The strong desire to be thin and attractive, combined with societal pressure to look a certain way can lead to a person becoming anorexic. They may even believe that they are overweight, when this is clearly not the case. Other contributing factors for both anorexia and bulimia include imbalanced gut flora, allergies, hypoglycaemia and candida overgrowth. Anorexia sufferers are likely to be malnourished and lacking in vitamins and minerals; zinc deficiency in particular can suppress appetite. Smoking and taking illicit drugs, or a family history of substance abuse, can also make a person more likely to develop an eating disorder. Prolonged stress, depression and emotional problems are also possible causes. Stomach cancer can cause a person to lose appetite or weight and to experience nausea and vomiting.
Anorexia manifests itself through decreased appetite and weight and can include male impotency, skin problems, nausea, lack of menstruation, anxiety and depression. Since people with anorexia don’t eat enough to fuel their body, they will be severely underweight and likely have several nutritional deficiencies. If left untreated this can lead to many serious health problems, which could even prove fatal. These may include: osteoporosis; muscle loss; anaemia; low temperature, blood pressure and pulse; weak hair and nails; dry skin; constipation; infertility; heart and brain damage and organ failure. Binge-eating disorder is a condition where a person eats large volumes of food without being in control and continuing to eat after they are full. They may feel guilty about the amount that they eat and attempt to diet without success. This can lead to obesity and other serious health problems. People with bulimia binge-eat and then prevent weight-gain by using laxatives and diuretics or by using various means to induce vomiting. They may also not eat for a while at a time or seem to lack self-control when around food. Some people also exercise excessively to burn off the food they eat. Bulimia sufferers may appear to be healthy, as they can generally maintain a suitable weight. Those with any eating disorder may lie about what they eat, wear baggy clothes to hide weight-loss or avoid eating with others.
BICOM® Programs to be Used
|Chakra 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Tissue process, acute
|Stress nervous system
|Zinc point 23.0||4||600.2||87|
Supplements to take
Magnesium, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin D3, vitamin C, digestive enzymes
Treatment will need to include both nutritional and emotional support. Symptoms such as anxiety and depression may be treated with anti-depressants or sedatives. If a fungal infection is present, this can be improved through anti-fungal supplementation. The diet should include a balance of fruit, raw and fermented vegetables and protein. Making a realistic meal plan may help those who struggle with binge-eating to regulate their meals and consume a healthy amount of food. If the patient is struggling to consume solid foods, they can be given vegetable smoothies. Carbonated drinks, processed foods and sugary foods should be avoided and bulimia patients should avoid highly-acidic foods. Quitting unhealthy smoking and drug-taking habits will help the person to recover. It is important to try to get enough sleep and to have a regular sleep pattern. Counselling from a trusted person will help with the emotional aspect of eating disorders; this can be individual or in a group.
Experiences and case studies
As well as being effective in treating people, bioresonance has been able to successfully help animals with eating disorders. For example, a 13-year-old tomcat was suffering from anorexia as well as hypothermia, apathy and discoloured, yellow mucus membranes. After 2 treatments, the cat’s appetite and energy had improved significantly. After 8 sessions, the animal was “healthier than ever” and the mucus membranes had regained their colour.