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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 21, 2019

May 24 - May 30, 2019

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Articles & Blogs

My Trans Wife and Daughter Taught Me How to Finally Love My Body

by Amanda Jetté Knox

"the way I felt, filled with shame and self-loathing, is not the way I feel today. Today, I feel stronger. I am stronger.”


Beyond Lip Service: Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients

by Judith Matz

“I’ve come to believe that the way we as therapists feel about our clients’ body size is not only a clinical concern, but a social justice issue. It’s not easy to challenge internal attitudes that are reinforced every day in the general culture, but if you’re willing to go against the cultural current, here are some things you can do to help you assess—and transform—your internalized views about weight and dieting.”


5 Ways You Equate Diet with Health — And Why You’re Wrong.

by Amee Severson

"There is no health condition that exists exclusively in fat people. We are all at risk for pretty much everything — just to varying degrees. Correlation is not causation.”


Nova Scotia woman seeking breast-reduction surgery wins discrimination case

by Nicole Munro

“Nova Scotians will no longer be required to have a body mass index of 27 or less for MSI-covered breast reduction surgery.”


You Can’t ‘Starve’ Cancer, but You Might Help Treat It With Food

By James Hamblin

“Nutrients or vitamins are not simply good or bad, cancer-causing or cancer-fighting. If a book or blog recommends a single “cancer diet”—or even a supplement that promises to fight cancer—beware. It could end up making things worse. Especially if there is a person on the cover in a white coat with arms folded, and with teeth that look like they have never been used."