Anorexia & Bulimia

Thousands of men and woman silently suffer from eating disorders, some not even knowing they have one. The links below help to educate and provide a hotline for support. The first step is the hardest and the most important.

There are numerous ‘sub-types’ of eating disorders, and thousand upon thousands of people suffer from some sort of disordered eating during their lifetime. As pressure mounts with the increased awareness of the world within we live, more and more people are falling victim to these disordered habits. It’s important to recognize that any type of lifestyle related to food that does not fall within a ‘healthy’ and ‘natural’ order like that of intuitive eating as nature has intended falls somewhere on the spectrum of disordered eating.

The rate at which American’s weight has increased is an epidemic of catastrophic proportions, but due to the significant amount of exposure that marketing and diets have in our society, the vast majority of people are unaware of whom to turn to for help. Rarely does the common person have the knowledge and resources to know whether what they are being advised-of is the best option for long-term health and lifestyle. In the current US medical system, doctors receive mere hours of study based around nutrition, and even numerous dietitians are underwhelmingly trained to handle disordered eating. Below are some of the signs and symptoms of disordered eating. There are far too many to list in full, but if you are under or overweight and not eating based on an intuitive eating pattern, or take part in any type of dieting, then you might benefit from seeking out additional knowledge.

  • dramatic weight loss or gain
  • dresses in layers
  • preoccupied with food, calories, diets, or similar
  • attitudes and behaviors that indicate food control become primary concern
  • withdrawal from usual friends and activities
  • frequent dieting
  • extreme concern about body size or shape
  • extreme mood swings
  • stomach cramps or other non-specific gastrointestinal complaints
  • menstrual irregularities
  • dizziness, fainting
  • feeling cold all the time
  • sleep problems
  • dry hair and skin, or brittle nails
  • cavities, or teeth discoloration
  • impaired immune system
  • and so many more!

 

I am not a doctor, and this blog is not meant to substitute for a licensed or properly trained professional. Any person who reads this blog is solely responsible for their own care, and not the owner or writers of the blog. It is important that if you have concerns over your health or mental health that you seek out the proper care from a properly licensed professional and do NOT simply take the advice written within.