Learning to de-stress: the optimist, the pessimist and the parachute.

The optimist and the pessimistI was going to start with a story about an optimist and a pessimist but unfortunately it would be the same old one about how the optimist got on with their life while the pessimist stayed at home feeling hopeless – and maybe even resenting the optimist. They both face the same challenges in life but the optimist keeps moving forward while the pessimist stresses about all the things that could … Continue reading

Dieting is a failed concept. And you can lose weight without dieting.

 

I hate dieting!Dieting does not work. Everyone knows it, but we keep trying, looking for that special diet, the one that will work when all else has failed. We have been sold the message for so long that dieting is key to health that we don’t seem to be able to see past it. After decades of trying and failing it is time we start to think differently.

So what’s the big deal about weight loss and why is dieting considered the solution? Can you lose weight … Continue reading

Preventative health care: is there a successful model we can build on?

Hand with marker writing the word Preventive HealthcareApart from the potential to save billions of dollars, preventative health care provides the opportunity to enable affordable health care and a better quality of life right across society. But how would preventative health function as the primary form of health care? And what would preventative health care look like on a scale that resembles the current interventionist system? But where do we even start? We do need … Continue reading