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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 31, 2018

July 29 - August 4, 2018

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Articles and Blogs

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.”
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."”
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.”
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.”
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.”