An Open Letter to a Diet Pill Pusher

Even if this pill were entirely made of kale and quinoa, I'd still find it problematic for a number of reasons. Yesterday, an acquaintance of one of my students, let's call her Lily, reached out introducing herself as working for a health & wellness start-up, saying that she was looking for, "fashionably fit individuals," yuck, for their market testing. And could I please email my students to participate as well. Probably not, but tell me more... She went on to describe a plant-based tablet that helps control one's sweet tooth. Let's call it Craving Crusher. She went on to describe it as, "simple assistance for a complex problem: sugar." After briefly explaining that I'm quite vocal about ho

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