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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 50, 2018

December 7 - December 13, 2018

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Articles & Blogs

Bad Science?

by Matthew Abrahams

”we need to be really cautious about how we interpret the findings that come from [mindfulness and meditation studies] and to keep in mind that they do have limitations. We could use them as a jumping-off point to create good studies, and then we can get good scientific evidence rather than stuff that’s biased."


Why Eating Disorder Treatment is Failing Us All

by Sararh Thompson

“even if someone had educated me on what eating disorders were, I don’t think I would have even thought that I was included in that definition. And that, in and of itself, is part of the problem. I had all the symptoms, but because I was fat, it seemed impossible that I could be struggling with something socially defined as a disorder that seemed to exclusively affect smaller people.”

CW: graphic account of eating disorder behaviours


'White Fragility' author Robin DiAngelo asks why white people are so 'fragile' discussing race

by Sarah Malik

"The ultimate goal is to understand how to go beyond defensiveness, to acknowledge and affirm how we are implicated and benefit from institutional racism”


City of Freiburg has a brilliant alternative to disposable coffee cups

by Katherine Martinko

“The Freiburg Cup is proof that creative green alternatives [to disposable coffee cups] do exist; its model could easily be exported elsewhere around the world.”


'Tis the season to feel guilty - wait, what? How to tune out diet culture noise and tune into your joy this holiday season

By Colleen Reichmann

“Diet culture is a legit Grinch. It’s voice is there, in all of our ears, all year long. But come holiday season, grinchy scroogey diet culture capitalizes on our food focus by getting even louder.”