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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