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1:45 am

Eating disorders awareness

Eating disorders awareness

 

 

 

 

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Studied Health Editor: Eric Roberts

Published: 2/28/2018

 

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Eating disorders affect 30 million Americans at some point of their lives.

NEDA Confidential screening tool

NDEA Helpline

 

 

What are eating disorders

Eating disorders are a treatable mental illness. National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men will have been affected sometime during their lifetimes.

Types of eating disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Orthorexia
  • OSFED
  • ARFID
  • PICA
  • Rumination Disorder
  • UFED
  • Laxative abuse
  • Compulsive exercise

Risk factors involve a range of biological, psychological, sociocultural issues. Listed below are some examples of risk factors.

Biological

  • Having a close relative with an eating disorder
  • Having a close relative with a mental health issue
  • History of dieting
  • Negative energy balance
  • Type 1 diabetes

Psychological

  • Perfectionism
  • Body image dissatisfaction
  • Personal history of an anxiety disorder
  • Behavioral inflexibility

Social

  • Weight stigma
  • Teasing – bullying
  • Limited social networks
  • Historical Trauma

Warning signs

  • Pre-occupation with weight, food, calories
  • Appears uncomfortable eating around others
  • Skipping meals
  • Extreme concern with body size-shape
  • Dry skin-brittle nails
  • Fine hair
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Hoards food in strange places
  • Evidence of binge eating
  • Evidence of purging behaviors
  • Fears of choking or vomiting
  • Pervasive eating of substances that are not food
    • Soap
    • Chalk
    • Wool
    • Soil
    • Cloth
  • Repeated regurgitation of food for a period of at least a month
  • Spending hours per day thinking about what food might be served at an upcoming event
  • Compulsive exercise
    • Despite injury
    • Despite fatigue
  • Fear that insulin will “make me fat”

Stats           Treatment           Prevention

 

                   Screening

 

In summary for those who are suffering from some sort of eating disorder there is a network that serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and quality care and recovery. For those that want to help there is help & support, resources for learning and getting involved – there are also ways to give. For more information and resources Visit the National Eating Disorders Association.


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1:12 am

Nutritional Yeast Powder

Product Spotlight

 

Nutritional Yeast Powder

 

By Eric Roberts

2/18/2018

As a Graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IIN) and a member of the Integrative Nutrition®Ambassador Network, Eric helps people create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Eric is passionate about superfoods that provide abundant nutrition that helps ensure sustainable heath.

 

Nutritional yeast –sometimes called nooch is a deactivated yeast.

 

It is sold in the form of flakes or a yellow powder. You will most likely find it in health food stores. Its very popular with vegans and may be used as an ingredient in recipes.

 

A significant source of b vitamins, fortified versions have even higher levels of vitamins especially vitamin b-12. Nutritional yeast is a major source for folate, niacin, and selenium.

Nutritional yeast has a cheesy nutty type of flavor, and it is a great substitute for cheese in recipes. Other names for nutritional yeast include

·        Nooch

·        Hippie dust

·        Yeshi

·        Savory yeast flakes

A serving of nutritional yeast yields a complete protein, providing all 9 amino acids. Yeast cannot provide vitamin b-12 and to do so it must be fortified with vitamin b-12.

 

Recipe sources include

·        RED STAR®

·        The ultimate uncheese cookbook

·        Conveniently vegan

Benefits of nutritional yeast

·        A super food

·        A source of amino acids

·        A source of protein

·        Naturally low in fat

·        Naturally gluten free

Beneficial effects of yeasts

·        Proven probiotic effects

·        Prevention and treatment of diarrhea

·        Beneficial in treatment of IBD

·        Stimulation of immunity

·        Potential of decreasing ADD in children and adults has been proven

Sources

RED STAR®nutritional yeast

Now Foods

PubMed Ref: PMCID- 327658

PubMed ref pmc 5251302

PubMed ref pmc 5591489

Wikipedia Nutritional yeast  

Red Star website

 

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

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