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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 26, 2018

July 1, 2018

June 24 - 30, 2018

 

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(please note I'll be taking a week off from compiling the HealthNotDiets Digest next week as I'll be in the wilds of Central Queensland on family vacation (read: limited internet and time haha) but will return during the week after with a catch-up double edition)

Articles and Blogs
 

Women with disabilities and chronic illness talk self-love and embracing their bodies

by Hattie Gladwell

 

“we spoke to a selection of ladies who live with disabilities and chronic illness, both visible & invisible. They opened up about how their illnesses affect them – physically & mentally – and how they’ve learned to love and embrace the skin they’re in.”

 

https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/17/women-with-disabilities-and-chronic-illness-talk-self-love-and-embracing-their-bodies-7393015/

Should You Get Tested for Food Sensitivities?

by Tamara Duker Freuman

 

“food intolerances do exist [but] Don't waste your money on unproven "food sensitivity" testing”

 

https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2018-03-12/should-you-get-tested-for-food-sensitivities

7 Ways Thin People Romantically Exploit Fat People

by Virgie Tovar

 

“Thin privilege is a form of power that creates a sense within thin people that they are superior to fat people, and are therefore entitled to a fat person’s time, resources, attention, sympathy, dignity and body.” 

 

https://ravishly.com/thin-people-romantically-exploit-fat-people

Food is a class issue, and we need to address it as such

by Jessica Lindsay


“Food is not fuel for any of us, and no one should be expected have a joyless existence because they’re not wealthy. If they have enough to eat, that’s what should matter most.”

 

https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/14/food-class-issue-need-address-7625426/

Cellulite Isn't Real. This Is How It Was Invented.

by Kelsey Miller


“let us tell the tale of how cellulite came to be the most endemic and untreatable “invented disease” of all time. It begins, once upon a time, in France.”

 

https://www.refinery29.com/what-is-cellulite-definition-fat-shaming-history

Eating Toward Immortality: Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.

by Michelle Allison


“The act of ingestion is embroidered with so much cultural meaning that, for most people, its roots in spare, brutal survival are entirely hidden.” 

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/02/eating-toward-immortality/515658/