Great piece. I have one friend who always offers me laxative tea when I’m at her place. She also barely eats. It’s so clear that it’s part of her disordered eating. I always feel like she’s judging me and thinking I’m not as thin as her because I don’t listen to her health wisdom. I’ve thankfully avoided the marketing you write about, so she was my only context for this phenomenon.

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