Yearly Archives: 2009

Night Eating Syndrome & Sleep Related Eating Disorders

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Night Eating Syndrome and Sleep Related Eating Disorders; When “Midnight Snacks” Turn into Calorie Loaded Nightmares.

It is estimated that over 6 million Americans are affected by Night Eating Syndrome (NES) or Sleep Related Eating Disorders (SRED), yet most of us have never heard of either of these disorders.  Essentially they involve consumption of large quantities of high carb foods during the night. Because NES and SRED share  the characteristics of other eating, mood and sleep disorders they can easily be misdiagnosed and mistreated.  Those affected by NES or SRED often feel misunderstood, isolated and hopeless.  These feelings can exacerbate other eating disorders and perpetuate a cycle of disturbed eating patterns during the day as well as during the night.

How are NES and SRED different?

While they are similar in as which they involve uncontrolled night eating that interferes with sleep and daytime activities they are fundamentally different. Those with  NES have a difficult time falling asleep and wake frequently with an intense urge to eat, sleep is  prevented until the urge is satisfied.  This syndrome usually occurs when the individual is battling stress and depression. SRED is the act of preparing and eating food while sleep walking, these individuals will awake with no memory of eating the night before.  This disorder is very common in those who suffer from restrictive eating disorders.

Is Treatment Available for NES and SRED?

Yes, treatment is available.   NES and SRED are a combination of disorders so each disorder must be addressed.   The most effective treatment involves a combination of psychotherapy and behavior therapy, in some cases medication may also be necessary.  When seeking treatment it is advised that you find a health care provider that has experience with NES and SRED.


Sources:

Allison K, Stunkard A, Thier S. Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications; 2004.

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The Real Deal About Anorexia

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Anorexia, a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss, has seen a threefold increase over the past 40 years among women in their 20s and 30s. The percentage of teens afflicted has remained about the same with the exception of male teens. Whereas males used to represent only 5% of the ED population, they now represent closer to 10% and are over-represented among wrestlers, professional ice-skaters, jockey’s and the male homosexual population.

Anorexia is usually characterized by resistance to maintaining a body weight sufficient for normal functioning and/or for survival. In a small proportion of cases, the individual is not resisting weight gain, nor is she consciously trying to lose weight. Instead she is simply unable to eat enough to maintain a normal weight as a result of excessive anxiety. The eating disorder for this relatively small group develops partly as a result of a defense mechanism called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) which drives her to restrict more and more in order to control the number of calories she is ingesting. Eating less and less becomes an obsession.  Unlike the majority of Anorexics, whose goal it is to loose weight, her goal is to control her calorie intake. Obviously, the outcome is the same, but it is important to understand the difference, otherwise she will be mislabeled and may end up being or feeling mistreated.

In most cases, the fear of weight gain or being “fat” is so intense that the individual consciously restricts to achieve a lower and lower weight.  For such individuals, the number is never low enough.  Suffers grossly distort the shape of her body, believing that she is “fat” in the face of deathly thinness. This condition is known as body dysmorphia and is a common symptom. In terms of personality, the anorexic tends to be a perfectionist, judging others and herself harshly.

webinar-anorexia-distorted-body-imageWarning Signs of Anorexia

*Dramatic or persistent steady weight loss.

*Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, fat grams, and/or dieting.

*Refusal to eat certain foods, progressing to severe food restrictions.

*Frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss.

*Denial of hunger.

*Development of food rituals.

*Consistent excuses to avoid mealtimes or situations involving food.

*Excessive, rigid exercise regimen-despite weather, fatigue, illness, or injury.

*Withdrawal from friends and activities.

*Life revolves around weight loss, dieting, and control of food.

If you are looking for anorexia treatment in Cincinnati for yourself or a loved one, there is help available! Call 513-300-8042 to set up a consultation with me!

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What is Glycemic Load & Why Is It Important?

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The health benefits of  incorporating low GL foods  into your daily diet include, a lower blood glucose level, decrease in cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of heart disease and type II diabetes.  But determining which foods have a low Glycemic load can be confusing.  You have probably noticed that many foods today have listed the glycemic index (GI), but if you are like most people you may not know what it is or why it is important. Specifically it is used in developing a scale that ranks carbohydrates by how much they raise blood glucose levels compared to a reference food.  The problem with using the GI alone is that it is based on a small quantity of food, 50 grams, which is typically less than a normal serving of food.

A more accurate or relevant measure is the glycemic load (GL) which reflects both the quality and quantity of dietary carbohydrates. This is important because, to put it very simply, blood glucose levels determine whether or not and how much fat your body stores.  Understanding GL allows us to maintain a healthy weight for our size. Because most foods with a low GL are whole foods (came out of the ground or had a face) instead of processed foods, this means that we will be eating more fruits and vegetables and healthier proteins.

To calculate the glycemic load of a food, divide the GI by 100 and multiply by the grams of carbohydrate in the serving size.  GL=GI/100 x # Carb grams per serving

Examples of How to Lower A Meal’s GL:

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GI = 60    GL = 48                   GI = 42    GL = 31

A cereal with fiber plus a fruit, which also has fiber lowers the GL.

pretzels peanuts

GI = 83    GL = 19                   GI = 14    GL = 1

Pretzels are made from bleached white flour, salt and a little sugar. Peanuts, even with the fat, are a much better snack because of the fiber.

So What is High, Medium and Low in Terms of the GL for a food

Low 0-10

Moderate 11-19

High 20+

What Should I Shoot for During the Course of a  Day?

Low: less than 80

Moderate: less than 100

High: greater than 100

How to Increase Consumption of Low GI Foods

*Eat high-fiber breakfast cereals, especially oats, bran and barley OR

*Add berries, nuts, flaxseed and cinnamon to high GI cereals

*Choose dense, whole grain and sourdough breads and crackers OR

*Add a heart healthy protein and/or condiment to high GI breads and crackers.

*Include 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day

*Replace white potatoes with yams or sweet potatoes OR

*Eat smaller portions of high GI potatoes

*Eat less refined sugars and convenience foods OR

*Combine nuts, fruits, yogurt with commercial sweets – just watch portion sizes

It is important that one does not eat only low GL foods.  The result could be a calorically dense, high fat, low fiber, low carb diet (such as the Atkin’s Diet).  It is best to aim for a well balanced diet that includes low GL carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables and hi fiber grains and use the glycemic load as a guide for increasing these foods and for keeping blood sugar levels stable.

Sources:

The Glycemic Index – Glycemic Index (www.glycemicindex.com/glycemic.index.ppt)

Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

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Characteristics of Binge Eating

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Binge eating is mostly associated with Bulimia but it is also a characteristic of other eating disorders such as Bulimarexia and Binge Eating Disorder.  There are two definable types of binge’s, objective and subjective.  Binge eating has often been associated with purging but not all binges are followed by a purge.  It should be noted that vomiting is not the only means of purging;  excessive exercising and the use of diet pills, diuretics, and laxatives are other methods of purging.  Some may just use one of these methods and others use a combination of these.

Objective and Subjective Binge Eating

An objective binge consists of  as much as 20,000 calories in one episode (which may last from minutes to  many hours) or huge amounts of low calorie foods, such as 6 heads of lettuce with no fat butter.  Binges generally have a function or serve a purpose such as procrastination, avoidance, or relieving anxiety and boredom.  The binge is usually thought out and requires a block of time and privacy.

A subjective binge is the intake of normal foods in normal amounts that the individual feels uncomfortable eating.  The person may feel uncomfortable because it contained a taboo such as fat, sugar or carbs.  Or it may have been “healthy” but they ate too much.  The most common reason for a purge is that the individual feels too full.  Research shows that Bulimic’s and Bulimarxics are unusually sensitive to the sense of fullness.

Situational Binge Triggers:

Meal Preparation, a person with an eating disorder can often be triggered into a binge by preparing a meal, as they are preparing the food they will begin to nibble on the ingredients used to prepare the meal.  The amount of food they consume during the preparation of the meal can be as much as the meal itself, the result is consuming twice as much food as intended.  This may lead to purging, depending on the type of eating disorder.

Dining out with a Group, this is usually very difficult for a person with an eating disorder.  The person with the eating disorder will usually consume an appropriate amount of  “healthy” food while those around them are eating “taboo” foods.  This often angers the person with the eating disorder and can lead the person to binge on those “taboo” foods when they get home in private.

DID YOU KNOW?

According to Dr. Norton’s online survey, in which over 130 people responded, over half of those that binge often find themselves fantasizing about foods to binge on while grocery shopping.

Occurrence by Eating Disorder

* Bulimarexia – 57.1%

* Bulimia – 53.3%

* Emotional Eaters – 53.3%

If you are looking for Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Cincinnati for yourself or your loved one, there is help available! Call 513-300-8042 to set up a consultation!

Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders…What People Are Really Saying About Their Treatment

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According to recent result’s of Dr. Norton’s online survey, in which more than 125 people have participated, Out-Patient Psychotherapy was found to be the most therapeutic of the following treatment options: Hospitalization for medical stability, Forced weight gain via feeding tube, In-Patient residential, In-Patient therapy group, Out-Patient psychotherapy, Out-Patient therapy group, Over Eaters Anonymous, Nutritional Counseling and Gastric Bypass Surgery.

Participants in Dr. Norton’s Survey rated their forms of treatment as follows:

Out-Patient Psychotherapy

*39.7% found Out-Patient Psychotherapy to be Very Therapeutic and

*36.2% found it to be Somewhat Therapeutic

*3.4% felt that this therapy did more harm than good

In-Patient Residential

*20.9% found In-Patient residential treatment to be Very Therapeutic and

*33.9% found it to be Somewhat Therapeutic

*18.3% felt that In-Patient Therapy did them more harm than good

Limitations of In-Patient Treatment

The learning taking place often does not  generalize to the home environment.  Patients are put on meal plans and are monitored 24/7 by staff such that they are not really learning to make new choices.  Also the daily stressors of family dynamics, school/work pressures and social demands are not present.  The patient has been removed from daily triggers that may have contributed to the eating-disorder in the first place.  Finally this treatment can also be very costly and often results in no insurance coverage as many HMO’s will not cover once the person has been in-patient.

Pro’s of Out-Patient Treatment.

Out-Patient Treatment, especially if it includes Family Treatment, allows the individual to deal with the eating disorder in their everyday setting and provides an atmosphere conducive for family involvement which can be key to recovery.  This method also involves persistent effort for the person with the eating-disorder to get better on their own.  Finally Out-Patient is more cost effective when compared to In-Patient treatment.

Our Strategy: We approach the problem by aligning with the patient rather than colluding against her, blaming her, or casting her in the role of someone who is incapacitated.  While those suffering from an eating disorder do have severe and/or debilitating distortions regarding food, weight and body image, they will ultimately have to choose for themselves whether or not to face their fears and change their relationship with food.  Taking away control only delays that decision and may have serious side effects.

Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

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HOW CHORES HELP CREATE HEALTHY HAPPY FAMILIES

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3 Good Reasons to Assign Household Chores for Children:

1.  It can help create healthy habits. On average children age 8 – 18 spend 3 hours a day either watching t.v., playing video games or on the computer.  The responsibility of a household chore would get them away from the t.v. and up and moving.  Vacuuming, mopping, mowing the lawn and gardening are all good ways to increase your heart rate.  Children need at least 90 minutes of moderate to strenuous physical activity a day, chores are a great way to get your child moving.

2.  It can help reduce stress and family tension. A messy, cluttered house can cause a lot of tension and resentment within a family.  Often parents just complain or yell at their children for not helping.  This can create feelings of failure and anger for both the parent and the child.  A sedentary lifestyle combined with feelings of shame, failure and anger can lead into emotional eating habits.

3.  Allows parents more time to spend with their children. Why should parents spend their evenings and weekends doing all the housework?  When the kids pitch in the work could be done in half the time.  This time could be used to go for a family bike ride, walk or maybe even a game of chase or hide and seek.  Remember ” a family that plays together stays together”.

The prevelance of childhood obesity in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the percentage of overweight children 2-5 years of age has doubled, with one in four pre-schooler’s being overweight or at risk for obesity.  Fifty percent of these children will become obese adults.  For more information about this study you can visit the CDC’s website at HERE.

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Grocery Shopping – Simple Task or Time Consuming Nightmare?

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I don’t know of many people who actually enjoy the mundane task of going grocery shopping but for those who suffer from an eating disorder it can be an absolute nightmare. For them going to the grocery can be time consuming, mentally exhausting and costly.  Check the results we collected from Dr. Norton’s Online Survey concerning grocery shopping.

  • 75.2%  debate whether or not to purchase each particular item
  • 44.4% find themselves fantasizing about binging on certain foods while grocery shopping
  • 30.1% spend more than they can afford on food

These statistics, which are from a sample of over 125 respondents, are good examples of why Dr. Norton provides the service of shopping coach.

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BULIMAREXIA, DID YOU KNOW?

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BULIMAREXIA – An eating disorder that has the characteristics of both Anorexia and Bulimia.  The person affected by this disorder will cycle between the restricting habits that are associated with Anorexia and the bingeing and purging characteristics of Bulimia.  This eating disorder is very dangerous and is physically and emotionally damaging.

After reviewing the data from Dr. Norton’s online survey we found that Bulimarexia had the largest population of those who took the survey.

  • 38% identified themselves as having Bulimarexia
  • 25% identified themselves as having Anorexia
  • 12.5% identified themselves as having Bulimia
  • 10.8% identified themselves as Emotional Eaters
  • 13.3% identified themselves as Obese

Why Bulimarexia Is So Dangerous

1.  The fact that it is not a recognized diagnosis yet so many people suffer from it causes a serious problem for the therapist/physician and creates a serious gap in treatment.

2.  The cycle of binging and restricting is very dangerous and can cause many serious health problems such as decreased bone density, loss of menses (difficulty conceiving), tooth decay and kidney damage just to name a few.

3.  Bulimarexia often goes undetected or thought of as “just a phase”.  For example a parent might notice their child’s decreased food intake and some weight loss but just as they start to take notice of  this the child cycle’s into the binging component of this disorder.  The parent is relieved to see their child eating again and their previous concerns are dismissed.

If you are in the Cincinnati area and are seeking treatment for your eating disorder, whether it be anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or bulimarexia, there is help! You can set up a consultation with me by calling 513.300.8042.

Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

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What is DBT?

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What is DBT Training?

The term ‘dialectical’ is derived from classical philosophy. It refers to a form of argument in which an assertion is first made about a particular issue (the ‘thesis’), the opposing position is then formulated (the ‘antithesis’) and finally a ‘synthesis’ is sought between the two extremes, embodying the valuable features of each position and resolving any contradictions between the two.

Truth is seen as a pattern that develops over time in transactions between people, i.e. DBT is transactional in nature, or the result of human interactions. From this perspective there can be no statement representing absolute truth as patterns are always changing and new truths always emerging. In a disagreement, from a dialectical perspective, truth is viewed as the middle way between two opposing points of view.

The dialectical approach to understanding and treating human problems is therefore non-dogmatic, i.e. it is not restricted to a particular theory of pathology such as psychodynamic, gestalt or behavioral. Instead, the source of a problem, as well as its solution, is always open-ended and emerges over time as a result of a pattern, or patterns, of behavior.

Another important assumption in systems theory is that problems are not necessarily linear in terms of what causes them. In other words, you may miss a lot if you believe that A causes B, i.e. molestation causes Anorexia.  Sometimes it is A plus B in the context of C&D that actually causes a problem, i.e.

A. An unusually sensitive child;

B. Overhears a conversation about being overweight;

C. At a time when her body is changing because;

D. She is going through puberty.

The key dialectic in DBT Training is ‘acceptance’ on the one hand and ‘change’ on the other. Thus DBT includes specific techniques of acceptance and validation that are designed to counteract the self-invalidation that many individuals with emotional problems experience. Along with the acceptance and validation techniques are problem solving skills. These act as a counterbalance to the acceptance skills. Finally, the therapy is behavioral in that, without ignoring the past, it focuses on present behavior and the current factors, which are controlling that behavior.

How is DBT Training Done?

Skills training is usually carried out in a group context and is divided into four modules or four groups of skills:

1. Core Mindfulness Skills.

2. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills.

3. Emotion Modulation Skills.

4. Distress Tolerance Skills.

  1. The ‘core mindfulness skills‘ are derived from certain techniques of Buddhist meditation, although they are essentially psychological techniques and no religious allegiance is involved in their application. Mindfulness is the capacity to pay attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Mindfulness is all about living in the moment, experiencing one’s emotions and senses fully, yet with perspective. It is the foundation for the other skills taught in DBT, because it helps individuals accept and tolerate the powerful emotions they may feel during DBT training or when voluntarily exposing themselves to upsetting situations as a result of DBT training, that they would usually avoid.

2. The ‘interpersonal effectiveness skills‘ which are taught, focus on effective ways of achieving one’s objectives with other people: to ask for what one wants effectively, to say no and have it taken seriously, to maintain relationships and to maintain self-esteem in interactions with other people. They are very similar to those taught in many assertiveness and interpersonal problem-solving courses.

Many of us possess good interpersonal skills in a general sense. The problems arise in the application of these skills to specific situations. The interpersonal effectiveness module is intended to maximize the chances that your goals in a specific situation are met, without damaging the relationship or either person’s self-respect

3.  ‘Emotion modulation skills‘ are ways of changing distressing emotional states. Individuals suffering from eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, PTSD, and anxiety disorders frequently experience intense emotion.  Because you can be angry, intensely frustrated, depressed, or anxious the assumption is that you will benefit from help in learning to regulate your emotions.

Dialectical behavior therapy skills for emotion regulation include:

  • Identifying and labeling emotions
  • Identifying obstacles to changing emotions
  • Reducing vulnerability to emotion mind
  • Increasing positive emotional events
  • Increasing mindfulness to current emotions
  • Taking opposite action
  • Applying distress tolerance techniques

4. ‘Distress tolerance skills’ include techniques for dealing with these emotional states if they cannot be changed for the time being. Many treatment approaches focus on changing distressing events and circumstances. They have paid little attention to accepting, finding meaning for, and tolerating distress. Dialectical behavior therapy emphasizes learning to bear pain skillfully.

Distress tolerance skills have to do with the ability to accept, in a non-evaluative and nonjudgmental fashion, both oneself and the current situation. Although this is a nonjudgmental stance, it is not one of approval or resignation.

The goal is to calmly recognize negative situations and their impact, rather than becoming overwhelmed by them or trying to avoid them with numbing techniques such as overeating, overspending, excessive drinking, obsessive cleaning, abusing drugs, etc.  This will allow you to make wise decisions about whether and how to take action, rather than falling into the intense, desperate, and often  destructive behaviors you may be using currently in response to emotional distress.

You will learn three skills for acceptance which include:

  • Radical acceptance
  • Turning the mind toward acceptance
  • Distinguishing between “willingness” (acting skillfully, from a realistic understanding of the present situation) and “willfulness” (trying to impose one’s will regardless of reality).

You will also learn four crisis survival skills, to help deal with immediate emotional responses that may seem overwhelming:

  • Distracting oneself
  • Self-soothing
  • Improving the moment
  • Thinking of pros and cons

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Buddhist Underpinnings of Mindfulness

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  • When the power of love is greater than the love for power; The world shall know peace.
  • Bring happiness to every encounter in life.
  • Allow life and all its abundance to come to you.
  • Take pleasure from what you possess without being attached to these things.
  • Extend your perspective beyond just your senses.
  • Live in a conscious and continuous state of gratitude and bliss.
  • Train your mind and body to live without suffering.
  • Awaken to new possibilities and your Divine magnificence!
  • Worries are interludes in happiness!!!
  • The THOUGHTS the THINKER THINKS cause suffering.
  • “True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time.” — Dalai Lama

Sources:

Dr Wayne Dyer (http://www.drwaynedyer.com)

Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

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