Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia? (Nov. 2, 2013)

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For my November 2 article discussing the recent concerns that anti-obesity campaigns may be causing eating disorders, Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia?, either click here or keep on readin’! Are We Trading Obesity for Anorexia? I was thrilled with the reaction to my last column, ‘BMI is DOA’, about the flaws of the BMI […]

In Defence of Barbie (July 13, 2013)

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For my July 13 article about cultural criticisms of Barbie, In Defence of Barbie, either click here or keep on readin’!   People love to hate Barbie. We can count (it seems) on a story every year or so parsing just how “real” is Mattel’s signature doll; how her unattainable proportions make young women anxious and drive […]

Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out (June 29, 2013)

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To read my June 29 article about the dangerous cultural consequences of the American Medical Association’s decision to classify obesity as a disease, Obesity, the Disease: The AMA’s Dangerous Cop-Out, either click here or keep reading!    This past week, you’ve likely seen that the American Medical Association (AMA) has now categorized obesity as a disease. We […]

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