Category Social Responsibility
Testing the Bunk – Credibility Checking Online
This is the number one question I get, right after “why are you so skinny if you eat 85% of your calories from fat?” (that answer is a different post altogether). The question is – “how do you know if something you read online is credible?” This is not a trivial problem, particularly if the advice […]
Dropping the gloves in health debates
If you are a frequent follower of health related blogs and media, I think there’s one thing you and I can agree on, which is the frequency of disagreements. I’ll state my biases up front. I tend to follow sources in two categories: either personal journey, autobiographical writing that I find inspiring or creative, or […]
Does working to improve your health make you judgemental?
I’m pretty proud of myself for changing my whole diet, and sticking to it. I’ve never been someone who really struggled with weight, so to be honest, I didn’t know if I could do it. So I feel good about that, closing in on two years eating for “therapeutic ketosis”. Sidebar – I recently listened to […]
Do We Ever Really Graduate?
Our household is nearing a grade twelve graduation, which got me reflecting on my own high school days. I realized that the people and dramas I remember aren’t really all that different than the stuff of life after high school. In fact, the pressures I recall are all the same situations and archetypal personalities I’ve […]
Today I heard the term “food bullying” in reference to incidents where, for example, a kid tauntingly eats a cupcake in front of someone who has Celiac disease, with hurtful intent. First, I’m thinking, “What is wrong with parents?”, because in general I’m one of those people who believe you shouldn’t curse the world with offspring […]