A couple of decades in recovery from food addiction has taught me that it's an illness best self-diagnosed, because — well, to speak for my own experience, until I conceded that I had it, I sure wasn't going to do anything about it.
Having said that, I think that Clifford the Big Red Dog may have issues. Read more »
Only by virtue of having the condition myself, I've long been ahead of the curve on food addiction. But it is catching up, which is (mostly) fine with me. Read more »
There is clever, there is brilliant, and there is transcendent. This, which riffs off the Times story on how Target knew a teenager was pregnant before her father did, is all that, even in the context of how often they are so clever, and especially in the context of having to do a show every day:
I'll be appearing on the "Nia Imani Project" TV show tonight at 7 p.m. It's produced on the Boston Neighborhood Network, Channel 23 (Comcast) and Channel 83 (RCN) in Boston, and will be available for living streaming here.
On the "Dr. Oz" episode on food addiction that ran this week, the news for my peeps and I was good, generally. More than three times as many respondents to an online poll said they think they might be addicted to food than those who said they don’t think they are. And by a ratio of more than 3-1, respondents consider food addiction as serious as addictions to drugs and alcohol. Read more »
Watch this and then tell me you didn't like it. I can't imagine...
Across my transom came a casting call by documentarians seeking people "who have taken eating pure and healthy to an extreme." I've always thought that incidence of orthorexia was overstated, though certainly, it ain't if you got it.
If you're interested, you can volunteer here.
Jesse Tannenbaum, a casting producer working with ABC-TV, is looking for young people who have worked through a difficult health issue and turned the experience into a positive in their communities. Read more »
I was Emily Rooney's guest on "Greater Boston" on Tuesday night. It was a nice thrill, since Georgie and I have been fans of her show, especially the Friday "Beat the Press" segment.