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Food Pollution and the Role It Plays In Our Health

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 ...
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Talking With Kids About Weight

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 ...
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Maji and Mongo’s Road Journal – Maji and Mongo Bootcamp!

Dr. Renae Norton of the Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity and Ryan Gettys of GoNative Fitness held a bootcamp for 45 Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati children at Hahana Beach in Mariemont on June 8th. Rope pulls, a scavenger hunt, Hula Hoops and Frisbees kept everyone laughing or sweating and generally having a great time. The outing was sponsored by the Norton Center, GoNative Fitness and Hahana Beach in honor of Dr. Norton’s new book release “How Maji Gets Mongo Off the Couch“. Here’s some photos from the event! Getting ready for the Maji and Mongo Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt in the Sand Hula Hooping! Hula Hoop Fun! Tug of War with the Little Kids Tug ...

Eating Disorder and Obesity Therapy Tool: Eating Organic on a Budget

“Making informed nutrition and fitness-related decisions can be somewhat overwhelming for those in therapy for eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, binge eating disorder) and obesity. To this end, I’ve compiled a set of handouts to provide handy reference guides to both my readers and clients. You can view all my Nutrition and Fitness Handouts here. Be sure to check back frequently, as I am always adding new handouts to my list!” The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has recently published a list of conventionally-grown produce that are highest in pesticide residue, and a list of conventionally-grown produce that are lowest in pesticide residue. Foods that are highest in pesticides should either be avoided or purchased organic; foods that are lowest in ...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega Fatty Acids, Explained.

Almonds are one source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids “Making informed nutrition and fitness-related decisions can be somewhat overwhelming for those in therapy for eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, binge eating disorder) and obesity. To this end, I’ve compiled a set of handouts to provide handy reference guides to both my readers and clients. You can view all my Nutrition and Fitness Handouts here. Be sure to check back frequently, as I am always adding new handouts to my list!” Omega Fatty Acids can be categorized as either Monounsaturated Fats or Polyunsaturated Fats. Omega-7 Fatty Acids and Omega-9 Fatty Acids are Monounsaturated, while Omega-3, Omega-5 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids are Polyunsaturated. Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids Omega-3 Fatty Acids are ...

Grains, Explained.

“Making informed nutrition and fitness-related decisions can be somewhat overwhelming for those in therapy for eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, binge eating disorder) and obesity. To this end, I’ve compiled a set of handouts to provide handy reference guides to both my readers and clients. You can view all my Nutrition and Fitness Handouts here. Be sure to check back frequently, as I am always adding new handouts to my list!” Many of my readers and patients have asked me how to choose healthy grains. As a general rule, I believe in eating foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. This makes ‘ancient grains’ a perfect choice. ‘Ancient grains’ are grains or seeds that have not ...

Mercury in Seafood. Is it Really Unsafe?

“Making informed nutrition and fitness-related decisions can be somewhat overwhelming for those in therapy for eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, binge eating disorder) and obesity. To this end, I’ve compiled a set of handouts to provide handy reference guides to both my readers and clients. You can view all my Nutrition and Fitness Handouts here. Be sure to check back frequently, as I am always adding new handouts to my list!” We’ve all seen headlines like this in the media, warning against the dangers of the mercury content of seafood. Are headlines like this completely true? Is eating a diet rich in fish truly going to lead to mercury toxicity? Looking exclusively at the mercury content of fish is an ...
Choosing Healthy Dairy Products

Dairy Aisle Confusion

“Making informed nutrition and fitness-related decisions can be somewhat overwhelming for those in therapy for eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, binge eating disorder) and obesity. To this end, I’ve compiled a set of handouts to provide handy reference guides to both my readers and clients. You can view all my Nutrition and Fitness Handouts here. Be sure to check back frequently, as I am always adding new handouts to my list!” With all the varieties of milk available in grocery stores today, it is very difficult to know which type of milk is the healthiest. In this post, I hope to provide both my patients and readers with some insight to make the decision-making process less stressful. Today’s milk is ...

Appetite Hormones 101: Leptin

This series is designed to explain the role of hormones on both appetite and body weight goals, whether it’s weight loss or weight restoration. “Appetite Hormones 101” will be made up of three articles that describe the major appetite hormones: leptin, ghrelin, and peptide YY. Leptin Leptin, discovered by scientists in 1994, is also known as the “starvation hormone”. According to leptin expert, Dr Robert Lustig, leptin sends a signal to our brains that fat cells have enough stored energy to engage in normal metabolic processes. Every individual has an optimal level of leptin, which is thought to be determined genetically. When leptin levels are below optimal levels, the brain receives a message to conserve energy because the body is ...
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