Hey guys --
So I've been MIA a while around here. Partly because life's been crazy -- finally moving out of the French Quarter to a (slightly) saner part of the city -- and I had to take some alone time to do a bit of soul searching.
Thank god That's over. *Laughs* It reminds me of a quote -- "If you want to discover the meaning of life you're better off downing a bottle of whiskey ... at least you'll pass out before you take yourself seriously."
We got a new column over at Second Helping I wanted to alert you to, written by our very own Sparker 4a-healthy-bmi.
Her SP blog about it is here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
It's called Strength in Numbers, and in it we're picking apart the maintenance research that exists, explaining how/if the research is worth heeding, and basically taking all the science mumbo jumbo and making it real and applicable.
It's funny for me personally. I'm grateful Ang is taking this on because scientists and doctors aren't my strong suit. I just remember the mind-numbing arrogance of various doctors before I lost weight. And while obviously I did benefit from their research in various diets as I lost weight, I honestly felt I achieved what I did in spite of them, not because of them. It was help that hurt -- for all the advice, they just disempowered me usually.
What I love most about Angela's work is that she's not only explaining maintenance in clear terms, she's explaining the nature of science too. For someone like me with a big chip on his shoulder about science and medicine, she's made both those things empowering.
Please check out the column and leave some comments. But beyond, how do you feel about the science and research is usually discussed? Do you also harbor a doctoral chip on your shoulder?
Edited by: RUSSLANE at: 2/23/2010 (08:53)