Category Archives: obesity

Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 21: #ihaveembraced

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE! Kudos to Taryn Brumfitt, who after 3 pregnancies was contemplating cosmetic surgery and did a complete turn around and asked herself, what if, WHAT IF, I begin … Continue reading

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 8

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE! (note: posting from London) Weight stigma and anti-fat bias proliferate within the healthcare system. The research from Dr Kim Gudzune from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, US, and … Continue reading

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Lipedema / lipoedema Awareness Day 5

There’s more to the story: there may be more WHYS to body SIZE! Lipedema is hereditary, often passing from mother to daughter. It can also pass from father to daughter, men can be carriers even though they don’t themselves have … Continue reading

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Anti-Fat Bias in the Healthcare System

So often women with lipoedema/lipedema report going to their doctors looking for solutions or even just a diagnosis and being told that it’s their fault, that they need to diet and exercise, and to come back after they have lost … Continue reading

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Lipedema and Obesity

Information about lipedema being a disease and not a lifestyle choice is beginning to spread, albeit still in like-minded places. Still, I am grateful for all steps in the right direction – AWARENESS. 17 million women in the US have … Continue reading

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