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News You Can Use-Week of May 11th-17th, 2015

“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 ...
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News You Can Use-Week of February 16th-22nd

“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 16th-22nd.“ 7 Reasons to Eat More Fiber Upping your fiber consumption could save your life. Every 10 gram-per-day increase in fiber ...
Protein-Bars-wide

Gluten-Free Organic Protein Bars

In a sauce pan over very low heat stir: 4 oz. 100% Sunspire dark chocolate bar ½ cup almond butter ½ cup cold pressed coconut oil ½ cup Norbu sugar and ½ cup honey or    coconut crystals (Or you can use only Norbu for zero calories from sugar)   In a mixing bowl toss: 1 cup hemp florets 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup Naked Whey (Grass Fed Naked Whey Protein Powder) ½ cup raisins ½ cup mixed dry antioxidant fruits Pour warm mixture into mixing bowl and toss with a fork until well mixed   Grease a glass pan with coconut oil and spread mix. Freeze for 1 hour, long enough to be able to cut ...
Tunegg Salad Ingredients

Recipe: Tunegg Salad

“In my experience, clients that are in treatment for eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.” Ingredients 6 oz white albacore or fresh tuna steamed (try to avoid canned tuna) 3 chopped hard boiled eggs (grass fed Omega 3 organic) 1/2 cup diced organic onion 1/2 cup diced organic dill pickle 1/2 cup diced organic celery Salt & pepper to taste Toss with: 1/2 cup Wilderness Family Naturals mayonnaise blended with 1 tblsp hot mustard ...

Mercury in Seafood. Is it Really Unsafe?

“Making informed nutrition and fitness-related decisions can be somewhat overwhelming for those in therapy for eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, binge eating disorder) and obesity. To this end, I’ve compiled a set of handouts to provide handy reference guides to both my readers and clients. You can view all my Nutrition and Fitness Handouts here. Be sure to check back frequently, as I am always adding new handouts to my list!” We’ve all seen headlines like this in the media, warning against the dangers of the mercury content of seafood. Are headlines like this completely true? Is eating a diet rich in fish truly going to lead to mercury toxicity? Looking exclusively at the mercury content of fish is an ...

Health Benefits of Chick Peas + A Recipe for Mediterranean “Rice” Salad

“In my experience, clients that are in treatment for eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.” This dish is great served hot, but also makes a fabulous cold salad. Garlic, zucchini, red onion, chick peas, goat cheese and oregano make a really satisfying dish. Chickpeas are a great source of protein. They also contain folic acid, iron, copper, zinc and magnesium. I used cauliflower rice, instead of white rice to cut back on the carbohydrates. ...
The Morning Rush to Work

The Morning Rush + A Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipe

photo used under a creative commons license   “In my experience, clients that are in treatment for eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.” Many of my patients experience a lot of stress first thing in the morning. Getting ready for work or school, making breakfast, getting kids ready to go to daycare, facing rush hour traffic can all inflict stress on even the most healthy individual. In order to ease the stress of my ...

Appetite Hormones 101: Peptide YY

“I’ve been treating eating disorders (ED’s) and obesity for nearly 25 years and have always had good outcomes.  My rate of success improved dramatically, however, when I discovered the critical role that processed food plays in causing as well as in preventing recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, (a combination of the two) Binge Eating Disorder (BED,) Emotional Eating and Obesity. To this end, I find it of great importance to provide both my patients and readers with relevant nutrition information to aid in their recovery. You can view all my Nutrition, Fitness, and Health articles here.” In this third and final installment of the series, “Appetite Hormones 101”, we will discuss Peptide YY (PYY). The purpose of this series is to ...
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Your Health in the News – Dec 12 – 19

“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 treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your news update for the week of December 12-19 2011.”  Four Ways Monsanto Threatens the Environment and Public Health Toxic Flame Retardant Detected in Popular Soda The Best Place to Find Local ...
eating disorder recovery recipes

Scrambled Eggs with Onions + Peppers

This recipe serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1/2 cup diced organic red bell pepper 4 tablespoons diced organic Vidalia onion 4 large organic, pastured, eggs salt to taste freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped parsley COOKING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Heat the oil in an 8″ non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. 2. Add the peppers and onions to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove the vegetables and set aside. Wipe the pan clean so that it can be reused for the eggs. 3. Whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper until well blended. 4. Pour the eggs and vegetables into the frying pan and stir constantly ...
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