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Archive for December 2010

Dr. Elam & the Queen of Rubenesque Romances (a.k.a. PegE & Pat) talk about enjoying the holidays & handling food- and fat-phobic encounters. Music includes "Santa Was A Fatboy 2" (Fatboy), "The Flame" (Beth Neilsen Chapman) & "Choose Love" (Fortunate Sons).

Dr. Elam promised to post a link to an article she mentioned but didn't talk much about: "Intuitive Eating for People with Diabetes: Enjoy Your Food, Respect Your Body" by Linda Bacon, Ph.D., author of Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight & Judith Matz, LCSW, co-author of The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care. The article was published in the December 2010 issue of Diabetes Self Management Magazine.

Access a PDF of the complete article here (on Dr. Bacon's website) or here (on Judith Matz's website).

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Today's show featured Dr. Elam discussing new research purporting to show heightened mortality risks for fat people, & an FDA committee's recent decision to lower the BMI criteria for bariatric (so-called "weight loss") surgery at the request of Lap-Band device manufacturer Allergan.

Music includes "Freedom" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "Happy Being Fat" (Big Dee Irwin), "Fat Girl" (Creamy Goodness), "300 Pounds of Joy" (Howlin' Wolf) & "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell).

Books mentioned include Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss -- and the Myths and Realities of Dieting by Gina Kolata; Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, Ph.D., Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health by Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D.; Fat Politics by J. Eric Oliver, Ph.D. & The Obesity Myth by Paul Campos.

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