I can certainly understand your position, it would look much more presentable if that hairdresser had awesome hair....a very good marketing strategy etc.
But if that hairdresser only had awesome hair, but actually really stunk at his/her craft....then that doesn't mean a heck of a lot for those of us would be clients.
I fully feel most of us on MDA (including some trolls, and excluding other trolls) are on personal missions trying to find all the information relevant to our own respective lives and health concerns. I think most of us are also able to decipher what may or may not be b.s. And the things we don't know we may choose not to even bother with it or we may choose to dig a little bit deeper.
If the information is good and relevant to us, it doesn't matter where it comes from, so as long as whoever is delivering the message is not out to harm people.
Weil, like Sisson, like Mercola all need to earn a living too right? Just like Big Pharma, Big Aggra, Big Gov't.
Which of these are out to screw you more?
Just a thought... yeah, maybe Dr. Weil works hard, but so do most Americans. Shouldn't he work on an effective strategy that can work for people that in general have a similar lifestyle? A diet and exercise plan is ineffective if it can not be executed. There are MANY diet and exercise plans that work if you can follow them. You would think that the person it would be easiest for is the one that came up with it. When I see him fail, to me it's obviously good in theory. But fails in the long term.
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Science and daily experience (e.g. with domesticated animals) indicates that being overweight (not obese) is beneficial in a controlled environment (in other words, it isn't ideal for tooth-and-claw wild animals but once you put us in cages it correlates strongly with longer lifespan), so there is little incentive for a mated or sexually disinterested individual to maintain a slender appearance.
If this Dr. is some kind of scientist he would know that and could well be choosing longevity over appearance.
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And I would never take lifestyle advice from someone who didn't appear healthy. Have you never heard the imprecation: "Physician heal thyself"?
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