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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 28, 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