BY AMY STOCKWELL
Sarah Wilson has written a story today about why women get sick.
As a health coach and media personality, she says she knows why women experience chronic illness.
It’s not genetics. It’s not risk factors like smoking or obesity. It’s not your environment. It’s not even sugar.
It’s because you hate yourself.
In a piece on news.com.au today, Wilson sings the praises of a Hollywood “healer to the stars”, Dr Habib Sadeghi who says that self-loathing is what is making women sick.
Wilson quotes extensively from a TED Talk by Dr Sadhegi, saying “Illness is what happens when women, the nurturers of humanity, forget how to nurture themselves. (“Word!” says, Wilson).
Self-loathing and anxiety are apparently at the root of a particular form of chronic illness, auto-immune disease (suffered by Wilson herself). “Self-hatred causes auto-immune disease, which, boiled down, is the body attacking itself.”
And how do you cure yourself of illness, anxiety and self-loathing?
“With self-love”, she says.
“You can do all the tests, elimination diets and treatments you like, but, boil it all down, there’s always a sneaking feeling that it’s more than the gluten or the toxin or the hereditary predisposition. Right?”
No, Sarah Wilson: Not right. Wrong.