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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Food Addiction with Kay Sheppard [show notes]

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Last night we welcomed Kay Sheppard to the show! Kay is a licensed mental health counselor, a certified eating disorders specialist, and author of “Food Addiction: The Body Knows” and “From the First Bite”. You can tune in HERE!

What We Covered:

4:40 – About Kay Sheppard

5:40 – How Kay became interested in Food Addiction.

6:02 – What is Food Addiction?

20:00 – Is Food Addiction a mental addiction or a physiological addiction?

25:32 – How to effectively treat Food Addiction.

33:58 – Challenges in Food Addiction recovery.

Links We Discussed:

Dr. Norton’s Cooking Class Videos

The Maji and Mongo Book Series

Sugar Blues by William Dufty

Kay Sheppard’s Official Website

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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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Food Addiction with Kay Sheppard

Kay Sheppard food addiction

Join us on WEDNESDAY April 2 at 7:30 pm EST as we welcome Kay Sheppard to the show! Kay is a licensed mental health counselor, a certified eating disorders specialist, and author of “Food Addiction: The Body Knows” and “From the First Bite“. You can tune in HERE!

Some background information about our guest…

“A licensed mental health counselor and a certified eating disorders specialist, Kay Sheppard conducts workshops for food addicts worldwide.

Since the beginning her own recovery in 1977, Sheppard has helped thousands of people live happy and healthy lives by following her comprehensive recovery program.

Find out how to eliminate cravings for sugar, carbohydrates, caffeine and personal trigger foods by using her Recovery Food Plan; how to recognize the dangers in so-called “health” foods; how to overcome emotional barriers to recovery; how to find recovery buddies; how to recognize the warning signs of relapse; and how to incorporate the Twelve Steps into your life to stay motivated and achieve success.”

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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Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Overcoming Sugar Addiction with Jill Escher

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Join us on WEDNESDAY February 26 at 7:30 pm EST as we welcome sugar addiction activist Jill Escher to the show. Jill is the author of Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss and founder of www.endsugaraddiction.com.

This episode is important to listen to if you or your loved one suffers from obesity, food addiction, or an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder.

Some more info about our guest:

“Jill Escher, the author of a practical guide to kicking sugar addiction, ‘Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss,’ is an outspoken promoter of the concept that the biologically deviant but culturally ‘normal’ pathology of ruthless sugar addiction is a not-so-hidden foundation atop which many of our common chronic diseases fester and flourish. But as a science philanthropist focusing on the long-term effects of hormone disrupting drugs chemicals, she knows that sugar addiction is just one ingredient in the making of today’s metabolic and other epidemics. Jill is also a businesswoman, former lawyer, and president of the Autism Society of the San Francisco Bay Area.”

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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Food Pollution and the Treatment of Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and Emotional Eating

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Roberta Foss* says that Americans suffer from “Overconsumptive Undernutrition.” I wish I had come up with this phrase as I think it is very apt. There are three conditions on the rise in the U.S. that can be shown to be directly related to Food Pollution (FP) that are good examples of this researchers work:

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS), Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD), and Metabolic Syndrome. Of the three conditions, Leaky Gut is the most difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and often goes undetected until it causes other more serious conditions. All three begin with dis-ruption, (for example high blood sugar levels due to too much High Fructose Corn Syrup) progress to dys-regulation (of the endocrine system in many cases) and end in dis-ease (such as Type 2 Diabetes). But most importantly, all three may be driving eating disorders. Certainly, they drive obesity, but they may also be driving bulimia, binge and emotional eating disorders.

In general, the medical community sees these conditions as the result of eating too much. So they get the overconsumption piece, but they are generally missing the part about the deadly undernutrition caused by food pollution. With Leaky Gut, for example, the body is often unable to use the nutrients in the food, and the individual feels “hungry” all of the time. Some patients report feeling as if they are starving. What do we eat when we are starving? Carbs, something processed because it is quick, or worst of all, we go for the fast food. Of course, these are the same foods that cause the Leaky Gut in the first place. This is why I recommend abstaining from “polluted” foods and relying upon 100% grass-fed protein sources, organic fruits and vegetables and healthy fats such as coconut oil. No lo-fat, lo-cal anything! It should have come off of a tree, not out of a bag or it should have had a mama 🙂

The hunger one experiences with Leaky Gut drives disordered eating, in as much as the polluted ingredients that abound in the U.S. food supply are often highly addicting as well as fattening. I believe that this is what is driving the complications that are on the rise in my patient population. Polluted foods directly impact the endocrine system, which in turn results in damage to the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, and adrenal glands. In addition the endocrine system also regulates mood, which means that damage can lead to anxiety and depression.

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How does food pollution lead to disordered eating? Well if you are eating food you assume to be safe, and it isn’t, you will continue to eat it even when you develop symptoms as you will not associate the symptoms with the safety of your food. You will likely assume that you are eating too much, and that the negative consequences are your fault. Because you are blaming yourself, you will feel bad and eat more!

I believe that many people suffering from eating disorders such as binge eating disorder (BED), bulimia, bulimarexia and emotional eating** are individuals who find themselves eating too much and panic. Because they are unaware of the impact that food pollution is having on the way they eat, they use unhealthy ways of managing their calorie intake, i.e. they restrict, binge and purge or yo-yo diet. This increases the three syndromes mentioned above and leads to more disordered eating. A very vicious cycle.

In the eating disorder treatment field, it is considered anathema to suggest that an Anorexic or Bulimic patient abstain from eating anything, no matter how bad it is for you. Refeeding strategies, which are designed to restore the patient to a “normal” weight as quickly as possible, espouse that we should be able to eat anything as long as we eat it in moderation. I could not disagree more. We should absolutely not eat polluted food. There are over 2000 food additives on the market today and more all the time. Many of them are genetically engineered from the DNA of aborted fetuses.

Instead, we need to seek out the “clean” alternative, whenever and wherever possible, and we should encourage those we love to do the same. Treatment outcomes in the eating disorder treatment field are abysmal, often as low as 30% success.  Eating clean works much better. The recovery rates I see with my patients are a testament to the success of this approach.  However, it is not for everyone. As with any treatment, there are potential side-effects. It is possible to get triggered while trying to eat clean.  I make that clear from the get-go and work with my patients, whether they need to lose weight, gain weight or stop bingeing and purging, to build that expectation into their treatment and manage it proactively.
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How Do We Become Addicted?

One of the drivers of disordered eating is food addiction. Humans are hard-wired to become addicted to processed free glutamate (MSG), damaged proteins, sweeteners and hyper-hybridized (HH) grains.  The biotech, agribusiness and food industries leverage this part of our neurochemistry to sell more product. What scientists and watchdog groups have known for many years, i.e. our food supply contains ingredients that are neurotoxic, autogenic, carcinogenic, obesogenic and most importantly, addictive, is only now breaking into the American consciousness.

Although Leaky Gut Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome and GERD are more common among obese individuals, one does not have to be obese to have any of them. The disorders are also rising at alarming rates among those suffering from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and  “emotional eating”**. They are driven in many cases by food addictions, which in turn are the result of the excitatory neurotoxins that abound in processed (polluted) foods.


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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Sources:
*Roberta Foss-Morgan, D.O. – September 5, 2010
** I do not accept the diagnosis emotional eating, and see it as a symptom of food addiction.

Show Notes – The Diet Cure with Julia Ross

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In this weeks episode we had a great conversation with Julia Ross, author of  “The Diet Cure” and “The Mood Cure“.

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In this episode we covered:

2:49 – About Julia Ross.
4:19 – How did you get interested in the field of eating disorders and addiction?
6:00 – What is the cause of the increase of food addiction?
12:40 – What natural approaches do you use to help people with food addiction?
19:30 – What are the symptoms of hypothyroid?
23:40 – What can people do about hypothyroid?
24:40 – What are bioidentical hormones?
27:00 – Caller Question: How do you know what diet is best? There are so many options!
35:43 – Is there any sort of survey or questionnaire that people can take to find out what types of food they should be eating based on where their ancestors originated from?
38:00 – How can people determine if they have a neurotransmitter deficiency?
42:30 – Is there any danger that if you are naturally supporting serotonin that dopamine will be depleted?
46:40 – What brand of amino acids do you recommend?
47:40 – What book should listeners read first, “The Diet Cure” or “The Mood Cure”?
49:16 – What is your favorite patient success story?
52:00 – What do people need to do in addition to amino acid therapy in order to be successful in overcoming food addiction?

Links We Discussed

The Diet Cure
The Mood Cure

Notes:

Be sure to check out my blog article on Amino Acid Therapy for more insight on supporting serotonin and dopamine naturally. Opinions of different podcast guests sometimes vary, so be sure to talk with your physician before starting any amino acids.

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Podcast: Food Addiction [Show Notes]

GMOs, Eating Disorders, ObesityIn this weeks episode we continued our discussion from last week about Food Addiction. We talked about the science behind food addiction, signs of food addiction, and treatment for food addiction.

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In this episode we covered:

0:00 Introduction
2:00 What is Addiction?
6:40 Why is it so hard to overcome addiction?
8:50 – Food Addiction and Bulimarexia
13:04 – Food Addiction and Diabulimia
17:20 How many people are affected by food addiction?
18:20 The Anatomy of Food Addiction
21:20 How the wrong kind of treatment for obesity and eating disorders can contribute to food addiction
25:19 Food Addiction and the Limbic System
26:50 The role of the hypothalamus
27:30 Caller Question: How can I help a morbidly obese friend that is not open to discussion about diet, exercise, nutrition?
35:45 The Role of the Hypothalamus
40:30 Fight or Flight
45:20 The treatment for food addiction

Links we discussed:

Childhood Obesity & Food Addiction
Anorexia, Addiction, and the Three Part Brain Model
Bulimarexia: Why Are We Seeing More of It?
Bulimarexia. Did You Know?

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