Dr. Oz brought an overweight couple on his show, Crystal and Mike, who have never consummated their marriage because they simply aren’t able to. Since they got married, they have gained 60 pounds. Mike has had diabetes and is very unhealthy… but Crystal already knew all of this before getting married.
Crystal and Mike have replaced affection with food. If Mike wants to show Crystal he loves her, he takes her out for a nice dinner. Food is the only thing that makes them happy, so they replace affection with food. Miriam Baker said that they nurture each other and love each other through food. They have a lot of feeling to overcome through food, so they eat their frustration, pain, etc. Harry Fisch, author of Size Matters, said that a man’s drive deteriorates as they get older, gain weight and get diabetes… it is unfortunately, a very common situation. Mike tells Crystal all the time that it isn’t her fault and that she is the most beautiful woman in the world to him.
Dr. Oz said that having no love is a sign of something much more dangerous and took Mike to the truth tube. Mike weighs 307 pounds, his triglycerides (the amount of fat in his blood stream) is 259, his testosterone (which you want close to 800) is 246, his glucose is 197 (twice what a person can tolerate) and his blood pressure was 280/100. Dr. Oz said that Mike was close to having a stroke and had Mike sit down right away. He didn’t even take Crystal to the truth tube or finish discussing the topic because of the health problems Mike had.
If you are out there reading this Mike and Crystal, we will be praying for you and would love to help support you! You guys are such a fabulous and inspirational couple!