top of page

HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 34, 2019

August 23 - September 5, 2019

As always, if you like what you read here, please support the original author by liking/sharing/following/up-voting/subscribing directly to their feed.

Happy reading!


Articles & Blogs

F.E.A.S.T. Position Statement On The Weight Watchers Kurbo App For Children

by Laura

“An app with the visibility and marketing behind it from one of the largest weight loss marketers in the world presents a danger to our children and their peers.”


This Fitness Instructor Isn't Your Typical Obstacle Racer – or Athlete

by Ragen Chastain

“Learning more about fat positive/weight neutral fitness and being a champion of these ideas on the playing field or in the gym make me more of an outsider than my physical appearance ever did. I’m very outspoken!”


Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and french fries

by Jack Guy

“This case highlights the impact of diet on visual and physical health, and the fact that calorie intake and BMI are not reliable indicators of nutritional status.”

Meanwhile dietitians and eating disorder psychologists around the world yell profanities at their screens...

(see next article for a better job at the story)


An 18-year-old has gone blind after a lifetime of eating junk

by The Sun

Here’s an article with more detail. It turns out the family were very concerned for a long time and ARFID (an avoidant-restrictive eating disorder) was diagnosed (on background of autism and ADHD). He’s now getting a PEG (a more permanent feeding tube) but really should have had that years ago.


Why don't doctors trust women? Because they don't know much about us

by Gabrielle Jackson

“I wrote this book because too many women are in pain, and that pain is not taken seriously. It is at once expected and denied. This deprives us of our full humanity. We deserve better.”