HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 32, 2018
August 5 - 11, 2018
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Articles and Blogs
The Weight of the Evidence
by Harriet Brown
“Reading the research on obesity treatments sometimes feels like getting stuck in an M.C. Escher illustration, where walls turn into ceilings and water flows upward.”
Posting Naked Pictures on the Internet Helps Me Accept My Body for What It Is: My Body
by Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
“Once I started properly treating my mental health issues for the first time and found medications that worked for me, I was better equipped to start eating without fear and anxiety, and in a way that nourished me.”
Two New Anthologies Look Beyond Body Positivity and Sexism
by Randle Browning
“Both of these new, important books interrogate what it means to inhabit yourself in a political and social landscape where safety, acceptance, and rights aren’t guaranteed to all.”
She was 11, with an eating disorder. It took her mom to figure it out.
by Kathryn Ferguson
"Her doctors thought that perhaps her nausea was anxiety-based and was contributing to her illness, but not one of her specialists mentioned a non-body image eating disorder."
CW: discussion of eating disorder behaviours
Stop Gaslighting Your Kids
by Sam Milam
“When we try and force children to keep eating after they say they are full, or convince them they aren’t hurt when they are, or tell them that what they are crying about isn’t worth crying about, we are telling them that their experiences aren’t reality.”