“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 February 23-March 2 2014!”
Anorexia, Bulimia….or EDNOS? The Eating Disorder that Doctors Refuse to Recognize – HALF of people with eating disorders are missing out on the help they desperately need – now a new campaign aims to help sufferers who can’t be clearly classified as having anorexia or bulimia. Learn More.
WHO Sees Risk of Obesity Becoming the New Norm in Europe – Being overweight is so common in Europe that it risks becoming “the new norm”, with around a third of teenagers now heavier than is recommended for their health, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Learn More.
Misguided Attempts at Prevention for Parents – Parental actions can affect children. But it’s a big leap to take this to actually creating an eating disorder. The problem is that parents can’t give their children an eating disorder. It doesn’t work that way. Although the message seems to be positive, it has a subtle message of blame. Learn More.
EU Chief Scientific Adviser’s GMO Lies Called Out in an Open Letter – A prominent scientist and biotechnology expert has issued a public indictment of Professor Anne Glover, the Chief Scientific Adviser to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and a vehement supporter of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In a recent letter, Dr. Brian John from GM-Free Cymru called out Prof. Glover for her repeated failure to acknowledge the plenteous science showing that GMOs are harmful to the environment and to humans. Learn More.
Dark Secrets of Artificial Sweeteners Revealed – For millennia, humans have used honey and sugar to sweeten foods, but in modern times, people concerned with calories have turned to artificial sweeteners. “Some early sugar substitutes were found to cause cancer, and other[s] have ill effects on health. Many critics charge these artificial additives pose danger of their own. And many people point out unusual ingredients that go into some sweeteners; Splenda, for instance, is manufactured using chlorine, and skeptics say such food additives also play havoc with the human metabolism. Aspartame has even been charged with causing brain tumors, heart attacks and even seizures.” Learn More.
Food Packaging Materials Expose You to 4000+ Chemicals – Your diet can be as wholesome and organic as possible, but if what you’re eating came from a box, a bin or even your own refrigerator, it may be contaminated with one of 4,000 chemicals. And what that means for your health is a big question—but one that urgently needs to be answered, says an international coalition of food packaging and environmental health experts. Learn More.
How to Avoid GMOs in 3 Simple Steps – Getting GMOs out of your kitchen is hard without labeling, but these three steps can help you navigate the grocery aisles a little more easily. Learn More.
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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