Over at medicaldaily.com, the writer Evan Winchester shows severe gaps in his understanding of the food experience of tens of millions of Americans in his April 22 piece, "Is Food Addiction a Real Eating Disorder?"
I was moved by his piece to offer three points of rebuttal, which I then decided to expand on and share beyond just the readers of his post. I hope the context will be sufficient... Read more »
During my recent inquiries into Health At Every Size, one motivation I’ve heard from proponents is that “people should be able to listen to their bodies.” And again I have to say, I just don't get, or struggle to accept.
Reason 1: To me, this is akin to saying that I’m not going to wear glasses, because “I should be able to trust my eyes.” Read more »
As I've described before, registered dietitians scoff at the idea of food addiction almost monolithically, a circumstance I got to observe again last weekend at the Binge Eating Disorder Association national conference in Bethesda, Md. Read more »
Midway through Day 2 of BEDA’s national conference, I continue to try to learn from those around me. This case in point: There is candy everywhere. Read more »
I've mentioned Phil Werdell enough times that he has his own keyword on the site, and I'm happy to spread word of his work any time I can. He's a friend and a mentor.
Today, I'm spreading word just a little bit farther, or differently, via Today's Honoree, a website that recognizes someone every day. I'm not sure how I found them; more likely, they found me via a broadly cast e-mail campaign, which is not to say spam. Read more »
My first point today is that obesity is not a disease.
Disease can cause obesity, but to me, obesity is not a disease but a condition — a result of heredity, behaviors, and often of choices (though not always).
The disease I’m thinking of in that last sentence is, of course, food addiction, which also goes to “... choices (but not always).” Food addicts do engage in behaviors that often result in obesity, but untreated, they (we) don’t have the same power of choice that you have — and that you probably think we should have. Read more »
I just caught on that an audio recording I made about my food story at a food-and-health festival last summer is posted on the "Let's Talk About Food" website. It's about 5 minutes, I guess.
This post concludes a series of posts I’ve written to participate in the Blog-a-Thon To End Sugar Addiction, which started Tuesday and ends on Monday, Halloween Day, perhaps America foremost sugar-driven holiday.
I have another opinion in this topic area that I like to flaunt because I have absolutely no fear that I’ll ever be proven wrong, even though I haven’t any data to back it: Read more »