“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 July 20th-July 26th, 2015.
NEWS: GMOs Are Dangerous to Our Health, According to Latest Independent Research
There has been a debate raging about GMOs for a long time now. On one side of the debate is the idea that genetic engineering is progress for humanity, and it is a natural extension of more traditional breeding techniques. The other side believes genetically modified foods are unsafe for human consumption and harmful to the environment. LEARN MORE
NEWS: “The Future of Food”—GMOs, Gene Patenting, and the Corporatization of Our Food Supply
The GMO food labeling movement has gained momentum over the past several years, passing labeling laws in three states. America’s awareness of the risks of genetically engineered (GE) foods and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to their health and the environment continues to expand. LEARN MORE
NEWS: Study Suggests Sugar Is Worse Than Salt for Blood Pressure
One out of every three US adults has high blood pressure (hypertension). If you’re among them, one of the first recommendations your physician probably gave you was to cut back on salt. LEARN MORE
NEWS: Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?
“Is Sugar Found In Fruit Bad? I heard bananas are bad for you because of the high amount of sugar, is this true?” LEARN MORE
NEWS: Relentless Cultural Pressures for Today’s Girls
Girls and women seem to be doing exceptionally well these days—many are excelling in school, in sports, and in their pursuit of advanced careers. The statistics are inspiring: LEARN MORE
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