Monthly Archives: January 2013

News You Can Use – Jan 23-30 2013

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“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of January 23-30 2013!”

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How Visual Cues Affect the Amount of Food We Consume.

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A study completed at Cornell University examined whether visual cues (as they relate to portion size) could influence the amount of food participants ate, without altering estimated food intake or satiation.

The study involved 54 participants between the ages of 18-46 with varying BMIs. The participants were divided into two groups; one group was given a bowl of soup in a normal bowl, the other group was given a bowl of soup in a self-refilling bowl. The self-refilling bowls were hooked up to a hose from underneath the table; the bowl would slowly refill as the participant ate.

Participants eating from the self-refilling bowl consumed 73% more soup than those participants eating from the normal bowl. Those that ate from the self-refilling bowl did not believe that they ate more soup than those eating from the normal bowls; they didn’t even perceive their appetite to be more satisfied!

The study findings suggest that people typically use their eyes to count calories, not their stomachs. The study also shows the importance of being mindful and the importance of having accurate visual cues to prevent overeating.

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Source: Bottomless bowls: why visual cues of portion size may influence intake.

 

News You Can Use – Jan 16-23 2013

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“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of January 16-23 2013!”

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Show Notes – Food Addiction with Dr. Vera Tarman

In this weeks episode we talked with addictions specialist Dr. Vera Tarman of addictionsunplugged.com. We talked about the science behind food addiction!

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In this episode we covered:

3:40 – About Dr. Tarman
4:45 – What is food addiction? How did you becomes interested in becoming a specialist in food addiction?
6:38 – What are the signs that someone is a food addict?
11:38 – Is there a relationship between food addiction, obesity, and/or eating disorders?
13:50 – There’s an article on your blog entitled “Are we dieting ourselves into obesity?”. What do you mean by this?
20:10 – What impact does food addiction have on recovery from drug and alcohol addiction?
21:55 – Caller Question – What does an addiction-free diet look like?
33:10 – What is the three-part brain model?
36:39 – What role do dopamine, seratonin, and endorphins play in food addiction? What are symptoms of low neurochemical levels?
42:05 – What is the most successful treatment for food addiction?

Links We Discussed

Addictions Unplugged
Anorexia, Addiction, and the Three-Part Brain Model
How Maji Gets Mongo Off the Couch! for purchase from EatingDisorderPro.com | amazon.com
Maji and Mongo: Let’s Eat! for preorder from amazon.com
Dangerous Liaisons:  Comfort and Food – Understanding Food Addiction DVD

 

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Avoiding Food Additives

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This week Shape magazine published an article about food additives that are still being used in the United States even though these same food additives have been banned in many other countries. Mira Calton (nutritionist) and Jayon Calton (Ph.D.), authors of Rich Food, Poor Food, recommend avoiding foods containing these additives at all costs. Here’s the list!

  1. Coloring Agents (such as blue 1, blue 2, yellow 5, yellow 6 etc).
  2. Olestra (Olean)
  3. Brominated Vegetable Oil
  4. Potassium Bromate/Brominated Flour
  5. Azodicarbonamide
  6. BHA and BHT
  7. Synthetic Hormones (rBGH and rBST)
  8. Arsenic

Dr. Mercola discussed the risks associated with coloring agents (food dyes) in his article ‘Are You or Your Family Eating Toxic Dyes?‘. Here’s an excerpt from the article….

Blue #1 (Brilliant Blue) – An unpublished study suggested the possibility that Blue 1 caused kidney tumors in mice. What it’s in: Baked goods, beverages, desert powders, candies, cereal, drugs, and other products.

Blue #2 (Indigo Carmine) – Causes a statistically significant incidence of tumors, particularly brain gliomas, in male rats. What it’s in: Colored beverages, candies, pet food, & other food and drugs.

Citrus Red #2 – It’s toxic to rodents at modest levels and caused tumors of the urinary bladder and possibly other organs. What it’s in: Skins of Florida oranges.

Green #3 (Fast Green) – Caused significant increases in bladder and testes tumors in male rats. What it’s in: Drugs, personal care products, cosmetic products except in eye area, candies, beverages, ice cream, sorbet; ingested drugs, lipsticks, and externally applied cosmetics.

Red #3 (Erythrosine) – Recognized in 1990 by the FDA as a thyroid carcinogen in animals and is banned in cosmetics and externally applied drugs. What it’s in: Sausage casings, oral medication, maraschino cherries, baked goods, candies.

Red #40 (Allura Red) – This is the most-widely used and consumed dye. It may accelerate the appearance of immune-system tumors in mice. It also causes hypersensitivity (allergy-like) reactions in some consumers and might trigger hyperactivity in children. What it’s in: Beverages, bakery goods, dessert powders, candies, cereals, foods, drugs, and cosmetics.

Yellow #5 (Tartrazine) – Yellow 5 causes sometimes-severe hypersensitivity reactions and might trigger hyperactivity and other behavioral effects in children. What it’s in: Pet foods, numerous bakery goods, beverages, dessert powders, candies, cereals, gelatin desserts, and many other foods, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow) – Caused adrenal tumors in animals and occasionally causes severe hypersensitivity reactions. What it’s in: Color bakery goods, cereals, beverages, dessert powders, candies, gelatin deserts, sausage, cosmetics and drugs.

Olestra or Olean is a fat substitute used in fat-free foods such as fat-free potato chips. In a two week study by Proctor and Gamble, consuming 8 grams of olestra per day (equal to 16 olestra-containing potato chips) resulted in a dramatic decrease in fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, cartatenoids, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene in humans. Other studies show that this depletion is augmented when olestra is eaten with meals. Olestra has been shown to increase cancer rates in rats. Olestra is also associated with gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, loose stools, nausea, and gas.

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is an emulsifier that contains the chemical flame retardant, bromine. 10% of beverages sold in the United States contain brominated vegetable oilincluding Mountain Dew, Powerade, Fanta Orange, Fresca, Gatorade, Squirt, and Sunkist Peach Soda. Without Brominated Vegetable Oil the flavorings in these drinks would not remain suspended in the drink; they would separate from the liquid and float to the surface. It is banned in some countries because it tends to build up in the body. Brominated Vegetable Oil is links to impaired neurological development, reduced fertility, early onset of puberty, and altered thyroid hormones.

Potassium Bromate/Brominated flour is found in many baked goods, including buns used at fast food restaurants. The FDA recognizes that this is a dangerous additive. Instead of banning this additive, the FDA simply recommends that bakeries “avoid” using it. The International Agency for Research on Cancer categorizes Potassium Bromate as a 2B additive (possibly carcinogenic to humans). The World Health Organization recommended the removal of Potassium Bromate from all foods in 1993, the FDA ignored this suggestion. The ingredient was even mentioned on the sci-fi show “The Fringe”. Check out this dialog!

Walter, picking up box of “Toaster Pastries” and muttering to himself: “Corn starch, soy lecithin, potassium bromate… potassium bromate?!!!! This supermarket is trying to kill us! You — potassium bromate, do you know what that is?”

Supermarket worker: “Are you OK, sir?”

Walter: “It is known to induce renal cell tumors and mesotheliomas of the peritoneum! Do you know what you are putting into our bodies? Death! Delicious, strawberry-flavored death!”

Supermarket worker: “OK, I’m calling security.”

Azodicarbonamide is found in many commercial breads and baked goods; it’s a bleaching agent and dough strengthener. It’s also an anti-foaming agent that is also used in plastics, photography, and electronics. Some countries have banned this food additive because it was causing asthmatic and allergic reactions in humans. Adding azodicarbonamide to foods is a criminal offense in Singapore!

BHA and BHT are chemicals used to preserve processed foods. These chemicals are linked to hyperactivity (especially in children). It’s quite concerning that BHA and BHT are considered “safe” by the FDA, yet the United States Department of Health and Human Services considers these same chemicals to be carcinogenic!

rBGH or rBST is a genetically modified bovine growth hormone that is used to increase milk production in cows. Milk from rBGH/rBST-treated cows contains a higher amount of the hormone IGF-1. Elevated IGF-1 levels are associated with numerous form of cancer (such as breast, prostate, colon, lung cancer) and an increase in the rate of fraternal twin births in humans. Milk from rBGH/rBST-treated cows has lower nutritional value, contains an increased amount of antibiotics, and contains an increased amount of pus from the infected udders of cows.

Arsenic is a chemical that is found in conventional chicken. It is used in chicken feed to promote growth, to decrease infections, improve efficiency in feeding chickens, and increase pigmentation (resulting in fresher looking chicken in the grocery stores). Arsenic is also found in rice and rice-based products (such as infant cereal and rice milk). Rice farmers use poultry litter that comes from arsenic-ingesting chickens to fertilize their crops. Poultry litter is a mixture of chicken manure, chicken feathers, and chicken bedding materials that are remaining once the chickens are sent to the slaughterhouse. Arsenic is classified as being carcinogenic by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but is classified as being safe for human consumption in small amounts. As a side note, recent studies have found that one-third of feather samples from chickens in the US contain diphenhydramine (the active ingredient in Benadryl) and most feather samples from chickens in the US contain caffeine and/or tylenol. That’s right! Chicken farmers often feed their chickens diphenhydramine to calm the chickens down, and caffeine to keep the chickens awake so that they can spend more time eating! Yet another reason to stick to organic, pastured chicken!

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Sources:

13 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the United States

Health Risks of Potassium Bromate Maybe Not So Fringe

Brominated Battle: Soda Chemical Has Cloudy Health History

What’s Azodicarbonamide? What’s it Doing in Your Bread? (and How to Pronounce it?)

BHT and BHA

The Problems with Olestra

The Evidence on Arsenic and Rice

 

Show Notes – Sean Croxton + The Dark Side of Fat Loss

The Dark Side of Fat Loss – Sean Croxton

In this weeks episode we talked with Sean Croxton, author of The Dark Side of Fat Loss. We talked about the complete code of conduct for healthy living and nutrition so that you can be the healthiest, fittest version of yourself, free of excess fat, depression, anxiety, sweet cravings, sleep issues, low libido and the signs and symptoms of common degenerative diseases!

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In this episode we covered:

1:50 – About Sean Croxton.
3:15 – Tell us your story and how Underground Wellness got started?
6:36 – Do you ever find that going against the flow is difficult? Do you worry about going against the flow?
7:38 – One of the main tenets of The Dark Side of Fat Loss is that we get healthy to lose fat, not lose fat to get healthy. What do you mean by this?
9:50 – Tell us the difference between A1 and A2 casein. What is casein?
12:15 – What are healthy sources of dietary fat? What are unhealthy sources of dietary fat?
20:13 – Give us a couple of examples of factors that might be standing between an individual and their fat loss.
25:45 – Caller Question – Is it unhealthy to steam my milk for my coffee every morning?
30:00 – Caller Question – A lot of the products I see at the grocery store contain canola oil. Is canola oil a healthy fat?
32:15 – They call you the Poop King. What’s the fascination with poop?
36:05 – What should we do when our poop doesn’t look the way it’s supposed to?
37:15 – What’s an example of a good digestive enzyme supplement? What’s an example of a good probiotic supplement?
38:20 – What does sleep have to do with fat loss?
44:00 – What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN)? How does it help people change their health around?
45:50 – What do you do for someone with low estrogen levels?
50:00 – What’s in store for 2013?

Links We Discussed

The Dark Side of Fat Loss
The Dark Side of Fat Loss Book Review
The Great Con-ola

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News You Can Use – Jan 9 -16 2013

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“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of January 9-16 2013!”

Fast food linked to higher asthma and allergy risk

How to raise your kids not to be food snobsDiet soda dramatically increases depression risk

Are You Getting Scammed by Whole Grains?

The Smartest County in America?

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

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News You Can Use – Jan 3-10 2013

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“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of January 3-10 2013!”


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Misleading Food Labels!

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Organic, light, multigrain, reduced fat, all natural, no added sugar. With all the food labels on our grocery store shelves, it can be quite difficult to make healthy choices when it comes what we put into our shopping cart! You are not alone in this confusion; according to a Nielsen survey 59% of consumers have difficulty interpreting food labels. This year, in Europe, significant changes are being made to the way foods will be labeled. Nutrition facts will be displayed on the front of food packages and identified with a “red light, yellow light, green light approach”; red will indicate that something is unhealthy, yellow will indicate that something is moderately unhealthy, green will indicate something is healthy.  Below is a list of the most misleading food labels on our grocery store shelves.

  1. “All Natural” – The FDA has not defined the label “all natural”. It usually means that the product doesn’t contain artificial color, artificial flavors, and synthetic ingredients. The term “all natural” can be easily manipulated by food manufacturers. For example, some food manufacturers argue that High Fructose Corn Syrup is “all natural” because it is derived from corn.
  2. “Multigrain” – Products labeled “multigrain” are highly processed, most nutritional value is lost through processing. Many of our grains, in the US, have been genetically manipulated through hybridization. As a general rule, I try to stick to ancient grains. There are several companies that make great products using ancient grains. One of my favorites is Jovial Foods, they make cookies, pasta, and flour.
  3. “No Sugar Added” – If you are trying to cut back on carbs, items with this label might be appealing. These products can still be high in natural sugars and could be sweetened with maltodextrin (a form of MSG). Below is a label for “no sugar added” Juicy Juice Apple Juice; no sugar added, but 26 grams of sugar per serving!
  4. “Sugar Free” – Products labeled “sugar free” must have less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving. These products are typically sweetened with neurotoxic artificial sweeteners such as aspartame.
  5. “Zero Trans Fat” – Trans-fats are fats that have a hydrogen atom added to prevent the product from breaking down on the shelves (or in our bodies, for that matter). Trans fats in foods are like “BIG SUV’s trying to park into ‘compact’ parking spaces of our cells that are reserved for healthy Omega-3 fats (DHA). When this happens, our neurotransmitters responsible for focus, mood and memory have a hard time finding and recognizing their receptors due to the inflammation of the membranes on the brain cells caused by the consumption of trans-fats.” Currently, the FDA does not require trans-fats to be listed on nutrition labels, if the product contains less than 0.5 g of trans-fats per serving. If you are really serious about keeping all unhealthy trans-fats out of your diet, be sure to check the ingredients list for “hydrogenated oils” and/or “partially hydrogenated oils”. These ingredients are actually trans-fats.
  6. “Free Range” – The terms “free-range”, “free-roaming”, and “cage-free” are not currently regulated by the government. “Free-roaming” and “cage-free” chickens live a cage-free life and are allowed to roam freely, as long as it is within the four walls of their barn. “Free-range” chickens live in slightly better conditions; they are allowed to leave the barn, but many times the areas they have access to usually are dirt-surfaced or concrete-surfaced areas. The term “pastured” means that the eggs came from chickens that are cage-free in a grassy pasture. Eggs from pastured chickens are generally more nutritious since the diet of the chickens includes bugs and earthworms.
  7. “Fat-free” – When food manufacturers remove all the fat from a product, that product becomes unpalatable. Oftentimes, food manufacturers add flavor back into the product using harmful ingredients such as monosodium glutamate (MSG). These products can also be loaded with sugar, which is easily stored in the body as fat.
  8. “Gluten-free” – Unless you are a celiac or have gluten intolerance, there is no real benefit of eating gluten-free products. Many people associate gluten-free diets with weight loss. A study at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center showed that 81% of people on a gluten-free diet gain weight and more than 40% of those on a gluten-free diet are overweight. According to blogger Diana Herrington at care2 make a difference, there are several drawbacks associated with gluten-free products:
    • They contain too little fiber.
    • They contain too many carbs.
    • Gluten-free products are expensive; on average 242% more than products containing gluten.
    • They contain a lot of bad carbs that cause digestive issues and have a high glycemic index. These carbs also don’t usually contain many nutrients.
    • They contain too many calories; almost TWICE as much calories as their counterparts.
    • They lack important nutrients such as iron, calcium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folate.
    • They often contain xanthan gum that is derived from corn, soy or wheat. Corn and soy are the most genetically modified crops in the United States.
    • They contain many unhealthy sugars.
  9. “Organic” – “Organic” – If a product is labeled “organic”, it contains at least 95% organic ingredients; the remaining 5% can be non-organic. If a product is labeled “made with organic ingredients”, it contains at least 70% organic ingredients, the remaining 30% can be non-organic. Be sure to check the food labels to find out what non-organic ingredients the product contains! To be organic, it must say 100% organic.
  10. “Fat-free or low-fat milk” – There are several dangers associated with eating low-fat or fat-free milk (for tips on choosing the healthiest milk, see my article HERE)
    “A study at Harvard found that women who ate two or more servings of low-fat or non-fat dairy per day, like skim milk or yogurt, had 85% higher risk of infertility than those that ate full-fat dairy products.”
    -Chris Kresser“Low fat milk causes weight gain. This is how farmers fatten pigs. If they give them whole milk, the pigs stay lean. Low fat milk is missing all the vitamins that you get in the fat. The industry has figured out that they make a lot more money on butter and butterfat if they put it in ice cream. So they take the cream out of the milk, put it into ice cream. They would much rather you spend the money on ice cream, than on butter or buttercream; they make a lot more money.”
     -Sally Fallon, Weston A. Price Foundation“A note on the production of skim milk powder: liquid milk is forced through a tiny hole at high pressure, and then blown out into the air. This causes a lot of nitrates to form and the cholesterol in the milk is oxidized. Those of you who are familiar with my work know that cholesterol is your best friend; you don’t have to worry about natural cholesterol in your food; however, you do not want to eat oxidized cholesterol. Oxidized cholesterol contributes to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, to atherosclerosis. So when you drink reduced-fat milk thinking that it will help you avoid heart disease, you are actually consuming oxidized cholesterol, which initiates the process of heart disease.”
    -Weston A. Price Foundation, Dirty Secrets of the Food Processing Industry“Let us get rid of one fallacy which is that skim milk is actually milk that has had the cream skimmed off the top. That actually sounds logical but it is not how is done, at least not in this modern world. That process would not remove all the cream so what is done in modern processing is the milk is spun around with centrifuges, eventually completely separating the cream (fat) and milk. It is first clarified, then separated, then pasteurized (or ultra-pasteurized), and then finally homogenized. This over-processing has now removed every healthy vitamin, living enzyme, and natural mineral. Welcome to your now-dead beverage……Skim milk will not support life. So by removing the cream you have essentially turned the milk into something completely useless, especially the pasteurized variety as you have not only removed the healthy fat but you have also as stated removed the living nutrients.”
    -Raw Milk Truth“Researchers from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute conducted a study that monitored the dietary habits of more than 20,000 Swedish women for a decade.  It turned out that women who consumed full fat milk or cheese had a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than the rest of the group.  The results were convincing enough for the researchers to recommend that a glass of full fat milk every day will cut weight gain by 15%, and a portion of full fat cheese each day will cut weight gain by 30%.  Alicja Wolk, professor at the Karolinska Institute stated, ‘The surprising conclusion was that increased consumption of (full fat) cheese meant that overweight women lost weight.’

    Yet skim and 1% milk is pervasive in school lunch programs, and throughout the American diet.  If you summarize the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food pyramid you see an emphasis on grains plus skim milk, the very combination that fattens hogs so efficiently!  In fact, the USDA recommends we start the low-fat habit early: children as young as pre-school are recommended to consume non-fat or low fat milk, yogurt and cheese. With a food pyramid like this it’s little wonder we face an obesity epidemic from childhood onward.”
    -Ann M Childers, MD. Life Balance Northwest

    “Guess what they feed a pig if they want to make it as fat as possible as fast as possible?

    Low-fat milk, because if they give the pig milk with fat in it, the pig gets satiated. It’s satisfied and won’t eat any more. But if they give it low-fat milk, it will eat the grain they feed it forever because it’ll have a deficiency of fat.

    Now think of what we’re eating for breakfast in this country…

    If you don’t want to get fat you’re told to drink low-fat milk, and corn or wheat or oat-based cereal.

    It’s the prescription to make you as fat as possible as quickly as you can get there. You’ll never stop wanting to eat because you’re never getting any food that causes satiation.

    Americans are told to eat a diet that is scientifically designed to make you as fat as possible as fast as possible.”

    -Dr. Al Sears, MD. Power for Healthy Living

  11. “Contains no MSG” – Currently, the FDA regulations state that an ingredient can contain up to 98% MSG before the ingredients have to state that the product contains MSG. There may be autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed protein, natural flavoring, carrageenan, sodium caseinate, maltodextrin, and numerous other ingredients that contain or create processed free glutamic acid (MSG) during the manufacturing process. You can get a complete list of aliases for MSG HERE.
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News You Can Use – December 27 2012-January 3 2013

News You Can Use

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of December 27-January 3 2012!”

Pediatricians say kids need recess during school

The 10 Best Organic Cereals

Why You Should Probably Stop Eating Wheat

Weight Gain and Artificial Sweeteners [Study]

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

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