Monthly Archives: December 2013

News You Can Use: Week of December 29th, 2013-January 5th, 2014

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 29 2013-January 5 2014!”

Anorexia May Be Tied to Abnormal Cholesterol Processing – A new study suggests that anorexia nervosa could be caused, in part, by a disruption in the normal processing of cholesterol, which may disrupt mood and eating behavior. Learn More.

8 Unexpected Habits of Happy People – From getting dirty to smelling flowers, research backs up the benefits of these quirky habits. Learn More.

Whole Foods to Phase Out Chobani Greek Yogurt to Make Room for Non-GMO Options – Whole Foods Market announced earlier this year that they would require all foods sold in their stores with genetically modified ingredients to be properly labeled as such by 2018. But now, new reports indicate that, instead, they may begin phasing out GMO foods to make room for organic, non-GMO products. Learn More.

This is Your Brain on Gluten –  The idea that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD has now reached millions of people. It is the basis of a number-one bestseller written by a respected physician. What is it worth? Learn More.

Children Can’t Understand Their Own Eating Disorders  – A study published in the January issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, indicates that different symptoms should be looked at when diagnosing children under twelve with eating disorders. 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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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Clean Eating & Eating Disorder Recovery with Amber Romaniuk

Amber Romaniuk Eating Disorder Recovery

Join us on WEDNESDAY January 1 at 7:30 pm EST as we welcome Amber Romaniuk to the show. We’ll be having an inspiring discussion about Amber’s struggles with emotional eating and food addiction and her recovery journey. Amber is the founder of Nourish This Life and is a R.H.N. Holistic Nutritionist graduate from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Additionally, she is the author of a brand new cookbook “Amber Approved Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar-free Recipes“.

This episode is especially important if you suffer from obesity or an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder. You can tune in HERE.

Some background info about our guest:

“Amber Romaniuk, founder of Nourish This Life, Calgary, Alberta, is an R.H.N. Holistic Nutritionist graduate from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She offers a unique edge of understanding for supporting individualized plans and nutritional coaching to clients suffering from a spectrum of imbalances including: digestive, hormonal and adrenal imbalances, inflammation, stress, enzyme deficiency, food allergy/sensitivity and blood sugar imbalances.

She also has a deep personal awareness of emotional, compulsive, and binge eating as well as an incredible depth of knowledge regarding the connection between the physical and psychological imbalances these have on the body, mind and soul.

Amber is also involved in public speaking to educate those interested on how to take the steps involved to shift to a healthier lifestyle.

Amber is also a Advisory Council & founding member of the Calgary Holistic Chamber of Commerce, part of BNI Integrity, and a part of the Evolutionary Business Institute. She is writing her first cookbook titled “Amber Approved: Gluten, Sugar & Dairy-Free Recipes to Nourish This Life” was released on December 10th with all dairy, sugar and gluten-free recipes.

With a huge passion for cooking and creating new allergen-free recipes, both for her website and clients, she can help support your nutritional needs. There is a way to replace or transform any refined food or recipe into a cleaner, healthier, whole-foods creation that will satisfy and nourish the taste buds, appetite and soul, and Amber can teach you how.

Striving to provide you with a supportive, professional, and positive environment, when you Nourish This Life the seed of a trusting relationship can be planted to grow and flourish. Along with plenty of suggestions for creative meal plans and nourishing food, Amber knows the best way to support your shift to a healthier whole-foods lifestyle and set you up for success is by education, encouragement, and adding variety, rather than deprivation or strict diets.

For Amber, it’s about thoroughly understanding why you have been choosing certain habits and living the lifestyle you have been living. It’s her goal to support you by working toward shifting these habits, over time, to a state of balance that will change your life for the better. She is extremely excited to be part of such a talented team of practitioners and to start her practice at the Mount Royal Health Center. 

Amber’s Personal Story

Amber brings much life experience to her work. She knows first-hand how poor-quality food choices and using food to cope with emotions can create many different imbalances in the body and mind. Over a span of six years, Amber began taking responsibility for her health and became aware of how foods impacted her on a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual level. She overcame a lack of self-love and emotional eating while learning how to listen to her body as well as love and nourish it the way it deserved in order to shift to a more balanced state.

Amber has developed a strong interest in learning about the connection between nutrient dense foods and the positive impact they have on supporting the body as a whole.

Every person is unique and always changing and, therefore, will require different nutritional and lifestyle needs to support balance and optimal health on an ongoing basis.

You may think: Where do I start? I don’t know what to do first. I don’t know what a chia seed is, or I love sugar too much to ever think of eliminating it from my diet.

It may seem too difficult or intimidating.

Amber started out in that space too, and she knows that through time, learning, and creating a space to be open to trying new foods, it’s totally possible. Anything is.”

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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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: The Whole30 with Melissa Hartwig – Encore Presentation [Show Notes]

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On this week’s episode we replayed one of our most popular show with Melissa Hartwig, co-author of It Starts with Food and co-founder of the Whole30 Program

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In this episode we covered:

0:42 – About Melissa Hartwig.
5:37 – Tell us a bit about yourself! What’s your background? How did you become interested in nutrition?
8:20 – What is kettlebell training?
9:40 – What does the “9” stand for in “The Whole 9”?
10:34 – How would you describe your approach to fitness?
14:10 – What is The Whole30?
15:40 – What percentage of people successfully complete The Whole30 program?
16:50 – How many people are affected by Leaky Gut?
18:40 – The Whole30 doesn’t include grains or dairy. What are the problems with these foods?
28:49 – Caller Question: What do you suggest for individuals that have difficulty eating breakfast (either from being nauseated in the morning, or just not having an appetite)? What is the cause of morning nausea and lack of appetite?
35:56 – What is your favorite Whole30 success story?
38:38 – Why do so many people have difficulty with eating intuitively?
41:40 – How is The Whole30 different than the Paleo diet?
42:49 – Is coconut palm sugar okay to eat on The Whole30?
46:17 – Caller Question: Why are so many people misinformed about nutrition and healthy eating?

Links We Discussed

Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s website: Whole9
Upcoming Whole30 Nutrition Seminars
Whole9 Success Story: Gerry C.

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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News You Can Use: Week of December 22nd-29th, 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 December 22-29 2013!”

Mandometer Clinic has Breakthrough in Treating Anorexia and Bulimia – The Mandometer Clinic in Collaboration with the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweden announces a breakthrough in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. Learn More.

How Common  Are Eating Disorders in Adults with Celiac Disease? – Symptoms of celiac disease negatively impact the social activities and emotional states of some patients. A team of researchers recently set out to assess rates of altered eating behavior in celiac patients. Learn More.

Early Start to Weight Gain Tied to Later Heart Risks –  Kids who start rapidly gaining weight early in childhood are more likely to have higher blood pressure and other signs of future heart trouble as preteens, a new study suggests. Learn More.

Can You ‘Catch’ Obesity from a Head Cold? – A particular virus seems to promote weight gain, but it also lowers cholesterol, meaning it could prove valuable in development treatments for high cholesterol. Learn More.

Jennifer Lawrence Urges End to Fat-Shaming – In a preview of her interview for Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2013” special, Jennifer Lawrence rails against Hollywood’s narrow definition of beauty and urges an end to “fat-shaming.”  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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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery: Holiday Recipe Roundup

Eating Disorders and the Holidays

I’ve had several requests from my readers and patients in treatment for obesity, anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder for recipes that they can enjoy over the holidays. Here’s a list of some of my favorites!

Glazed Baked Ham

Prime Rib Roast with Bacon and Mushroom Saute

Macaroni and Cheese

Mashed Cauliflower

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

Ginger Bread House

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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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Body Image, Healthy Living, and Eating Disorder Awareness with Sarah Badger [Show Notes]

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This week we welcomed Sarah Badger to the show. Sarah Badger is an outspoken advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living and eating disorder awareness in the dance world. She shared her inspirational story of recovery from disordered eating! To learn more about Sarah, check out her bio!

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What We Discussed:

3:30 – Sarah Badger’s experience in ballet. The development of her eating disorder.

8:25 – How Sarah became an advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living, and eating disorder awareness.

10:25 –  The development of eating disorders in adults. The development of eating disorders after tragedy.

13:05 – Body weight expectations in ballet. Conflict between ideal body weight and being healthy.

15:10 –  Avoiding competitiveness and pressure in the dance community.

19:22 –  Perfectionism, eating disorders, and ballet.

23:45 –  Clean Eating, Eating Disorder Recovery and Prevention

32:08 – Changes in the medical complications of eating disorders.

34:30 – Caller Question: How to approach dancers that have eating disorders. How to make dancers more comfortable about asking for help, if they have an eating disorder.

Links We Discussed

The Norton Center’s FREE ‘Lifestyle’ eBook

Ballet Brain – Sarah Badger’s Blog

Dancing with the Mirror – Sarah Badger’s Upcoming Book

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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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News You Can Use -Week of December 15th-22nd, 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 December 15-22 2013!”

Survey: Overweight Children Most Often the Target of Bullies – Parents of both overweight and normal weight children are concerned about weight-based bullying and support a variety of policy initiatives to deal with the issue, according to two new studies published by researchers at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Learn More.

Consumers Often Confused About Types of Sugar in Drinks – Many Americans don’t know how much and what kinds of sugar are in their beverages, according to a new study. But people who are concerned about sugar tend to be better at avoiding it, researchers found. Learn More.

Eating for Happiness – We are what we eat. As Hippocrates stated long ago, “Let food be thy medicine.” Each day we have the choice to nourish our bodies with nutrient-dense foods or poison ourselves with processed, empty calories. Learn More.

Chick-Fil-A Announces Major Changes in 2014, Eliminating HCFS, Artificial Dyes, and Butane Derivative – The growing fast food company Chick-fil-A, boasting over 1,700 stores in 39 states, has announced major changes coming in 2014. Moving in the right direction, Chick-fil-A is preparing to change some of the ingredients used in their fast food. High-fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient to go, as the chain plans to remove the processed sweetener from their white buns. The franchise also plans to remove all artificial dyes from their sauces and dressings. Learn More.

Ghee: A Clarified Butter Rich in Essential Fats and Vitamins – Being pure, clarified butter, ghee is extremely rich in good fats. One serving (56 grams) of ghee contains 46 grams of pure fat, of which 29 grams are saturated. Moreover, these fats contain 179 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids and 1,548 milligrams of omega-6 fatty acids, as well as butanoic acid and conjugated linoleic acid, which possess antibacterial and anticancer properties. Learn More.

In Food Cravings, Sugar Trumps Fat – An intriguing new study suggests that what really draws people to such treats, and prompts them to eat much more than perhaps they know they should, is not the fat that they contain, but primarily the sugar. 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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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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The Whole Hog: Buying a Whole Hog [Series]

We recently started offering cooking classes in Cincinnati to patients that are in treatment for obesity, and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder. During the classes, participants pick up basic cooking tips for preparing “clean” luscious tasting dishes, dressing, marinades, desserts and soups.

In our most recent class we had a great discussion about pork. We talked about everything from the health benefits of pork to how to find a reputable source for purchasing the healthiest pork. This series of blog articles will provide you with all the information we covered in class!

Cuts of Pork

Buying a Whole Hog

There are a number of questions the processor will ask. The cut sheet below will help you anticipate these questions.

I found a couple of places that look good.

Heritage Farms:

  • Good Family Farms – Duroc Pork
  • Lazy S Farms – Red Wattle Pork
  • Metzger Family Farm – Tamworth Pork

*Call for pricing, and for information on these farms go to www.heritagefoodsusa.com

Marksbury Farm Market
Retail and Butcher’s Shop
73 Fisher Ford Road
Lancaster, Kentucky  40444

Pork Processing Costs

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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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Body Image, Healthy Living, and Eating Disorder Awareness with Sarah Badger

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Join us on WEDNESDAY December 18 at 7:30 pm EST as we welcome Sarah Badger to the show! Sarah Badger is an outspoken advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living and eating disorder awareness in the dance world. She’ll also be sharing her inspirational story of recovery from disordered eating! You can tune in HERE.

Some background info about our guest…

“Sarah Keeler Badger is a dancer, dance educator, writer and certified Pilates instructor who has performed in regional musicals, theme parks and with several ballet companies. Sarah studied classical dance at the Ballet San Antonio Academy and graduated from the North East School of the Arts with a double major in dance and musical theater. She also trained at The Ailey School and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. While in NYC, Sarah performed with In-Sight Dance Company and earned her B.A. in English and creative writing from Marymount Manhattan College. She left the city and founded the Houghton Movement & Arts Center in rural western New York in 2011 where she currently teaches. Along with her teaching duties, Sarah performs locally and contributes to arts and fitness publications such Dance Spirit magazine and Livestrong.com.

Sarah is an outspoken advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living and eating disorder awareness in the dance world. She is in the process of editing and seeking a publisher for an an anthology tentatively titled Hunger Pointe: Dancers Speak Out on Weight, Body Image and the Quest for Perfection. She lives in western NY with her husband and one year old son.

Find her online at sarahbadger.blogspot.com.”

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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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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The Whole Hog: What Should Hogs be Fed? [Series]

We recently started offering cooking classes in Cincinnati to patients that are in treatment for obesity, and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder. During the classes, participants pick up basic cooking tips for preparing “clean” luscious tasting dishes, dressing, marinades, desserts and soups.

In our most recent class we had a great discussion about pork. We talked about everything from the health benefits of pork to how to find a reputable source for purchasing the healthiest pork. This series of blog articles will provide you with all the information we covered in class!

Pastured Pork

What Should Hogs be Fed?

Preferably, the animal is outdoors eating grass, roots and whatever it can forage. Even when the pig is pastured it must be supplemented.  What those supplements are will determine how healthy the pig is to eat and how it tastes. Ideally it would be “slopped” with kitchen waste. Or, it might eat the rotten fruit from an orchard, which I understand makes a delicious pork.

But even if it is fed corn or soy feed, as long as it is not GMO, it will be far better for you than if it is fed GMO grains.  The way to ensure as much as possible that it is not eating GMO grains, is to buy organic. If you do not buy organic pork, find out if the grain is GMO or not. One of the questions to ask a local farmer is what kind of feed they use.  Of course it goes without saying that you do not want meat that has hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.  Be aware that “natural” is not necessarily natural.

Organic vs Natural Meat

Healthy pigs result when they have plenty of fresh air, sun- shine, freedom for natural behavior, shelter as needed, healthy feed, PASTURE, variety in the diet, clean water, good sanitation and manure management. The major concern for most small-scale hog growers is intestinal parasites. These can be managed with proper pasture rotation.

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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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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