Anorexia is often also labeled as a psychological problem. There is no question that the affliction involves emotional difficulties suggestive of a psychological difficulty, but consider that there is a more definitive physical or chemical cause. Most of the individuals suffering with this ailment are women. Women have great need and use of the hormone estrogen and the mineral copper. Effectively processing copper in the system will go a long way in preventing changes in the nerves and brain tissue that suppress the desire to eat. Zinc is another critical mineral that can be associated with anorexia. Some anorectic patients also worsen their state of health by becoming “bulimic.” Bulimia occurs with these patients by excessive eating at times, and then eliminating the intake of food by causing vomiting, diarrhea or excessive urination.
The causes are similar between the two conditions and they can be helped. It is critical to balance the mineral structure of the body, therefore the recommendation of a mineral analysis of the patient’s hair, for zinc and copper problems, at the least. The extreme loss of weight along with the fear of becoming over-weight, accompanies many physical conditions that can result in severe, prolonged malnutrition, which may lead to death. It is estimated that between 10 and 15% of anorexia patients will die of heart failure. This chapter gives clues for detecting the condition and offers an effective treatment plan for healing the associated chemical imbalances.
Details, step-by-step recommendations and in-depth suggestions are available in the full ANOREXIA chapter of the Regaining and Maintaining Your Health e-book.