health

The Silent Grief Of Secret Illness

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Illness is intensely personal, but it never affects the person diagnosed alone.

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The Way Doctors Approach Body Weight Is Killing Women

It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases.

It’s time for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to take a long, hard look in the mirror and recognize their body weight biases.

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then.

I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then. My life didn’t end.

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Food Shaming During Pregnancy Is More Stressful Than Weight Gain 

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

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Take the Cake: Why Fat Liberation Isn’t About Whether Fat People Are Healthy

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Fat liberation and fat people’s full humanity and our right to a life free from discrimination — not our health status.

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Kombucha With A Side Of Fat Shaming 

What The Bu actually appears to support and donate to are organizations that engage in size-based oppression to the detriment of fat people.

Bu Kombucha's message on their bottle, “Health is our priority. The Bu supports and donates to organizations that fight obesity.”

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How To Be Sick: A Short Primer On Living Well With Chronic Illness

It is possible to live well while chronically ill.

There is little doubt that chronic illness brings challenges above and beyond coping with symptoms. But, it is possible to live well while chronically ill.

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Why People With Chronic Illness Fake Being Healthy 

Faking health is a common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness.

A common coping mechanism for someone with chronic illness is to fake being healthy. I’d like to shed some light on this very misunderstood behavior.

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How I Am Spring Cleaning My Mental Clutter

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Give yourself a deadline and get to work to make things whole again. You’ll suddenly free up a lot of your brain power when you release mental clutter!

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NEDAwareness Week: Tips For Staying The Recovery Route When You’re Feeling Rough

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It's National Eating Disorder Awareness week, which may provide support and things that help you — but awareness, in and of itself, can be tough.

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