Apathy is an Illness

I think this caption speaks for itself. First I argued that doctors that not be allowed to mistreat their patients and go against their duty of care. Then I went on to ask if anyone disagreed. Bjones2410 (we’ll call them BJ for short) replied. To be fair to BJ, I did ask the question in …

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Illness shaming

Excuse me, what? If you want to disagree with me about whether being fat causes chronic diseases then please read this article. And this one. And finally this one. Once you have critically appraised all three of these articles, and checked out all the studies that are cited, then we can talk. Until then, why …

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Jumping through hoops

We are definitely underfunded in GP land. And we have all become pretty blase about jumping through hoops set by the government in order to get more money. But this is not necessarily a good thing. And here’s why. First of all you need to understand how general practice is funded in the UK. We …

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Burnout

I chose a career in medicine when I was 3 years old. Or so my mother used to tell me. I graduated medical school in 2003, and could not wait to get out on to the wards and start my career. Almost 20 years, three children and one pandemic later, I am not sure where …

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The Economic Burden

No. Just… no. This guy lives in Nashville. Tennessee is a red state and I am fairly confident that this man is a registered Republican. Which means he votes against free healthcare. So his comment makes no sense whatsoever. Insurance companies have been using fat as an excuse to charge extra insurance premiums, often to …

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The Army of the Weak

I have three things to say about this photo. The first is about the original post. The second is about the person who posted it. And the third is about the comment itself. JFK was wrong I know a lot of people are fans of JFK, but in this case he was wrong. As a …

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F*ck Social Media

This is the second time my Instagram account has been disabled within the last month. Did I violate Instagram’s Community Guidelines? No, I did not. Does it matter? Not really. Listen, I discovered social media in my forties. I’ve made a ton of friends on there. I talk to some of them on a near …

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Podcast – Ep 5: Psychology and Weight Stigma (with Alexis Conason, PSY.D.).

In this episode of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist-supervisor Alexis Conason, PSY.D. Together Dr Larmie and Alexis intimately discuss the following: What influenced Alexis to write her new book  ‘The Diet Free Revolution: 10 Steps to Free Yourself from the Diet Cycle with …

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Podcast – Ep 4: What is so wrong with being fat? (with Vangeya M’hone).

In this episode of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by close friend, self-appointed sister and Lawyer, Vangeya M’hone. Together Dr Larmie and Vangeya discuss the following: How weight gain has always been a looming presence in Vangeya’s life since early childhood. How Vangeya had previously been weight cycling with a plethora …

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Podcast – Ep 3: Weight Stigma in Healthcare (with Dr Greg Dodell).

In this episode of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by board-certified endocrinologist Dr Greg Dodell. Together Dr Larmie and Dr Greg Dodell discuss the following: Discuss the differences between medical education in the UK and the USA. How Dr Dodell became involved in offering weight inclusive care. The harm that can …

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Podcast – Ep 2: What Is Weight Stigma? (With Ragen Chastain)

In this episode of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by speaker, writer, Certified Health Coach, and thought leader in the fields of Body Image, Health at Every Size, and Weight Stigma Ragen Chastain. Together Dr Larmie and Ragen intimately discuss the following: What is weight stigma and fatphobia? Where and how …

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Podcast – Ep 1: ‘Introducing the Fat Doctor’ with Tanya Phoenix.

In this episode of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by her sister – children’s author and singer/songwriter – Tanya Phoenix. Dr. Larmie and Tanya discuss their  ancestry, how it influenced the culture surrounding food and body image in their childhood home and yet although they grew up in the same home, …

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The New Agenda

You can’t go a few days without the word “ob*sity epidemic” hitting the headlines nowadays. In my opinion, you’ve got to ask yourself whether there is some kind of hidden agenda at play. Whether it is a new paper that has been published or one of the many ob*sity organisations releasing a new statement, the …

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The reputation of doctors

Some of you will be aware that I received a total of 5 complaints forwarded on to me by the GMC last week. They were concerned that public comments made by doctors have the capacity to influence and affect others and cause offense. They believed it is arguable that comments such as these could risk bringing the profession into disrepute.

Lived experience

What do Diabetes, infertility, Lipoedema and PCOS all have in common? Weight stigma of course. I share some thoughts about these and more, drawing on my own lived experience as well as those that have been shared with me.

Weight loss isn’t the answer

Weight loss doesn’t work and it doesn’t really benefit us in any way. If anything it makes things worse. Weight loss isn’t the answer. There is a better way.

The Church of Healthism

Todays post is an exploration of a modern day religion that has resulted from several decades of weight normative and anti-fat narratives. I like to call it the church of healthism. For those of you who don’t know, I grew up without a religion but in my early twenties, I joined an evangelical Christian church. …

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The troll translator

Let’s face facts – I am never going to win any popularity contests. And I have made my peace with that. But over the last few months, I have had a lot of interactions with trolls, and I have gotten quite good at translating troll speech. In the short time that I’ve been speaking out …

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