“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 May 11th-17th.
NEWS: 9 Positive Signs Big Companies Are Listening
It’s sometimes easy to feel like there’s so much wrong in the world today. Bees, bats, and birds are dying in unprecedented numbers, likely the result of harmful farming chemicals. GMOs are still not labeled, even though most Americans want that basic information letting them know what’s in the food they eat. But when you step back and look at the big picture, there really are some incredible things happening. (Go ahead, give yourself a pat on the back!) LEARN MORE
NEWS: Top Spring Superfoods to Find at Your Farmer’s Market
For many foodies and health enthusiasts, waking up early to get first dibs at the weekly local farmer’s market is more exciting than opening presents on Christmas morning. That’s because each stand is full of its own unique farm treasures, many absolutely overflowing with fresh vitamins and minerals to heal your body. LEARN MORE
NEWS: Understanding What Clean Eating Really Is
Nobody wants to eat dirty. It just sounds gross. But if you’re not eating cleanly, that may be your only option. So you may be wondering what it takes to take the dirt out of your diet and wash it off so you can dine on the clean diet you deserve. Well, wonder no more. LEARN MORE
NEWS: GMOs, Obesity, and World Hunger
While few would argue that fast food restaurant fare is healthy, North Americans are coming to the realization that the local grocery store contains just as many nutritional pitfalls and health perils. True – even for those who steer clear of packaged items, opting to only shop in the outer aisles of their supermarket. LEARN MORE
NEWS: Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?
The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body – 55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s health? LEARN MORE
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