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 ;)

Jaqui Karr

Gluten and Nutrition Expert, Bestselling Author, Jaqui Karr is the authority on gluten - Visit Jaqui's website now for information about how gluten is destroying your health

5 thoughts on “HEALTH BULLIES: a new phenomenon?

  • June 12, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Yes, this is awful, and we see it all the time on telly nowadays, so those who can’t afford a personal trainer can still manage to feel worthless and depressed from the comfort of their own sofa.

    To me, there is nothing more bleak than seeing a thin, but often not especially healthy-looking, trainer or diet “expert” try to remove any last self-respect and confidence from someone who has clearly sought their help.

  • May 27, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Great Post!

    In my opinion, and from my experience, one of the biggest causes of weight gain and reduced fitness is the sense of failure that “gurus” cause by trying to convince those doing their best to find an appearance and a fitness level they are happy with that they should pursue someone else’s arbitrary standards.

    EET Fitness


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