Monthly Archives: October 2014

Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Navigating Love: Understanding The Game Couples Play

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On this week’s episode of the podcast I spoke with Malik Spencer, the author of “Navigating Love: A Roadmap for Building Healthy Relationships”. Listen to it HERE!

What We Covered:

1:02-Malik Spencer, Author of Navigating Love: A Roadmap for Building Healthy Relationships

1:58-Maji & Mongo

3:50-Malik Spencer Background

6:08-Navigating Love

7:26-A Sustainable Self

8:55-Selfish Attraction

9:58-Sustainable Attraction

11:57-Counterproductive Traits

15:37-Safe Space/Perceived Notions

16:10-Importance of Being Attracted To What’s Real

17:58-What Made You (Malik Spencer) Write This Book?

20:07-Relationship Rescue By Dr. Phil

22:10-Examples of Repeated Problems in Relationships

24:53-Problems With Infatuation

26:15-www.navigatinglove.com 

27:58-Critical Thinking

28:42-Law of Unintended Consequences

30:56-Cognitive Dissonance

35:48-People Tend To Create/Conform a Reality

39:00-How Should Couples Be Using The Book?

42:48-Series of Rationalizations

44:10-There’s A Common Thread In Problems All Couples Face

45:40-What Is The Most Common Relationship Mistake?

46:58-4 Step Process For Addressing Conflicts

57:39-You Cannot Be In A Healthy Relationship Without Being Healthy

58:36-Purchase The Book “Navigating Love: A Roadmap For Building Healthy Relationships on Amazon

59:27-Topic For Next Week Is Sustainability

 

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.

News You Can Use-Week of October 20th-26th

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 October 20th-26th!”

As Lobbyists and Politicians Shout It Out Over School Lunch, Can Parents Be Heard?

Even parents who pack their children’s school lunches likely remember the media uproar back in 2011 when Congress decided that pizza could qualify as a school food vegetable. LEARN MORE

Should French Fries and Pizza Sauce Count As Vegetables?

 In an effort to make school lunches healthier, the White House and Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010. LEARN MORE

Family Meals May Mean a Healthier Weight

Teenagers who eat dinner with the family two or three times a week may reduce their risk for obesity in young adulthood. LEARN MORE

Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

Within a week of my grandsons’ first year of high school, getting enough sleep had already become an issue. LEARN MORE

A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops

From the moment the bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii was introduced in May 2013, it garnered more vocal support than any the County Council here had ever considered, even the perennially popular bids to decriminalize marijuana. LEARN MORE

 

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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.

Food Pollution and the Role It Plays In Our Health

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Food Pollution is very serious and is not a topic we should take lightly. Click on the links below to learn how the pollution in our food plays a role in eating disorders, obesity, premature aging, and escalating mortality rates in the U.S.

WELLNESS PRESENTATION FOOD POLLUTION

WELLNESS PRESENTATION OBESITY

WELLNESS PRESENTATION DISEASES

WELLNESS PRESENTATION EATING DISORDERS

WELLNESS PRESENTATION THE CAUSE

WELLNESS PRESENTATION GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS

WELLNESS PRESENTATION MSG AND OTHER ADDITIVES

WELLNESS PRESENTATION FOOD ADDICTION

 

About Dr. Renae Norton

A family practice psychologist for more than 20 years, Dr. Norton specializes in the treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, and the consequences of disordered eating. She’s been featured by NPR, CNN and was five-time guest on Oprah. She coaches individuals and organizations via Skype worldwide. Visit: http://www.EatingDisorderPro.com

Hummus

https://whitneyinchicago.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/chipotle_hummus/

https://whitneyinchicago.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/chipotle_hummus/

Ingredients:

16 ounce bag of frozen spinach or frozen kale.

16 ounce box of garbanzo beans

16 ounce carton of kalona cottage cheese or any 100% grass fed to cottage cheese full fat

1/4 cup garlic juice or garlic to taste garlic salt & garlic pepper to taste

Directions:

Nuke the frozen spinach or kale in the microwave and drain/press out all of the water

Mix all ingredients together into a food processor until creamy and smooth

Chocolate Sauce

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Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

1/2 cup of organic, unrefined coconut oil

4 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons of raw, unsweetened cacao powder

2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons of grade b maple syrup, coconut syrup or raw, local honey

1/4 teaspoon of pure organic vanilla extract

1-2 pinches of sea salt-I recommend Pink Himalayan or Celtic

Directions

Add the coconut oil to a small sauce pan and melt on low. When liquid, remove from the heat and stir in the cacao powder. Mix until all the lumps are dissolved, then stir in the maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract and sea salt.

Variations:

To use as a syrup, serve immediately.

As a sauce, let it cool for 10-15 minutes, which will cause it to thicken.

If you want a “magic shell” effect, simply pour the chocolate over a cold dessert such as ice cream and give it a few minutes to harden. Coconut oil solidifies when it’s cold, so this is completely natural!

 

News You Can Use-Week of October 13th-19th

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 October 13th-19th!”

How Exercise May Protect Against Depression

Exercise may help to safeguard the mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles, according to a new study involving mice. The findings may have broad implications for anyone whose stress levels threaten to become emotionally overwhelming. LEARN MORE

 

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Genetically modified organisms are ancient, technologically speaking. Though some consumers may just be discovering that they’re in the food system (and getting riled up about labeling them), farmers have had access to them since 1996. But there’s a new technology on the scene, adding a twist to the already complicated conversation about GMOs in our food: synthetic biology. LEARN MORE

 

How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. LEARN MORE

 

Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new study is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue — and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit. LEARN MORE

 

Is Obesity an Addiction?

Would a rat risk dying just to satisfy its desire for chocolate? I recently found out. In my laboratory, we gave rats unlimited access to their standard fare as well as to a mini cafeteria full of appetizing, high-calorie foods: sausage, cheesecake, chocolate. The rats decreased their intake of the healthy but bland items and switched to eating the cafeteria food almost exclusively. They gained weight. They became obese. 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!

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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.

Talking With Kids About Weight

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Parents ask me all the time how to handle the binge eating of their overweight child or teen. Gently, and with kid gloves, is what I tell them.

Today, about one in three American children/teens is overweight or obese according to the American Heart Association. As a private practitioner specializing in the treatment of obesity and specific eating disorders, I see a connection between the two.

Children at a very young age know that being overweight is not a good thing. This fear may be driving the spread of Anorexia that we are seeing today among younger children, including boys. There is solid research that the desire to be thin begins with little girls as young as 3 years of age. The children in the study refused to play with the “fat” game pieces calling them “stupid and ugly”.

Children suffering from Anorexia who were formerly obese, often take longer to recover and are more likely to relapse than those who were a normal weight. Many relate that a parent’s efforts to help them with their weight issues triggered the decision to stop eating.

The general wisdom is that we should be able to eat anything in moderation. The problem is that processed foods are rarely eaten in moderation. Moms and dads may come home to find a child parked in front of the TV with a bag of potato chips that were fried in Canola Oil and a soft drink loaded with 12 teaspoons of sugar, or worse a sugar substitute. These foods are addicting and damaging to the systems that regulate healthy eating and fat storage.

If a food is addicting, and if it is there, it will find its way into the hands of the addicted.  When the parent comes home and finds the bag of cookies or container of ice cream empty, the unfortunate culprit hears about it. Of course, this reaction provokes guilt and/or defiance.  What it doesn’t do is lesson the likelihood of bingeing. It often leads to a decision to be less obvious (or “sneaky”, as many parents see it) in the future.

Now when mom or dad come home, the evidence is not as obvious. It isn’t until they look under the child’s bed, where candy wrappers, soda cans, and/or empty chip bags are found, that they discover the behavior hasn’t changed.  This is the beginning of sneaking food and eating it on the sly.  The guilt, which can also be a guilty pleasure, sets in motion a pattern of closet eating/bingeing that can last a lifetime.

So what’ s a parent to do? Get help from someone that knows about the healing impact that “clean” food has on the systems that regulate eating behaviors and weight. Clean foods are organic, grass-fed, wild caught, unprocessed, and have few if any additives.

Get rid of the soft drinks. Eat at home more. Make your popcorn with coconut oil and/or grass-fed salted butter. Make homemade fudge or homemade ice cream. Go Paleo-ish!

Help your child to focus on her gifts, not her girth.​

 

About Dr. Renae Norton

A family practice psychologist for more than 20 years, Dr. Norton specializes in the treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, and the consequences of disordered eating. She’s been featured by NPR, CNN and was five-time guest on Oprah. She coaches individuals and organizations via Skype worldwide. Visit: http://www.EatingDisorderPro.com

Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Dangers of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

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On this week’s episode of the podcast I spoke about the dangers of Monosodium Glutamate. If you missed it, you can tune in HERE.

What We Covered:

0:44- Monosodium Glutamate

1:07- The Most Damaging Food Pollutions

2:28- L-glutamate is known as MSG

5:28- Cancertruth.net

6:13- Safe Forms of MSG

8:38- Unsafe Forms of MSG

10:40- L-Glutamine is Highly Addictive

12:30- Citric Acid

14:32- Additives

15:05- L-Glutamate Chart

18:18- Neurotoxic Effects of L-Glutamine

22:02- Excitotoxins–The Taste That Kills By Russell Blaylock

22:42- How L-Glutamine Causes Disordered Eating

22:33- The Job of Leptins

29:29- What L-Glutamine Does To Us

32:45- High Levels of Insulin Have Very Serious Side Effects

33:08- Inflammatory Conditions

35:25- High Cortisol Levels

37:40- Neurotoxins Impact Infants and Children

39:08- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-Popular Snacks

42:40- Polluted Prenatal Vitamins/Supplements and Baby Foods

43:48- Trans Fats

44:00- Canola Oil

44:22- Gelatin

47:18- L-Glutamine and The Rest Of The Body

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

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Read About Dr Norton

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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.

News You Can Use-Week of October 6th-12th

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 October 6th-12th!”

Why Did the School Nutrition Association Betray Kids?

Childhood obesity is being addressed in various ways. One of them is small improvements in school lunch provided for free to over 30 million children everyday. This is through a USDA programs for disadvantaged children. The federal government funds these programs and also defines the nutrition criteria, but it is up to the school districts to actually procure, prepare, and serve the food. LEARN MORE

 

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients 

A tour of the Ben and Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, VT., includes a stop at the “Flavor Graveyard,” where ice cream combinations that didn’t make the cut are put to rest under the shade of big trees. LEARN MORE

 

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Eat more when you’re stressed? You’re not alone. More than a third of the participants in a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health said they change their diets during stressful times. LEARN MORE

 

Smaller But Better? Organic Tomatoes May Pack More Nutritional Punch

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that tomatoes grown on organic farms were about 40 percent smaller than conventionally grown tomatoes. The upside? They pack more of a nutritional punch. The researchers found the organic tomatoes had significantly higher levels of vitamin C, sugar and lycopene. 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!

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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.

Eating Disorders Among Female Baby Boomers May be a Function of Food Pollution

Growing old is not easy in any culture, but it is particularly difficult for middle-aged women in the United States. Americans obsess about thinness and worship youthfulness. Joan Rivers’ tragic death  last month was was a good example of the extremes to which women in American society will go in order to maintain these unrealistic ideals. Ms. Rivers is not alone. Remaining young and fit is getting harder all the time because of the food we eat. U.S. food is polluted with ingredients that attack the immune system, accelerate the aging process and drive obesity.

Aging is scary enough without a rapid decline in one’s health and an ever-expanding waistline. And that is exactly what Baby Boomers are experiencing today. As a result, they may be more at risk for specific eating disorders (EDs) such as Anorexia or Bulimia than in the past.  This is consistent with the latest research showing a proliferation of eating disorders in the U.S. that includes older women.

In a survey conducted on the eatingdisorderpro.com website, with nearly 1000 participants, 1.2% reported that their symptoms began after the age of 50.

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Unlike European countries where women are viewed as sexy into middle age and beyond, U.S. women become invisible as they age.  This puts them at even greater risk when it comes to EDs as they are less likely to be diagnosed or get treatment. Anorexia nervosa has the highest morbidity rate of any psychiatric illness with 10% mortality rate at 10 years of symptom duration and 20% at 20 years.  Many Baby Boomers have had their disorders for more than 20 years. The longer the duration of the illness, the higher the risk of death.

In general, the population is aging. But living longer with chronic illnesses, especially the complications of obesity and EDs that are driven by food pollution, can and should be prevented. These problems not only rob us of our health, they rob us of our dignity. Ms. Rivers died in an ill-fated attempt to preserve the youthfulness of her voice. Too many women, especially those in midlife, are feeling the same desperation.

Awareness is key. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts:

Do Not Eat                                Do Eat/Cook With                                

  • GMO’s                                      Organic whole foods
  • MSG                                         Grass-fed beef, poultry and pork
  • Food additives                          Coconut oil, ghee and raw grass-fed butter
  • Sweeteners                               Wild Caught Fish
  • Grains
  • Pesticides

Eating clean nourishes the body, but it also nourishes the soul, and empowers us to take charge of our health and regain the vitality that we were meant to enjoy well into old age.

 

About Dr. Renae Norton
A family practice psychologist for more than 20 years, Dr. Norton specializes in the treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, and the consequences of disordered eating. She’s been featured by NPR, CNN and was a five-time guest on Oprah. She coaches individuals and organizations via Skype worldwide. Visit: http://edpro.wpengine.com

Dr. J. Renae Norton

Listen to the Podcast on Eating Disorders Among Female Baby Boomers 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.
Let’s Connect!
Like me on Facebook

Twitter @drrenae

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

Sign Up For The Eating Disorder Pro Newsletter

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’.