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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.”