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Sep 26, 2022

Christy answers an audience question about how to challenge wellness-diet rules and find more pleasure in home-cooked meals. If you struggle to enjoy cooking because of diet-culture restrictions, this episode is for you.

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Sep 19, 2022

We discuss why a restrictive “candida diet” is unnecessary, why the concept of “candida overgrowth” as packaged and sold by wellness culture is largely pseudoscience, how this dubious diagnosis gained traction, and evidence-based ways to treat frequent yeast infections.

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Sep 12, 2022

We discuss a popular 12-step group that purports to help people recover from eating issues, and whether it actually causes more harm than good. Christy explains why so-called "overeating" is often driven by restriction and deprivation, and why using an abstinence model can make it worse.

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Sep 5, 2022

Christy answers an audience question about how much brain space you “should” devote to thoughts of food. We discuss how and why disordered eating dramatically increases the amount of time you spend thinking about food, how diet culture simultaneously stigmatizes food-related thoughts, and how you might reframe...


Aug 29, 2022

Christy answers an audience question about whether most people really need to go gluten-free—and how to tell when cutting out gluten is actually a disordered-eating behavior. When diet and wellness culture are constantly pushing gluten-free diets for one reason or another, most people have probably considered cutting...