HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 4, 2019

January 18 - January 24, 2019

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Articles & Blogs

How to Make Kids Comfortable in Their Own Bodies

by Melinda Wenner Moyer

"encouraging kids and adolescents to lose weight or criticizing their weight incites negative self-perceptions and disordered eating.”


Q&A: Taking Nutrition Headlines with a Grain of Salt

by Madeline Drexler

“In the last five to 10 years, the academic literature in our field has been flooded with meta-analyses. The problem is that many of those papers are done by people who know a lot about statistics but little about nutrition.”


I Needed A Hysterectomy At Age 31. Doctors Fought Me Every Step Of The Way.

by Ace Ratcliff

"Educators, from high school sex ed teachers to med school professors, must include common female conditions like endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts in their teachings so both practitioners and patients can more easily identify them.”


Why the Body Positivity Movement is Turning Some People Off

by Gretchen Brown

“...true “body neutrality” and “fat acceptance” reject the idea that anyone should be ashamed, held back or discriminated against because of their body...That’s different than simply loving the way you look.”


Watching our weight could be killing us

By Virginia Heffernan

“food restriction of almost any form—famine, elimination diets, wellness diets—routinely upsets hormonal regulation, potentially setting off serious mental and physical health problems and, paradoxically, weight gain.”


How The Way Doctors Approach Body Weight Is Killing Women

by Liz Greene

“What we really need is medical professionals who practice patient advocacy — you know, those who care enough for their patients as human beings to actually speak up for their rights.”


How Do I Deal With My Fear of Gaining Weight and Embrace Body Positivity?

by Ask Fluffy Kitten Party

“what to do when you want to embrace Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating but still aren’t comfortable with what you see in the mirror. Or when you’re not sure how to handle a coworker who will not shut up about their diet.”


I'm reclaiming fitness from diet culture

by Rebecca Onion

"The ideal mother carries a baby in her body, breastfeeds, pumps breast milk, goes back to work or doesn’t, all without imposing on anyone else with her troubles. Somehow, she does everything, while barely existing at all.”


The Body Shaming That Haunts Young Boys

by Luke O'Neil

“Although it’s been more than 20 years and I don’t remember what my school locker room looked like, I still remember the bodies inside. The ones I wanted desperately to have for my own, and the ones I worried I actually did.”


Who decides what words mean

by Lane Greene

“The thousands of words in the language are a swirling mass constantly on the move...when one piece moves, threatening a gap or an overlap, something else moves too. The individual, short-term change is random; the overall, long-term change is systemic.”


The Gym Isn’t Usually A Safe Space For Fat Women, But It’s Become My Sanctuary

by Fancy Feast

“I am a fat woman and I am an athlete....After a lifetime of assuming I would never excel in a sport, my body is proving me wrong.”


What to Say to Kids About Sugar

by U.S. News & World Report

“Our kids will continue to hear the phrase “too much sugar” and many other phrases that could be just as harmful, but we can help them learn to trust themselves in spite of it.”


The big diet this year could be no diet at all

by Emma Waverman

“The peace intuitive eating has given Yazbek has opened up time for prioritizing more important things, such as her family, her friends and kids.”


Research & Clinical Practice

This thesis looks like great reading for dietitians about dietetic professional culture :-)

Seher, Christin L. The 'Making' and 'Unmaking' of the Dietetics Professional: A Feminist Poststructural Policy Analysis of Dietetics Boss Texts. Diss. Kent State University, 2018.


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