HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 26, 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.”


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”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


Is It Really Clothing For Every Body If The Sizes Stop At 2XL​?

by Ragen Chastain

“for my fat money, the most painful thing is when companies co-opt the language of Size Acceptance while knowing good and damn well that they aren’t Size Inclusive.”


“Am I eating enough?”

by Fumi Somehara

“You are not bad or worth less for letting yourself fuel and nourish according to your body’s needs. Whatever shape or size, all bodies deserve respect and care, and all bodies have the right to dance.”


Why It's Not Productive to Just Tell a Patient 'You Have to Lose Weight'

by Elisabeth Poorman

“Patients shouldn't have to spend so much of their lives waiting to live until they're at the "right" weight—nor should they feel like they need to put themselves at risk to get there.”


Is Intuitive Eating Only for “Healthy” People?

by Vincci Tsui

“intuitive eating is possible for everyone, with the understanding that the path and destination are probably going to look different for everyone, and for some, it may be completely uncharted territory.”


Is Body-Positivity Really Contributing to Obesity?

by Jessica Alleva

“Sloppiness in science, peer review, and journalism, is unacceptable, especially when so much awareness has been raised about these issues in recent years.”


Thoughts About Self Magazine’s Bo-Po Reckoning

by Linda

Note to Self: “if your style guide and philosophy does not allow that health AND fatness can coexist side-by-side, you’re not body positive and you’re not using a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach.”


Can’t Stop Binge-Eating? Here’s WHY and how to stop.

by Isabel Foxen Duke

“Binge-Eating is—plain and simple—a reaction to deprivation around food.....This type of eating can also be triggered by unhealthy attitudes about food and weight—aka “Diet Mentality.””


Women Ask for Raises as Often as Men, but Are Less Likely to Get Them

by Benjamin Artz, Amanda Goodall and Andrew J. Oswald

“the patterns we have found are consistent with the idea that women’s requests for advancement are treated differently from men’s requests. Asking does not mean getting — at least if you are a female.”


Women, Own Your ‘Dr.’ Titles

by Julia Baird

“For centuries, the voices of women have been muted, discounted & minimized...regularly told to apologize, to shrink, to shut up.

So don’t.

You don’t need a title to speak. But if you do have one, use it. Find your voice, & raise it...Don’t back down.”