Monthly Archives: January 2015

Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Homemade Versions Of Everyday Products

On this week’s episode I spoke about every day products that you can make yourself!

Have you ever looked on the ingredients list of those products you put in and on your body every day? Well I have, and there are chemicals in them that are terrible for you, so I researched and tried homemade versions of these products. All of them are easy to make and a lot better for you than store bought ones!

This week I’ll take you through all of the ingredients and the step by step process on how to make homemade toothpaste, hand sanitizer, wipes, and a facemask!

If you missed it, you can tune in HERE.

What We Covered

1:00- Tonight’s Topic

1:50- Why You’d Want To Make Your Own Products

3:03- Humans Cells

5:44- Caller Joe

8:42- Colloidal Silver

9:43- Microbiomes

11:55- Fluoride Toothepaste

12:50- Is Fluoride Good For You?

13:19- Ingredients In Common/Popular Toothpaste

16:17- Products You Can Purchase That Are Good For You

18:19- Benefits of Coconut Oil

21:34- Recipe For Squeezable Toothpaste

23:56- Importance of Lavender

25:10- Recipe For Hand Sanitizer

27:39- Dr. Ron’s Ultra Pure

29:31- How To Make The Towels For Wipes

31:07- Recipe For The Wipes

36:14- Ingredients In Pampers Wipes

38:33- Electric Toothbrushes And Waterpicks

40:37- Benefits of Vinegar

41:55- Tea Tree Oil

44:35- Papaya And Pineapple Facemask

45:34- Recipe For The Facemask

47:10- Maji N Mongo

48:51- Wellness Mama Website

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 January 26th-February 1st

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 January 26th-February 1st.

Understanding types of oatmeal

If you grew up ripping open a package of instant flavored oatmeal, adding boiling water, and having your breakfast ready in two minutes, the different types of oatmeal may be confusing. Oats processed for oatmeal come in a variety of forms. They’re all made from the same grain, but the way they’re processed can change the cooking time and the consistency of the oatmeal once it’s cooked. LEARN MORE

This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter

Here is a great, albeit unintended, alignment of interests between carrots and humans. When it gets cold outside, carrots growing in the ground protect themselves from freezing by converting some of their starch into sugar. LEARN MORE

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt – The Truth

The other day I found myself standing in front of an array of gourmet sea salts, each packaged in a small plastic tub.  The labels were in different pastel colours and the font style was kinda hip looking, if you know what I mean.  Those packages were telling me that if I used sea salt, I’d be hip too, or cutting-edge, or a more “natural” cook. LEARN MORE

Baby formula is loaded with GMOs – Avoid these brands

A petition is circulating to persuade three of the top infant formula brands in the U.S. — Abbott Laboratories (Similac), Mead Johnson Nutrition (Enfamil) and Nestle (Gerber Good Start) — to stop using genetically modified (GM) ingredients in their baby products. Each of these powdered formulas is loaded with corn and soy byproducts, along with sugar, which means they are more than likely GM in nature and harming children. LEARN MORE

5 Lies From The Diet Industry

Now that our holiday indulgences are behind us, and 2015 is upon us, we’re all apt to want to lose a few pounds (or more!). So, where should we start? The problem is that the diets we often turn to don’t actually work. And, if they do work, they aren’t sustainable (do you really want to never eat carbs ever again?). Here is some of the science that refutes the diet industry scams we’re all tempted to fall for as we gear up to make this year our thinnest yet. 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.

Homemade Wipes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll of heavy duty paper towels (plain white)
  • Container, plastic shoe box, coffee container, etc.
  • 1 3/4 cups boiled water (or distilled)-cooled but still warm – (can just use regular water if you use them in less than a week)
  • 1 Tablespoon of pure aloe vera- check the ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon of pure Witch Hazel Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons of Liquid Castille Soap
  • 2 capsules of Vitamin E (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive or Almond Oil
  • Essential Oils of choice (I use organic lavender and vitamin oil–can purchase from Whole Foods)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the roll of paper towels in half using a sharp knife
  2. In bowl or quart size jar mix the water, aloe, witch hazel, castille soap, Vitamin E and oil and stir.
  3. Add essential oils if desired and stir.
  4. Pour over paper towels in container and let absorb- this takes about 5-10 minutes. (Tip: only saturate it and once the paper towels are completely saturated, stop pouring. Otherwise the wipes are too wet.)
  5. Flip the container over to make sure wipes are well soaked.
  6. Use as you would regular wipes

This recipe is credited to wellnessmama.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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Papaya and Pineapple Facemask

 

Ingredients:

2/3 Cup Papaya

2/3 Cup Pineapple

1/4 Cup Aloe Gel

 

Instructions:

1. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor

2. Store in a covered mason jar in the fridge

3. Use on face and 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.
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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.

©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’.

Homemade Toothpaste

Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp Calcium powder
  • 3 tbsp Xylitol Powder
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil (room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp Organic Baking Soda (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Bentonite Clay
  • 3 tbsp Distilled Water
  • 20-30 Drops Essential Oils (Cinnamon, Peppermint, Etc.)
  • 20-30 Trace Minerals
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Once smooth, add the Bentonite Clay, mix by hand (do not use a metal spoon, use plastic or metal spoon)
  3. Store in small BPA squeezable tube

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.

©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’.

Natural Homemade Hand Sanitizer

 

For this recipe, you will need:

To make, mix 1/4 cup aloe vera gel, 1/2 teaspoon glycerine, and 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol in a small bowl. Add 0 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 10 drops of tea tree oil along with any other oils you want to add for scent (lemongrass, orange, lavendar and peppermint are good choices).

Mix well and add distilled water (or Colloidal/Ionic silver) to thin to desired consistency and add any other oils to desired smell.

Use a small funnel or medicine dropper to transfer hand sanitizer into spray or pump type bottles.

Use as you would any other type of hand sanitizer.

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©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’.

Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Snacks You And Your Body Will Love

 

On this week’s episode I shared some of my favorite snack recipes! These snacks are easy to make, they’re made with clean ingredients, and they’re all delicious!

If you missed it, you can tune in HERE.

What We Covered

1:50-One Of The Most Important Issues For People With Eating Disorders

2:50-Visit eatingdisorderpro.com for all of the recipes discussed today

3:43-Types of Snacks

5:20-Protein Bars

6:25-Protein Bar Ingredients

9:27-How To Make Protein Bars

11:30- 195 Cal, 19 Grams of Fat, 35 Grams of Carbs, 22 Grams of Protien, 5 Grams of Fiber

12:35- Gluten Free Brownie

12:48- Ingredients In Brownies

13:30- Importance of Dark Chocolate

15:35- How To Make Brownies

20:18- Fudge

20:50- Ingredients in Fudge

21:28- How To Make Fudge

24:35- Popcorn

25:15- How To Make Popcorn

26:55- Seasoned Nuts

27:03- How To Season the Nuts

30:53- Next Week’s Episode: Changing Your Complexion

31:57- Maji And Mongo Books

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.

Gluten-Free Brownies

 

Ingredients: (Use all organic)

5 ounces high quality 100% cocoa dark chocolate

½  cup organic coconut oil

½  coconut sugar

½ cup Norbu sugar

1/2 cup almond meal

1/4 cup sorghum flour

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 organic free-range eggs, beaten well with a fork

1 tablespoon bourbon vanilla*

 

Optional:

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Dark chocolate chips for the top

 

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat, gently stirring. (Or melt in a microwave safe measuring cup and stir together to combine.)

In a mixing bowl whisk together the brown sugar, almond meal, sorghum flour, fine sea salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center and add the beaten eggs, vanilla extract and melted dark chocolate mixture. Beat on low-medium for two minutes, until the batter begins to come together. At first it will seem thin, like cake batter, but keep beating until it thickens and becomes smooth and glossy.

If you are adding nuts, stir in the nuts by hand and spread the batter into the prepared baking pan. Even out the batter with a silicone spatula.

Stud the top with some dark chocolate chips and press in slightly.

Bake in the center of a preheated 350ºF oven for 32 to 35 minutes, or until the brownies are set. The top will crack, like a flourless chocolate cake.

Cool on a wire rack; and remove the cooled brownies from the pan by gripping the foil edges and lifting the brownies out as a whole.

Chill for an hour before cutting. (Though warm and gooey is really divine, if you don’t mind them falling apart.)

Yield: 16 servings

*For chocolate-mint brownies use 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

News You Can Use Week of January 19th-25th

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 January 19th-25th

What If All Nutrition Studies Are Based On Wrong Data?

A majority of nutrition studies, conclusions and recommendations are based on flawed data. The result is bad advice dispensed to the public. This is the conclusion of a paper titled Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing, published in the International Journal of Obesity. LEARN MORE

High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the most despised ingredients in consumer health circles. The corn derived sweetener has replaced sugar in soft drinks as well as thousands of other foods and beverages since the 1980′s. HFCS has been blamed by some people for the rise in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and a host of other maladies. LEARN MORE

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to sports drinks, but it comes with a hefty price tag. LEARN MORE

The top 10 “Big Food” health slogans and myths busted!

Like they say, if you hear something enough times, you start believing it, even if at first it sounds absurd. That’s how advertising for toxic products works, and Americans have been falling for it for generations. You may recognize some or all of these popular slogans, or you may not. It doesn’t really matter to Big Food, as long as you consume them. 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.

Salted Coconuts


Ingredients

6 oz Macadamia nuts

6 oz. Walnuts

6 oz. Brazil nuts

Coconut Oil

Seasonings of your choice

Directions:

In the microwave warm

¼ cup coconut oil

Add:

Himalayan Pink Salt

Garlic powder (or your favorite spices)

Put into a Mason jar and add the nuts. Shake it up until nuts are well coated. Dump onto paper towels and salt nuts if more salt is needed. Put back into jar and refrigerate. Eat cold.

You can also use Norbu or coconut sugar in the coconut oil to make a sweet version. I still put in a little bit of salt.