“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 March 10-17 2014!”
Matters of Appearance: Eating Disorder Patients’ Interpretations of Therapists’ Bodies - Therapeutic alliance is often highlighted in studies looking at treatment effectiveness, both in and beyond the realm of eating disorder therapy. Evidently, there are a number of factors that can impact how well we get along with our therapists, ranging from disagreements with the course of treatment or type of therapy to a simple, unnamable dislike for the person. But what about their appearance? What kind of impact could a therapist’s body size have on the therapy relationship? Learn More.
Facebook Use Patterns that Predict Disordered Eating - Young women who placed importance on comments and likes, and regularly untagged photos of themselves, were at greater risk. Learn More.
When Tribes Build Casinos, Obesity Falls in Youth - After American Indians built casinos on California tribal lands, their incomes rose and their children’s obesity rates fell, according to a new study. Learn More.
How to Avoid Mercury in Fish [infographic] - With at least 84 percent of the world’s fish contaminated by mercury, how can you know which fish are safe to eat and which aren’t? Learn More.
About 500 Foods Contain the ‘Yoga Mat’ Compound. Should We Care? - A report from the Environmental Working Group finds that the compound, azodicarbonamide, is found in close to 500 food products, from Pillsbury Dinner Rolls to Little Debbie products to Wonder Bread. Learn More.
5 Reasons Why Even Vegetarians Should Eat Gelatin - There are so many amazing benefits that can come from eating gelatin, including improvements in digestive, skin, and mental health. Plus, gelatin can be used to make a yummy, all-natural dessert that’s actually good for us. So why aren’t we eating more of it? Learn More.
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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