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Fats Explained: Conjugated Linoleic Acid – The Good Trans fat

Photo: Kabsik Park under a Creative Commons license. Whether you suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity, emotional eating, or have problems with weight management due to restricting or overeating, you need to know about what fats do in your body once and for all. In other words whether you are obese, underweight or a normal weight, if you are having problems regulating food intake in healthy ways, this series on fat is a must. Trans fats vs. Non Trans Fats Another way to categorize fats is whether or not a fat is a trans fat. There are two trans fatty acids.  The one that is exceptionally good for us is CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, which is found in ...
The Health Benefits of Yogurt

How to Choose a Healthy Yogurt

Photo by flickr user ‘quimpg’ used under a creative commons license. High in protein, rich in calcium and delicious, there’s no wonder as to why yogurt is becoming an increasingly popular part of the American diet.  But the benefits of yogurt don’t stop here! According to an article published by Fitness Magazine yogurt can also: Aid in weight loss and fat loss Provide the body with good-for-you bacteria Provide the body with vitamins such as potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, vitamin B5, and vitamin B12 Help the body recover from workouts faster Prevent high blood pressure Improve immune system function Improve dental health As the popularity of yogurt increases, so does the number of varieties of yogurt in the dairy ...

Choosing a Healthy Protein Powder

photo used under a creative commons license “I’ve been treating eating disorders (ED’s) and obesity for nearly 25 years and have always had good outcomes. My rate of success improved dramatically, however, when I discovered the critical role that processed food plays in causing as well as in preventing recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, (a combination of the two) Binge Eating Disorder (BED,) Emotional Eating and Obesity. To this end, I find it of great importance to provide both my patients and readers with relevant nutrition information to aid in their recovery. You can view all my Nutrition, Fitness, and Health articles here.”  Currently, Americans spend over $2.7 billion dollars on sports nutrition products. One of the most popular products? ...

Recipe: Grassfed Whipped Cream

“In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.” Rich in CLA, Snowville Whipped Cream  is one of my favorite guiltless pleasures. I use it in my “Grassfed Creamy Yogurt Fruit Topping“, on a bowl of fresh fruit, and as a dip for bananas (I usually eat slightly green bananas, to lower the glycemic load).                     Snowville Whipped Cream Ingredients 1 ...

Recipe: Grassfed Creamy Yogurt Fruit Topping

“In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.” My Creamy Yogurt Fruit Topping is made with grassfed cream and grassfed yogurt, making it an excellent source of CLA. Whether your goal is to lose weight or to restore weight, CLA will help your body gain lean skeletal muscle and reduce stored fat. For more information on the benefits of CLA, be sure to read ‘CLA + Trans-fats‘ and ‘Why ...
Grassfed Beef and Dairy are Excellent Sources of CLA

Why Does CLA Cause an Increase in Lean Skeletal Muscle Mass and a Decrease in Stored Body Fat?

photo used under a creative commons license “I’ve been treating eating disorders (ED’s) and obesity for nearly 25 years and have always had good outcomes.  My rate of success improved dramatically, however, when I discovered the critical role that processed food plays in causing as well as in preventing recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, (a combination of the two) Binge Eating Disorder (BED,) Emotional Eating and Obesity. To this end, I find it of great importance to provide both my patients and readers with relevant nutrition information to aid in their recovery. You can view all my Nutrition, Fitness, and Health articles here.” Upon posting the article on ‘CLA + Trans-Fat’, I received a few inquiries about how CLA causes an ...

The Benefits of Butter

  “I’ve been treating eating disorders (ED’s) and obesity for nearly 25 years and have always had good outcomes.  My rate of success improved dramatically, however, when I discovered the critical role that processed food plays in causing as well as in preventing recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, (a combination of the two) Binge Eating Disorder (BED,) Emotional Eating and Obesity. To this end, I find it of great importance to provide both my patients and readers with relevant nutrition information to aid in their recovery. You can view all my Nutrition, Fitness, and Health articles here.” For decades, we have been told that saturated fats are unhealthy, the root cause of the epidemic of heart disease, obesity and high cholesterol ...
Choosing Healthy Dairy Products

Dairy: Raw vs. Pasteurized

“I’ve been treating eating disorders (ED’s) and obesity for nearly 25 years and have always had good outcomes.  My rate of success improved dramatically, however, when I discovered the critical role that processed food plays in causing as well as in preventing recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, (a combination of the two) Binge Eating Disorder (BED,) Emotional Eating and Obesity. To this end, I find it of great importance to provide both my patients and readers with relevant nutrition information to aid in their recovery. You can view all my Nutrition, Fitness, and Health articles here.” In support of the raw dairy community and the education of dairy consumers, Natural News has just released an infographic about organic raw (fresh) dairy ...
Grassfed Beef and Dairy are Excellent Sources of CLA

CLA + Trans-Fat

photo used under a creative commons license “I’ve been treating eating disorders (ED’s) and obesity for nearly 25 years and have always had good outcomes.  My rate of success improved dramatically, however, when I discovered the critical role that processed food plays in causing as well as in preventing recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, (a combination of the two) Binge Eating Disorder (BED,) Emotional Eating and Obesity. To this end, I find it of great importance to provide both my patients and readers with relevant nutrition information to aid in their recovery. You can view all my Nutrition, Fitness, and Health articles here.” Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is both a trans-fatty and cis-fatty acid that is naturally produced in the stomachs ...
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 ...
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