“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 June 22-29 2013!”
The 10 Most Common GMO Foods – Genetically modified organisms, such as plants and livestock are already found in our supermarkets. GM plants are much more common than many people realize too. Here is a list of the 10 most common GMO foods so you can be more aware while grocery shopping. LEARN MORE.
Obesity: It’s Officially a Disease – The nation’s largest physician group officially recognizes obesity as a ‘disease’ instead of a ‘disorder.’ Here’s what the name change will mean at the doctor’s office. LEARN MORE.
BPA: It’s Also Bad for Your Teeth – New research finds that bisphenol-A may destroy tooth enamel, making teeth more susceptible to pain, cavities and decay. LEARN MORE.
Infections Linked to Mood Disorders – Inflammation caused by an infection or autoimmune disease may affect the brain, increasing the risk of depression and bipolar disorder. LEARN MORE.
3 Good Non-GMO Developments this Week – Is it us, or is there an acceleration of events pointing to the inevitable labeling of GMO food on a national level? LEARN MORE.
Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world – Illegal genetically-modified wheat is not the only surprise transgenic crop being discovered unexpectedly on the commercial market. As it turns out, a long-abandoned variety of GM flax has reportedly been identified in at least 30 countries worldwide over the past few years, a discovery that has greatly stifled the Canadian flax market, which supplies most of the world’s flax. LEARN MORE.
When Weight Loss Surgery Works, It’s Only Because of the Bacteria Changes in the Gut – Each year, roughly 200,000 morbidly obese Americans go under the knife for weight loss surgery. On the surface these surgeries appear to work, but a new study points out that there’s more to the story, that the weight loss surgery itself isn’t the reason why patients are losing weight and keeping it off. A new study links the success of weight loss after surgery to significant bacteria changes in the gut. LEARN MORE.
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!
Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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