I Help Manage My Chronic Illness With a Specific Diet, But Don’t You Dare Call It ‘Clean Eating’ | SELF

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June 26, 2018

I Help Manage My Chronic Illness With My Diet, but Don't You Dare Call It 'Clean Eating'

And why much of modern, mainstream wellness culture is harmful to people with chronic illness

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This essay was guest-edited by Ijeoma Oluo, a Seattle-based writer, speaker and Internet yeller. Her work on social issues such as race and gender has been published in The Guardian, The Stranger, Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, NBC News and more. She has been the editor at large at The Establishment since 2015. Her NYT best-selling first book, So You Want to Talk About Race, was released January 2018. Ijeoma was named one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, and one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential Americans in 2017. To see the other essays in this series, check them out here, here, and here.

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