Is Self-Worth Dependent On Your Size And Shape?

When we lose twenty pounds…we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty. ~ Woody Allen

Wow! I saw this thought-provoking quote by Woody Allen today. Messages the weight industry use to promote their weight loss strategy can be very harmful. Too often advertising talks about what we will gain when the dieter loses weight. Typical gains that are suggested include our health, energy levels, confidence, self-respect, a new career, romance with a new partner and so on. It’s rare to hear what one may have lost in the journey to lose weight. Continue reading Is Self-Worth Dependent On Your Size And Shape?

Doctors Attack Complementary Therapies

I read with astonishment today that a group of prominent doctors, medical researchers and scientists in Australia have written a letter to the Central Queensland University to oppose a new chiropractic course. Apparently their reasoning is that this course and other complementary therapies are potentially harmful to the public and based on pseudo-science. In my experience, the same could be argued about the practice of many medical professionals. Continue reading Doctors Attack Complementary Therapies