My son is anorexic
Sherri - posted on 12/28/2015
Agree 100% Michelle, anorexia is a disease affecting the whole body not just the digestive system, mind or self esteem. The best professional help is required. It has been my experience that MD’s have far less training when it comes to diseases like anorexia than do naturopathic doctors (ND). ND’s are required to take all the education and training of an MD, in addition they take an average of 2 more years in dietary education. This is necessary for anyone with anorexia. Sure MD’s will manage diseases such as anorexia with medication but I have seen far less success than with ND’s.
MD’s have their place of course but think about it, they only receive 1 hour of training (without testing) in nutrition during a 4-6 year education. The Medical Journals along with the US government agree that minerals and nutrition have been affective in working with patients that have anorexia. See for yourself pubmed.gov (type in anorexia minerals). Science over the last 50 years has proven that “minerals are the currency of life”. Two time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Lynis Pauling received his awards based on the study of minerals and nutrition for disease. He stated; “You could trace every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
I have experienced both MD’s & ND’s and am living proof on the side of nutrition and minerals after suffering for 28 years myself (anorexia was only one of my problems). Your free to choose the professional that you want to work with. I am just saying we have been trained to go to the MD / medication for everything. For myself I found a better way.
Sherri - posted on 12/23/2015
Lisa, I am not a doctor and counseling could possibly help. But the roots of many anorexia problems are more a deficiency of certain minerals than they are a mental or self image problem. If you give the body what it needs it generally has the ability to start healing itself. A person can also start to think differently about themselves when they start feeling better physically.
There are so many scientific studies correlating minerals & anorexia that verify this, 90 of which have been published through medical journals and have been posted on a government web site. There are 60 essential minerals that everyone needs everyday for the body to perform optimally. Just as important as taking the minerals is to make sure that they can be absorbed by the body, most on the market today will either stay undigested and collect inside or just pass through. MD’s don’t study minerals or nutrition so please check with a naturopathic doctor or I can send you information from mine on this subject or I can send you the scientific studies. God Bless!
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