Monthly Archives: October 2013

Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit. German proverb.

Following on from my comments about working with obesity and the complexities we face as health professionals, I read the following passage in my morning meditation book For Today, OA Approved Literature: Waiting is one of the worst things to … Continue reading

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Response to Dr. Max Pemberton article published in The Spectator. Obesity Is Not A Disease.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9049971/the-battle-of-the-bulge/ This article was also reprinted in the Daily Mail, Fri Oct 18th 2013 with the title: If doctors like me are nice to fatties, they’ll just get FATTER ————————————————————– This article has highlighted two topics: 1) The need for … Continue reading

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What is the antidote to fear?

So what is it that keeps popping up that feels so uncomfortable that we have to stuff it down with excess food? Fear can overwhelm us and create inertia.  We feel terrified of the most ordinary of things and somehow … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom? The 12-step Programme will pull you up.

I’ve been thinking what does Rock Bottom mean?  It is certainly different depending on the addiction and the person’s lifestyle/experience.  I have heard Class A drug users describe their rock bottom as waking up next to a loved on who … Continue reading

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