Ep. 111 WTF is Healthism?

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This episode answers….WTF is Healthism?

With a shift in making wellness more of a lifestyle, we have gotten caught up in the idea that we can control more of our health than we actually can. This healthism mentality has affected various socioeconomic levels and created a divide between those who can afford a wellness lifestyle and those who cannot.

In this episode, we explain why health is not an achievement, and how to go about prioritizing healthy habits with a non-diet mentality.

MENTIONS

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7419309/

Crawford R. Healthism and the medicalization of everyday life. Int J Health Serv. 1980;10(3):365-88. doi: 10.2190/3H2H-3XJN-3KAY-G9NY. PMID: 7419309.

Christy Harrison’s book Anti-Diet https://www.amazon.com/Anti-Diet-Reclaim-Well-Being-Happiness-Intuitive/dp/0316420379/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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