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News You Can Use-Week of December 22nd-28th


“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 December 22nd-28th!”

NEWS: Cooper Connection: Coping with holiday stress

For many, the holiday season is a time filled with friends, family and festivities.

But while the holidays can be a time for family traditions and celebrations, it can leave others feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Even the most seasoned party-goer can get weary. LEARN MORE

NEWS: How to Choose Eggnog

Christmas is almost here and it’s time for Eggnog! Have you ever wondered what’s inside? LEARN MORE

NEWS: How To Do Christmas Better

Dressing up isolation as peacefulness. Maintaining, on this one potentially exceptional day of the year, immovable exercise, work, and food routines, noting deviations as tiny as a few calories. Being emotionally disconnected. Registering others’ sadness and incomprehension, but not really caring. Giving the false name of ‘celebrating what is’ to a bleak new absence of pressure to make anything else possible. Being aware of the perversity of the physical and mental state of anorexia. Not even trying, beyond a single crumb of Christmas icing, to bridge the gulf separating that awareness from action. Suffocating natural appetites with the sheer force of determination not to feel them. Feeling satisfaction at the danger of bulimia averted. Looking forward to another year and another vista of absolute unchanging predictability. LEARN MORE

NEWS: 84% of Vegetarians and Vegans Return to Meat. Why?

One of my daughters recently asked me for suggestions on types of meat she might enjoy. I was shocked. A vegetarian for nearly 18 years, she has always found meat, well, icky. In retrospect, I should not have been surprised about her new interest in carnivory. After all, as a researcher, I have studied vegetarians who return to meat. But I never figured she would join the ranks of ex-vegetarians, so I asked her to jot down a few words about why she originally gave up the consumption of flesh and why she now feels compelled to change her veggie ways. Here’s what she wrote…. LEARN MORE

NEWS: Understanding eating disorders and how they are treated

In the early part of the 20th century, Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, proclaimed: “A woman can’t be too rich or too thin.” Cut to 2014, and that philosophy is alive and well and perpetuated in society—fueled in part by the media’s emphasis on youth and beauty. But in reality, too thin can be life threatening. 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!

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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.

Smashed Potatoes

Photo used under a Creative Commons license, by mindwhisperings

Smashed Potatoes

2 lbs small organic red-skinned potatoes, cleaned
1/2 c  coconut oil
1/2 c whole fat grass-fed organic milk
1/2 c grated fresh parmesan
4 tbsp of horseradish
salt, pepper, garlic salt, bourbon smoked paprika to taste
parsley (optional, for garnish)

Boil potatoes until fork-tender. Set aside.
Mix remaining ingredients in a sauce pan, heat until warm.
In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes and warm ingredients.
Beat until just mixed.
Garnish with parsley and serve!

Serves 12.

Nutrition Info: 170 calories, 11 g fat, 4 g protein, 15 g carbs