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Avoiding Food Additives

photo used under a creative commons license This week Shape magazine published an article about food additives that are still being used in the United States even though these same food additives have been banned in many other countries. Mira Calton (nutritionist) and Jayon Calton (Ph.D.), authors of Rich Food, Poor Food, recommend avoiding foods containing these additives at all costs. Here’s the list! Coloring Agents (such as blue 1, blue 2, yellow 5, yellow 6 etc). Olestra (Olean) Brominated Vegetable Oil Potassium Bromate/Brominated Flour Azodicarbonamide BHA and BHT Synthetic Hormones (rBGH and rBST) Arsenic Dr. Mercola discussed the risks associated with coloring agents (food dyes) in his article ‘Are You or Your Family Eating Toxic Dyes?‘. Here’s an excerpt from the article…. Blue #1 ...

Misleading Food Labels!

Photo credit: yisris via Flickr/Creative Commons Organic, light, multigrain, reduced fat, all natural, no added sugar. With all the food labels on our grocery store shelves, it can be quite difficult to make healthy choices when it comes what we put into our shopping cart! You are not alone in this confusion; according to a Nielsen survey 59% of consumers have difficulty interpreting food labels. This year, in Europe, significant changes are being made to the way foods will be labeled. Nutrition facts will be displayed on the front of food packages and identified with a “red light, yellow light, green light approach”; red will indicate that something is unhealthy, yellow will indicate that something is moderately unhealthy, green will ...
News You Can Use

News You Can Use – December 12-19 2012

“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 December 12-December 19 2012!”  Is the childhood obesity trend on the decline?If these are soft drinks, what are hard drinks? ...
GMOs, Eating Disorders, Obesity

Podcast: The Effects of Food Additives on Our Children’s Health [Show Notes]

In this weeks episode we discussed the effects of food additives and genetically modified foods on our children’s health! Listen to internet radio with Eating Disorder Pro on Blog Talk Radio In this episode we covered: 1:44 – What is Food Pollution? 4:50 – Characteristics of Pollution 6:45 – How to Protect Ourselves and Our Children from the Effects of Food Pollution 7:26 – When it Comes to Food Pollution, How Does the US Compare to Other Countries? 12:14 – Genetically Modified Foods in the United States 13:28 – The Impact of Food Pollution on Health 16:10 – The Effects of Food Pollution on Children’s Health 20:56 – Childhood Disorders and Genetically Modified Foods 24:10 – Neurological Disorders and Genetically ...

Avoiding Neurotoxins

photo used under a creative commons license “A neurotoxin is a substance which inhibits the functions of neurons. Neurons are found throughout the brain and nervous system, and the function of these unique cells is critical for a variety of tasks, ranging from autonomic nervous system jobs like swallowing to higher-level brain function. Neurotoxins can work in a variety of ways, with the danger of exposure varying, depending on the neurotoxin involved and the dosage.” Neurotoxins can be found in nearly every processed food and beverage on grocery store shelves. This includes processed organic foods! The consumption of processed foods in the American diet are skyrocketing and shows no sign of slowing down. In 2010, Americans spent 90% of their ...
GMOs, Eating Disorders, Obesity

The Eating Disorder Pro Podcast: Thanksgiving + An Intro to Food Addiction

In this weeks episode we talked about Food Addiction, we also had a special segment where we talked about how to eat healthier on Thanksgiving. Listen to internet radio with Eating Disorder Pro on Blog Talk Radio In this episode we covered: 0:00 – Introduction 5:15 – How much weight do we gain over the holidays? 6:30 – What is the real cause of “food coma”? 7:35 – Comparison of the Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner versus a “Clean” Thanksgiving Dinner (Part I) 12:47 – Caller Question – What is the Difference Between Food Cravings and Food Addiction? 23:30 – Comparison of the Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner versus a “Clean” Thanksgiving Dinner (Part II) 38:18 – Food Addiction – What is Addiction? 39:45 – ...
News You Can Use

News You Can Use – Oct 15-22 2012

“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 October 15-October 22 2012!” National Organic Standards Board Votes to Reject More Synthetic Additives in Infant Formula Recess Helps Students ...
Eating Disorder Pro Radio Show

Upcoming Podcast: Food Additives, Obesity and Eating Disorders – MSG

Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License Join us on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 pm for our next podcast on “Food Additives, Obesity and Eating Disorders – MSG” One of the primary additives used in food products in the United States is Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a chemical added to enhance flavor. Tonight we’ll be talking about the effects that MSG has on our nation’s health. Dial   646-378-0494 to ask your questions ON THE AIR! You can also email your questions to drnortonPR@gmail.com! Tune in to the show on HERE. Be sure to check out these blog posts that discuss MSG – Defensive Eating – Protecting Your Brain from the Effects of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) An Intro to MSG: The Nutritional Truth Baby ...

Eating Disorder Pro Radio Show – The Epidemic of Obesity & Escalation of Eating Disorders

Listen to internet radio with Eating Disorder Pro on Blog Talk Radio In this episode we discussed: The Epidemic of Obesity & Escalation of Eating Disorders Links we discussed: Maji and Mongo: How Maji Gets Mongo Off the Couch Full Text Transcript Good Evening! Welcome to Eating Disorder Pro. I’m Dr. Renae Norton and I’ll be your host. This is our very first blog talk radio show. Our debut. Our maiden voyage, as it were. So I’m sure there’ll be some mistakes, a few dead silences, accidental hang-ups. Just don’t change that channel.  Because we have good content show here and something worth hearing if you are struggling with disordered eating. Our topic this evening is going to be the ...
Sugar Consumption in the US

Sugar Consumption Among US Children and Teenagers

photo used under creative common license “For the past 10 years, I have noticed a connection between childhood obesity, eating disorders, and the increasing complications of both in my clinical work as well as in my research.  As part of my mission to shed light on these problems, particularly as they relate to US children, I find it important to provide both by readers and clients with relevant informative articles.” Recently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a data brief which examined the consumption of “added sugar” among American children and teenagers. On average, today’s children and teens obtain 16% of their daily calories from added sugar; the USDA recommends that no more than 5-15% of daily calories come ...
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