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Addiction

Guest Heretic Laura Fenamore author of Skinny, Fat, Perfect

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Laura Fenamore on The Nutrition Heretic Podcast By age 24, Laura Fenamore had tried everything to lose weight; she hated her body. When she finally stopped dieting and started loving herself she lost 100 lbs. Now, more than 27 years later she’s kept the weight off and works with clients to help them do the same. Laura reveals her secrets for shedding old beliefs and developing a positive body image.

Stop chasing weight loss. Let it come to you.

As a body image expert, coach, public speaker and acclaimed author, Laura Fenamore is on a mission to help women around the world finally end the constant battle with their bodies and start adoring who they see in the mirror. Her approach walks students and readers through the heartfelt journey to self-love at any size or age, unlocking the secrets of the path to lasting physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

For the past 12 years, Laura has worked alongside hundreds of women through her Body Image Mastery programs and public speaking engagements. She has inspired thousands more to release excess pounds, reclaim their self-esteem, and live bold, beautiful lives through her global online community at SkinnyFatPerfect. She also conducts classes and consultations from her office in Marin County, CA.

You can also join Laura on Facebook (also her Love Who You See in the Mirror. group for helpful information and compassionate support), Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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Highlights from today's episode:

04:46 ~ Laura's story.

11:49 ~ How Laura classifies her book, Skinny, Fat, Perfect: Although weight loss may be the result, that’s not what it’s about.

18:56 ~ Shedding old beliefs is your body betraying you or are you betraying your body?

26:48 ~ How responsibility plays a role in positive body image.

31:14 ~ How you can begin the process of taking responsibility.

34:49 ~ How not to lose your self-identity.

38:11 ~ Productive discomfort.

40:28 ~ Loving the food you choose to eat.

50:14 ~ How a course in Miracles changed Laura.

58:59 ~ How Laura guides others to loving their bodies.

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Guest Heretic Psychiatrist Anna Lembke, author of Drug Dealer, MD

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Anna Lembke on the Nutrition Heretic podcast We all experience pain at some point, but is eliminating all pain the right thing to do? Dr. Anna Lembke is the author of Drug Dealer, MD, a book that explores the many surprising factors that contribute to the current epidemic of opioid abuse in America. In today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we’ll learn why patients become addicted, how drug companies contribute to the problem and how doctors have gotten caught up in the system.

Dr. Lembke received her undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Psychiatry, and a fellowship in mood disorders, both at Stanford, and is currently Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and commentaries, and is author of the book: Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop.

Highlights from today's episode:

  • 05:07 ~ Who is responsible for America’s addiction to opioids?
  • 06: 37 ~ A typical doctor's training in pain management and managing professional patients.
  • 11:48 ~ Health benefits of experiencing pain.
  • 13:46 ~ Problems with switching from one addiction to another.
  • 16:35 ~ How the body’s reward mechanism encourages addictive behaviors.
  • 28:08 ~ How poverty, disability and other social structures contribute to addiction.
  • 39:38 ~ The making of professional patients.
  • 45:42 ~ The people who really suffer because of addicted patients.
  • 56:42 ~ Approaches to helping patients overcome addiction.
  • 59:10 ~ Why education may not prevent addiction and what to do instead.
  • 1:05:25 ~ Dr. Lembke’s work training other physicians.
  • 1:10:50 ~ How standard methods of assessing pain may discourage patients from feeling better.
  • 1:12:05 ~ The power of being a “the last of the great warriors"

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