Show Notes: It’s Not About the Food with Esther Kane

Esther Kane Eating Disorders

On this week’s episode we spoke with Esther Kane, author of “It’s Not About the Food:  A Woman’s Guide to Making Peace with Food and Our Bodies”.

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In this episode we covered:

2:36 – About Esther Kane.
5:17 –  How eating disorders are changing in Canada. The increase in male eating disorders and orthorexia.
6:44 – What is orthorexia?
8:37 – Caller Question: Is it okay to eat foods with harmful ingredients in moderation?
20:06 – How did you discover you had food allergies? Leaky Gut and Food Sensitivities.
24:15 – How Esther Kane became interested in eating disorder treatment.
27:00 – The message delivered in “Midwife your Midlife”
30:02 – There is a lot of pressure in the United States to be thin. Does this same pressure exist in Canada? How does the food industry compare in Canada compare to the food industry in the United States?
35:13 – The problem with low-fat diets.
36:09 – The issues with the Food Pyramid.
36:54 –  The availability of grassfed beef in Canada.
39:45 – How much did your Jewish culture play a role in your eating disorders, if at all?

Links we mentioned:

It’s Not About the Food: A Woman’s Guide to Making Peace with Food and Our Bodies
Midwife Your Midlife: Graceful Aging for Women
Health Food Junkies
Not Just a Pretty Face: Exploring Jewish Women’s Experiences of Eating Problems

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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