Whether it’s tobacco, alcohol or food, if you or someone you love is grappling with addiction, you’re not alone. Get the tools to quit in Part 4 of the new reality series “The Doctors’ Wake-Up Call with Jillian!” Cameras roll 24/7 as three couples struggling with three addictions are given the wakeup call of their lives.
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Gena’s Wake-Up Call
Corey, a 320 pound 29-year-old father of two, struggles with a dangerous food addiction – but he’s not the only one in his family in need of a wake-up call.
“I saw on our surveillance cameras, [Corey’s wife], Gena, pull a soda out of the garbage,” health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels says. “I realized that Corey was not the only one with a problem in this house.”
To quit his unhealthy habits for good, Corey cut soda from his diet, but to stay on track, he needs Gena to do the same. “I’m the main reason things are the way they are right now, I know that,” Corey says. “But at the same time, I actually think we both need help.”
Personal trainer Tasha Jackson visits The Doctors House to give Gena, a diabetic who doesn’t exercise regularly, an emergency wake-up call. Gena’s body, however, is shocked after just 16 minutes of exercise, and she nearly collapses. Medics are called in to assess her condition, and E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork confronts her about her severe health problems.
Dr. Travis’ Workout Tip
“When you exercise, it’s so critical to remember to rehydrate,” Dr. Travis says. “Your body needs water and electrolytes to function normally. As you work out, you lose critical fluids. If you don’t replenish, you can have a lot of things happen beyond just having a dry mouth. You can get muscle cramps, even feel lightheaded or nauseated. So stay hydrated during your workouts.”
Trip to the Cemetery
Jillian takes the wives to a funeral home to show them the very real consequences of their husbands’ addictions.
The wives write eulogies for their husbands to show the gravity of their dangerous habits. Will hearing their wives’ words motivate the men to change for good?
Saving a Marriage
Largely due to his daily chewing tobacco habit, Patrick and Terri have not been intimate for years. Doctor of psychology Wendy Walsh, Ph.D. sits down with the couple to try to salvage their 22-year marriage.