HEALTH BULLIES: a new phenomenon?
I’ve been experiencing a new phenomenon lately: highly traumatized people coming to me for help. Traumatized by whom? Their nutritionist, their trainer, their doctor, sometimes all three and sometimes by totally unqualified self-proclaimed health gurus who are yelling at everyone around them to adopt whatever diet/lifestyle it is they themselves believe in. What’s up with that?
I’ve been happy to see the topic of health & nutrition getting constant coverage lately but along with this coverage there seems to be an uprising of an army of people stressing out everyone they can get their aggressive little hands on.
So here’s a notice to all health bullies: take a chill pill, the cortisol you are releasing in your own system as well as that of the people you are harassing is counter-productive. If you know your stuff, you should be able to share your knowledge peacefully and it should make so much sense that people will naturally want to adopt what you are talking about. Better yet, just lead by example and do it so well that it will motivate & inspire change. And if you absolutely feel the urge to yell at somebody then consider an anger management course or seek professional help – there are excellent psychotherapists at a location near you