Behind the physical pain lies a wilderness of feelings consisting of fear, sadness, grief and loss, traumatic events, hurt and disappointment, anger, and the need to try to control life circumstances. Healing begins when these emotions are expressed and addressed.
The rhythm method doesn’t work. My two children, whom I adore and am pleased are in my world, are living proof of the sinister joke that is the rhythm method.
The weight-loss industry is alive and well.If one is overweight, the choices of diets, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, exercise programs, support groups, and motivational programs are endless. If devouring a carton of ice cream doesn’t stress you out, ruminating about one’s weight-reducing options can sufficiently reduce one to tears.
As children, we think that we have the magical powers to change all that is wrong with the world. We need to believe that we can control our destiny in order to emotionally survive.
Anorexia is a troublesome disorder characterized by an obsession with weight and food. With a target group consisting primarily of adolescent girls (80-90%), the anorexic will crave food, but will refuse to eat or retain it because of an overwhelming fear of weight gain.
Dieting critics often say that the main reason why diets almost inevitably fail other than in the short-term is the biological fact that the body will rebound with stored weight after it suffers food deprivation.
Definitions until quite recently have generally comprised Anorexia and Bulimia. Whilst there are various earlier references to self-starvation, particularly amongst young women, going back in to classical antiquity, it was not until the latter part of the 19th Century that a medical typology of Anorexia was constructed. Bulimia was first formally noted in 1979.
It is sometimes difficult to understand something when you have never actually experienced yourself. I think this is especially true of migraines. Those of us who have been lucky enough to have never had one of these crippling headaches have a hard time really wrapping our brains around what they are all about. As someone who rarely gets even mild headaches, much less migraines, I can tell you that when I met my husband and was witness to them through him I was, at once, horrified and moved to take action.