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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 39, 2019

October 25 - November 7, 2019

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Articles & Blogs

Heed the lessons from the pelvic mesh scandal

by Amy Coopes

“Thakar also stressed the importance of patient involvement in medical innovation, not just at the point of trial and rollout but from the earliest stages of conception.She called for consumer representation at every level of medical governance, whether committee, council or board."


A dietitian's guide to raising a body-positive child

by Emily Fonnesbeck

“In the appearance-obsessed culture we live in, raising a body-positive child takes intentional work and effort. Helping a child respect and feel confident about his or her body is no small feat, but it’s definitely possible.”


Why the Anti Diet Riot Club is the perfect antidote to diet culture

by Laura Hampson

“Not everyone will love their bodies because the world makes that pretty difficult, and even if you do have positive body image it won’t be every second of every day. But accepting that we have worth and value that go beyond our bodies can hopefully stop us crumbling into tears if we don’t fit in a piece of clothing.”


Intuitive Eating Is Transformative and Also Not as Intuitive as It Sounds

by Lauren Strapagiel

“I was immediately intrigued by the notion that my body could feed itself without heavy-handed intervention, and within a few minutes of reading the [intuitive eating] article I’d made an appointment with a local intuitive eating counselor in Toronto. It turns out, though, that I’d just signed up for something much bigger than a diet tweak.”


Seeing a GP during school lunch: Clinic opens next door to classrooms to help students<