“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 August 29 – September 1 2013!”
The Complex Choices in Sustainable Seafood – I find that I am pretty confident when it comes to buying grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and other land meats, but I am confused when it comes to buying fish. Do I get wild salmon, canned pole caught tuna or farmed tilapia? Do I trust the signs at Whole Foods next to the sea bass claiming it’s sustainably raised and a good choice, even though it’s flown in fresh from South America? What about fish I catch myself? Which fish are still in good enough numbers that I can feel good about eating them and which ones are so full of mercury that I need to avoid them? Learn More.
Human-Relevant Levels of Sugar Consumption Increase Female Mortality and Lower Male Fitness in Mice [study] Learn More.
Omega-3s Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests. Learn More.
You can also learn more about Omega-3s in my recent blog post!
Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi? Recent earning reports from soft drink manufacturers are highlighting what seems to be an irreversible trend – soft drink consumption in the US is falling. In 2010 – we drank 0.5% less than the year before. In 2011, the drop was 1%. Last year we drank 1.2% less fizzy sugar water. In fact, 2012 was the year with lowest soda consumption since 1987. This is great news for public health, because despite what the beverage industry will tell you, sugar water is the top calorie contributor in the American Diet. So, should investors be selling off their Coca Cola shares? Learn More.
Patent Confirms that Aspartame is the Excrement of GM Bacteria – In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled “World’s top sweetener is made with GM bacteria,” which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States – and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the earliest disclosures on aspartame in a mainstream newspaper, received little attention after its publication – possibly because its implications were underestimated at the time – and it has long been forgotten. 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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