. Mrs. Claus has never been more satisfied, and I have the energy I need to deliver presents,” said Santa.
Santa had something else to say as well.
“I noticed that after my health improved, the health and behavior of all the reindeer, elves, gnomes, Mrs. Claus, and even the Abominable Snow Man all improved. By fixing my own health, I became a positive influence on everyone else around me.”
This holiday season, get your health and your lifestyle back in order. Kick all those bad pandemic habits and take back control of your life. By doing so, we can create a culture of health that is contagious to everyone around us.
Be safe and be merry! Happy holidays, and to all a good night!
Bill Brandenburg, MD
Wonder Medicine’s Longevity and Performance Program improves your lifespan and healthspan with a research-driven proactive program that focuses on the big picture of your health so you can perform at your highest potential.