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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 28, 2018

July 15, 2018

July 8 - 14, 2018


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Articles and Blogs


You Don’t Have to Feel Beautiful to Care for Your Body

by Renee Engeln

“take out a pen and paper (or a laptop) and write yourself a letter harnessing the compassion we so often feel for others but fail to give ourselves. You can show your body kindness, respect, and gratitude without changing a thing about how you look.”

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

by Stephen Buranyi


“In 2010, Elsevier’s scientific publishing arm reported profits of £724m on just over £2bn in revenue. It was a 36% margin – higher than Apple, Google, or Amazon posted that year.”

A Guide to Parenting Fat Kids

by Linda

“When your child asks, “Why is that person fat?” or “Why are you fat?” or even “Why am I fat?”, don’t tell them it’s mean to ask that question. Tell them that it’s just one way for a body to be. Explain to them that no two bodies are alike”​

One-third of Australians are 'jet-lagged' from lack of sleep

by Anna Patty

“Sleeplessness is damaging our everyday lives much more than people realise”

The hidden art of reassurance

by Jonathon Tomlinson


“Affective reassurance come[s] from the way we behave; calm, assured, confident, kind and gentle. Eye contact, appropriate touch, a hug even. The way we dress – smart but not overly formal, and the way we move; at ease, but not slovenly, can be reassuring”

I’m an older man with an eating disorder but to medical professionals, I’m totally invisible

by Anonymous


“The doctor’s assessment of me as ‘slightly overweight’ wouldn’t leave my head. With every day that passed, I became more and more convinced that I was huge and disgusting.”


CW: description of eating disorder experience and behaviours