Full transcript of renowned expert and speaker in women’s health, Dr. Pam Peeke’s TEDx Talk: Hooked, Hacked, Hijacked: Reclaim Your Brain from Addictive Living at TEDxWallStreet Conference.
Dr. Pam Peeke – Renowned expert and speaker in women’s health
Yeah, I’m the doctor, and I’m here to save you.
No, I’m not. What I’m here to do is to fill the survival void a little differently than you’ve been doing for a long time. Not everybody but lots of you are filling that survival void with what we call ‘false fixes’. And that is…you know what I’m talking about. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not apples and kale.
When things get a little tough out there, it’s usually that national ‘ménage à trois’, especially for women. Late at night: you, Ben & Jerry. And who was it that told us that a pint of ice-cream has four servings in it? No-no-no. Law & Order marathon, perimenopause, a rotten day: one serving. And there you have it! Anesthetized, ready for another day. Sounds familiar?
So, what I’m going to do is describe the problem and prescribe a little bit of a brand new solution based upon hot new science that most of you may never have heard about before. A twist on survival.
Well, you know how it goes. All of the false fixes we are used to in life. I look specifically at that wine bottle, and I think about this brand new Facebook that has an amazing following of a thousand women. And it’s called: “I need a glass of wine, or I’m going to sell my children.”