“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 May 12 – 18, 2014!”
Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link
Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events. LEARN MORE
The Quest for a Natural Sugar Substitute
On a Sunday evening last September, stevia became famous. In the final episode of “Breaking Bad,” an image of the sweetener filled the TV screen. Lydia emptied the packet into her mug of camomile tea, not knowing that Walt, her former partner, had poisoned it. “How are you feeling?” he later asked. “Kind of under the weather, like you’ve got the flu? That would be the ricin I gave you. I slipped it into that stevia crap that you’re always putting in your tea.” LEARN MORE
World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk
In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. LEARN MORE
New Anti-GMO-Labeling Bill Would Deny You Your Right to Know
For anyone who wants to know whether there are GMOs in the food supply, a new bill introduced by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is essentially a “slap in the face of all average citizens,” as former Stonyfield Farms CEO Gary Hirschberg called it. LEARN MORE
Eating Disorders in the Online World
The internet can be a place where people with eating disorders
seek and find reliable information about what they’re doing to their bodies, about how their experiences are typical of the disorder they suffer from, about what recovery entails and how to embark on it; it can be a place where they seek and find support from others who have gone through the same thing and come out the other side, or are going through it and want to be free of it too. But the online world can also be a place where sufferers encourage each other to be ill ‘better’, where support means spiralling ever deeper into the pathological cognitive
and behavioural patterns that maintain physical deterioration. LEARN MORE
Are You Programmed to Enjoy Exercise?
For years, scientists have been bedeviled by the question of why so few people regularly exercise when we know that we should. There are obvious reasons, including poor health and jammed schedules. But researchers have begun to speculate that genetics might also play a role, as some recent experiments suggest. LEARN MORE
Why Do “Farmers” Want To Keep Trans-Fats in Your Food?
The FDA is close to deciding that partially hydrogenated fats should be removed from the American food supply. This is a good thing. Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) contain trans-fats, which are the worst type of fat for your cardiovascular health. LEARN MORE
Eating legumes helps to lower bad cholesterol
Eating a daily serving of cooked beans is linked with lower levels of “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol,
according to new review study from researchers in Canada. 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.