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News You Can Use – November 10-17 2013

News You Can Use

“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 November 10-17 2013!”

Abercrombie & Fitch, In Reversal of Exclusionary Policy, Now Selling Larger Sizes – Turns out that old adage, “All press is good press” has proven untrue, yet again. Following a media thrashing in the spring (some of that from me) for their proud refusal to sell clothing in larger sizes, especially for women, Abercrombie & Fitch has reversed that long-standing decision. Since shares in the company’s stock have lost about 30% of their value in 2013, it seems that the company is looking to expand their customer base beyond the “cool kids,” which were previously only minted in certain sizes, according to their CEO. Learn more.

Soft Drink and Sugar Consumption Can Negatively Impact Kidney Health, New Studies Reveal – Two recently published studies show the negative effects that soft drink and sugar consumption can have on kidney health. Learn more.

Research Shows Less Than One Percent of Fast Food Kids’ Meals are Healthy – Researchers from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity recently analyzed the foods served by 18 fast food restaurant chains. They took into account every possible combination of menu items for a total of 5,427 meals. Out of the 12 restaurants that offered kid’s meals, 11 included a side dish, such as apples, bananas, corn and other fruits and vegetables, that the researchers considered healthy. Also, more than three-quarters of the restaurants offered healthy drink choices, generally milk, juice or bottled water. Learn more.

FDA Declares Trans Fats Not Safe in Foods for the First Time – According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday decided that trans fats should not be considered safe for use in foods, a drastic change in policy that could lead to a ban on the artery-clogging ingredient. Learn more.

5 GMO-Free Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas – The food writer Michael Pollan once wrote, “Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” Sadly, most of the food that now adorns Thanksgiving tables, particularly the dessert table, wouldn’t meet that basic requirement: pumpkin from cans, “whipped topping” that contains more genetically modified corn- and soy-based ingredients than actual cream, artificially dyed pie filling, high-fructose-corn-syrup (aka “pecan”) pie. 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!

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.


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Show Notes: How Eating Disorders are Changing With Maria Rago

Dr. Maria Rago

On this week’s episode, we talked with Dr. Maria Rago about How Eating Disorders Are Changing. Dr. Maria Rago is the Executive Vice President of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and clinical director and founder of Rago and Associates Counseling Services.

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In this episode we covered:

2:42 – About Dr. Maria Rago
6:12 – How Dr. Rago became interested in the treatment of eating disorders.
7:10 – Anorexia Nervosa and Discrimination
9:45 – Eating Disorders and Food Pollution
12:40 – Abercrombie & Fitch – Obesity Discrimination and the Anti-Bullying Campaign
15:15 – Caller Question – What is your view on the problems caused by obesity? Should people that are addicted to certain foods or food additives include those foods in their diet in moderation?
27:40 – How are eating disorders changing? What is orthorexia?
34:25 – Why are we seeing changes in eating disorders?
35:49 – The psychological effect of the Boy Scouts banning obese children from the Jamboree.
40:40 – How ANAD has changes as eating disorders have changed.

Links we discussed:

Maji and Mongo – “Let’s Eat!” Book Review
Updated Online Survey
Dr. Norton’s Interview with Prevent Obesity
Dr. Rago’s Website – Rago Therapy
The Official Website of ANAD

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.

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Take my new Eating Disorder survey!

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Twitter @drrenae

Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form

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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship. This information is not necessarily the position of Dr. J. Renae Norton or The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

©2013, Dr J Renae Norton. This information is intellectual property of Dr J Renae Norton. Reproduction and distribution for educational purposes is permissible. Please credit ‘© 2013, Dr J Renae Norton. //edpro.wpengine.com’.