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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 8, 2019

February 22 - February 28, 2019

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Articles & Blogs

Extreme fasting: how Silicon Valley is rebranding eating disorders

by Arwa Mahdawi

"drastically cutting calories in pursuit of a clear mind is not any safer than fasting in pursuit of a small waist. You can rebrand disordered eating, but you can’t remove its dangers.”

CW: some problematic ideas are included in here from interviewees- to be clear fasting is NO SUBSTITUTE for chemo.


A Beginner's Guide To Intuitive Eating

by Kaitlin Ugolik

“Intuitive eating means learning the difference between what is eating for emotional need versus physical need, and also really understanding that foods can be emotionally equal.”


Carrie Ann Lucas Dies At Age 47. You Probably Haven't Heard Of Her And That's A Problem

by Sarah Kim

"There is a toxic tendency of the struggles and injustices of people with disabilities being eradicated from the mainstream social justice and civil rights movements."

RIP Carrie Ann Lucas


Eating Disorders During Pregnancy: How to Cope

by Lauren Muhlheim

“Pregnancy is a time of tumultuous body changes that can be hard for any woman and exceptionally stressful for those with eating disorders. Even when symptoms of eating disorders decrease during pregnancy, concerns about shape and weight are likely to remain high”


‘We need to talk about her weight.’

By Shayna Brumbalough

“I watched the happy drain from my daughter’s eyes and turn to rage in mine.”