Eating Disorders–The Disturbing Truth

August 13, 2011 by  
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The most disturbing “alternatives” to eating healthily are unfortunately, eating disorders. Most commonly, anorexia is chosen by people who feel that healthy eating still has too many calories involved. Although associated primarily with teenage girls and young women, anorexia is not limited to that section of society.

Although it is generally accepted that the only truly reliable way to avoid weight gain is to eat healthily and exercise, the truth is that for many people, this seems like a hell of a grind. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be a while before you see substantial results from it – so taking a short cut becomes more attractive.

Bulimia, a disorder from the same family as anorexia, is becoming more and more common. Bulimia sufferers will eat where anorexics starve themselves, and will often binge to the point where they are uncomfortably full before inducing vomiting to ensure that food is not digested. While both anorexia and bulimia do allow sufferers to lose weight and keep it off, they carry very real dangers.

Although being slim is considered to be the glittering prize by many, it is at a price. If you are not eating the right nutrients, or are purging them through vomiting, it is impossible to keep clear, healthy skin and hair, and your energy levels will go through the floor. It is also unlikely that anorexics or bulimia sufferers will get to a point where they feel thin enough, and many can go to the point of killing themselves through malnutrition.

Anorexia & Bulimia: Emotional Safety & Balance Will Help Protect

One of the best ways to protect your child from developing bulimia or anorexia is to make your home a safe place. You want them to be able to feel, communicate and learn how to respond to their emotions.

Publish Date: 08/12/2011 11:07

http://ed-eatingdisorders.com/anorexia-bulimia-emotional-safety-balance-will-help-protect-your-kids-from-eating-disorders/

The Truth About Online Anorexia | Documentary Heaven | Watch

Fearne Cotton examines the ongoing trend for super-slim women and immerses herself in the worrying world of pro-ana websites who encourage anorexia and.

Publish Date: 08/06/2011 15:29

http://documentaryheaven.com/the-truth-about-online-anorexia/

Eating Disorder Recovery: Michelle’s Story, Part 2 | Weightless

Michelle shares her story of struggling and recovering from various eating disorders.

Publish Date: 08/11/2011 9:00

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2011/08/eating-disorder-recovery-michelles-story-part-2/

Anorexia and Bulimia in Teenagers: Being Aware of the Signs of

Anorexia and bulimia are unfortunately common eating disorders among teenagers. By noticing the signs, parents have a good chance of halting the condition.

Publish Date: 02/04/2008 18:20

http://catherineowen.suite101.com/anorexia-and-bulimia-in-teenagers-a43642.html

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One Response to “Eating Disorders–The Disturbing Truth”
  1. Noe Kuritz says:

    Anorexia nervosa (AN), characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, an obsessive fear of gaining weight, and an unrealistic perception of current body weight. However, some patients can suffer from anorexia nervosa unconsciously. These patients are classified under “atypical eating disorders”. Anorexia can cause menstruation to stop, and often leads to bone loss, loss of skin integrity, etc. It greatly stresses the heart, increasing the risk of heart attacks and related heart problems. The risk of death is greatly increased in individuals with this disease.^

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