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The Cure for Everything by Timothy Caulfield
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Jun 01, 2012

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Read from May 26 to 29, 2012

Knowing that the only way I am going to lose weight and keep it off is to eat under 2000 calories a day for the rest of my life and exercise like a madwoman is extremely depressing. There are no magic elixirs, dream diets, or other options. Even if I was going to subject myself to some kind of surgery the fat would just come back. What I should have done is NOT let the fat on in the first place. Sigh.

So, although this lays it out in a matter of fact way, and the news is disheartening, I figure at least I know the truth. I don't have to buy into the miracle cures that are offered on every fitness website, magazine or blog post. The truth is we have to eat less, eat better, and move more - a lot more. No secret.

Caulfield, obviously an expert in his field or at least with access to some of the best minds in fitness and health has a great chapter on homeopathic medicine. He tires to get everyone to take a whole bunch of sleep aid and anti-anxiety pills - and even though they all know that they are nothing more than sugar pills - they won't do it. Very funny, and an interesting look at our ideas of health and wellness.

He tackles fitness, diet, alternative medicine and more and mostly what we hear come out of both the medical community, science world and fitness press is pretty bogus - ideas twisted to fit the outcome that they want. Unfortunately, that outcome is to buy more stuff, consume more, or just believe more.

If you are looking for the what really works in diet and health this is a good look... if you want to stay ignorant run away. The truth is a bit scary.

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