Nutrition Misinformation is Making Frontline Healthcare Workers Overweight, Less Healthy

by Mike Mutzel


Healthcare workers (HCWs) should be more knowledgeable than the general population about health choices and serve as role models for patients, but it turns out they often do not “practice what they preach.”



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“Nurses have high levels of overweight/obesity and may not be engaging in health-promoting self-care.” Ross, A., Yang, L., Wehrlen, L., Perez, A., Farmer, N., & Bevans, M. (2019). Nurses and health-promoting self-care: Do we practice what we preach? Journal of Nursing Management, 27(3), 599–608. http://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12718

” prevalence study of nurses in Scotland found that 69% were overweight or obese, and obesity was significantly higher among nurses than other healthcare professionals and those working in non-health-related occupations,” Kelly, M., Medicine, J. W. O.,. (2018). Systematic review: What works to address obesity in nurses? Academic.Oup.com
. http://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy038

O’ Keeffe, A., Hayes, B., & Prihodova, L. (2019). “Do as we say, not as we do?” the lifestyle behaviours of hospital doctors working in Ireland: a national cross-sectional study, 1–15. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6451-8

Time Stamps:

0:00 Intro
0:30 Training is lacking basic health
2:00 Obesity is a problem amongst health care workers
3:00 Doctors don't eat healthy foods
4:00 India and Natural Immunity
5:00 Belly Fat and V Effectiveness
6:00 Idaho Nurse Story

  1. Thank you for this breath of fresh air. Our Chief Medical Officer is very obese. When I commented on this I was vilified. I don’t care to take medical advice from someone who doesn’t even take care of his/her own health.

  2. But this isn’t about health at all and never was. There’s no money in prevention. It’s about a vaccine drive so we will all get on the merry-go-round of vaccines and booster shots. Unfortunately I think the jab is going to have other adverse reactions including infertility. It’s all part of an insidious plan. Otherwise we would have access to proven prophylaxis and treatment like in Uttar Pradesh in india that now has very low infections. Here in Australia, like in the US, they are vilifying and banning ivermectin (won a Nobel prize and is included in the WHO list of essential medicines but is referred to in the mainstream media as horse dewormer), and taking other vitamins and nutrients proven to work out of sale, like NAC. the other part of the plan is to focus most people’s anxiety onto so-called antivaxxers. The irony: if the vaccine works so well why are people who haven’t been vaccinated such a risk?

  3. Hey Mike, stop being so diplomatic. I’m tired of it. Call a spade a spade. 80percent of the population is obese. Plus they couldn’t run a 5k without collapsing. All the presenters on CNN, msnbc etc are obese themselves. Slim, fit people are the minority. Majority rules. In their world, if you fit people don’t like us fatties go live somewhere else. Plus the vaccines are garbage. But in their world an obese vaccinated person pays less for health insurance than a fit triathlete unvaccinated. This is the new norm. Sad but true

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