Happy Friday! Please excuse my blogging absence. Between the long holiday weekend, some intense freelance writing assignments, getting my practice going, and my baby sister about to move to the other side of the country, things have been a ‘lil crazy. But that’s OK…because there will still be links:
- Wow: “Personal biases and concerns about professional liability lead some obstetricians to avoid obese patients.” Pitiful, just pitiful.
- And: Many obese women face stigma every day, according to a new study. File that under sad but (sadly) not surprising.
- It’s a makeover: Giving tofu the new look it deserves. This article (by Mark Bittman) gave me some ideas for using tofu, which I haven’t cooked with as much as I would like to.
- Does focus on ‘thigh gap’ lead to eating disorders in girls?
- Why antioxidant supplements may do more harm than good when it comes to cancer prevention. This is an area where getting nutrients from food rules.
- Have you ever Jazzercised? I used to…eons ago. But guess what? Jazzercise is still here after 45 years, and it continues to evolve.
- I’m super excited about my upcoming On Nutrition column in this Sunday’s Seattle Times. A few weeks ago, I interviewed Linda Bacon, PhD author of Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD, coauthor with Linda of the upcoming book Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight. As usual, when I interview people for my column, I end up with way more great information than I can squeeze into my column, so I will have some meaty health at every size posts on the blog next week.
- If you live in the Seattle area, Sharon Palmer, RDN, author of The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today will be in town to celebrate the release of her new book, Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes. Join Sharon for a lively and informative discussion of the many health benefits of eating more whole plant foods and her tips for practical ways to increase your intake of whole plant foods and have a healthier lifestyle. Healthy treats will be served, and a Q&A and book signing will follow.
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