Monthly Archives June 2014

Elvis Was Doomed To Die Young

So claimed a newspaper article about a documentary on the DNA of dead celebrities. Don’t tell me you missed it! Elvis, it seems, had “a flaw in his DNA and his early death was his genetic destiny.” This is at least misleading, if not simply untrue. Elvis’ genes were not his destiny – and neither are yours - but it seems the only message we ever hear is that our genes are in charge of practically everything. Just a couple of days later the same paper tells us, “’Atkins gene’ reveals why obesity can run in family”. And so it continues.
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And here’s what they said about my last seminar…

It was far better than I could have ever expected. I really appreciate how well you've constructed these ideas and how intelligently it was all put together. It's exactly the thing that people need now - a skill that anyone can develop as a way of dealing with this increasing problem of overeating in our culture.
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