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

Monday, October 20th, 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 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.
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Food Pollution and the Role It Plays In Our Health

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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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

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Hummus

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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

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Chocolate Sauce

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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!

 

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

Tuesday, October 14th, 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 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!

Sign up for our newsletter 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.