Our eating disorder

November 30, 2014 — February 17, 2022


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Eating disorders

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Wherein I would like to discuss the West, fad diets, bourgeois ethics of eating, vegans, ecotarians, body image, marketing, obesity, eating disorders, diabetes and all that stuff, food as culture. But obviously for now I don’t.

1 Food and culture

2 Food as ethics

See ethical consumption.

3 Food as fashion

4 Obesity

The “It’s really complicated and sad” theory of obesity is a response to the A Chemical Hunger essay series, which more or less argues for a pollution-based See, e.g. A Chemical Hunger – Part III: Environmental Contaminants. Seth Roberts’ Roberts (2005) “set point” theory of appetite probably also deserves a mention here. Although his legacy is complicated by his dying of some kind of heart failure.

Do we naturally like eating so much cheese or it is an action by the Deep Dish State? See Cheese: A Brief History and the Origins of Why Americans Can’t Get Enough

Gamification: Glucose spike analytics.

5 Food as nootropic

The tragic morality fable, Seth Roberts’ Final Column: Butter Makes Me Smarter, the quantified self morality tale.

6 Food for general wellbeing

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It’s Looking Bad for Fish Oil and CVD. Why dealing with zinc deficiency is critical for a strong immune system.

7 I guess tooth brushing should go here

Stannous fluoride is apparently better for your teeth I imagine quantities also become important.

8 Incoming

9 References

Bowen, Brenton, and Elliott, eds. 2019. Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do about It.
Fuss, Steinle, Bindila, et al. 2015. A Runner’s High Depends on Cannabinoid Receptors in Mice.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Pepper, Vinik, Lattanzio, et al. 2019. Countering the Modern Metabolic Disease Rampage With Ancestral Endocannabinoid System Alignment.” Frontiers in Endocrinology.
Roberts. 2005. “What Makes Food Fattening? A Pavlovian Theory of Weight Control.”
Schei, Sheikh, and Schnall. 2019. Atoning Past Indulgences: Oral Consumption and Moral Compensation.” Frontiers in Psychology.