April 2015 Newsletter
I will be speaking at the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting and expo on May 18th.
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Should orthorexia be in the DSM?
You may have seen this article on my Facebook page a few weeks ago. The article discusses the growing prevalence of diets that focus on shunning certain foods, and sometimes even entire food groups, because they are unhealthy or “dirty”. When taken to the extreme, these diets can cause nutrient deficiencies and lead to the avoidance of social gatherings. Health care professionals are seeing a rise in obsessions with healthy eating, but these patients are often diagnosed with anorexia nervosa coupled with obsessive tendencies towards food.
According to the article, those who are opposed to classifying orthorexia as a disease believe that more research needs to be done to determine if it is even necessary. Those on the other side of the debate feel that including orthorexia in the DSM will allow for more specific treatments and will encourage health care professionals to use a unique set of diagnosis criteria and treatments similar those used for OCD patients.
5 Easy Egg Dishes for April!
1) Saute onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms and fold them into an omelette along with grated parmesan cheese.
2) Cook up a fried egg and serve it over rice with chunky salsa for a spicy and filling start to the day.
3) Try this recipe for pesto kale egg muffins for breakfast on the go.
4) Dress up your scrambled eggs with vitamin packed spinach and red bell peppers. Be sure to cook the spinach and peppers in the pan first to avoid soggy eggs.
5) Looking for a handheld breakfast? Scramble eggs with your choice of veggies and wrap in a whole grain tortilla. Add salsa for an additional kick of flavor!
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