“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 July 13th-July 19th, 2015.
NEWS: The 20 Best Motivational Quotes
A friend gave me a card=many years ago when I first started writing books. The very first publisher I submitted my manuscript to responded with a two page letter explaining why I should never be a writer. Ever. It was pretty upsetting. I wanted to quit that moment and never submit another manuscript again. I sat discouraged at my desk and spied this quote which I had hung up on my shelf. I remember deciding in that moment to “get back up” and try it again. Let’s fast forward 15 years. LEARN MORE
NEWS: What’s the Best Way to Deal With a Negative Body Image?
Lianne* came to see me for help with her compulsive binge-eating. “I can’t stand myself,” she said. “I’ve tried every diet I can think of. I lose weight…and then I gain it all back…and more.” Lianne was smart and very funny. She had a successful job and many women friends. But she didn’t date and she didn’t think any men could possibly be interested her because of her weight. “I’m fat and ugly,” she told me. “Why would a guy even want to talk to me?” LEARN MORE
NEWS: Stop Taking Statin Drugs – High Cholesterol Leads to Longer Life
High cholesterol levels are believed to lead to heart conditions and early death. Statin drugs to lower LDL cholesterol are prescribed to more than 13 million Americans, and almost all men over the age of 60. Research published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism in April 2015 now shows that, as you age, having high cholesterol is beneficial. LEARN MORE
NEWS: Eat Blueberries to Live a Longer Life
Sometimes foods that are healthy don’t always appeal to a large number of people. Blueberries are an exception, however – they are both delicious and nutritious. Blueberries are truly one of the great superfoods for so many reasons. Although they can satisfy a sweet tooth, they are low in sugar and low on the glycemic index, so they will not cause blood sugar levels to spike up. They are full of healthy fiber to improve digestion and aid in weight loss for those who are trying to shed unwanted pounds. And they are incredibly rich in vitamins, minerals and bio-active compounds like anthocyanins which have powerful antioxidant properties. It is this strong combination of nutrients that lead to so many health benefits and, according to new studies, even a longer life span. LEARN MORE
NEWS: How Sugar Could Be Making You Nutrient Deficient
Sugar is one of our absolute least favorite ingredients in the grocery store—and there are so many reasons why. A recent study conducted by the Wall Street bank Credit Suisse revealed the bitter truth about global sugar consumption: The study found that sugar makes up 17 percent of the global diet. The daily average consumption for the world is 17 teaspoons (68 grams), which is 45 percent higher than 30 years ago. LEARN MORE
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