Francine Joyce
Eating Disorders

Eating disorders ; Food and Mental Health

Eating disorders ; Food and Mental Health

Disordered eating behaviours include a wide range of conditions that do not get the recognition they deserve. In a world bursting with flavours, meals are -for some of us- full of challenges. And for those, food is a battle that extends much beyond their plates. It is not a life choice, it is an overwhelming condition associated with negative beliefs, anxious thought patterns and emotions.

Taken together, eating disorders affect 5% of the population and most often develop during adolescence. The most common types include restrictive eating or avoidance of certain foods, binge eating, emotional eating, dysmorphophobia (body image distortion), purging by vomiting or laxative misuse or compulsive exercise. They often appear similar to an addiction with a distressing need to control every aspect of patients' lives.

Beyond nutrition, treatment should address the psychological aspects and medical complications of the ED (Eating Disorder) :

But with a multidisciplinary care and holistic support, most patients resume healthy eating habits. They also recover their energy, their self-esteem, their emotional and psychological balance ... and most of all peace and happiness.

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