• Follow These 6 Nutrition Pros for Culturally Competent Diet Advice
    Diet

    Follow These 6 Nutrition Pros for Culturally Competent Diet Advice

    Follow these six inclusive dietitians for nutrition advice without a heaping side of guilt. If you’re anything like me, you may hear the word “dietitian” and automatically stiffen. Many of us who are disabled or have larger bodies have been subjected to various types of discrimination in healthcare settings. The same is often true for those of us from communities of color, from different cultural backgrounds, or who aren’t native English speakers. In terms of healthy dietary choices, Western perspectives and education often lead the conversation in the US. Because those health food standards dominate what’s seen in media and what’s shared in health clinics, you may find that the…

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  • COVID patients find dangerous advice and pills online : Shots
    Medicine

    COVID patients find dangerous advice and pills online : Shots

    When Stephanie caught COVID-19 just before Thanksgiving of last year, her daughter Laurie suggested that she get help. “She was really not feeling well, and I was like, ‘Just go to the doctor,'” Laurie recalls. But Stephanie, who was 75 at the time, didn’t go. A few years before, she had been sucked into a world of online conspiracy theories — far-fetched ideas like one claiming John F. Kennedy Jr. is still alive. With the pandemic, it got worse. She became deeply distrustful of the medical system. Laurie remembers what her mother used to tell her about the COVID vaccines: “Everybody who got vaccinated is going to die.” (NPR is…

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