Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Whole30: When in doubt, cut it out.

One of the most notable things about the Whole30 program introduction is the implication, without specifying causes or mechanisms, that enormous swaths of your diet are causing various health problems. This implication is posed as a series of questions: “Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be […]

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The Whole30: A quick note on scientific evidence vs. non-scientific arguments.

I like skepticism, as a practice and a way of thinking. I share a lot of the traits and values of people who write skeptically about popular science and popular health and nutrition messages. But I often feel like there is something missing in skeptical conversations, and I hope that, in our discussion of the […]

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The Whole30: Concepts of “fitness”

One of the first things that stands out to me as I read the brief introductory article on The Whole30 is this: “Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it.” There’s a lot going on here, but for […]

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Upcoming: An analysis of the Whole30

At the moment, I’m working on my internship research project, which is a critical analysis of a popular diet program, The Whole30. Over the next week or so, I plan to post snippets of the themes I’m finding as I analyze some text that goes along with the program. Please come back if you’re interested […]

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How to become a dietetic intern.

“First, try to be something, anything, else.” -Lorrie Moore, How to Become a Writer First, decide on a wholly impractical career path at an early age, say, as a writer. Write and bind a book of construction paper and crayon when you’re six. Switch to pencil and start writing poetry at eight. Drag the idea […]

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