From Medicated to Motor Running! Terry Lesch’s Success Story

May 14, 2019

Join Dr. Hotze and his special guest, Terry Lesch today as they discuss how a healthy eating plan along with natural supplements can reduce your need for prescription medications – which are toxins to your body. Find out how Terry turned back the clock, regained his energy and is ready to challenge his grandchildren when he retires later this year!

Podcast Transcription:

Stacey Bandfield: Thank you for joining us today on Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution. I’m Stacey Bandfield here with Dr. Hotze, founder of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center and all things naturally well. Today we have a fantastic guest, but before that, I want to make sure I remind everybody that if you have not downloaded our podcasts yet, all you have to do is go to, that’s We have a great guest today, Terry Lesch. Dr. Hotze is going to explain how he got up and running again, and got his motor again. When you find out his passion, his hobbies, you’ll know why I say he got his motor running.

Dr. Hotze: Thank you Stacey, and thank each one of you for joining us today on Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution. Remember, I believe you need a doctor and a staff of professionals who can coach you to onto a path of health and wellness, naturally, so as you mature you have energy, you have vitality, you have enthusiasm for life without pharmaceutical drugs. If that makes sense to you, I’m glad you’re listening. I want you to listen up, because we’ve got a good friend of mine and a guest, Terry Lesch, who has joined us today. Terry has been a guest here at the Hotze Health & Wellness Center since January of 2018. He came because his wife had come here a year or so prior to that and had done very well. Terry, welcome to the program.

Terry Lesch: Thank you Dr. Hotze. I appreciate it.

Dr. Hotze: Well it’s great to have you here. Why don’t you just tell our listeners a little bit about yourself, where are you from, where’d you end up going to school, and what kind of work you’re in?

Terry Lesch: I grew up here in Houston. Moved here in 1959. My father was in the oil business. I continued on after I graduated from the University of Texas with my marketing degree. Have been in that business now for about 43 years. I was just looking for a life change because I was overweight and not healthy. My wife came in and got herself healthy from Dr. Hotze, which was just a miracle. Now I’ve…

Dr. Hotze: It’s a miracle I could get anybody healthy.

Terry Lesch: Well…It’s been a great process for me. I was on cholesterol medicine. I was on heart medicine. Just various normal doctor meds that they think they can fix you with.

Dr. Hotze: And how are you feeling?

Terry Lesch: I feel more energetic.

Dr. Hotze: How did you feel when you came in?

Terry Lesch: Oh how did I…

Dr. Hotze: Describe your..

Terry Lesch: Sluggish, not very motivated.

Dr. Hotze: When you came in, on a scale of 0 to 10, 10 being brimming with energy, 0 being no energy, what were you?

Terry Lesch: Four.

Dr. Hotze: ou were a four on a good day.

Terry Lesch: Absolutely.

SteDr. Hotze: What about your weight?

Terry Lesch: I was about 185, so I was overweight. I had been in pretty good shape, working out and physically in decent shape, but then 5, 10 years ago I just stopped doing all that. I gained a bunch of weight.

Dr. Hotze: How was your mental focus, mental sharpness?

Terry Lesch: Oh, losing my memory, not knowing. My brain fog was killing me. I was hurting all over. Figuring it was just normal aches and pains because of age.

Dr. Hotze: Right. So you ended up coming in and I think you saw Dr. Ellsworth.

Terry Lesch: Dr. Ellsworth. Matter of fact, I was here yesterday. He’s done a great job.

Dr. Hotze: I know as we age several things happen. One, most Americans end up getting poor eating plans in their lives. They don’t eat right. Eat a lot of carbs, end up gaining weight. This is the carbs, wheat products, other grain products, corn, potatoes, rice, all convert to sugar. Sugar raises your insulin level. Then you get resistant to insulin and insulin ends up driving the sugar into fat so you gain weight. Then one thing leads to another. You get high blood pressure. You may get diabetes. I don’t think you ever had any diabetes.

Terry Lesch: No.

Dr. Hotze: But you had high blood pressure. You end up getting inflammation in your arteries and you don’t think as clearly because you have all this sugar floating around in your blood and it binds to proteins all over your body. It’s called glycation. That makes your cells function less than adequately and your arteries don’t function as well. You get a whole host of health problems. You just don’t feel well. It’s just what happens as you age. Everybody attributes aging and the doctors are going to give you a bunch of drugs, which are toxins, and they’re going to end up making you feel worse. I like to say as you get on all these drugs you get sicker, quicker.

Anyway, you came in and saw Dr. Ellsworth. We took a look at you. He determined that you had all the signs and symptoms of low thyroid. Put you on some thyroid. Checked your testosterone. At your age your testosterone would be expected to be in the gutter. Yours was, so we put you on some testosterone and got you on a good healthy eating program, which is elimination of the simple carbohydrates, the bread products, the pizzas, pastas, cookies, cakes, all the things Americans eat. As a matter of fact, the American diet is 70% simple carbohydrates. That’s what the American Heart Association, Diabetic Association says, eat a lot of grains. Well, grains are simply starches, which are sugar molecules hooked together, so you can end up raising your sugar level, which raises the inflammation in your body. Inflammation leads to a host of health problems, particularly problems with coronary artery disease and problems with Alzheimer’s and dementia. You just don’t function as well.

Anyway, he put you on a good healthy eating program. Now how much weight have you lost?

Terry Lesch: I’ve gone from 185 to 151.

Dr. Hotze: That’s a significant weight loss.

Terry Lesch: And three to four inches waist.

Dr. Hotze: You’ve gone from what, 30?

Terry Lesch: Well 37/38 down to a 32/33.

Dr. Hotze: That’s pretty significant. Have you had to get some clothes…

Terry Lesch: Yes sir. I’ve had to have everything taken in. I had to buy new blue jeans because they couldn’t take them in. My wardrobe has totally changed. If you can notice I do have my rings on today, but they’ve got ring guards on because I have lost weight in my hands.

Dr. Hotze: How long did it take you before you began to feel well on the program?

Terry Lesch: Probably about six months, I would think.

Dr. Hotze: You hit gradual and steady improvement and by the time you got to six months, that’s when you were feeling good?

Terry Lesch: Yes absolutely, which in somebody’s lifetime is nothing.

Dr. Hotze: Right.

Terry Lesch: I mean it’s just been a blessing. My energy level has just been…

Dr. Hotze: On a scale of 0 to 10, what’s your energy level now?

Terry Lesch: 9 1/2, 10.

Dr. Hotze: That’s pretty good.

Terry Lesch: Absolutely.

Dr. Hotze: Did you ever think it would be that way again?

Terry Lesch: No. Absolutely not.

Dr. Hotze: Now can Sue Ellen tell a difference?

Terry Lesch: Absolutely. My kids are complaining. They go, “Dad, you’ve lost too much weight. You look too skinny.” I’m going I feel better than I have ever felt.

Dr. Hotze: That’s tremendous. How has this affected your work? How have you done in your work?

Terry Lesch: Oh my work is better than ever. I mean my concentration, being in sales, having to close deals, having to see people, go in and having the attitude of just talking and being myself, that’s even improved.

Dr. Hotze: o your coworkers can tell a difference and Sue Ellen can tell a difference?

Terry Lesch: My boss, who I don’t see very often, who I work for, he goes, “Man, you’ve lost 50 pounds.” I said, “Well, 48.” “Are you okay?” “Better than I’ve ever been.”

Dr. Hotze: Well, now I know you have, as a hobby you collect cars don’t you?

Terry Lesch: Yes sir.

Dr. Hotze: What kind of cars do you collect?

Terry Lesch: My little brother had a 1971 Chevelle 396, red and black. Well, I was so energetic I was online, found a 1974 54 Chevelle red and black, so I got it. While I was purchasing it, I saw a 1939 Ford super deluxe Woody…

Dr. Hotze: Oh my goodness.

Terry Lesch: The old surf…

Dr. Hotze: What year?

Terry Lesch: 1939.

Dr. Hotze: Good night.

Terry Lesch: Then the guy that is working on my vehicles found a 1967 Shelby red and white 350 Cobra convertible.

Dr. Hotze: Wow.

Terry Lesch: Then yesterday he called and ended up getting a 1973 Bronco, which is the hottest new car on the market.

Dr. Hotze: Wow, that’s great. You’re enjoying your life?

Terry Lesch: Oh, I retire May 19th and I’m ready. I’ve got nine grandkids and they better watch out.

Dr. Hotze: Well, Terry I want to thank you so much for sharing your story because there are a lot of men out there who are our age, I’m 68 you’re 63, so you’re still a young man, so enjoy your youth while you have it sir, but a lot of individuals as they get into their 50s and 60s, just don’t feel well. You lived that for a long time and now it’s simple to get yourself back on a path to health and wellness, naturally. That’s what we do here at the Hotze Health & Wellness Center. I want to congratulate you…

Terry Lesch: Thank you.

Dr. Hotze: …primarily, Terry because you did a 180 and took charge of your health.

Terry Lesch: Absolutely.

Dr. Hotze: Here’s the problem with most Americans, especially men and women as they get in midlife or their 40s and 50s, what happens is they’re going down the health highway on the wrong side of the road. They’re just trucking along not thinking about anything. Next thing you know they’re going to end up going over an overpass and running into a big truck, hit a Mack truck or something. It’s going to whack them, kill them, or cripple them.

You made a choice to get on the right side of the health highway and go the right way. That was your decision. Your wife can’t make you do it. The government can’t make you do it. Your doctor can’t get you in good health. Your company is not in charge of that. You’re in charge of your health, and you took charge of it. You get the credit for it. We simply coach our guests on a path to health and wellness, make recommendations. But Terry is like a health athlete and he was in the health Olympics and he’s got a gold medal right now. He did it because he followed our recommendations.

If you want to get yourself on a path of health and wellness, if you want to have a life changing health transformation that will really change your life and give you energy and vitality and enthusiasm as you mature, give us a call at 281-698-8698. Thank you again, Terry, for joining us today sir.

Terry Lesch: Absolutely Dr. Hotze, thank you for everything.

Dr. Hotze: You’re welcome sir.

Can you relate to Terry’s story?

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Written By: Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.


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