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HealthNotDiets Digest, Issue 1, 2020

December 13 - January 2, 2020

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Articles & Blogs

‘Baby hears for the first time’ videos aren’t inspirational, they hide the reality of Deaf lives

by Nyle DiMarco & Bobby Siebert

“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.”


Director Ian Munro's warning to men after going off his cholesterol medication nearly killed him

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith

“children's TV producer Ian Munro has a dire warning for men with a "gung-ho" attitude about getting fit and going off medication they think they no longer need.”


Taking certain vitamins during breast cancer chemo tied to recurrence, death

by Linda Carroll

“From this study and others in the literature, it seems that it may not be wise to take supplements during chemotherapy”


Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow made the 2010s the decade of health and wellness misinformation

by Timothy Caulfield

““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.…/celebrities-gwyneth-paltrow-made-…


Body Positivity Peaked This Year. Here Are the Ups and Downs

by Amee Severson

“Here’s a reflection on the good, the bad, and the all-year-long influences of 2019. Ready?”

Great list!


Intuitive Eating Is a Happier and Healthier Way to Eat—Here’s How to Begin

by Sharon Holbrook

“A pit stop for a mediocre burger and fries is just one meal of thousands you’ll eat in your lifetime, so you don’t have to feel bad about it. Mindful, enjoyable eating is a goal, not a guilt trap.”


What you really mean when you write ‘lose weight’ on your New Years Resolutions list.

by Ashlee Bennett