Monthly Archives: March 2013

Eating Disorder Pro Radio – Dr. Daniel Kalish

Join us on Tuesday April 2 at 7 pm EST as we talk with Dr. Daniel Kalish about balancing brain chemistry naturally. We’ll be taking your questions LIVE at 646-378-0494. You can tune in HERE.

For a bit of background information on Dr. Kalish’s work, be sure to check out my blog article on Amino Acid Therapy.

Here’s some more information about Dr. Kalish!

Daniel Kalish, D.C., is a pioneer, having developed his own clinical model of Functional Medicine which he now teaches to health care practitioners. The Kalish Method training seminar, a mentorship program in Functional Medicine is a webinar-based training program founded on over eighteen years of clinical results from working with thousands of patients. Dr. Kalish teaches a logical sequence of therapeutic programs using the best lab tests available and focuses on how to communicate effectively with patients to correct chronic health conditions, and, importantly, how to build a thriving cash practice.

He is the author of two books, “The Kalish Method: Healing the Body Mapping the Mind” and “Your Guide to Healthy Hormones”.

Dr. Kalish was recently invited to participate in the One Mind For Research group by the Honorable Patrick Kennedy. The first One Mind For Research conference in Boston in 2011 was a gathering of the top 200 neuroscientists in the United States, coming together to form a unified front to promote research on brain disorders.

For ten years Dr. Kalish directed The Natural Path Clinic in Del Mar, California, where he coordinated a team of medical doctors, nutritionists, chiropractors and acupuncturists.  Dr. Kalish now maintains an active international phone consultation practice with patients throughout the world.

In his private practice, Dr. Kalish has developed nutritional programs for a varied group of patients, over 8,000 in all, ranging from Olympic athletes to new moms. His programs are highly effective across a broad population with a variety of health complaints.

Dr. Kalish received his B.A. in Physiological Psychology from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. He studied at the University of London and conducted research with biochemist Dr. Robin Monroe at Cambridge University. He also worked with renowned psychiatrist Dr. R.D. Lang utilizing drug-free treatments for schizophrenics.

Dr. Kalish spent two years in monastic training in Asia. He lived at a Zen monastery in Japan, where he studied organic farming, Zen meditation and the art of Zen archery under Harada Roshi. He also lived in a forest monastery in Thailand studying meditation and the transcription of Buddhist texts for Vipassana master Achan Buddadasa. He is a certified Alexander Technique teacher and trained for two years with Marion Rosen, founder of Rosen Method Bodywork.

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Show Notes: The Dangers of GMOs with Jeffrey Smith

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In this weeks episode we talked with we talked about The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods with Jeffrey Smith founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology. 

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In this episode we covered:

4:34 – About Jeffrey Smith
6:35 – Do the terms “Genetically Engineered” and “Genetically Modified” mean the same thing?
10:00 – “Genetically Engineered/Genetically Modified” as defined by the National Organic Standards Board
11:30 – Is hybridization as dangerous as genetic engineering?
13:30 – Why has the definition of genetic engineering changed in the United States?
17:30 – Obama said that the first thing he was going to do was label GMOs. Why hasn’t this happened?
21:00 – Caller Question: Why did Proposition 37 fail? What can we do to get GMOs labeled?
30:00 – How does a GMO-free diet improve treatment outcomes for those with eating disorders? What new symptoms are patients presenting with since the introduction of GMOs?
42:10 – What are some of the diseases and disorders that have increased that may be linked to genetically modified foods?
47:03 – What effect do GMOs have on the aging process?
49:05 – What can people do to avoid GMOs?

Links We Discussed

The Institute for Responsible Technology
Documentary: Genetic Roulette
Non-GMO Shopping Guide
ShopNoGMO App

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News You Can Use – March 24 – 31 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 March 24 – March 31 2013!”

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Pregorexia

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Pregorexia is a term the media uses for women that have an eating disorder during the time they are pregnant and/or during early motherhood. Individuals affected by the disorder tend to be preoccupied with controlling pregnancy weight gain through food restriction, bingeing and purging, over-exercising, abusing laxatives. diuretics, or diet pills. It is estimated that 1 in 20 women suffer from an eating disorder while pregnant; 60-70% of eating disorder patients relapse during pregnancy.

According to the Mayo Clinic, warning signs of Pregorexia include:

  • talking about the pregnancy as if it wasn’t real
  • obsessiveness over calorie counting
  • eating alone or skipping meals
  • excessive exercise
  • pre-occupation with the scale and weight gain
  • minimal weight gain during pregnancy
  • dieting
  • signs of depression

Pregorexia puts the health of both the mother and the baby at risk. Disordered eating behaviors during pregnancy can affect the mother in a variety of way including malnutrition, dehydration, heart issues, premature birth, miscarriage, and depression. Gaining too little weight during pregnancy can affect the health of the baby in numerous ways including low birth weight, vitamin deficiencies, neurological problems, lower IQ, growth retardation, and other long-term health problems.

Psychologically speaking, pregorexia can be driven by a number of dynamics:

  • the media puts a lot of pressure on women to be thing, even during pregnancy
  • Some women associate motherhood with losing control of their bodies, losing control of their lives and/or losing their identity
  • gaining weight and bodily changes are difficult for most women during pregnancy, but it is especially difficult for those that have a history of disordered eating.
  • the idea of becoming a mother is frightening to some because they don’t believe they can take care of themselves, let alone a baby. They believe that if they keep their body small (like a child) this means that someone, usually parents, will have to take care of them.
  • sometimes the idea of becoming parents can cause relationship difficulties, making the mother-to-be feel out of control, she may try to regain control by controlling her food, weight, and exercise

Like all eating disorders, it is important to seek out treatment if you or a loved one struggles with pregorexia. Treatment often involves the obstetrician, psychological counselling, and nutritional support. A holistic approach that balances body, mind and spirit is the most successful form of treatment.

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Pregorexia: A legitimate problem during pregnancy?

The Eating Disorder Pro Podcast – Genetically Modified Foods with Jeffrey Smith

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Join us next Tuesday March 26th at 7 pm EST as we talk with Jeffrey Smith about the dangers of genetically modified foods. We’ll be taking your questions LIVE at 646-378-0494. You can tune in HERE.

To learn more about Genetically Modified Foods, be sure to check out this blog article! You can also watch Jeffrey Smith’s documentary “Genetic Roulette” online.

Here’s a bit of background info about Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology.

“The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey M. Smith, is the author of the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on the health dangers genetically modified organisms (GMOs). His meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk, and the environment in peril.

His first book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating masterfully combines the art of storytelling and investigative reporting. His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. It includes 65 health dangers, linking GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals. The book expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why GM foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority. Former UK environment minister says the revelations in Genetic Roulette may “change the global course of events this century.”

Mr. Smith has counseled leaders from every continent, campaigned to end the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST), and influenced the first state laws in the United States regulating GMOs. An admired keynote speaker around the globe, Mr. Smith has been described as “a life-changer”. Mr. Smith has lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by world leaders and hundreds of media outlets including, The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, Nature, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, Time Magazine and Genetic Engineering News. Mr. Smith is also a popular guest on influential radio shows and television programs, such as the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now and the Dr. Oz Show.

Former US National Institutes of Health scientist Candace Pert describes Jeffrey as “the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods.”

Mr. Smith has united leaders to support, The Campaign for Healthier Eating in America, a revolutionary industry and consumer movement to remove GMOs from the US food supply. He is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, producer of the films Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals and Your Milk on Drugs—Just Say No!, writes an internationally syndicated column, Spilling the Beans, has a regular blog on the popular Huffington Post, and is followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

The Institute for Responsible Technology’s Campaign for Healthier Eating in America mobilizes citizens, organizations, businesses, and the media, to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of genetically modified foods.

The Institute produces a wide range of consumer education and advocacy tools for its visitors and newsletter readers, including the nation’s most popular non-GMO in-store brand publication, the Non-GMO Shopping Guide.

The Institute informs policy makers and the public around the world about the risks and impacts of GMOs on health, environment, agriculture, the global economy, and the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.

Mr. Smith lives with his wife in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.”

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Show Notes: Female Athlete Triad Syndrome with Dr. Kelly Austin

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In this weeks episode we talked with we talked about Female Athlete Triad Syndrome with Dr. Kelly Austin, a Naturopathic Doctor and clinical director of two practices in San Diego. 

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In this episode we covered:

0:33 – Caller Question – We’re talking about Female Athlete Triad Syndrome, is there a similar syndrome that affects males?
4:30 – What are the symptoms of the male form of Female Athlete Triad Syndrome?
5:28 – About Dr. Kelly Austin
7:44 – What is Female Athlete Triad Syndrome?
8:20 – Have you seen more osteoporosis and osteopenia in patients in the last 5-10 years?
10:30 – What causes Female Athlete Triad Syndrome?
12:29 – Does Female Triad Athlete Syndrome affect females involved in certain sports more than others?
14:04 – Are there things that coaches could do differently that might help prevent Female Triad Athlete Syndrome?
17:28 – What role does the endocrine system play in Female Athlete Triad Syndrome?
20:03 – What are some signs that a woman has Female Athlete Triad Syndrome?
21:10 – What is an appropriate range of body fat for women?
22:51 – If an individual presents with Female Athlete Triad Syndrome, what treatment is most successful?
27:56 – What kind of lifestyle changes do you recommend for individuals with Female Athlete Triad Syndrome?
40:46 – Is Female Athlete Triad Syndrome reversible?

Links We Discussed

nHealth Wellness Center

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News You Can Use – March 17-24 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 March 17 – March 24 2013!”

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The Eating Disorder Pro Podcast – Female Athlete Triad Syndrome – Dr. Kelly Austin

Join us on Tuesday March 19 at 7 pm EST as we talk with Dr. Kelly Austin about Female Athlete Triad Syndrome! We’ll be taking your questions LIVE  at 646-378-0494. Tune in HERE!

About Dr. Austin

Dr. Kelly Austin received her degree in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. She practiced in Canada for several years before relocating to San Diego. She has spent the majority of her career working in corporate settings helping the employees establish a healthy lifestyle, as well as lecturing for government agencies. She is currently the clinic director of two practices in San Diego, California.

Dr. Austin has a special focus on hormone (endocrine) metabolism and lifestyle medicine. She has a passion for teaching patients how all the hormones work together to ensure optimal health. Dr. Austin teaches her patients lifestyle changes that will stick for life and reverse and prevent chronic illness. Through addressing the underlying causes, she works with her patients to provide them with the most up to date research.

Dr. Austin’s special interests also include clinical nutrition, eating disorders, weight management, and mental health. She is a DAN! Doctor and sees many patients with Autism and Down Syndrome. She is also a certified fitness instructor helping many people achieve their health & fitness goals.

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News You Can Use: March 10-17 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 March 10 – March 17 2013!”

Five powerful ways coconut oil boosts brain function and protects against disease

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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Clean Eating Recipe: Coconut Oil Mayonnaise

clean mayonnaise recipe

Coconut Oil Mayonnaise

4 eggs yolks (room temperature)
2 tbsp + 2 tsp macadamia nut oil
1 1/2 c cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil
2 tbsp + 2 tsp white wine vinegar
lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon)
garlic salt + salt (to taste, I use a total of about 1 tsp of both salts combined)

In food processor, add egg yolks, blend.
After completely processed, with processor still running, stream in macadamia nut oil slowly.
After blended add in coconut oil (1/2 c at a time), blending.
Add in white wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic salt and salt. Blend.

Makes about 2 cups, or 32 servings (1 tbsp)

Nutrition (approx. 1 tbsp): 110 calories, 12 g fat, 0 g protein, 0 g carbs

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