The unbearable vulnerability of eating enough.
If I were to pull a theme out of all the conversations I had about food and eating this summer, it would be black-and-white thinking. By that I mean, thinking in all-or-nothing terms, swinging between two extremes, and never pausing to consider the middle ground. In fact, actively resisting the middle ground. There is so […]
Why I write so much about immortality, significance, and injustice.
In the past couple of years, I’ve been more active on Twitter than here. But I miss being here. I want to round up my notes and do a little explaining. What follows are links to threads that seem relevant: Where I linked Terror Management Theory to diet culture (more) explicitly (than before.) This was […]
The desert island.
I’m conscious when I go out in public that my very presence is a tiny act of rebellion. It’s a kind of rebellion that I find totally ridiculous – the idea that just existing in front of other people is transgressive is…I don’t even know how else to put it. It’s mind-bendingly, surreally, ludicrously ridiculous. […]
Diet culture and immortality.
I know it’s been quiet (TOO quiet) around here lately. What can I say? I’ve been working my face off. I did write something for The Atlantic, though, after a good long period of grumpy hermiting. Here’s a good chunk, in case you want a sample before committing to a click: The act of ingestion […]
You don’t have to figure out the universal truth of nutrition.
When I speak with clients, a theme that often comes up is the question of what is true and what is false in nutrition. Yesterday, an article about the demonization of fat made headlines, and along with it, whipped up that familiar confusion about nutrition and people asking a very familiar question: what is actually […]
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