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Dear Mother Earth News, Try Harder Next Time

Below is a response I’ve sent to Mother Earth News. It really is my favorite thing to read these days, but after last issue’s love letter to homemade bread and now a poorly-written article called “Wonderful Wheat” that tried to take a hard line against the anti-gluten movement, I had to speak up. 595 more words

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The Bigger Picture of Fat Acceptance

Maybe it’s the caffeine speaking, but I feel compelled to address an issue that’s been going around for a while. Today, this Salon piece called “Is the Fat Acceptance Movement Losing?” 737 more words

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Our "Environment" — Part 1, Invasive Species

This will be the first in a series that will outline my thinking about the modern environmental movement, which is one I have come to view with deep suspicion and as yet another symptom of humankind’s unfortunate short-sightedness. 2,025 more words

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The Message Is...What Again?

I’ve come across some head-scratchingly strange stuff lately. Before I begin, I just want to say that I’m all for doing whatever makes you feel good. 1,395 more words

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New Year's Resolutions = February Excuses

Forgive me. If you read my previous rant (see here), then you know I’ve been in a bit of a mood lately. I probably should open 2013 with something more positive, but I just ain’t feeling it. 913 more words

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The Fight for the Soul of Fat People

(Sorry about the glitch yesterday, folks! WordPress prematurely published my post without any content as I was working on it. Here’s the whole tamale.)

It must be a slow news cycle or something, because there are lots of stories floating around about the health of the nation and how to help those who are overweight or obese. 1,416 more words

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Nutritionism: That Seductive Siren

Yesterday I eased us in with some general kvetching about the limits of Paleo and our expectations. Today we’re going to look into the modern phenomenon of nutritionism and its role in all of this. 1,025 more words

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