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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 31, 2018

August 5, 2018

July 29 - August 4, 2018

 

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I Help Manage My Chronic Illness With My Diet, but Don't You Dare Call It 'Clean Eating'
by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
 
“I get wanting to have less pain and more energy. But I don't want to be saved from my body, and, like many sick and disabled people, I'm focused less on an idea of waiting for a cure and more on wanting to live well in the body I have.”
 
https://www.self.com/story/dont-call-it-clean-eating
Self-Compassion Lessons: Why teens, more than ever, need to learn to be kind - to themselves
by Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
 
“Teaching teens self compassion, whether they're dealing with mental health issues or not, directly addresses their feelings that they aren't "good enough" or "worthy."”
 
https://www.wral.com/self-compassion-lessons-why-teens-more-than-ever-need-to-learn-to-be-kind-to-themselves/17692398/
How AMC's 'Dietland' is finally helping me heal a 20-year battle with my body
by Lindsay Wolf

“If you had told me as a teen that I’d grow up to be my happiest self in a plus-size body, I would never have believed it. But that’s exactly what happened. Becoming the very size I had feared most of my life surprisingly set me free.”
 
https://www.babble.com/entertainment/dietland-is-helping-me-heal/
What the Skin-Acceptance Movement Means for People With Conditions Like Mine
by Kaleigh Fasanella
 
“Who knows, maybe someday my kids will look at me, rash and all, and not see a “mutant” or a “monster” [and]....just see a human being with skin...not "imperfect," "flawed," or "damaged" skin. Just skin.” 
 
https://www.allure.com/story/skin-acceptance-movement-and-me
The book that had redefined my outlook on sexism
by Jane Caro
 
“feminism is actually a fight by one half of the population to be taken seriously by the other half.”
 
https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/the-book-that-had-redefined-my-outlook-on-sexism-20180726-p4ztq5.html