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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Clean Eating [Show Notes]

Amber Romaniuk

On this week’s podcast we had a great talk with Amber Romaniuk. Amber is the owner of Nourish This Life & Amber Approved and author of “Amber Approved: Gluten, Sugar & Dairy-free”. This episode is especially important if you or your loved one suffers from obesity or an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder.

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What We Covered:

2:30 – About Amber Romaniuk.

3:30 – What inspired to write her cookbook ‘Amber Approved‘?

6:50 – How to get support from family and friends when starting to eat clean.

11:05 – What is the definition of clean eating?

12:55 – How to change to a clean diet successfully.

14:35 – The importance of reading food labels.

15:48 – Do I need to purchase gluten-free products even if I’m not gluten intolerant?

18:54 – All-natural sweeteners: Yacon syrup and lucuma powder

23:23 – The importance of glycemic load. Glycemic load vs. glycemic index.

31:00 – Does all sugar need to be eliminated when eating clean?

32:08 – The sugar content of processed food.

33:40 – How to learn to create ‘clean’ versions of your favorite foods.

37:55 – Clean Desserts: Avocado Chocolate Pudding

46:25 – Tips on creating clean recipes

50:43 – Gluten free grains: Teff

Links We Discussed:

Cake Pop Recipe

Nourish This Life

Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper and Beet Salad Recipe

Pickled Beets Recipe

Teff Flour

Whole Grain Teff

Lucuma Powder

Yacon Syrup

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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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: The Benefits of Grassfed Butter with Dale Stoltzfus

butter

Join us on WEDNESDAY November 27 at 7:30 pm EST as we welcome Dale Stoltzfus of ‘Oasis Bird in Hand‘ to the show. We’ll be discussing the benefits of eating grassfed butter. This episode is especially important if you are or your loved one suffers from obesity or and eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder. You can tune in HERE.

Some information about our guest and ‘Oasis Bird in Hand’:

Dale K. Stoltzfus became a Belgian Draft Horse Breeder in 1988 when he bought a pair of two year old Belgian work horse mares. The decision to buy those two horses has led him on a path he never could have imagined. He had made a career change in ‘88 that put him in the Real Estate industry as a Realtor for 20 some years.

Having been raised on a farm and having a keen interest in animals and soils always kept his interest in, and affinity for, all things farm related, alive. Four years ago he heard about a new Farmer’s Cooperative called ‘Oasis at Bird In Hand’ that was in the planning stages. He checked into it and found out it was a marketing effort for local, organic, nutrient dense, fresh food. He had been paying attention to the local organic food movement and he was excited about it, and still is.

The steering committee for the new Coop invited him to join them and in the spring of 2012 he became the produce manager and coordinator of operations. In that position it is his job to learn from Oasis produce farmers what they have available at any given time throughout the growing season and match it to the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes they fill for local customers in eastern PA and in Washington DC, as well as wholesale customers. At the moment, they are not requiring our produce growers to be organic certified. However, they make sure they are keenly aware of organic practices and that they grow at or beyond recognized organic standards.

Oasis at Bird In Hand carries the whole spectrum of real food as follows: all types of in season produce, year round, GMO and Soy free pastured eggs, grass fed beef and pork processed under USDA inspection, raw milk, (PA only) vat pasteurized milk and chocolate milk, organically flavored plain and drinkable yogurts, fresh cream and our own fresh salted and unsalted butter, as well as numerous kinds of artisanal local cheeses made with their own milk. All of the fluid milk and milk used for cheese comes from local, grass fed only, heritage breeds of cows. The milk Oasis uses comes from organically certified dairy farms and the plant at Oasis is organic certified as well. The purpose of Oasis is to find solid, viable markets for locally grown, nutrient dense, real food in order to provide local farmers with sustainable livelihoods and local communities and cities with the most healthy, nutritious, organically good tasting, fresh foods; coming to them as directly and in as timely a fashion as possible. They believe from our own experience and from the stories we hear that eating the kind of food we are growing has within itself nutrition that will cure many ills.

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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Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form

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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

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Clean Eating in Treatment for Obesity

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The average American is clueless when it comes to eating healthy foods, even those of us who would be considered healthy eaters.  What most people do not know is that the majority of the American diet is loaded with addictants that drive obesity and its life threatening complications. The lack of information, along with the misinformation put out by the industry giants that profit from the sale of polluted foods and diet products have created a health care crisis in this country that is unprecedented in the world.

The U.S. is the second most obese country in the world (Mexico just passed us by) with the highest rate of mortality (compared to all other wealthy nations) and the highest health care costs compared to 48 other countries except for Switzerland. We also have the most obese children and we are one of the only countries in the world that sees Type II Diabetes in young children. (Type II Diabetes is the result of unhealthy eating and usually occurs in midlife.) Unfortunately, most overweight Americans tend to blame themselves for their weight problems. Instead of looking at the quality, or in my mind, the safety of the food, they try to eat less by “dieting”, which is not only ineffective, it is dangerous, as it has been shown to lead to increased likelihood of obesity.

Benefits of Clean Eating Obesity

In my practice I have found that teaching the obese individual to eat clean does a number of things that significantly increases the likelihood of his or her success:

  1. It helps them to stop blaming themselves
  2. It allows them to begin to experience the healing quality of food
  3. Clean food extinguishes their food addictions
  4. They discover how incredibly delicious good food can be

In my upcoming book: Food Pollution: Why Eating Disorders, Obesity and Mortality Rates are Rising in the U.S., I define Food Pollution as:

The introduction into the food supply of genetically engineered (GE) and/or hyper-hybridized (HH) plants and animals; neurotoxic sweeteners, such as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Aspartame, and Asculefame; herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides; toxic chemicals; MSG (processed free glutamate); and fats or proteins that have been damaged by processes such as hydrogenation, hydrolization, dehydration, autolization and unnecessary pasteurization. These pollutants have been shown to be obesogenic, diabetic, carcinogenic, neurotoxic, autogenic and addictive.

 The sources of food pollution are:

  • Genetically engineered (GE) proteins
  • Artificial sweeteners  
  • Synthetically created chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers
  • Hyper-hybridized (HH) grains
  • Ingredients that have been irradiated
  • MSG (Processed Free Glutamate)
  • GE Antibiotics
  • Artificial growth hormones
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Processed and GE Sugar – made from Genetically Engineered (GE) Beets
  • Food Additives – Flavorings, Emulsifiers, Preservatives, Artificial dyes (made from coal tar and petrochemicals)
  • Sewage sludge

Most of my patients find that they can eat significantly more clean food without weight gain, than the polluted counterpart.

Please let us know if you are having the  same experience. Also please take our online survey.

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.

Let’s Connect!

Like me on Facebook

Twitter @drrenae

Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form

Inquire about booking Dr Norton for a speaking engagement

Read About Dr Norton

View video about Dr Norton

Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

©2013, Dr J Renae Norton. This information is intellectual property of Dr J Renae Norton. Reproduction and distribution for educational purposes is permissible. Please credit ‘© 2013, Dr J Renae Norton. http://edpro.wpengine.com’.