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Eating Disorders

Written by  Alex Sherman
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The term eating disorder actually covers many different types and levels. Most eating disorders, with the exception of binge eating, affects females. The other main types of eating disorders are anorexia and bulimia. 

Symptoms of eating disorders:

  • Eating Excessively to a point of discomfort (Binge)
  • Eating faster than usual (Binge)
  • Hoarding food (Binge)
  • Guilt after consuming food (Binge, bulimia, and anorexia)
  • Depression (Binge, bulimia, and anorexia)
  • Dieting without weightloss (Binge)
  • Bloating or abnormal bowel functions (Bulimia)
  • Excessive use of laxatives (Bulimia)
  • Self induced vomiting (Bulimia)
  • Excessive visits to the restroom especially after a meal (Bulimia)
  • Unhealthy focus on weight (Bulimia and anorexia)
  • Dizziness or fatigue (Anorexia)
  • Brittle nails or bone loss (Anorexia)
  • Constipation (Anorexia)
  • Denial of hunger over long period of times (Anorexia)
  • Excessive exercise (Anorexia)
  • Negative attitude and complaints of being fat (Anorexia)

There are no real cures for eating disorders without the help of  counseling we do encourage a healthy diet (Here is a list of the World's Healthiest Foods).

Some suggestions for patients with eating disorders:

  • Be sure you have support from family members before getting help or trying to help a loved one. 
  • Be understanding and patient with yourself or the patient. These things take time to heal from both physically and mentally.
  • Stick to a good diet full or nourishing foods and good quality ingredients. No matter what disorder the patient has their ultimate goal is to be healthy looking and thin. These things can be accomplished with a good diet plan and a healthy exercise routine. However we do still recommend counseling so the patient has a healthy goal.
  • Be positive and surround yourself with positivity. Pick up yoga!
Last modified on Saturday, 09 April 2011 13:33
Alex Sherman

Alex Sherman

Alex was born and raised in the North Georgia mountains. At the age of 18 he started his own green maid service which soon found a new home in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2009 he sold the company and founded the Green Life Pages to pursue his growing passion to educate others about sustainable living. The website's form soon began to change and is now a collaborative effort between Alex and a few friends (Kathleen & Sarah)  who are just as passionation about health and sustainability. 

Alex believes strongly in networking and education. Through both he believes we can achieve a greener, healthier, and more informed planet.

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