Prevent Anorexia – Tracking Anorexia Prevention with Vitamins
I know from hard won experience that people are skeptical about the usefulness of vitamins at doses beyond the RDA, and that these benefits are hard to detect. I know from harder experience that vitamin side effects are easily associated with vitamins, and that people can get very angry when they figure out that a vitamin pill made them feel ill.
I’ve been working with the world’s experts on vitamin supplements to identify conditions that reliably respond to vitamins. We have found several. The one I’m most interested in is anorexia. Type "anorexia and vitamins" into Google and links to my blog come up on the first page. Anorexia is a tragedy, and, based on the evidence that we have presented, there is very good reason to believe that it is a vitamin deficiency disease. I’m excited because I’m hearing from a handful of readers that the vitamins work, and work well. Concerned parents are adding vitamins to the diet at the first signs of eating disorders – well before significant weight loss or reason for serious concern. The result is that the parents lose their concern about eating disorders.
Although I’m excited, all that I have is stories. What I want is statistics. There are somewhere in the range of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Americans with eating disorders. This means in the ballpark of 50,000 new cases per year. There are eating disorder specialists in every state taking on these new cases. If we’re right, and anorexia is largely prevented by taking vitamin supplements, then the number of new cases will decline noticeably as the word spreads. Somebody must have access to this data. I respect data. If anorexia isn’t going away, then we’re wrong and anorexia isn’t mostly prevented by vitamin supplements. If we’re right, then the numbers will fall and the urgency of spreading the word about vitamins will increase. In the meantime, anyone concerned about anorexia has much to gain and little to lose by giving the vitamins a try.