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News You Can Use-Week of February 9th-15th

“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 February 9th-15th.“ How much sleep do you need? New guidelines may help. There are new recommendations for how much time people should ...
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News You Can Use – July 8-15

“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 July 8-15 2012!” Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a ...

Food for Thought – May 2012

‘Food for Thought’ is The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity’s monthly e-newsletter designed to keep readers and clients (both past and present) up to date on the latest health, fitness and nutrition information. Many of my clients and readers find having this newsletter emailed directly to them is a quick and convenient way to receive this information. You can subscribe to my e-newsletter by sending your email address to drnortonPR at gmail dot com with the subject line ‘Sign me up for Food for Thought”. May 2012 Food for Thought Popular Articles: Childhood Obesity Working-In vs. Working-Out Characteristics of the Traditional Diet News You Can Use: Brain Activity Gives Scientists a Clue About Eating Disorders  Spike in US Autism ...

Working-In vs. Working-Out

photo used under creative commons license Working-in involves engaging in slow, relaxed movements that don’t tend to elevate heart and respiratory rates. When you work-out, your body burns energy through the process of pumping blood from the organs and glands to your muscles. Conversely, when you work-in you keep blood in your organs and glands, increasing energy by allowing your organs and glands to take in fresh, arterial blood. Additionally, working-in: Moves nutrition through your body Improves your body’s breathing mechanism Helps detoxify your body by moving waste through your body Stimulates energy throughout your body to run cellular and biological systems Resets natural biological rhythms, allowing your body to run more efficiently. The result? More energy to do other ...
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Prevention: Getting Your Child Off the Couch

Currently in the United States we are experiencing an epidemic of obesity, especially among children. The fastest growing age group is from 2-5 years old.  Many of my patients started out as overweight children. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the percentage of overweight children 2-5 years of age has doubled, with one in four pre-schooler’s being overweight or at risk for obesity. Fifty percent of these children will become obese adults. Prevention requires reaching children before the age of 6. Here are a few tips to help your child be more active. Organized sports are great, but not all children are comfortable with competitive activities or they just get burned out on them. That can turn them ...
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