Sunday, August 22, 2010

Prevent Anorexia: Vitamins A, Thiamine, Niacin, C, and D

Vitamins prevent anorexia and cavities. Read more here. This strong statement is based on informal clinical reports. It's been over three and a half years since I started actively blogging. The first blog proposed that anorexia and other eating disorders are vitamin deficiency diseases. I've been researching and corresponding about the relationship between anorexia and vitamins ever since. There is now substantial informal clinical data from colleagues. Young women taking extra vitamins do not become anorexic.

If you are looking for good doses to start with, click here.

Preventing anorexia is an important contribution to public health. Anorexia is disappearing slowly because the connection between vitamins and anorexia is not being publicized and not being taught.

Many people conclude that since most doctors believe that anorexia is a psychiatric disorder, and not a vitamin deficiency disease, that it must be a psychiatric disorder and not a vitamin deficiency disease. This is a useful paradigm - just one that is not serving well the thousands of girls diagnosed every day with anorexia.

I don't know how to solve this problem. I believe that health care providers are responsible for knowing about important public health problems and for resolving controversies. My view that anorexia is a vitamin deficiency disease is controversial. Resolution of this controversy is simple. The vitamins I recommend are safe and inexpensive and are a good idea even for healthy young women. There is much to gain and nothing to lose by giving the vitamins a try. Healthcare providers should let the parents of at-risk girls know that there is a safe option that they don't believe works but will cause no harm. The data will speak for itself.

Steve

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