Monthly Archives: January 2010

From the Shit I Could Have Told You files – Bullying is bad for you.

A study just published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry found that adults who were bullied as children were more likely than others to suffer from depression and anxiety, as well as a host of physical ills, including fatigue, pain and a greater susceptibility to colds. …scientists suspect that the daily stress […]

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Hilarious shit my husband says.

So…my husband. He’s Canadian, right? We both are, now, but I was BORN (and raised) IN THE USA!!! just like Bruce Springsteen. And I love America, to be frank. I love it in a way I never loved it when I still lived there. I love it in its brashness, its tackiness, its cultural ridiculousness. […]

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Slim Chance Awards and the joys of skepticism.

So, while I’m still on hiatus (I know, it’s the most internet-ey internet hiatus in modern history), I’ve found myself thinking a lot about what I’ve come to call “diet apocrypha.” Apocrypha includes scammy fad diets, folk remedies, superstitious beliefs about food/eating, old wives’ tales, and that mysterious “American Heart Association Diet” that was faxed […]

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On hiatus. For serious this time.

ETA: So, I lasted about a week and then broke my hiatus. No, I don’t want to talk about it. Still not really taking email questions until I’m caught up, though. The Fat Nutritionist is taking a hiatus until February 5, because I seriously need to study some chemistry! And I keep getting distracted by […]

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If only poor people understood nutrition!

French version of this post here, courtesy StĂ©phanie Potin-Grevrend. It seems like some people are constantly wringing their hands about how poor people eat (to wit: badly.) And the most popularly proposed solution is to teach them (“them”) more about nutrition! Or educate them in general. Because obviously they just don’t know what they’re doing. […]

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