HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 1, 2020
December 13 - January 2, 2020
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Articles & Blogs
“Though it doesn’t appear so at first glance, inspiration porn is damaging to the disability and Deaf communities in so many ways. The narratives espoused in inspiration porn are almost always created by able-bodied people, depriving disabled and Deaf people of their right to create their own stories and decide how they are perceived by the rest of society.”
““Pop culture coverage of a health topic...can affect, for better or worse, the utilization rates of health services. And there seems little doubt that many current evidence-free and potentially harmful health trends...would not be nearly as popular but for the associated celebrity endorsements”
Note: purposeful maintenance of ‘a healthy weight’ resulting in avoidance of xyz is not an actual thing, the stats are based on relatively effortlessly weight stable populations, not weight suppressed ones.
“Reject the idea that only a certain type of body belongs in bathers, and make a commitment to reconnect to yours by going swimming...Remember that women are taught to dislike their appearance – we are not born that way."
“Despite the sharp dissonance between the real fat people so many of us recognize and the familiar thin actors who play them, most audiences still unquestioningly accept that thin people will play fat roles."
Soapbox & Shareables
Looks like Ashley Graham is now a HAES (Health at Every Size) advocate!
Great vid 🤩 Watch Here
A long-time friend of mine, not yet 40, died from breast cancer today, leaving behind a young family.
Please check your boobs and balls for lumps and bumps ASAP.
Unpacking Weight Science Podcast
How about bite-sized podcasts that you can claim as professional development?!?
I've designed the Unpacking Weight Science Podcast to suit health professionals, health science students and anyone who wants to know more about human body weight, health outcomes, interpreting weight related research and the far ranging effects of weight bias.
The 20-30 minute monthly podcasts unpack different elements of weight bias & stigma, weight research, BMI, health behaviours and weight neutral approaches. Paid subscribers (only $5/month!) get instant access to all previous episodes plus full show notes, reference list, self-test quiz and resource materials for use in practice for recent episodes. This equates to an hour of professional development activity each month :-)
Available for subscribers now is:
Ep 30: 'Transplant Trouble: Kidney Transplants and Weight'
BMI cut-offs are frequently used to deny larger-bodied people from attaining a kidney transplant when they need it most. This episode delves into the validity and ethics of transplant weight restrictions and weight loss advice for people with end stage renal disease.
Subscribe now at: https://www.patreon.com/UnpackingWeightScience
and instantly access 25 episodes before the rest of the world!
Episodes 1-5 are now on iTunes!
Search 'Unpacking Weight Science'
to listen to them for free!
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