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FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products

Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; Pose Risk of Liver Injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. Some Hydroxycut products are associated with a number of serious liver injuries. Iovate has agreed to recall Hydroxycut products from the market.

The FDA has received 23 reports of serious health problems

Twitter and Eating Disorder Recovery Tweets – Why I Twitter

Recently I was asked about twittering and the value of personal and professional tweets.  I do a mix.

In the back of my mind I'm always thinking about my patient population, whether the people are my actual patients or among the many people I know and will never know who are affected by an eating disorder. I offer what I hope is helpful specific information about eating disorder recovery.

I also try to share my own experiences that are lived examples of the 140 character "tips" I suggest. So, in one way, those tweets are personal - like laughing and running in a park with a child and a dog. But they are also clinically relevant to people who can't

Gut Understanding

In developing the layers of my eating disorder recovery book I rediscovered the term "gut understanding."


My own gut feeling that led to my gut understanding in response to the term was, "oh, my gosh.  What a telling expression!"


What came to my mind immediately was this:

Kre-alk and Creatine: Safe to Use?

This loaded question just came in.  I'm glad she asked. Many people may be asking the same thing. 

I'll ask a question back.  Do you have or have you ever had an eating disorder?  Kre-Alk or Creatine may not be safe for you as the individual you are.

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