But, and this falls onto me and not them, I was willfully ignorant. I DID know better and decided to buy and consume it. I interpreted the fact that I didn’t get sick the first time as proof. I did not, at the time, understand the concept of regression to the mean.
Now that I do, I feel compelled to write about it and use my experience as an example.
The autism vaccination myth is exactly what Ben Goldacre’s talk is about. Andrew Wakefield got a study published in Lancet that was freakish - it demonstrated that MMR vaccinations were linked to autism. But there study was flawed, the conclusions that were drawn were baseless and the author may have had a conflict of interest. No other study was able to replicate the findings and over the following years the truth about the study came out.
This Tedtalk It goes a long way to reinforcing Patrick Stokes opinion.
Thanks for providing it.
I don’t think that is the case. The brain scans show that brain mass increases as fat mass decreases so someone who shed some of the excess fat would most likely increase their brain size.
Regardless, the improvement in blood flow and energy will be provide a boost in quality of life!
Wow, what a treat to hear from you after so long!!! Thank you for commenting!
Congratulation on your forth child and shedding the weight so quickly! Many struggle forever to get back to a place they feel satisfied with so I hope you are feeling fantastic about doing it. It’s inspiring to others!
Heather is a smart, strong, and amazing person and I’m grateful to have had the good fortune to have connected with her when the time was right. The passing of my dad taught me a lot about how I operated in the world that were not working for me - the lessons of his life became more obvious in their absence.
16 years is a long time. When I think about 16 years in the future, I can’t even imagine what the world will be like 16 years from now…..
I don’t make it to Port Credit much but will occasionally go roller blading along the lake front trail. It’s a lot nicer now that it was in years past.
Thanks again for reconnecting Mary! I appreciate hearing from you!
I haven’t touched base with you in a long time!
I recently read your blog again, as I have found it in the past to be an amazing source of inspiration as I continue my journey to live cleanly, be fit, and continue to live a “real” life.
After the birth of my fourth child in November, I have lost the baby weight, have been working out regularily with a trainer and have gained back a lot of strength and muscle. Your suggestions on your blog of how to stay fit have often helped me stay the course in the past, and have helped me again now!
I wanted to leave you a comment, thanking you for your honesty and candidness, and to also send my best wishes to you as you continue to work forward from your Father’s recent passing. I never met him, but I remember you speaking about him a few times when we were teenagers.
I really identified with a lot of the comments that you made, as my own father died when I was 21. In fact, on August 4th, it will be 16 years ago that he died.
I celebrated my 37th birthday yesterday, and it was a reminder of what I have missed with him, and also what I learned from him.
Your posts about what your father taught you, as well as your lovely thank you letter to him were fantastic to read and some of your thoughts echoed what I had felt about my father when he died too.
So, I wish you well…am glad to hear that you are once again in a committed relationship!
The rollercoaster ride is worth it - I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary on New Year’s Eve - and although it has not always been easy to have a partner, since everyone is their own person with their own goals, motivations and dreams, I have found that we have both grown and changed over time, with one person needing understanding and support more then the other alternately, shifting as time passes, and life progresses.
I love the fact the you have this forum to express yourself! It seems to be a very good thing for you as you continue to work through your life…
Thanks again for your words and again, all the best to you and your family!
Mary Frances Davis
Off topic question: I know Des married Sarah (we played together as children), do you ever get back to Mineola West where it all began for us? My mom still lives on IVT and it’s neat to go back and visit there from time to time. Port Credit has changed so much and is very different from the Kingston world I have lived in since 2000!]]>
Be awesome Kate!]]>