“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 17th-23rd!”
NEWS: 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
NEWS: Peanut Butter-10 Things to Know
November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, so here are some interesting facts to celebrate. LEARN MORE
NEWS: 5 Freaky Stats About Added Sugar
You know the usual suspects when it comes to sugar: soda, candy, and, of course, your sugar bowl. But these obvious sugar sources might not be the biggest threat to your health: Sneaky sugars are. Sneaky sugars hide in foods that you wouldn’t think to look in, like wheat bread, “healthy” cereals, pasta sauce, frozen dinners, ramen noodle soup, salad dressings, ketchup, barbecue sauce, deli meat, and sausage. LEARN MORE
NEWS: Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists. LEARN MORE
NEWS: Obesity Is Tied To Pollutants
Exposure to secondhand smoke and roadway traffic may be tied to increased body mass index in children and adolescents, a new study suggests. 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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