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Old 11-27-2011, 05:25 PM
Kevin Kevin is offline
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Default Re: Positive Cardiovascular Health (Robert Wright & Darwin Labarthe)

I enjoyed this. It brought to mind the Barbara Ehrenreich / Hanna Rosin diavlog from a while back, so I was listening for something that would help me reconcile the use of the word "Positive" and figure out where it is with respect to Ehrenreich's critique of positive thinking. I didn't quite find the hooks I was listening for, so I'm still a little puzzled about whether or not I am skepticial of "positive cardiovascular health". I appreciated Dr. Labarthe's criticism of the "ideology of wellness" and reference to commercial products. Basically meaning snake oil, profiteers, isn't that right? The idea of its being an ideology is that people are following no matter what, rather than properly splitting hairs based on the outcomes of controlled studies, and probably losing money to scams and suffering negative health effects when they fall for snake oil and false promises.

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