“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 January 26th-February 1st.“
Understanding types of oatmeal
If you grew up ripping open a package of instant flavored oatmeal, adding boiling water, and having your breakfast ready in two minutes, the different types of oatmeal may be confusing. Oats processed for oatmeal come in a variety of forms. They’re all made from the same grain, but the way they’re processed can change the cooking time and the consistency of the oatmeal once it’s cooked. LEARN MORE
This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter
Here is a great, albeit unintended, alignment of interests between carrots and humans. When it gets cold outside, carrots growing in the ground protect themselves from freezing by converting some of their starch into sugar. LEARN MORE
Sea Salt vs. Table Salt – The Truth
The other day I found myself standing in front of an array of gourmet sea salts, each packaged in a small plastic tub. The labels were in different pastel colours and the font style was kinda hip looking, if you know what I mean. Those packages were telling me that if I used sea salt, I’d be hip too, or cutting-edge, or a more “natural” cook. LEARN MORE
Baby formula is loaded with GMOs – Avoid these brands
A petition is circulating to persuade three of the top infant formula brands in the U.S. — Abbott Laboratories (Similac), Mead Johnson Nutrition (Enfamil) and Nestle (Gerber Good Start) — to stop using genetically modified (GM) ingredients in their baby products. Each of these powdered formulas is loaded with corn and soy byproducts, along with sugar, which means they are more than likely GM in nature and harming children. LEARN MORE
5 Lies From The Diet Industry
Now that our holiday indulgences are behind us, and 2015 is upon us, we’re all apt to want to lose a few pounds (or more!). So, where should we start? The problem is that the diets we often turn to don’t actually work. And, if they do work, they aren’t sustainable (do you really want to never eat carbs ever again?). Here is some of the science that refutes the diet industry scams we’re all tempted to fall for as we gear up to make this year our thinnest yet. LEARN MORE
Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!
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