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News You Can Use – April 1-8 2012

“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 news update for the week of April 1 – April 8 2012!” Why Pasture Eggs Taste Better Than Those From Factory Farms. Study: Brains of Anorexics, Obese Wired Differently ...
Eating Disorders Survey

More Survey Results

photo used under a creative commons license Since most of the individuals taking this survey probably have an Eating Disorder (ED), the results are not surprising. One interesting finding is how many people are afraid to handle food (nearly 15%). Another is the high percentage of people who obsess about food and or have food cravings (71%) Given what we know about MSG, that it is highly addicting, obsessive thoughts and food cravings would make sense. If you have not yet taken the survey please do! *These results are based upon 260 responses. Let’s Connect! Take my new Eating Disorder survey! Like me on Facebook Twitter @drrenae Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form Inquire about booking Dr Norton for a speaking engagement Read About Dr Norton View video about ...
Eating Disorders Survey

Survey Results: 38.5% of eating disorder victims have also been diagnosed with ADD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

photo used under a creative commons license Over the past couple of years I have been collecting data from a survey I designed to better understand the uniqueness of the eating disorder population. Some of the responses are pretty interesting. I’ve found that many of my patients, as well as many responders to my survey have also been diagnosed with ADD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  According to my survey, 38.5% of eating disorder victims have also been diagnosed with ADD or OCD. These mental illnesses can be the trigger or the result of an eating disorder. Thus, treatment for the eating disorder must also include treatment of contributing illnesses. Here are the current, detailed results from my survey. If ...
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Survey Results – Interesting Results Regarding Shopping Behavior

photo used under a creative commons license Here are the current, detailed results from my survey regarding shopping behavior. Notice that over half (52%) of the respondents specifically buy “binge” food and that only 31.5% buy healthy food all the time. What’s also interesting is that only 7% of respondents buy fast foods or processed foods. These numbers are generated primarily by the eating disordered population. However, in the general public the truth remains that our nation consumes 41% more processed foods than fresh foods! How much fast food or processed foods is your body consuming? If you have not yet taken the survey please do! Let’s Connect! Take my new Eating Disorder survey! Like me on Facebook Twitter @drrenae Contact Dr Norton ...
Eating Disorders Survey

Survey Results: 80% of Those Struggling With An Eating Disorder Have Also Been Diagnosed With Another Mental Illness

photo used under a creative commons license Over the past couple of years I have been collecting data from a survey I designed to better understand the uniqueness of the eating disorder population. Some of the responses are pretty interesting. I’ve found that many of my patients, as well as many responders to my survey also struggle with other mental illnesses. In fact, only about 20% do not! These mental illnesses can be the trigger or the result of an eating disorder. Thus, treatment for the eating disorder must also include treatment of contributing illnesses. Here are the current, detailed results from my survey. If you have not yet taken the survey please do! Let’s Connect! Take my new Eating ...
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Cincinnati

Characteristics of Binge Eating

Binge eating is mostly associated with Bulimia but it is also a characteristic of other eating disorders such as Bulimarexia and Binge Eating Disorder.  There are two definable types of binge’s, objective and subjective.  Binge eating has often been associated with purging but not all binges are followed by a purge.  It should be noted that vomiting is not the only means of purging;  excessive exercising and the use of diet pills, diuretics, and laxatives are other methods of purging.  Some may just use one of these methods and others use a combination of these. Objective and Subjective Binge Eating An objective binge consists of  as much as 20,000 calories in one episode (which may last from minutes to  many ...
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