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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

ANOREXIA, PAST OR CURRENT

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON ANOREXIA, PAST OR CURRENT

Anorexia means a poor or irregular appetite. Anorexia nervosa refers to a psychological disorder where the appetite is suppressed. Anorexia has been associated with stress undereating, perhaps due to low agni and poor digestion. The root of anorexia may also be physical, as poor appetite is often a complication of anemic blood, dehydration, and hypochlorhydria.

A person may chose anorexia out of panic of becoming obese or unattractive. They might fear losing control of their weight, even if they recognize their current weight is healthy. The ideal of thinness stems from a compulsion to be light, independent, and unfettered. It is as if thinness is the female counterpart of the American cowboy. A thin woman believes that by controlling her desire (food cravings), she is also master of her destiny.

Anorexia nervosa can create long term deficiencies and degeneration in the digestive organs. In particular, anorexia causes gastroparesis - loss of function of parietal cells of the stomach. Generally, easy to digest and appetizing foods are recommended for a person recovering from anorexia nervosa.

Gustin is the common hormone responsible for growth and maintenance of all sense organs, including taste buds and olfactory bulbs. Proper functioning of sense organs is essential to creating the desire to eat. In the mouth, Gustin is called the salivary hormone, becomes it is responsible for mouth watering. Gustin is a zinc-metalloprotein, making zinc the primary trace metal for all sensation. All of the sense organs depend on adequate levels of zinc for growth and maintenance. Low zinc is directly related to low gustin, and poor sense of taste and smell. Less than a week of zinc supplement, taste returned to normal for many with limited taste.

For more discussion on the topic of anorexia, see Healing After Bulimia and Anorexia. Anorexia is associated with enneagram types 1,3, and 6.

Disclaimer: 'Anorexia, past or current' could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.

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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

Balance Your Body with Diet, Herbs, & Lifestyles Having These Biocharacteristics

Everything you eat has an effect on your body, which Ayurveda categorizes in a simple and easy way, using biocharacteristics (gunas). Biocharacteristics are qualities (like cold and hot) that describe the effect a food or herb has on your body. Cooling foods like cucumber, decrease metabolism. Heating foods like chili pepper, stimulate your body and increase metabolism. For 'Anorexia, past or current', you should select foods with the following biocharacteristics. Individual results will vary, based on your body type and the root cause of your imbalance.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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OILY

ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.

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SALTY

ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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To learn more about the symbols above, click on them. See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.

Appetizer

APPETIZER

Herbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Tonic

TONIC

A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.

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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.

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Rebuild Electrolytes

REBUILD-ELECTROLYTES

Substances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.

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Rebuilds Fluids

REBUILDS-FLUIDS

Herbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.

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Aphrodisiac

APHRODISIAC

Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.

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Promotes Fertility

PROMOTES-FERTILITY

An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).

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Ojas

OJAS

Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.

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Tamasic

TAMASIC

Tamasic foods promote rest, sleepiness and stillness. Examples include wheat, mushrooms.

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Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE #4

ANOREXIA, PAST OR CURRENT IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE #4 - TISSUE DISEASE

If you have symptoms in this category it means your imbalances have overwhelmed your body's resistance causing a full-fledged disease. Once imbalance reaches this stage it is more likely to cause acute or chronic conditions. You might be tempted to focus your attention on fighting symptoms in this category, but dismiss earlier warning signs of imbalance - i.e. symptoms in the stage 1 category. It is ideal to find and address the root causes weakening your system and remove them first. This ensures you are not adding fuel to the fire of disease. Once the root causes are removed, you can work on addressing the disease head on along with strengthening your body. This typically yields a quicker recovery and prevents recurrence. Ayurveda's preventative approach suggests you pay careful attention to every stage of disease development.

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AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTS

According to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Anorexia, past or current'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
BIOCHARACTERISTICFOODS TO AVOIDDO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?
VATA
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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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Status Unknown

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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Status Unknown

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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DIFFICULT

ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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Status Unknown

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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To learn more about the symbols above, click on them. See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.

SEE A DIET WHICH REMOVES THESE CAUSES

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RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Anorexia, past or current'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.

Biocharacteristics of 4,050 People Reporting Anorexia, past or current

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Anorexia, past or current were more aggravated than 55% of other symptoms. From the 4,050 people who reported Anorexia, past or current in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Bitter Sign
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99.9%
37.0% (1,498)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Astringent Sign
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99.8%
26.6% (1,079)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Light Sign
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99.5%
34.7% (1,404)
9,391 have Light constitution
Dry Sign
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96.3%
34.2% (1,387)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Vata Sign
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94.1%
42.0% (1,702)
11,554 have Vata constitution
Cold Aggravates
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73.9%
26.4% (1,069)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Difficult Aggravates
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50.8%
33.3% (1,348)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Sour
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48.0%
15.9% (645)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Pitta
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30.5%
26.7% (1,082)
10,540 have Pitta constitution
Pungent
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12.3%
17.2% (697)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Hot
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8.8%
17.4% (703)
7,949 have Hot constitution
Heavy
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6.9%
17.8% (719)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Gooey
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5.7%
16.6% (672)
7,069 have Gooey constitution
Salty
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4.8%
21.2% (857)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Kapha
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4.3%
21.9% (885)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Oily
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3.8%
15.9% (644)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Sweet
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3.1%
13.8% (558)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Toxic
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2.0%
26.2% (1,063)
7,099 have Toxic constitution

Risk Factors of Anorexia, past or current

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Anorexia, past or current. Overall, 9.45% of people surveyed in this research study reported Anorexia, past or current.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 9.45%

Review These Common Risk Factors

Feel underweight (2358)
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382
16.2%
70% more often
Feel overweight (25362)
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2459
9.7%
insignificant difference
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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1590
8.1%
10% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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2143
12.8%
40% more often
Male (1336)
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57
4.3%
50% less often
Female (26227)
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2922
11.1%
20% more often
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Pretend Eating / Playing with Food (461)
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312
67.7%
620% more often
Chewing and spitting food (1294)
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621
48%
410% more often
Bulimia, past or current (3506)
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1540
43.9%
360% more often
Purging Food (2856)
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1212
42.4%
350% more often
Self Mutilation (1881)
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679
36.1%
280% more often
Laxatives to lose weight (2812)
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938
33.4%
250% more often
Body dysmorphia / Distorted self-image (5887)
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1897
32.2%
240% more often
Restricting Water Intake (650)
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194
29.8%
220% more often
Diuretics to lose weight (2085)
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583
28%
200% more often
Compulsive exercising (1909)
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515
27%
190% more often
Exercising after eating too much (2548)
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680
26.7%
180% more often
Exercising as punishment (2175)
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564
25.9%
170% more often
Smoking to suppress appetite (3891)
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986
25.3%
170% more often
Stole food or money to buy food (1041)
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261
25.1%
170% more often
Scheduling time alone to eat (3314)
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809
24.4%
160% more often
Trauma-induced overeating (1603)
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389
24.3%
160% more often
Vomiting (1149)
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278
24.2%
160% more often
Convulsions (156)
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37
Small number of cases
23.7%
150% more often
Panic about size, shape or weight (6563)
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1556
23.7%
150% more often
Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night (5367)
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1248
23.3%
150% more often
Solid foods aggravate abdominal pain (1417)
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324
22.9%
140% more often
Manic / giddy (2385)
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546
22.9%
140% more often
Bluish Skin (1150)
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251
21.8%
130% more often
Psychiatric Treatment (3639)
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790
21.7%
130% more often
Self-loathing (6841)
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1481
21.6%
130% more often
Seizures (452)
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97
21.5%
130% more often
Burning sense of shame (3769)
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812
21.5%
130% more often
Pus in stool (292)
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62
21.2%
120% more often
Stress under-eater (6634)
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1384
20.9%
120% more often
Drinking coffee to replace food (7337)
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1529
20.8%
120% more often
Can't afford to buy food (1909)
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395
20.7%
120% more often
Pain relieved by doubling over (2537)
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522
20.6%
120% more often
Poor discernment of temperature (1393)
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287
20.6%
120% more often
Fainting (2169)
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445
20.5%
120% more often
Recent weight loss (1516)
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309
20.4%
120% more often
Morning Sickness (1146)
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233
20.3%
110% more often
Recurrent Vomiting (817)
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163
20%
110% more often
Blisters (609)
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122
20%
110% more often
PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) (5247)
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1036
19.7%
110% more often
Even liquid foods aggravate abdominal pain (1126)
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221
19.6%
110% more often
Defensive (225)
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44
Small number of cases
19.6%
110% more often
Bluish nail-beds (2239)
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437
19.5%
110% more often
Dilated Pupil (518)
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100
19.3%
100% more often
Bones brittle / break easily (575)
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111
19.3%
100% more often
Eat when abdomen painful (2767)
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535
19.3%
100% more often
Hide food (3231)
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623
19.3%
100% more often
Frequent Nausea (5021)
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959
19.1%
100% more often
Pain relieved by cold (374)
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71
19%
100% more often
Exercising when emotional (5575)
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1060
19%
100% more often
Abdominal pain relieved by eating (1562)
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295
18.9%
100% more often
Past sexual trauma (8088)
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1520
18.8%
100% more often
Food Poisoning (1032)
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193
18.7%
100% more often
Hopeless (730)
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136
18.6%
100% more often
Shaky / Jitters (4508)
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839
18.6%
100% more often
Guarding area of pain (886)
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164
18.5%
100% more often
Oppressed / disempowered (3669)
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677
18.5%
100% more often
Secretive eating (8337)
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1540
18.5%
100% more often
Celiac Disease (1108)
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203
18.3%
90% more often
Abdominal pain continuous (1145)
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210
18.3%
90% more often
Not smart enough (1117)
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204
18.3%
90% more often
At odds with local community (1665)
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305
18.3%
90% more often
Preoccupied with food (5772)
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1049
18.2%
90% more often
Diet pills, gums (5926)
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1080
18.2%
90% more often
Pain with sense of fullness (4736)
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855
18.1%
90% more often
Abdominal pain worse after eating (3850)
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698
18.1%
90% more often
Past physical trauma (5997)
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1083
18.1%
90% more often
Have roommates (non-family) (3571)
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647
18.1%
90% more often
Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting) (1259)
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227
18%
90% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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83
18%
90% more often
Illegal Drugs (marijuana, cocaine, etc) (3536)
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635
18%
90% more often
Pale menstrual blood (461)
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83
18%
90% more often
Body Checking (12680)
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2285
18%
90% more often
Preoccupied with size, shape or weight (12085)
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2170
18%
90% more often
Fasting to lose weight (11675)
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2079
17.8%
90% more often
Fever (Current) (294)
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52
17.7%
90% more often
Famine / Underfed in Childhood (1923)
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341
17.7%
90% more often
Crohn's Disease (341)
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60
17.6%
90% more often
Jaundice (568)
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100
17.6%
90% more often
Homesick (2646)
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465
17.6%
90% more often
Exercising without eating (7501)
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1321
17.6%
90% more often
Non-healing sore / ulcer (816)
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143
17.5%
90% more often
Guilty (1123)
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196
17.5%
90% more often
Preoccupied with healthy eating (10868)
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1902
17.5%
90% more often
Pain relieved by arching / twisting (2938)
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511
17.4%
80% more often
Chronic Peeling Skin (1173)
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204
17.4%
80% more often
Joint pain after eating (712)
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124
17.4%
80% more often
Panic Attacks / Anxiety Attack (10072)
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1741
17.3%
80% more often
Hyperactive when stressed (5530)
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958
17.3%
80% more often
Trips to food stores daily (4340)
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751
17.3%
80% more often
Painful rash (516)
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89
17.2%
80% more often
Insufficient cleanliness (4471)
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770
17.2%
80% more often
Tight clothing / belts (3919)
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671
17.1%
80% more often
Lungs Irritated / Inflamed (1038)
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177
17.1%
80% more often
Feel like a failure after overeating (9279)
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1589
17.1%
80% more often
Avoid social events due to appearance (7275)
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1245
17.1%
80% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Anorexia, past or current

In this research study, people who report Anorexia, past or current were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Pretend Eating / Playing with Food
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312
+5.4 times
8%
1.48% (461 cases)
Bulimia, past or current
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1540
+4.5 times
38%
8.43% (3,506 cases)
Chewing and spitting food
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621
+4.3 times
15%
3.47% (1,294 cases)
Purging Food
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1212
+4.2 times
30%
7.06% (2,856 cases)
Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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227
+3.4 times
6%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Self Mutilation
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679
+3.3 times
17%
5.17% (1,881 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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564
+3.2 times
14%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
Compulsive exercising
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515
+3.1 times
13%
4.18% (1,909 cases)
Exercising after eating too much
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680
+3.1 times
17%
5.47% (2,548 cases)
Body dysmorphia / Distorted self-image
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1897
+2.9 times
47%
16.44% (5,887 cases)
Laxatives to lose weight
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938
+2.7 times
23%
8.63% (2,812 cases)
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Vomiting
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278
+2.5 times
7%
2.82% (1,149 cases)
Restricting Water Intake
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194
+2.5 times
5%
2.02% (650 cases)
Smoking to suppress appetite
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986
+2.4 times
24%
9.99% (3,891 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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2571
+2.2 times
63%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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1931
+2.2 times
48%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
Diuretics to lose weight
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583
+2.2 times
14%
6.42% (2,085 cases)
Trauma-induced overeating
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389
+2.2 times
10%
4.62% (1,603 cases)
Solid foods aggravate abdominal pain
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324
+2.1 times
8%
3.75% (1,417 cases)
Pain relieved by doubling over
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522
+2.1 times
13%
6.2% (2,537 cases)
Stole food or money to buy food
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261
+2.0 times
6%
2.96% (1,041 cases)
Sunken chest, ribs showing
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994
+2.0 times
25%
12.4% (9,675 cases)
Recent weight loss
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309
+2.0 times
8%
4.04% (1,516 cases)
Exercising without eating
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1321
+2.0 times
33%
16.67% (7,501 cases)
Morning Sickness
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233
+2.0 times
6%
3.04% (1,146 cases)
Recurrent Vomiting
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163
+2.0 times
4%
2.03% (817 cases)
Stress under-eater
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1384
+2.0 times
34%
17.27% (6,634 cases)
Exercising when emotional
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1060
+2.0 times
26%
13.22% (5,575 cases)
Bluish Skin
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251
+1.9 times
6%
3.08% (1,150 cases)
Irregular/small appetite
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1863
+1.9 times
46%
23.81% (20,509 cases)
Manic / giddy
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546
+1.9 times
13%
6.75% (2,385 cases)
Slow, heavy digestion
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1765
+1.9 times
44%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Scheduling time alone to eat
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809
+1.9 times
20%
10.44% (3,314 cases)
Bluish nail-beds
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437
+1.9 times
11%
5.76% (2,239 cases)
Frequent Nausea
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959
+1.9 times
24%
12.57% (5,021 cases)
Panic about size, shape or weight
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1556
+1.9 times
38%
19.92% (6,563 cases)
Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night
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1248
+1.9 times
31%
16.26% (5,367 cases)
Food Poisoning
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193
+1.9 times
5%
2.68% (1,032 cases)
Burning sense of shame
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812
+1.8 times
20%
10.82% (3,769 cases)
Poor discernment of temperature
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287
+1.8 times
7%
3.82% (1,393 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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1249
+1.8 times
31%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
Self-loathing
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1481
+1.8 times
37%
20.63% (6,841 cases)
Lose weight easily
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1172
+1.8 times
29%
16.19% (13,037 cases)
Fainting
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445
+1.8 times
11%
6.15% (2,169 cases)
Blisters
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122
+1.8 times
3%
1.68% (609 cases)
Non-healing sore / ulcer
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143
+1.8 times
4%
2.25% (816 cases)
Can't afford to buy food
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395
+1.8 times
10%
5.63% (1,909 cases)
PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
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1036
+1.8 times
26%
14.64% (5,247 cases)
Celiac Disease
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203
+1.8 times
5%
2.85% (1,108 cases)
Psychiatric Treatment
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790
+1.7 times
20%
11.48% (3,639 cases)
Pain with sense of fullness
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855
+1.7 times
21%
12.26% (4,736 cases)
Drinking coffee to replace food
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1529
+1.7 times
38%
22.19% (7,337 cases)
Bones brittle / break easily
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111
+1.7 times
3%
1.76% (575 cases)
Past sexual trauma
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1520
+1.7 times
38%
22.46% (8,088 cases)
Abdominal pain worse after eating
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698
+1.7 times
17%
10.09% (3,850 cases)
Anemia
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1113
+1.7 times
27%
16.04% (6,770 cases)
Guarding area of pain
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164
+1.7 times
4%
2.38% (886 cases)
Abdominal pain relieved by eating
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295
+1.7 times
7%
4.17% (1,562 cases)
Pain relieved by arching / twisting
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511
+1.7 times
13%
7.81% (2,938 cases)
At odds with local community
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305
+1.7 times
8%
4.83% (1,665 cases)
Feel underweight
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382
+1.6 times
9%
5.47% (2,358 cases)
Stomach Ulcer
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233
+1.6 times
6%
3.67% (1,449 cases)
Exercising 6+ times per week
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917
+1.6 times
23%
14.07% (6,093 cases)
Even liquid foods aggravate abdominal pain
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221
+1.6 times
5%
3.06% (1,126 cases)
Eating after midnight
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593
+1.6 times
15%
9.2% (3,846 cases)
Abdominal surgery
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151
+1.6 times
4%
2.47% (1,336 cases)
Abdominal pain continuous
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210
+1.6 times
5%
3.09% (1,145 cases)
Pain sudden onset
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656
+1.6 times
16%
9.9% (3,992 cases)
Location of abdominal pain moves
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885
+1.6 times
22%
13.68% (5,432 cases)
Strong abdominal pulse
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446
+1.6 times
11%
6.85% (2,630 cases)
Seizures
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97
+1.6 times
2%
1.25% (452 cases)
Purple/blue lips
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110
+1.6 times
3%
1.88% (658 cases)
Past physical trauma
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1083
+1.6 times
27%
16.93% (5,997 cases)
Tongue deviates to right/left
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66
+1.6 times
2%
1.26% (484 cases)
Body Checking
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2285
+1.6 times
56%
35.36% (12,680 cases)
Sharp abdominal pain
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905
+1.6 times
22%
13.92% (5,537 cases)
Chest Pain
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437
+1.6 times
11%
6.96% (2,589 cases)
Shaky / Jitters
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839
+1.6 times
21%
13.29% (4,508 cases)
Exercising more than 1 hour a day
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744
+1.6 times
18%
11.43% (4,529 cases)
Illegal Drugs (marijuana, cocaine, etc)
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635
+1.6 times
16%
10.18% (3,536 cases)
Hyperactive, quick
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1590
+1.6 times
39%
24.83% (19,615 cases)
Pain relieved by heat
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627
+1.6 times
15%
9.59% (3,723 cases)
Kidney Infection
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281
+1.6 times
7%
4.49% (1,649 cases)
Skip meals more than 2x/week
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2288
+1.6 times
56%
36.1% (15,623 cases)
Fasting to lose weight
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2079
+1.6 times
51%
32.89% (11,675 cases)
Swollen lymph nodes - hips
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145
+1.6 times
4%
2.58% (899 cases)
Preoccupied with size, shape or weight
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2170
+1.5 times
54%
35.03% (12,085 cases)
Eat when abdomen painful
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535
+1.5 times
13%
8.44% (2,767 cases)
Pancreatitis
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62
+1.5 times
2%
1.3% (498 cases)
Fruits Cause Gas
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432
+1.5 times
11%
7.15% (2,764 cases)
Diet pills, gums
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1080
+1.5 times
27%
17.56% (5,926 cases)
Abdominal pain relieved by rest
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665
+1.5 times
16%
10.41% (4,012 cases)
Hide food
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623
+1.5 times
15%
9.78% (3,231 cases)
Tongue frothy on edges
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124
+1.5 times
3%
1.96% (739 cases)
Famine / Underfed in Childhood
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341
+1.5 times
8%
5.25% (1,923 cases)
Chronic Infection
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227
+1.5 times
6%
3.94% (1,413 cases)
Pain relieved by pressure
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377
+1.5 times
9%
5.91% (2,280 cases)
Clammy Skin
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456
+1.5 times
11%
7.24% (2,812 cases)
Avoid social events due to appearance
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1245
+1.5 times
31%
20.48% (7,275 cases)
Tight clothing / belts
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671
+1.5 times
17%
11.26% (3,919 cases)
Secretive eating
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1540
+1.5 times
38%
25.19% (8,337 cases)

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HOW AYURVEDA WORKS

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WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?

Ayurveda strengthens the body while opposing disorders. It takes a holistic, systemic approach that looks at the whole body. Ayurveda shows how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using diet, lifestyle adjustments, and herbs. It shows a person how to optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing.

HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?

Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths). It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders. Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder. It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas). For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc. This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.

On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalanced biocharacteristics. By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.

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To get started on your Ayurvedic journey, we first recommend that your find your body type by taking our free quiz. In Ayurveda, every solution is based on your unique body type, so by taking this quiz, you’ll get the best results.
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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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