By Christopher Clark, Exec. Dir., N.A.M.E.D.
Book: Answers to Anorexia: A Breakthrough Nutritional Treatment That is Saving Lives
Author: James M. Greenblatt, MD
Note: http://www.AnswerstoAnorexia.com is a companion and supplement to the book
Dr. Greenblatt is the founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc. in Waltham, MA that treats various mental health disorders, including eating disorders.
Although this book is written for the lay reader, the reader is challenged to understand some of the medical concepts discussed.
Greenblatt proposes that anorexia is primarily a physical illness caused by malnutrition and as such must be primarily corrected through a nutritionally rich diet providing adequate calories and nutritional supplements. Greenblatt explains that deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and probiotics (foods or supplements that contain live, friendly bacteria) can cause a wide range of symptoms, including intrusive thoughts, depression, and anxiety that are so common in anorexia. Because nutrition deficiencies can affect our physical and psychological health so profoundly, it is critical to take nutritional supplements, if one has a deficiency, in order to prevent anorexia or to help the person more successfully sustain recovery. When one is less depressed and anxious and can think more clearly, he or she is more prepared to benefit form psychotherapy.
An interesting technique for determining what medications are best for a particular individual, Greenblatt recommends a new technology called rEEG, which is a high tech look at the brainís electrical activity that produces a personalized profile of the brainís physiology. When oneís brain waves are matched with others in the database, specific medications considered most effective for the individual can be prescribed. This technology takes the guesswork out of what medications will work.
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