Monthly Archives: February 2014

Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Overcoming Sugar Addiction with Jill Escher [show notes]

Sugar Addiction Jill Escher

This week we welcomed Jill Escher to the show. Jill is the author of Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss and founder of www.endsugaraddiction.com.

This episode is important to listen to if you or your loved one suffers from obesity, food addiction, or an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder.

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What We Covered:

3:33 – About Jill Escher.

6:17 – Jill Escher’s Sugar Addiction Recovery Story.

12:30 – The Physiological Effects of Sugar

16:35 – Tips for Overcoming Sugar Addiction.

20:15 – Should added sugar be completely removed from a sugar addicts diet?

29:45 – Hormones, Hunger, Weight Gain, Weight Loss. Finding the root cause of food addiction and/or obesity.

33:38 – Life after sugar addiction. Improving Eating Disorder and Obesity Recovery Rates by Eating Clean.

37:25 – The problem with school lunches in the US. The problems with the food pyramid.

39:30 – Clean Eating. The 80:20 Rule.

42:30 – Sugar Addiction. Is complete abstinence necessary?

44:40 – Recovery Setbacks and Self Judgement.

51:15 – 4 Tips for Overcoming Sugar Addiction.

Links We Discussed:

The Maji and Mongo Books

Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss

Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward

End Sugar Addiction

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 – February 23 – March 2 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 February 23-March 2 2014!”

Anorexia, Bulimia….or EDNOS? The Eating Disorder that Doctors Refuse to Recognize – HALF of people with eating disorders are missing out on the help they desperately need – now a new campaign aims to help sufferers who can’t be clearly classified as having anorexia or bulimia. Learn More.

WHO Sees Risk of Obesity Becoming the New Norm in Europe –  Being overweight is so common in Europe that it risks becoming “the new norm”, with around a third of teenagers now heavier than is recommended for their health, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Learn More.

Misguided Attempts at Prevention for Parents – Parental actions can affect children. But it’s a big leap to take this to actually creating an eating disorder. The problem is that parents can’t give their children an eating disorder. It doesn’t work that way. Although the message seems to be positive, it has a subtle message of blame. Learn More.

EU Chief Scientific Adviser’s GMO Lies Called Out in an Open Letter – A prominent scientist and biotechnology expert has issued a public indictment of Professor Anne Glover, the Chief Scientific Adviser to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and a vehement supporter of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In a recent letter, Dr. Brian John from GM-Free Cymru called out Prof. Glover for her repeated failure to acknowledge the plenteous science showing that GMOs are harmful to the environment and to humans. Learn More.

Dark Secrets of Artificial Sweeteners Revealed – For millennia, humans have used honey and sugar to sweeten foods, but in modern times, people concerned with calories have turned to artificial sweeteners. “Some early sugar substitutes were found to cause cancer, and other[s] have ill effects on health. Many critics charge these artificial additives pose danger of their own. And many people point out unusual ingredients that go into some sweeteners; Splenda, for instance, is manufactured using chlorine, and skeptics say such food additives also play havoc with the human metabolism. Aspartame has even been charged with causing brain tumors, heart attacks and even seizures.” Learn More.

Food Packaging Materials Expose You to 4000+ Chemicals –  Your diet can be as wholesome and organic as possible, but if what you’re eating came from a box, a bin or even your own refrigerator, it may be contaminated with one of 4,000 chemicals. And what that means for your health is a big question—but one that urgently needs to be answered, says an international coalition of food packaging and environmental health experts. Learn More.

How to Avoid GMOs in 3 Simple Steps – Getting GMOs out of your kitchen is hard without labeling, but these three steps can help you navigate the grocery aisles a little more easily. 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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Weight Management Supplements

Weight Management Supplements

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These are the supplements/foods that make my list for valuable and safe ways to enhance weight loss and weight management. Unless otherwise stated, I source them from Dr. Ron’s Ultrapure as he has one of the purest and best researched product lines that I have found to date.

Coconut Oil

Supplement with organic extra virgin, cold pressed unrefined coconut oil whenever possible. It is a medium chain fatty acid which means that it does not store as fat in the body, but is used almost entirely as energy. It is also good for the brain and eyes. When combined with exercise, coconut oil is the only thing that has been shown to stop the course of Alzheimer’s.

It is delicious on vegetables, is a great tenderizer for meats and poultry, and is great for baking. It actually may help to reduce cellulite. For the same reason, don’t use it to fry fish……it creates fish mush as it breaks down the fat in fish. Since fish is mostly fat, it over tenderizes it. For everything else, it is delicious. It does not cause the foods you cook in it to taste like coconut oil. Find excuses to use it whenever possible.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha lipoic acid enhances our ability to convert food into energy and is therefore a benefit to those trying to lose weight.

It is often referred to as ‘the universal antioxidant,” It is also a potent anti-inflammatory. For the obese individual, this is vitally important, as they often suffer from chronic inflammation, which makes fitness training painful.

ALA is a unique antioxidant because it is both fat and water soluble. This means it can go to all parts of the cell, including the lipid (fat) portions, where unwanted chemicals may reside. Most supplements are water-soluble and cannot help with the chemicals that reside in the fat portions of our cells. Again, this is particularly important for the obese individual.

Carnitine

Carnitine and its derivative, acetyl L-carnitine, are two of the most important nutrients for weight loss. Carnitine is critical for energy formation and an active metabolism. Carnitine takes fatty acids from our blood and transports them into the cell for energy. For carnitine to have optimum effect, we must have adequate essential fatty acids, such as the omega 3’s, present in the diet. The best sources of Omega 3s are Krill oil, walnuts, and flax seed. The recommended “dose” of nuts per day is ¼ cup. Be sure to get Antarctic Krill Oil. Dr. Ron’s is a good source. Learn more HERE.

Acetyl L-carnitine

Acetyl L-carnitine acts as an antioxidant and a natural anti-inflammatory that enhances the affects of the other antioxidant systems within the body. These anti-inflammatory properties protect the cell membrane. Although exercise will naturally increase our levels of acetyl L-carnitine, it will not help enough if we are obese, over thirty years of age or have other health problems, such as a leaky gut. This makes supplementation a necessity.

Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10)

Coenzyme Q-10, also called ubiquinone, is a powerful antioxidant/anti-inflammatory with many benefits for treating and preventing obesity. It acts like acetyl L-carnitine in that it assists in energy production within the cell. CoQ10 also enhances the metabolism, giving us greater energy and endurance, a greater ability to lose body fat, preventing the energy decline seen in aging cells. CoQ10 also maximizes the burning of foods for fuel, helping to normalize fats in our blood. Many of Dr. Ron’s facial and body care products contain CoQ10, such that it can also be used topically.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Conjugated linoleic acid is a fatty acid found in many of the foods we eat. At one time, beef and lamb were exceptional sources; however when their diet was changed from grass to grain, levels of CLA dramatically decreased in our meat and dairy products.

CLA decreases body fat, especially in the area of the abdomen and helps block the absorption of fat and sugar into fat cells (adipocytes) in general. It also helps the insulin receptors remain intact, thus increasing insulin sensitivity. This is important in terms of Type 2 Diabetes, in as much as such individuals have become insulin resistant because their blood sugar levels are chronically elevated.

CLA is a medium chain omega 3 fatty acid, with some of the same benefits as coconut oil, one of which is that it converts to muscle and not fat. CLA has the added benefit of being a powerful antioxidant/anti-inflammatory. NEVER BUY CLA IN SUPPLEMENT FORM, IT IS DANGEROUS. Obtain your CLA from grass-fed animal protein and raw dairy. (Raw dairy should be from Jersey 100% grass-fed cows)

Chromium

Because Chromium is an essential nutrient for normal sugar and fat metabolism, it is critical for anyone trying to control and reduce excess body fat. Chromium supplementation effectively lowers blood sugar and insulin levels and can also increase levels of the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. This lowers total cholesterol and triglycerides, playing a key role in regulating appetite, reducing sugar cravings, and lowering body fat.

Maitake Mushroom Extract

Studies show that maitake mushroom extract enhances insulin sensitivity, which helps to control blood sugar levels and may serve as a safe and reliable weight loss supplement. High blood sugar levels cause weight gain. It is a powerful tool for preventing a condition that leads to cardiovascular disease and diabetes called Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome consists of high blood pressure, elevated levels of insulin, excess weight (especially around the abdomen), and dyslipidemia or low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, and high levels of triglycerides.

Beta Glucan

A concentrated soluble fiber derived from yeasts, mushrooms, and algae, beta-glucans come in many forms but all have the effect of lowering cholesterol with the additional benefits of weight loss and helping control diabetes. They are long chain polysaccharides that also have very positive effects on the immune system.

One of the best sources of Beta glucans are mushrooms. There are three mushrooms that are good sources and are also renowned for their wonderful flavors. They are: Maitake, Agaricus and Cordyceps. A powder made from these mushrooms can be purchased from Dr. Ron’s, who recommends making a paste to baste on steaks and fish. Yum!

Maca

Maca is truly a super food and one that aids in weight management. Just one teaspoon in your smoothie once or twice a day can do amazing things. Here are just a few of the things you can expect maca to help with:

  • Blood Sugar: Maca boosts the work your pancreas does in keeping your blood sugar levels even. This is important from a weight management perspective, because blood sugar levels play an important role in fat storage, i.e. when they are high, the body stores more fat. Maca also helps to prevent pancreatic cancer.
  • Energy: Most people feel their mood and energy level lift almost instantly when they use Maca. Users report their energy, stamina and endurance improve, which helps with weight management.
  • Maca helps balance the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone, which is important for weight management. Maca also helps restore balance to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands – the body’s master gland system. These hormones can impact nutrient utilization, eating behaviors, fat storage, food cravings, and food addictions.
  • Immune Booster: Maca’s 22 fatty acids function both as a fungicide and as a local antiseptic. These actions, along with the natural Vitamin C and zinc are believed to help aid in overall immunity enhancement. This means that Maca helps with a leaky gut.
  • Stress Reduction: For people with adrenal stress from work, disease, exercise or PTSD, maca can reduce the effects of cortisol on the adrenal glands and other organs so impacted by a “Type A”, high pressure lifestyle or job. High cortisol lead to increased fat storage. In other words, stress is fattening.
  • Thyroid Support : The Thyroid gland controls the rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients. The more efficient it is, the less tendency we have to gain unwanted weight. Maca aids the thyroid in this metabolic process, giving us healthier intestines, better functioning kidneys and stronger bones

Mango Seed Fiber


Mango seed extract increases the production of certain enzymes that help lower body fat. It also removes dangerous toxins from the body. Indeed, it’s most common use in Africa is as a natural antibiotic and pain reliever. It is currently being studied for weight loss, diabetes and cholesterol reduction.

Disclaimer: This patient guide is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice and treatment from your personal physicians. Readers are advised to consult their own doctors or other qualified health professionals regarding the treatment of medical conditions. The authors shall not be held liable or responsible for any misunderstanding or misuse of the information contained in this manual or for any loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by any treatment, action, or application of any food or food source discussed in this patient guide. The statements in this guide have not been evaluation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Jill Escher’s Power Breakfast

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

On WEDNESDAY February 26 at 7:30 pm EST, we’ll welcome Jill Escher to the show. Jill is the author of Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss and founder of www.endsugaraddiction.com. The recipe below is one of Jill’s favorite breakfast recipes! This breakfast may seem unusual at first, but it is super nutritious and delicious, costs next to nothing, and takes only minutes to make.

  1. Chop 3-5 fresh organic veggies of your preference into rather small pieces. Veggies can include, for example, broccoli, carrots, jicama, radishes, celery, kale, red or green cabbage. It’s easiest to do this just twice a week, storing your chopped veggie mix in a container in the fridge.
  2. Add fats, either organic olive oil or organic avocado oil, maybe some chopped organic avocado, plus some balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle salt to taste. Mix it all up. Add organic sunflower seeds or chopped organic almonds or organic macadamia nuts if desired.
  3. Top it with a dollop of chopped organic chicken liver and/or organic eggs and/or leftover organic, grassfed meat from last night’s dinner.

But you ask, how does Jill make chopped liver in the first place? Here’s her favorite way, and it’s super easy:

Place one pound of fresh, organic chicken livers on a baking tray. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until well browned, flipping them halfway. Take a large onion and sautee it in a big dollop of rendered duck fat (available at US Wellness Meats, Whole Foods and other finer grocery stores) til translucent, almost browning. Add the baked livers, a dash of balsamic vinegar, some salt, and if you like, an organic hardboiled egg or two. Then place the whole shebang in a food processor til it looks like, you know, chopped liver. Yum!

What a way to start your day, all the nutrition your body could need, a treat for the digestion, and zero blood sugar spike. You will never, ever dream of cereal, waffles, pancakes, donuts, bagels, muffins or toast again.

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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Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Lemony-Carrot Cake Pops [video]

Photo Credit: Cameron Knight ckpj.com

Photo Credit: Cameron Knight ckpj.com

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. This week we made some delicious Lemony-Carrot Cake Pops! You can view the full recipe HERE.

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: Overcoming Sugar Addiction with Jill Escher

Sugar Addiction Jill Escher

Join us on WEDNESDAY February 26 at 7:30 pm EST as we welcome sugar addiction activist Jill Escher to the show. Jill is the author of Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss and founder of www.endsugaraddiction.com.

This episode is important to listen to if you or your loved one suffers from obesity, food addiction, or an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder.

Some more info about our guest:

“Jill Escher, the author of a practical guide to kicking sugar addiction, ‘Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss,’ is an outspoken promoter of the concept that the biologically deviant but culturally ‘normal’ pathology of ruthless sugar addiction is a not-so-hidden foundation atop which many of our common chronic diseases fester and flourish. But as a science philanthropist focusing on the long-term effects of hormone disrupting drugs chemicals, she knows that sugar addiction is just one ingredient in the making of today’s metabolic and other epidemics. Jill is also a businesswoman, former lawyer, and president of the Autism Society of the San Francisco Bay Area.”

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 Recipe: Seasoned Mixed Nuts

Seasoned Mixed Nuts

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In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

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.

For more recipes, be sure to visit the Recipe Corner

Organic, raw nuts, mixture of your choice* (enough to fill a 16 oz mason jar)

2 tbsp organic, unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil

1 tbsp sea salt, coconut palm sugar, or organic garlic salt

Directions:

Add coconut oil to mason jar, melt in microwave.

Add sea salt, coconut palm sugar, or organic garlic salt.

Add in nuts and shake until well coated. Refrigerate or pour out onto parchment paper lined glass baking dish, refrigerate, place in jar.

Keep refrigerated.

Makes 10 servings

Nutrition Info (per serving)  – 200 calories, 21 g fat, 3 g protein, 4 g carbs, 2 g fiber

*I like walnuts, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts

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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News You Can Use – February 16th-23rd, 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 February 16-23 2014!”

Eating Disorders Deadly for Adults Too – It is known that eating disorders typically first strike during adolescence, boys and girls are afflicted and genetics play a significant role. With high relapse and low recovery rates, eating disorders remain the most deadly of psychiatric conditions. Less well-known is that almost 80 per cent of anorexia-related deaths occur among women over 45, according to a paper by Merryl Bear for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. Older bodies are less resilient to the physical damage wrought by ongoing eating-disorder behaviours. Learn More.

Effects of Bullying May Add Up in Kids [study] – The negative physical and mental effects tied to bullying among children and teens may accumulate throughout the years, according to a new study. Learn More.

California Lawmaker Wants Labels on Sugary Drinks – Sodas and most other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes and tooth decay under a bill introduced in Sacramento on Thursday and backed by several public health advocacy groups. Learn More.

Love Yourself: A Body (Image) Makeover for Women – Women athletes, working women, and artists are all getting in on the ongoing discussion of women’s bodies in the media. Learn More.

Growing Number of Chemicals Linked with Brain Disorders in Children –  Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children — such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia. Learn More.

Child Obesity: Using Attention Modification Program to Decrease Attention modification programs, which train a person to ignore or disregard specific, problematic cues or triggers, have been used effectively to treat cases of anxiety and substance abuse. In a novel study published this week, a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry reports using a single session of attention modification to decrease overeating in obese children. Learn More.

Geographic Variation of Human Gut Microbes Tied to Obesity – Researchers know that obese people have a different balance of microbes in their guts: more Firmicutes, fewer Bacteroidetes. Now researchers have found that people living in northern latitudes have a greater proportion of the Firmicutes associated with obesity than do people living farther south, and a smaller proportion of Bacteroidetes. The implications are unclear, though microbes may evolve with people to better extract energy from food in colder climates. Learn More.

Parents are Poor Judges of Children’s Weight – Many parents apparently believe their children are leaner than they actually are. A review of studies published in Pediatrics found that two-thirds of parents underestimate the weight of their offspring. 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 Recipe: Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

This delicious recipe is courtesy of Amber Romanuik, founder of Nourish This Life and author Amber Approved Gluten, Dairy & Sugar-Free Recipes. Amber will be joining us on the podcast on WEDNESDAY March 5 at 7:30 pm.

For more recipes, be sure to visit the Recipe Corner

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Ingredients

4 organic ripe avocados

½ tsp organic Maca powder

7 tbsp organic raw cacao powder

4-5 tbsp organic lucuma powder

1 tbsp organic vanilla extract

½ cup organic unsweetened coconut or almond milk

½ cup organic dark grade maple syrup

Method

Remove pit and shell from avocado

Add all ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy

Adjust flavor to taste, to make a slight bit sweeter add another tbsp of lucuma powder

To make it a bit less thick add more milk

Serve into bowls and add top with berries, cacao nibs, coconut or whatever you like

Keeps chilled in fridge for 2-3 days

Prep time 10 minutes

Serves 5

Garnish with raspberries, cacao nibs, chopped hazelnuts, shredded coconut or mint leaves

Nutrition (without toppings, made with full fat coconut milk) – 390 calories, 25 g fat, 4 g protein, 45 g carbs, 13 g fiber

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 Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper & Beet Salad

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In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

This delicious recipe is courtesy of Amber Romanuik, founder of Nourish This Life and author Amber Approved Gluten, Dairy & Sugar-Free Recipes. Amber will be joining us on the podcast on WEDNESDAY March 5 at 7:30 pm.

For more recipes, be sure to visit the Recipe Corner

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Roasted Red Pepper & Beet Salad

Ingredients

2 organic red bell peppers
3 organic large red beets
1 organic yellow onion diced
A few sprigs of organic  fresh or dried dill
4 large organic carrots
1 medium organic cucumber
1/2 cup raw organic walnuts
5-6 cups of organic greens of choice ( I like spring mix)
A large handful of organic pea shoots
1/2 cup organic apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup organic flax or olive oil
3 tablespoons organic hempseeds
2 medium organic chicken breasts
2 tablespoons organic Coconut oil
Dash of organic Himalayan Sea Salt
Dash of organic Pepper
Dash of organic garlic powder
Dash of organic Cayenne powder
Pinch of organic Rosemary
Dash of organic Oregano

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place chicken in an oven-friendly dish and add desired spices. (I like rosemary, oregano, garlic powder, sea salt and basil)
  • Bake chicken in the oven for about 35-50 minutes or until the inside is white.
  • In the meantime wash the peppers, onions and beets and chop into small pieces. Place on an oven friendly baking sheet and add coconut oil, oregano, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary and cayenne pepper. Mix with hands and bake for 30-40 minutes or until beets are soft.
  • In the meantime in a large bowl add greens of choice, chopped carrot, cucumber, walnuts, hemp seeds and dill.
  • Mix apple cider vinegar, flax oil, sea salt, pepper, garlic and oregano in a jar for the salad.
  • Once veggies are cooked add them to the salad and also slice the chicken breast and add to the top with the dressing and mix well and enjoy!

If you are a vegan or vegetarian feel free to keep out the chicken breast! This salad is so comforting for winter and full of amazing nutrition and beautiful color. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Nutrition (per serving) – 450 calories, 28 g fat, 28 g protein, 24 g carbs, 8 g fiber

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.

Let’s Connect!
Like me on Facebook

Twitter @drrenae

Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form

Inquire about booking Dr Norton for a speaking engagement

Read About Dr Norton

View video about Dr Norton

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.

©2014, Dr J Renae Norton. This information is intellectual property of Dr J Renae Norton. Reproduction and distribution for educational purposes is permissible. Please credit ‘© 2014, Dr J Renae Norton. http://edpro.wpengine.com’.