The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The word “obese” carries weight – both literally and metaphorically – in discussions surrounding body size and health. But what is the history of this term, and how has its meaning evolved over time? From its ancient origins to modern perceptions, the journey of “obese” reflects broader societal attitudes towards weight and body image.

Ethics of Weight-Loss Injectables through a Parent’s Unique Lens

Ethics of Weight-Loss Injectables through a Parent’s Unique Lens

Kate Cohen’s article, “What if Ozempic is the new orthodontia,” presents a compelling argument against the normalization and potential consequences of widespread use of injectable weight-loss drugs, specifically semaglutides like Ozempic and Wegovy. However, she does this through a unique and thought-provoking analogy between orthodontic treatment and weight-loss injectables. Cohen explores the societal pressures and implications associated with the pursuit of thinness.

Debunking the Obesity as a Disease Myth

Debunking the Obesity as a Disease Myth

This article will use obesity and versions of that word in this discussion. We do not use nor apply this word in our daily work, however it makes sense to use this term in our exploration of its categorization. Let’s Talk About Debunking the Obesity-as-a-Disease Myth!

We Love Ragen Chastain’s Work!

We Love Ragen Chastain’s Work!

In her recent April 3rd thought-provoking post, Ragen Chastain embarks on an exploration of the perplexing landscape of weight loss and health research, tackling head-on the vexing question posed by reader Lanelle regarding the integrity of such studies.

A Response to AAP’s Weight Loss Guidelines for Children

A Response to AAP’s Weight Loss Guidelines for Children

Center for Body Trust Takes a Stand: Today, we delve into a critical issue that has recently come to the forefront of the news in early January of 2023 – the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) and their controversial guidelines on weight loss for children. We’ll do a quick review of the AAP guidelines but many great fat activities and body liberation folks have responded to the original AAP guidelines, you can check those out at the end of the blog. What we’re diving into today is the response from The Center for Body Trust and their stance against these guidelines.

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