The Look of Success

How would you react if, instead of asking for a handout, the next bum you see -- smelly and dressed in rags -- approaches you and offers to be your "success coach" for a fee? Have you pondered anything quite so absurd in a while? Coronary heart disease prevention and reversal specialist, Dr. William Davis, wonders why it is, then, that people tolerate the advice of fat and even obese dietitians, who perhaps number in the thousands in hospitals and clinics around the country. When I go to the hospital, I am continually amazed at some of the hospital staff: 5 ft 4 inch nurses weighing over 200 lbs, etc. But what I find particularly bothersome are some (not all) hospital dietitians -- presumably experts at the day-to-day of healthy eating -- who waddle through the halls, easily 40, 50, or more pounds overweight. It is, to say the least, credibility-challenging for an obese dietitian to be providing nutritional advice to men or women recovering after bypass or stent while clearly not in command of nutritional health herself. I note the same thing in general, both when visiting a hospital and daily around a large medical clinic less that a...


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