health

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

Why People With Chronic Illness Fake Being Healthy 

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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The Silent Grief Of Secret Illness

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

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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.

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.

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

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. My life didn’t end.

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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.

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.

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

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

Kombucha With A Side Of Fat Shaming 

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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It is possible to live well while chronically ill.

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

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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