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News You Can Use – February 23 – March 2 2014

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“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 23-March 2 2014!”

Anorexia, Bulimia….or EDNOS? The Eating Disorder that Doctors Refuse to Recognize – HALF of people with eating disorders are missing out on the help they desperately need – now a new campaign aims to help sufferers who can’t be clearly classified as having anorexia or bulimia. Learn More.

WHO Sees Risk of Obesity Becoming the New Norm in Europe –  Being overweight is so common in Europe that it risks becoming “the new norm”, with around a third of teenagers now heavier than is recommended for their health, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Learn More.

Misguided Attempts at Prevention for Parents – Parental actions can affect children. But it’s a big leap to take this to actually creating an eating disorder. The problem is that parents can’t give their children an eating disorder. It doesn’t work that way. Although the message seems to be positive, it has a subtle message of blame. Learn More.

EU Chief Scientific Adviser’s GMO Lies Called Out in an Open Letter – A prominent scientist and biotechnology expert has issued a public indictment of Professor Anne Glover, the Chief Scientific Adviser to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and a vehement supporter of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In a recent letter, Dr. Brian John from GM-Free Cymru called out Prof. Glover for her repeated failure to acknowledge the plenteous science showing that GMOs are harmful to the environment and to humans. Learn More.

Dark Secrets of Artificial Sweeteners Revealed – For millennia, humans have used honey and sugar to sweeten foods, but in modern times, people concerned with calories have turned to artificial sweeteners. “Some early sugar substitutes were found to cause cancer, and other[s] have ill effects on health. Many critics charge these artificial additives pose danger of their own. And many people point out unusual ingredients that go into some sweeteners; Splenda, for instance, is manufactured using chlorine, and skeptics say such food additives also play havoc with the human metabolism. Aspartame has even been charged with causing brain tumors, heart attacks and even seizures.” Learn More.

Food Packaging Materials Expose You to 4000+ Chemicals –  Your diet can be as wholesome and organic as possible, but if what you’re eating came from a box, a bin or even your own refrigerator, it may be contaminated with one of 4,000 chemicals. And what that means for your health is a big question—but one that urgently needs to be answered, says an international coalition of food packaging and environmental health experts. Learn More.

How to Avoid GMOs in 3 Simple Steps – Getting GMOs out of your kitchen is hard without labeling, but these three steps can help you navigate the grocery aisles a little more easily. 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!

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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News You Can Use: Week of January 19th-26th, 2014

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“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 19-26 2014!”

Organic Food and Farm Groups ask Obama to Require GMO Food Labels –  Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Learn More.

Grape Nuts is Now Non-GMO Verified – Great News! Iconic Grape Nuts Cereal from Post foods is now non-GMO verified. Earlier this month, we learned that General Mills was removing genetically modified ingredients from their Cheerios Original product. Post is doing the same, but taking it one step further by using an external third party to verify their product is indeed free of GMOs. Many consumers complained about Cheerios not going through the third party verification process. Learn More.

Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth the Mess – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that parents let kids as young as 2 years old serve themselves at home. And in 2011, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advised that child care providers should serve meals “family-style” — present kids with a few different dishes and allow them to take what they want. Why? Because there’s now research showing that when kids are allowed to serve themselves, they’re less likely to overeat. They also tend to be more open to trying different kinds of foods. Learn More.

Cash or Credit? How Kids Pay for School Lunch Matters for Health – Compared with kids who use cash in school cafeterias, kids who use debit cards seem to make more unhealthful eating choices, finds Brian Wansink, a behavioral economist at Cornell University. Learn More.

Sugar Addiction: It May Be Very Real –  Scientists and doctors have been coming to the conclusion that sugar, even in relatively small but consistent amounts, may not be healthy for us. In the last few years, the consensus has been leaning toward the idea that refined sugar may be affecting our brains and bodies in negative ways. Carbohydrates convert to sugar. Diets with high amounts of carbs and added sugar can cause changes in our brain and behavior. Overeating these foods can resemble addiction, claims Nicole Avena, a neuroscientist from Columbia University. 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!

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: Body Image, Healthy Living, and Eating Disorder Awareness with Sarah Badger [Show Notes]

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This week we welcomed Sarah Badger to the show. Sarah Badger is an outspoken advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living and eating disorder awareness in the dance world. She shared her inspirational story of recovery from disordered eating! To learn more about Sarah, check out her bio!

Popular Health Internet Radio with Eating Disorder Pro on BlogTalkRadio

What We Discussed:

3:30 – Sarah Badger’s experience in ballet. The development of her eating disorder.

8:25 – How Sarah became an advocate for promoting positive body image, healthy living, and eating disorder awareness.

10:25 –  The development of eating disorders in adults. The development of eating disorders after tragedy.

13:05 – Body weight expectations in ballet. Conflict between ideal body weight and being healthy.

15:10 –  Avoiding competitiveness and pressure in the dance community.

19:22 –  Perfectionism, eating disorders, and ballet.

23:45 –  Clean Eating, Eating Disorder Recovery and Prevention

32:08 – Changes in the medical complications of eating disorders.

34:30 – Caller Question: How to approach dancers that have eating disorders. How to make dancers more comfortable about asking for help, if they have an eating disorder.

Links We Discussed

The Norton Center’s FREE ‘Lifestyle’ eBook

Ballet Brain – Sarah Badger’s Blog

Dancing with the Mirror – Sarah Badger’s Upcoming Book

The Norton Center Cooking Class: Episode 1 –

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The Norton Center Cooking Class: Episode 2 – Gluten Free Mushroom (or Bacon) Quiche

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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News You Can Use: August 4-11 2013

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“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 August 4 – August 11 2013!”

Making Children Clean Their Place ‘Could Cause Eating Disorders’ – A nutritionist has criticized the parental practice of encouraging your child to finish everything on their plate at mealtimes. ‘Controlling feeding practices, like “clean your plate”, negatively affect food regulation skills as children age,’ said dietitian and family nutrition expert Maryann Jacobsen. Learn More.

Virginia Welcomes New Measure in the Fight Against Eating Disorders – According the the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lives. Only 10 percent of those people will receive any sort of treatment for their illness. The complications from eating disorders are numerous; those with eating disorders often suffer from heart problems, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and weakness. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In 2010, approximately 7,000 people died as a result of eating disorders. But with the help of a new piece of legislation, a small group is trying to brighten the outlook in the fight against eating disorders in Virginia. Learn More.

Coaches, Athletes, and Eating Disorders: What We Can Learn – The recent developments surrounding the firing of Oakland University women’s basketball coach, Beckie Francis, highlight the immense influence coaches have on their athletes and underscore the importance of eating disorders awareness in the athletic community. In case you missed the story, the allegations against Francis include reports that she was emotionally abusive and fixated on the player’s weight, going to such lengths as taking before and after pictures of players in their sports bras and spandex and encouraging them to adopt unhealthy behaviors to lose weight. This fixation continued to the point that several team members developed eating disorders. Learn More.

Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers – Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to a new study. Learn More.

Health Experts are Recommending the Instatement of a New Saturated Fat Tax in New Zealand – A fat tax is being suggested as a possible way to improve the health of New Zealanders by encouraging people to replace some saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats. Learn More.

Weight Discrimination May Lead to More Weight Gain – People who experience weight discrimination are more likely to develop unhealthy behaviors as coping strategies, including binge eating and avoiding physical activity. Learn More.

The One Move You Can Make to Overpower Bad Body Image – The surprising fix for feeling fat without leaving your chair. Learn More.

Teens Low in Omega-3s May Feel Anxious – New study finds teen diet lacking in certain nutrients may affect anxiety levels. And the effect is cumulative over generations. 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!

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.

©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’.