BINGING MORE THAN 1X MONTHLY
WHAT DOES IT DO TO YOU? HOW CAN YOU MINIMIZE NEGATIVE EFFECTS?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Binging more than 1x monthly'?
Bingeing is a common and serious symptom of bulimia and binge eating disorder. A binge involves a short period during which the binger consumes abnormally large amounts of food and feels a complete loss of control. This can be followed by a period of "purging" which involves self-induced vomiting, exercise, or food restriction, but this is not always the case. Bingeing overwhelms the body's stomach and forces acidic food through the pyloric valve into the duodenum, which can cause irritation and ulceration. Bingeing also confuses the body and mind, often leading to weight fluctuations, insomnia, gallbladder complications, and feelings of defeat and guilt. Bingeing is thus a serious medical and psychological concern and can quickly lead to imbalance.
Bingeing is often result from restrictive dieting practices and emotional distress. When you fight with your body and try to control it, it is likely to fight back and compel you to binge. The body becomes nervous when it does not receive consistent, adequate nourishment and tries to make up for the lack of nutrition in a binge. Once on the binge/restrict cycle, you may find yourself turning to food whenever you feel uncomfortable, distressed, or upset and may feel a complete loss of control over yourself and your actions. This can cause you to feel disgusted and ashamed of your action.
If caught in the bingeing cycle, the first thing to do is to find support - no one deserve to suffer alone. Ayurveda can help you establish a regular, wholesome diet so that your body does not feel driven to binge. Eating large amounts of processed food is also confusing to the body and can lead to bingeing so you want to create a dietary regime full of natural foods that are recognizable to the body and that your great grandmother might have eaten. Establishing regular meal times and eating real foods reestablishes your body's trust and can mitigate the drive to binge.
Finally, do your best to develop compassion for yourself. You were doing the best that you could and your body is just trying to help itself cope with what seems unmanageable. If you feel caught by feeling disgusted or ashamed of yourself (as can be common with binge eating and bulimia), read our pages on confronting self-disgust and self-loathing.
DIET FOR IMBALANCES RELATED TO 'BINGING MORE THAN 1X MONTHLY'Augment your diet with these specially chosen ingredients below which may be useful for 'Binging more than 1x monthly'. Individual results vary depending the cause of your imbalance and by constitution. Please research the ingredients below to find which are most helpful for you, and check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.
HERBS AND PRODUCTS FOR IMBALANCES RELATED TO 'BINGING MORE THAN 1X MONTHLY'
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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.
WHAT IMBALANCES CAN IT CAUSE?
AGGRAVATES THESE DOSHAS & BIOCHARACTERISTICS'Binging more than 1x monthly' is likely to aggravate the following doshas and biocharacteristics. If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics, Ayurveda would generally recommend removing, substitute or lessen the frequency of 'Binging more than 1x monthly'.
Imbalance AccumulatesImproper food and lifestyle causes balances to accumulate. Ayurveda shows you exactly which doshas and biocharacteristics are likely to accumulate in your body. Once these doshas and biocharacteristics accumulate too much, they will begin to cause imbalance. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or biocharacteristic by removing things that aggravate it from your diet and lifestyle.
V = VATA, P = PITTA, K = KAPHA
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FAVOR DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS WITH THESE MEDICINAL EFFECTSEverything 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 'Binging more than 1x monthly', 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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APPETITE-SUPPRESSANTSuppresses hunger without causing weight gain
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer?s, even chronic pain.
SEDATIVESedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0BINGING MORE THAN 1X MONTHLY IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 0 - POTENTIAL CAUSE
Potential causes increase and disturb your imbalanced doshas and biocharacteristics, causing them to accumulate and spiral out of control. For example, if you're overheated and eat a chili pepper, heat may become excessive and cause disease. As a dosha or biocharacteristic accumulates in your body according to your dietary and lifestyle habits, it is more and more likely to cause disease. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or biocharacteristic in two ways, by removing, or lessening the frequency of aggravating causes from your diet and lifestyle, as well as by favoring balancing diet and lifestyle practices. For example, try eating something as cool as a cucumber when you're overheated, instead of a chili pepper.
REDUCE THESE RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITSThe following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Binging more than 1x monthly'. 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 the 5,063 People Reporting Binging more than 1x monthlyOn average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Binging more than 1x monthly were more aggravated than 63% of other symptoms. From the 5,063 people who reported Binging more than 1x monthly in this study, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:
Risk Factors of Binging more than 1x monthly
People who reported the symptoms below were also more likely to report Binging more than 1x monthly. Overall, 14.86% of 33,917 surveyed reported Binging more than 1x monthly.
Complications of Those Reporting Binging more than 1x monthly
People who report Binging more than 1x monthly are more likely to report the following:
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HOW AYURVEDA WORKSARE YOU WONDERING HOW AYURVEDA CAN HELP YOU?
WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?Ayurveda strengthens the body, in addition to addressing the disorder. It take a holistic, systemic approach, instead of focusing only on the disorder in question. Ayurveda shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using materials from home, so they can 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 with an exceptional focus on digestion.
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.
GET STARTEDTo 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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