Yeast, no wheat – all fashionable baddies outlawed by the new-age food intolerance crowd. It may appear hard to separate the healthy from the harmful, but there is a big difference. Where the health-conscious want to look after their bodies, anorexics act in a persecutory way, proselytising about additives one minute, then stuffing themselves with laxatives the next. The body is something that has to be done away with, not nurtured.
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Nurturing, of course, is what mothers do -or would, if only their daughters would let them.
GPs say that mothers fret more about their infants not eating than the side-effects of vaccinations. And no wonder. As mothers, we are programmed to provide.
Whether it's a six-week-old infant or a 14-year-old schoolgirl who is rejecting everything put in front of her, it goes right to the core of any mother's maternal self-esteem.