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BOOK REVIEW: SWEET POISON BY DAVID GILLESPIE

When I challenged myself to quit sugar for a month at the beginning of August, I decided I needed to fill myself in a little more on the science behind why reducing the amount of added sugar (and in particular, fructose) we eat is important. David Gillespie’s Sweet Poison was one of the first books…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: SWEET POISON BY DAVID GILLESPIE

body talk · books · feminism

THE BEAUTY MYTH: WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY BODY?

Two feminist books that have really got me thinking lately are The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf and Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. While the two were published almost 30 years apart (the former in 1990, the latter in 1963), and neither of them recently, there is an insightful continuity between them and an unsettling relevance despite the years…… Continue reading THE BEAUTY MYTH: WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY BODY?