Fat, Fillyjonk, Food, Health at Every Size

Stumbling towards ecstasy

Because of our delightfully stringent comments policy, most of the rants about fatties eating everything in a twelve-block radius never make it onto the site. Those "arguments" just aren't worth thinking about. But we do see some genuine confusion from otherwise reasonable people who can't see how non-restricted eating could possibly be compatible with health,… Continue reading Stumbling towards ecstasy

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Read ‘Em

There are about a gazillion things we've missed in the last week, so it's round-up time. First, though, I have a favor to ask of anyone who can swing it. Al's friend Peter lost his job last July. He and his partner of 20+ years, Ericka, are now in danger of losing their house --… Continue reading Read ‘Em

Dieting/WLS, Fillyjonk, Health at Every Size

Why I floss but don’t diet

I recently started flossing regularly, partly because it's good for my teeth but also partly because it's potentially good for my heart. It seems utterly absurd to think that periodontal disease really causes heart disease, and I'm inclined to think that either the studies that found the association were flawed, that there's a serious correlation/causation… Continue reading Why I floss but don’t diet