The audio book contains abbreviated versions of all footnotes in Inch by Inch.

Complete footnotes are included here:

Footnote 1:
Vincent Fellitti, ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences Study’, quoted in Olga Khazan, ‘The Second Assault’, 15 December 2015,, accessed 18 August 2020.

Footnote 2:
Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma (Penguin Books: 2015).

Footnote 3:
Monique Lisbon, Keeping Mum: The Silent Cost of Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse (Living Hope Resources: Ashburton, Victoria, 2017).

Footnote 4:
The section ‘Too Much of Me’ (pp. 17-24) is taken from Keeping Mum: The Silent Cost of Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse by Monique Lisbon (Living Hope Resources: Ashburton, Victoria, 2017), pp 25-31.

Footnote 5:
Australian size 12 = US size 8.

Footnote 6:
‘The descriptor “somatoform” indicates that the physical symptoms resemble, but cannot be explained by, a medical symptom or the direct effects of a substance. In the term “somatoform dissociation,” “dissociation” describes the existence of a disruption of the normal integrative mental functions. Thus “somatoform dissociation” denotes phenomena that are manifestations of a lack of integration of somatoform experiences, reactions, and functions.’ See Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis PhD (2001), ‘Somatoform Dissociation: Major Symptoms of Dissociative Disorders’ in Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 1:4, 7-32, DOI: 10.1300/J229v01n04_02

Footnote 7:
Monique Lisbon, Keeping Mum: The Silent Cost of Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse (Living Hope Resources: Ashburton, Victoria, 2017)

Footnote 8:
Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Ghrelin: The ‘Hunger Hormone’ Explained, 2016,, accessed 25 June 2020.

Footnote 9:
‘Saxenda® is an FDA-approved, prescription injectable medicine that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weight who also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), or obesity, to lose weight and keep it off.’ (From, accessed 25 June 2020.)

Footnote 10:
See for instance ‘Bariatric surgery versus non-surgical treatment for obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials’, BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 22 October 2013), accessed 25 June 2020.

Footnote 11:
See, for example: ‘The sleeve gastrectomy typically results in 25 to 35 percent body weight loss or 50 to 70 percent excess weight loss from your baseline starting point. Your excess body weight is the difference between your ideal weight and your current weight. Some people lose less, while others lose more,than 70 percent of their excess weight.’ (, accessed 4 July 2020)

Footnote 12:
‘Ketosis is a natural metabolic state. It involves the body producing ketone bodies out of fat, and using them for energy instead of carbs. You can get into ketosis by following a very low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet … To go into ketosis, people generally need to eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs per day and sometimes as little as 20 grams per day.’ (, accessed 4 July 2020)

Footnote 13:
Quotation by Lao Tzu.

Footnote 14:
‘Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition in which a change from lying to standing causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate. This occurs with symptoms that may include lightheadedness, trouble thinking, blurred vision or weakness … The causes of POTS are varied. Often, it begins after a viral infection, surgery or pregnancy. Risk factors include a family history of the condition. Diagnosis in adults is based on an increase in heart rate of more than 30 beats per minute within ten minutes of standing up which is accompanied by symptoms. Treatment may include avoiding factors that bring on symptoms, increasing dietary salt and water, compression stockings, exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications.’ (See, accessed 8 July 2020).