|Dear Jodee, can I lose weight by using Cocaine?
Dear Prothinspo Member…
Cocaine is an illegal and dangerous drug - outlawed in most countries around the world. Many people speculate as to whether
celebrities ever partake of the drug to induce rapid weight loss. We can only speculate until they get arrested....Most people
already know that cocaine can make you lose weight.
Here is a story I found from New Zealand. A wealthy 51 yr-old property developer is a suspected drug dealer. He attempted to
justify his actions by claiming that cocaine was helping him lose weight.
"In explanation for his actions, the defendant stated that he had discovered taking cocaine in the evening suppressed his
appetite and helped him lose weight," the police summary said.
This may explain the success of Henderson's slimming regime. Last winter, Henderson seized on the Atkins craze and lost at
least 24kg. During the stressful 2000 when he was building the $250 million Princes Wharf redevelopment, "Hendo" was a big
lad. But by last winter, the metamorphosis was spectacular.
He sported a new wardrobe and cut a much finer figure on the waterfront. Come the summer, he appeared even leaner, as the
diet regime continued apace and his face shape changed markedly."
I don’t suggest getting hooked on any illegal drugs to lose weight.
I only know of one diet product on the market that mimics the effects of cocaine weight loss. Of course it is new to the market
after many years of clinical testing.
AFTER DECADES OF RESEARCH...
Introducing the World’s First Chemically Altered Diet Pill designed to stimulate the COCAINE AMPHETAMINE REGULATORY
TRANSCRIPT (C-A-R-T) and Inhibit NEUROPEPTIDE-Y (NPY)!
Through years of study and breakthroughs in modern science we’ve discovered the key to long term weight loss success. And
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The reason you are overweight is because there is a YIN-YANG battle going on deep within your brain, inside the satiety center
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C.A.R.T. (Cocaine.Amphetamine.Regulatory.Transcript.) is the “Good Guy”… and if you’re trying to lose weight it's your Guardian
Angel! The C stands for cocaine and the A for amphetamine because these drugs put this chemical into overdrive. When C.A.R.
T. is stimulated it increases your metabolism, reduces your appetite, and increases insulin to deliver energy to your muscles
rather than be stored as body fat.
NP-Y (Neuropeptide-Y) is the Villain. It’s a stress hormone that drives the eating chemicals into overdrive. When stimulated it
will decrease your metabolism, cause your body temperature to drop, and increase your appetite.
THIS PRODUCT was designed to stimulate C.A.R.T. and inhibit NP-Y, thus helping you win the battle of the bulge. (note: This
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READ MORE BELOW..Here is what's in THIS CART Program and how this product works:
Decades of RESEARCH TO FIND OUT HOW TO COPY THE EFFECTS OF COCAINE AND WEIGHT LOSS..
After decades of research and scientific breakthroughs in the weight loss pills industry, we've finally discovered the key to fast
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The main reason you're overweight is the back-and-forth battle going on deep within the brain inside the satiety center of your
hypothalamus. The ongoing battle exists between the two neuropeptides CART and NPY ... also known as the good and the bad
when it comes to weight loss.
CART (Cocaine Amphetamine Regulatory Transcript) is your best friend if you're trying to lose weight. On the other hand NPY is
the enemy when it comes to weight loss. THIS PRODUCT was designed as the best weight loss pills to stimulate CART while
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On the other hand NPY is the enemy when it comes to weight loss. As a stress hormone, NPY kicks up the appetite and signals
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THIS PRODUCT is a product which was designed to stimulate CART while inhibiting NPY to help you lose weight safely and
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DiCaffeine Malate - 250mg
The rumors that Coca-Cola included actual cocaine when it was first introduced are actually true. When the drug was illegalized
after World War I, Coke needed an alternative to stimulate the mind and body while delivering similar benefits as cocaine.
Caffeine soon replaced the cocaine and Coke has remained one of the best-selling beverages in the world. In Fenphedrine we
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Commonly known as Hops, the plant Humulus Lupulus is one of only two plants in the Cannabinaceae family. The alkaloid
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Subjects on a high-fat diet to induce obesity in a recent study (Morimoto et al, 2005) gained less body fat when using 1 to 2%
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Cocoa Extract is packed with powerful constituents including methylxanthines (theobromine, caffeine, and theophylline),
biogenic amines (phenylethylamine, tyramine, and synephrine), amino acids (phenylalanine, tryptophan, tyrosine, others),
minerals (with a high content of magnesium), several antioxidants and non-psychoactive cannabanoid-related compounds to
ignite the weight loss process. The Pea in Cocoa Extract is an amphetamine-like compound closely related to the naturally
occurring catecholamine neurotransmitters and the amino acid precursors tyrosine and phenylalanine. PEA works within the
brain to promote feelings of pleasure and relaxation. Extracted from chocolate,
PEA is the leading aphrodisiac found in chocolate.
Ginger Extract (20% Gingerols) - 50mg
Ginger has been used for centuries to provide relief from gallstones and numerous other health conditions. Ginger helps flush
bile from the gallbladder to eliminate unnecessary waste within the body. Ginger has also been shown to thin the blood and
lower cholesterol to help cleanse the body and increase circulation.
This process speeds the metabolism and
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Synephrine is a powerful weight loss ingredient derived from citrus aurantium. Synephrine HCL provides similar benefits as
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metabolism and suppressing the appetite,
Synphrine HCL is key to signalling key weight loss functions within the body.
Thermodiamine™ (98% Evodiamine) - 15mg
Thermodiamine is clinically proven to reduce fat absorption within the body while increasing thermogenesis. Thermodiamine
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Lipolide-Sc™ (98% Sclareolide) - 15mg
The powerful thermogenic properties of Lipolide enhance weight loss by supporting an increased level of lipolytic activity
through the Cyclic AMP.
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This is a high performance weight loss supplement that utilizes a formula that is first of its kind!
This is the first diet pill to base its formula on scientific research isolating the
Cocaine Amphetamine Regulatory Transcript (C-A-R-T) and Neuropeptide-Y (NPY).
In short, CART is the good chemical component that triggers increased metabolism and lowers appetites and NPY is the bad
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|One of the most common aesthetic complaints of many women and men right now is having an inflated and disproportionate
face. This is because having a bloated face adds years to one’s actual age, and makes one feel maybe not so
confident with herself or himself.
Losing face fat is therefore the solution to looking younger and feeling better about oneself.
If you think your face is fat and want to learn how to lose facial fat without having to go to a surgeon or face clinic,
then this article is for you.
Your Face Is Your Show Window
So goes a popular saying. Yet it is something that is brushed off as something superficial because it appears to glorify vanity.
There is nothing further from the truth.
You have to have a healthy concern about how you look because your face reflects your inner universe, not just your thoughts
and emotions, but your body’s overall health as well. Your face will give you (and the others) a clue whether you’re living a
good life or not. A puffy face therefore is an indication that something in your life is amiss.
Why Your Face Is Fat
There are other factors that lead to large face fat deposits aside from aging. Toxicity also leads to aging and weight gain.
The prevalence of unhealthy habits is the reason why so many people’s faces are fat.
Lack of sleep (or its excess thereof) and too much stress both disrupt your entire endocrine system, which is responsible for
producing hormones. Hormones determine how fast you age, how much muscle you build, how much sugar you use, and how
much fat you store.
If your endocrine organs are not in tiptop shape then your tissue will lose elasticity and firmness much earlier than it should,
giving you a fat and unhealthy-looking appearance. So to reduce face fat try to sleep on time for 7 to 8 hours
and exercise to manage stress..
Eating a standard western diet that is high in animal fat and protein is one of the biggest contributors to the formation and
development of unwanted face fat.
Animal protein is acidifying and therefore accelerates aging. Aside from contributing to weight gain, animal fat is toxic
because it is where the animal’s poisons are stored. A toxic body will therefore have swollen fat cells.
These days supermarket aisles are replete with highly addictive processed and packaged foods full of chemical additives such
as preservatives, food color, conditioners, bleaches, binders, and fillers, not to mention harmful hydrogenated fats and high
fructose corn syrup. These toxins all burden the liver, whose primary purpose is to detoxify the body.
Burden the liver or any part of the digestive system and a message of protest will be delivered to and through your face. Poor
eating habits also lead to constipation and water retention.
Water retention is caused by eating highly processed foods that have too much sodium in them.
Lack of fiber intake also contributes to water retention.
Hidden food allergies can also be the reason why your face looks puffy on certain days and normal on some days. People
normally retain water in more than one place in their body. You can cover up bloated thighs and abs with strategic dressing
but you cannot cover up even with contouring makeup techniques a poofy face.
Smoking depletes your body’s supply of vitamin C, and without vitamin C your body won’t be able to manufacture collagen
and elastin, leading to a prematurely sagging face.
This deadly habit also causes free radical damage to your cells and lowers your body’s oxygen levels, giving you wrinkles,
blotchy skin, and an unattractive sallow complexion.
Drinking is another bad habit that inevitably impacts your face. The only organ that can process alcohol is the liver, whose
primary task is detoxification. If the liver has way too much to detoxify then it won’t be able to perform its other function, which
is metabolizing fat.
Accumulation of un-metabolized fats leads to weight gain. Furthermore the end product of processing alcohol is fat even if
liquor is fat-free, so you end up gaining even more weight.
Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Face
There is no way you can reduce facial fat without making some sort of sacrifice. A healthy lifestyle will not only save you from
doling out exorbitant facial surgery fees; it will also free you from torturous self-consciousness and unnecessary worries brought
about by having an inflated face.
Here are some tips on how to lose face fat:
1) Eat fresh, raw fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, and seeds everyday. Not cooking them will ensure that you are getting
beautifying cocktails of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber, enzymes, antioxidants, essential fatty acids,
and phytochemicals in their untouched and undiminished form.
Raw nutrients will reverse aging, clean up your gut, detoxify your liver, fight disease, metabolize excess fat, alleviate stress,
help build muscle mass, and promote healthy sleep. The high potassium and low sodium ratio in raw foods will also solve
your water retention problem.
Raw fruits and vegetables will cleanse, heal, and rejuvenate your body, and you cannot have a truly healthy body without
having a glowing, radiant countenance to boot.
2) Facilitate the detox processes initiated by your new healthy diet by sweating through exercise. Exercising will also unclog
your skin’s pores and promote circulation, giving your face a healthy flush of color. Jogging and running will get all the
muscles in your body working, including those in your face.
This is why marathon runners normally don’t have chins and jowls that jiggle. Stretching exercises such as yoga on the other
hand will help you relax and de-stress. But the best exercise that will deflate a puffy face
is what is collectively known as face exercises.
For more information on facial exercises check out the site’s articles on face firming and face lift alternatives.
3) Practice order and discipline to kick bad habits such laziness, procrastination, and not sleeping on time.
Make a schedule and a to-do list everyday.
Be sure to allot time for exercise and for trips to the grocery’s organic produce section or the nearest farmer’s market.
Develop the willpower and motivation to empty your liquor cabinet and throw away your lighter and pack of smokes.
Observe mental discipline as well. Stop worrying and start smiling.
Remember, your face is your show window. It definitely won’t hurt if what’s on display is nothing but a wonderful
image of health and beauty.
|HOW TO GET SKINNY NECK TIPS...
According to Louise Annette, creator of "Ageless if You Dare," a slim neck can be achieved by an exercise targeted at
strengthening the platysma muscle which
runs from the tip of the chin to the chest. To find this muscle, grip a vertical piece of flesh on each side of the windpipe,
and pull it away from the neck. Lean your head back, while opening your mouth slightly. Tense the jaw and jut it
forward; you will feel the neck flesh moving from your grip. Hold this tension in your neck for a few seconds and repeat
According to Annette's "Ageless if You Dare," you can slim down the entire face by working on slimming the cheeks.
Place your thumbs at the back of the most fleshy part of each cheek under the cheekbones. Using your fingertips, or the
side of your fingers, grasp as much flesh as you can. Pull the flesh away from the face; then use your cheek muscles to
draw it back in. Repeat 20 times, each time imagining you are crushing a piece of fruit with your cheeks.
Super Beauty Tips recommends an exercise to slim down the underside of the chin. Begin by tilting your head back and
looking at the sky or ceiling. Perform a chewing motion. Repeat for around 20 chews; you will feel the muscles
underneath the chin working.
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What is alcoholism?
Alcoholism, which is also known as "alcohol dependence syndrome," is a disease which results in persistent use of alcohol despite negative consequences. Those who suffer from alcoholism will experience a strong need
or compulsion to drink, the inability to stop drinking, physical dependence, and the need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to get “high”.
Alcoholism has little to do with what kind of alcohol one drinks, how long one has been drinking, or even exactly how much alcohol one consumes. But it has a great deal to do with a person's uncontrollable need for
alcohol. This description of alcoholism helps us understand why most alcoholics can't just "use a little willpower" to stop drinking. He or she is frequently in the grip of a powerful craving for alcohol, a need that can feel
as strong as the need for food or water. While some people are able to recover without help, the majority of alcoholic individuals need outside assistance to recover from their disease.
Alcohol abuse differs from alcoholism in that it does not include an extremely strong craving for alcohol, loss of control, or physical dependence. In addition, alcohol abuse is less likely than alcoholism to include
tolerance (the need for increasing amounts of alcohol to get "high").
What are the symptoms of alcoholism?
There are many physical, mental and social signs and symptoms of alcoholism. Some of the physical effects include cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis, polyneuropathy, epilepsy, heart disease, nutritional deficiencies, sexual
dysfunction, increased risk of cancer and alcoholic dementia. Complications from alcoholism can result in death.
Mental health effects of alcoholism include anxiety, depression, psychosis, confusion, panic disorder, and many different psychiatric disorders. Many of the social effects are loss of employment, financial troubles, loss of
living quarters, and legal consequences can occur for criminal charges such as drunk driving.
There are many different treatment approaches for those who suffer from alcoholism. Nearly all the treatments focus on helping individuals discontinue their alcohol intake and dependency. This is then followed by life
training or social support to help the person resist returning to alcohol use. There are many different organizations dedicated to helping individuals overcome their alcohol addiction through group support and therapy.
The most well known organizations include Alcoholics Anonymous, LifeRing Secular Recovery, Rational Recovery, SMART Recovery, and Women for Sobriety.
There are a wide variety of medications that an individual can take to aid their recovery. The most commonly prescribed medications are naltrexone, campral, topamax and disulifram. If you think medication is a good
option for you, it’s important to talk with your doctor to determine what will be most beneficial for you.
Many of our members here at CB struggle with both alcohol and drug problems. Often our members try to numb their pain from life and their eating disorders with the use of drugs and alcohol. However, the use of
alcohol and drugs can greatly aggravate mental illness including depression and can cause a myriad of health problems. Furthermore, the use of alcohol and drugs is related to other dangerous behavior.
Facts about Alcohol
More than 100,000 U.S. deaths are caused by excessive alcohol consumption each year. Direct and indirect causes of death include drunk driving, cirrhosis of the liver, falls, cancer, and stroke.
At least once a year, the guidelines for low risk drinking are exceeded by an estimated 74% of male drinkers and 72% of female drinkers aged 21 and older.
Nearly 14 million Americans meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorders.
Youth who drink alcohol are 50 times more likely to use cocaine than those who never drink alcohol.
Among current adult drinkers, more than half say they have a blood relative who is or was an alcoholic or problem drinker.
Across people of all ages, males are four times as likely as females to be heavy drinkers.
More than 18% of Americans experience alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence at some time in their lives.
Traffic crashes are the greatest single cause of death for persons aged 6–33. About 45% of these fatalities are in alcohol-related crashes.
Underage drinking costs the United States more than $58 billion every year — enough to buy every public school student a state-of-the-art computer.
Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among young people.
Problem drinkers average four times as many days in the hospital as nondrinkers — mostly because of drinking-related injuries.
Alcohol kills 6½ times more youth than all other illicit drugs combined.
Concerning the past 30 days, 50% of high school seniors report drinking, with 32% report being drunk at least once.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and nervousness. Feeling anxious is normal and we all feel it at one time or another during our lives. However anxiety poses a serious problem when it becomes chronic and interferes
with day to day life. There are many different kinds of anxiety that can cause numerous physical and psychological problems.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms including chest pains, dizziness, nausea, panic attacks, tingling sensations, difficulty swallowing, and dry mouth. It can also cause psychological problems such as
constant worry, insomnia, irritability and depersonalization.
What are the different kinds of anxiety?
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an uncontrollable and constant worry about everyday things that are disproportionate to the actual problems. It can be mild and simply cause mild anxiety, or it can chronic and interfere
with daily functioning.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) causes sufferers to experience repetitive, intrusive and unwelcome thoughts that usually (but not always) cause the person to perform repetitive compulsions in an attempt
neutralize the fear. Some sufferers may have obsessions but no physical outward compulsions, this is called ‘Pure O’.
Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring severe panic attacks. It may also include significant behavioral changes lasting at least a month, and an ongoing worry about the implications or concern
about having other attacks. The latter is called Anticipatory Attacks.
There are many other types of anxiety disorders such as: Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia and many others.
What kind of treatments are available?
Self-help: you may be able to learn relaxation techniques or find support groups in your local area.
Counseling: Sometimes talking through a problem with a counselor may help you figure out what is causing your feelings of anxiety.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows you to talk through your problems with your therapist and help figure out the causes behind your thinking. The aim of the therapy is to change the thinking behind the
behavior by challenging the beliefs.
Medication: Anti-depressants are commonly used to help individuals relieve anxiety.
Benzodiazepines (tranquillizers) beta-blockers can also be used to help in severe cases. Please seek medical advice for further information.
Eating Disorders are painful and life threatening illnesses. Deciding to recover is a huge step that will require a lot of work and support, but will be one of the best things you ever do.
First things first...
The first step in deciding to recover is finding out why you want it. Is it because you want to recover? To be healthy? To gain back your life? Or is it for your friends and family? This will be what gets you through the
difficult times in recovery and allows you to gain back your life.
The next step is to tell someone. Whether it is a friend, family member or a medical professional, this will allow you to get the help you need. Telling someone can be a scary experience, it might be useful to take some
information about eating disorders to help them understand what you are going through. A lot of people don’t know the full affect of eating disorders so you might want to be ready to answer any questions they may
There are many types of treatment for eating disorders. Different things work for different people and it’s important to find out what works best for you. The first step could be to approach you doctor, they will be able to
assess any medical needs you might have. Eating disorders take a toll on your body so it may be beneficial to check in with them.
There are many different types of support groups, some may be part of a treatment center, and others may be run by recovered individuals or by a family member. The goals of support groups are often to work through
the issues of recovery and to gain support from other people going through similar situations.
Therapy can be a huge advantage in beating an eating disorder. Therapy can be provided by a social worker, counselor, mental health professional, psychologist or psychiatrist. Therapy will often allow you to get the help
you need and allow you to work through any problems that might arise during recovery.
Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment
Inpatient and outpatient treatment allow an individual to access more intense treatment, meaning that they have more support available if it’s something that they need. Inpatient allows you to have 24 hour care whilst
fighting your eating disorder and this can be very helpful for people who also have serious medical problems. Outpatient means that individuals are able to have support throughout all meals and during the day, which
means they are able to have a higher level of support. These wide range of treatments show that there are a lot of options available, and when deciding to recover it is best to decide what is best for you.
Another useful person in recovery is a dietician. They can be helpful in teaching you how to gain a healthy relationship with food.
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an individual’s obsession with food, their weight, and their body shape. Those suffering with the disorder attempt to maintain a weight that’s far below normal for their age
and height. The person may be skeletally thin but still think that they are overweight, and they may starve themselves or exercise excessively to lose weight or prevent weight gain.
Signs, Symptoms and Effects
Anorexia has many physical, behavioral and emotional signs and symptoms. Some of the physical symptoms include extreme weight loss, thin appearance, abnormal blood counts, dry skin, constipation, dizziness or
fainting, fatigue, brittle nails, low blood pressure, dehydration, hair that breaks or falls out, intolerance of cold, absence of menstruation, irregular heart rhythms, osteoporosis and a soft downy hair (lanugo) covering the
Emotional and behavioral symptoms include refusal to eat, denial of hunger, over exercising, difficulty concentrating, a preoccupation with food, and lack of emotion.
Individuals with anorexia can suffer from many long term health effects and complications. They may experience an array of heart problems, anemia, lung problems resembling emphysema, gastrointestinal problems,
electrolyte abnormalities, and kidney problems. Five percent of those diagnosed with the disorder will die from a related complication.
What causes anorexia and who is affected by it?
The cause of anorexia nervosa is likely a combination of biological and psychological factors. Individuals who have a biological relative suffering from anorexia are more likely to develop the disorder, suggesting that they
are genetically vulnerable. It’s also believed that the brain chemical serotonin may place a role in the development of anorexia. Psychological factors may include emotional characteristics such as low self-worth, obsessive-
compulsive personality traits and an extreme drive for perfectionism.
Anorexia tends to occur in adolescent girls and young adult women but can also affect boys, men, older women and younger girls. Estimates suggest that one-half to one percent of females in the U.S. develop the
disorder. Anorexia has been characterized as a woman’s illness because it primarily affects young women, but children as young as 7 and women as old as 80 have been diagnosed with the disease.
Treatment and Prevention
Treatment of anorexia nervosa is generally done using a team approach which includes medical providers, dietitians and mental health providers who all have experience with eating disorders. Medical care may often be
necessary due to the physical complications of anorexia. Electrolytes, hydration levels and vital signs may need to be frequently monitored along with any other physical conditions.
Psychotherapy can help an individual deal with behaviors and thoughts that contribute to their disorder. It can also help someone gain healthier self-esteem and learn positive ways to cope with distress. With nutritional
therapy, a dietician can offer guidance with a healthy diet. Dieticians can provide specific meal plans and calorie requirements to help an individual meet their weight goals. In severe cases, a feeding tube may be required.
There is no guaranteed way to prevent anorexia or any other eating disorder but steps can be taken to catch the disorder in the early stages or before it begins. Some traits in certain individuals are believed to be risk
factors in developing anorexia. Anxiety, low self-esteem, body dissatisfaction and dieting are all believed to play a role in the development of the disease. If these traits can be identified early on, they can be treated before
What is Binge-Eating Disorder/Compulsive Overeating (BED/COE)?
Binge-eating disorder, also known as compulsive overeating is characterized by the frequent consumption of unusually large amounts of food. Individuals suffering from the disorder feel such strong compulsions that
they are unable to resist the urges to binge eat. A binge is usually followed by a period of intense guilt and/or depression.
Signs, Symptoms and Effects
There may be no obvious physical signs or symptoms in an individual suffering from binge-eating disorder. The person may be overweight, obese or of a healthy weight. Some of the emotional indicators include eating
large amounts of food, eating even when full, eating rapidly during binge episodes, depression, anxiety, feeling that your behavior is out of control, hoarding food, hiding empty food containers, eating alone, and feeling
disgusted about your eating.
Individuals with BED/COE may become ill due to lack of proper nutrition. Binging episodes usually include foods that are high in fat, sodium and sugar and lack healthier nutrients. People who are obese and also suffer
from binge-eating disorder are at risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, gallbladder disease, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancer.
What causes binge-eating disorder and who is affected by it?
It is not known what specifically causes BED but it’s believed that a variety of factors are at play. Both genes and brain chemicals may play a role in the development of the disorder, along with emotional characteristics
such as low self-worth and trouble controlling impulsive behavior, managing moods or expressing anger. Some people with binge-eating disorder have a history of being sexually abused.
It is not fully known how many people suffer from BED, but experts believe that it is the most common of all eating disorders. Estimates suggest that up to 4 percent of the U.S. population has binge-eating disorder, with
females slightly more likely to develop the disorder than males. Both children and adults are susceptible to BED, but it is most common in people in their 40’s and 50’s.
Treatment and Prevention
There are many ways to treat binge-eating disorder but they all share a common goal to reduce binges, improve emotional well-being and to help the individual lose weight if necessary. Psychotherapy can help an
individual learn how to exchange unhealthy habits for healthy ones, cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients learn how to cope with issues that may trigger a binge episode, interpersonal therapy focuses on an
individuals relationships with other people and dialectical behavior therapy can help someone learn behavioral skills to help them tolerate stress and regulate their emotions. Medications can be used to treat underlying
factors that cause BED such as depression or anxiety.
There is no sure way to prevent compulsive overeating but there are steps a person can take to help themselves or someone they know. It’s important to cultivate and reinforce a healthy body image, especially in children.
Don’t joke or tease someone about their size, shape or appearance. If you notice a family member or friend showing signs of BED, you can talk to him or her about the issue and discuss healthier behavior or treatment
What is Bulimia Nervosa?
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, fasting, over exercising, and/or the use of laxatives, diuretics or enemas.
There are two sub-types of bulimia nervosa, the purging type and the non-purging type. An individual suffering from the purging type regularly engages in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, while a non-
purging individual uses fasting or over exercising to control their weight.
Signs, Symptoms and Effects
The primary sign of bulimia nervosa is a constant concern about food and weight. Erosion of dental enamel and scarring on the backs of the hands are common indicators of self-induced vomiting. An individual may
frequently complain of a sore throat or abdominal pain and a small percentage of people experience swelling of the glands near the cheeks. Depression is also commonly associated with bulimia, as well as a decrease in
sexual interest and irregular menstrual periods.
Persons with bulimia nervosa can severely damage their bodies by frequent binging and purging. The long term health effects include chronic gastric reflux, dehydration and hypokalemia, electrolyte imbalance,
inflammation of the esophagus, oral trauma, gastroparesis, peptic ulcers, calluses, and erosion of tooth enamel. Electrolyte imbalance can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest and even death. In rare instances,
binging can cause the stomach to rupture, and purging can result in heart failure due to the loss of vital minerals.
What causes bulimia and who is affected by it?
While the exact causes of bulimia nervosa are unknown, it is known that genetic and environmental factors play a significant role in the development of the disorder. People with bulimia are often impulsive and may also
abuse drugs, alcohol, and engage in self-injurious behavior. Scientists have recently found serotonin and norepinephrine levels to be altered in some individuals suffering with bulimia, but it is not yet known whether the
difference in these neurotransmitters exists before the development of the disorder or as a consequence of the illness.
The typical onset for bulimia is late adolescence or early adulthood, but it can occur at any time throughout the lifespan. Bulimia nervosa mainly affects females but ten to fifteen percent of individuals with the disorder
are male. An estimated two to three percent of young women will develop bulimia and it affects persons from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds.
Treatment and Prevention
Most people with bulimia can be treated through outpatient therapy, but if the binge purge cycle is out of control admission to an eating disorders treatment program may be more beneficial. Cognitive-behavioral therapy
(CBT) in either an individual or group setting helps around 40 percent of the patients end their episodes of binge eating. CBT focuses on changing the distorted thinking patterns associated with bulimia, as well as
closely monitoring an individuals eating and purging behaviors. In group therapy those suffering from bulimia can talk with peers who have similar experiences, and gain support and encouragement for recovery.
Scientists continue to study the risk factors associated with the development of bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders to increase prevention efforts. Advocacy groups work to remove damaging articles from the
media in an effort to prevent further development of the disorder
ednos/atypical eating disorder
What is EDNOS?
Eating disorders are often difficult to categorize: there can be variations in the typical signs and symptoms and not all of the signs and symptoms will apply to all people. The diagnosis EDNOS, or Atypical Eating Disorder
is frequently used for people who meet some, but not all, of the diagnostic criteria for Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia Nervosa.
Signs, Symptoms and Effects
Some common EDNOS behaviors are as follows (please note that this is by no means an exhaustive list): Chronic dieting. Categorizing foods as either 'safe' or 'not safe'. Starving regularly. Eliminating entire food groups
from your diet. Obsession with exercise. Bingeing and/or purging, but not more than once a week. Feeling guilty after eating. Chewing and spitting. Substituting supplements and fad diets for real food. Skipping social
occasions because you feel fat, or because you are afraid of what's being served, yet your weight is normal. Orthorexia (obsession with healthy eating). Distorted body image. Believing that everyone is as focused on your
weight as you. Refusing to eat regular meals. Obsession with food and weight.
Just because a person doesn’t fit the medical criteria for Anorexia or Bulimia does not mean they do not have an eating disorder that requires attention. You do not have to be underweight to have an eating disorder -
most disordered eaters are normal weight or overweight. If your motivations towards food and exercise are based on 'psychic' rather than 'physical' needs, you need to know that your struggle is important, and worthy of
seeking out appropriate medical help: the dangers associated with having EDNOS are often as severe as with Anorexia or Bulimia and can include the risk of heart attacks, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and even death.
What causes it?
As with other eating disorders the cause of EDNOS is most likely a combination of biological and environmental factors.
How common is it?
EDNOS has not been studied as extensively as anorexia and bulimia: it is harder to gauge an exact prevalence, but estimates suggest that EDNOS accounts for almost three quarters of all community treated eating
What treatments are available?
Treatment plans should be adjusted to meet the needs of the individual concerned, but usually a comprehensive treatment plan involving a variety of experts and approaches is best. It is important to take an approach
that involves developing support for the person with an eating disorder from the family environment or within the patient’s community environment (support groups or other socially supportive environments).
What is depression?
The term ‘depression’ is often used to describe a temporary low mood, or the feelings one associates with a particular situation in life. In most cases, these low spirits lift of their own accord after a short period of time.
However, if these feelings of unhappiness worsen and begin to interfere with everyday life, you could be suffering from major or clinical depression. The word “clinical” simply means that the condition is severe enough to
need some form of treatment.
What are the symptoms?
There's no blood test or physical investigation that can tell whether or not you have depression. It's diagnosed according to the presence (or absence) of characteristic symptoms. Depression affects everyone in different
ways: symptoms are varied and can manifest physically and socially as well as psychologically. However, examples of commonly experienced symptoms are as follows:
Feeling low in mood for long periods of time; tearfulness; anxiety; lack of concentration; irritability; failing to derive pleasure from usually enjoyable activities; tiredness and lack of energy; losing self-confidence and self-
esteem; feeling numb and empty; feeling hopeless and helpless; feeling pessimistic about the future; insomnia; early morning wakefulness; lack of libido; unexplained guilt; restlessness and agitation; being preoccupied
by negative thoughts; suicidal thoughts; self-harm; experiencing physical aches and pains; weight loss or gain; constipation.
What causes it?
There is no one cause of depression: it varies from person to person. Broadly speaking there are three main triggers. Social factors (e.g. loosing a job, divorce or bereavement); psychological factors (e.g. chronic anxiety
or childhood rejection) and physical factors (e.g. infectious diseases or long-term physical health problems) can all contribute. It is also thought that some people may have a genetic predisposition towards depression.
How common is it?
Depression can affect anyone at any time. Current research suggests that one person in six will become depressed at some point in their lives, and, at any one time, one in twenty adults will be experiencing depression. It is
important to remember that depression is very common and is the third most common reason for seeing a GP. It's a serious illness and not a sign of weakness or laziness.
What treatments are available?
If you think you, or someone you care for, may be depressed, it’s important to seek advice. There are other mental health problems with depressive symptoms, and there are different kinds of depression, so it's important
to see a doctor who can identify what's causing your symptoms and help you get the right treatment.
Antidepressant drugs (which affect the chemicals in the brain that lift your mood) are the most commonly prescribed treatment for depression. They can be effective in treating the symptoms of depression, but are not in
themselves a cure. This is why talking treatments are often prescribed in conjunction with antidepressants, so that people can be helped to address the reasons why they became depressed in the first place. Talking
treatments aim to help people recognise triggering factors in their lives and work out coping strategies in order to be able to deal with these. A wide variety of talking treatments are available, ranging from counseling and
psychotherapy to cognitive behavioral therapy. A referral for talking treatments can be arranged by your doctor. For extreme cases of depression, inpatient hospital treatment or Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) may be
How can I help myself?
Exercise: research shows that this can be as effective as antidepressants at reducing depressive symptoms.
Eat well: maintaining a balanced diet is important for you mental health.
Talk about it: sharing your problems with a friend or support group can help you feel less alone and give you insight into your condition.
Express yourself: many people expressing their emotions through art or poetry extremely helpful.
Avoid drugs and excessive alcohol: these may seem to help at first, but will make things worse in the long term.
What is self-injury?
Self-injury (SI), self-harm (SH) or deliberate self-harm (DSH) is deliberate infliction of tissue damage or alteration to oneself without suicidal intent. Although the terms self-injury or self-harm have been used to refer to
infliction of harm to the body's surface, the term self-harm may be used to include the harm inflicted on the body by those with eating disorders. Some scholars use more technical definitions related to specific aspects
of this behaviour. These acts may be aimed at relieving otherwise unbearable emotions, and/or sensations of unreality and numbness. Self-harm is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-
IV-TR) as a symptom of borderline personality disorder and depressive disorders. It is sometimes associated with mental illness, a history of trauma and abuse including emotional abuse, sexual abuse, eating disorders, or
mental traits such as low self-esteem or perfectionism, but a statistical analysis is difficult, as many self-injurers conceal their injuries.
Understanding Self Injury/Harm
When first taking a glance at the definition of the words it may seem unbelievable and something that might not happen that often to anyone. Unfortunately, that is simply not the case. When a thousand people who self
harmed were questioned about their habits, the numbers were shocking! Ten percent were male. About 80 percent tried to hide it from family and friends. Very few said it was a cry out for attention, rather they said it was
"a way of expressing very deep distress", and thus described it as an inner scream.
After self harm, some people feel better able to cope with life again. Yet this feeling is short-lived. I personally feel that it is a way to take the pain that is on the inside somewhere out to the outside so that I can watch and
feel it heal. We at CB will not allow for tricks and tips on how to self harm. Yet, we will show compassion to those who are going through it. Trigger warnings are vital to our forum and site when talking about self harm.
You may be asking yourself: Why? Why would anyone do this to themselves? Or: Why can't I just stop? Well, some people do it to express emotions like rage, sadness, emptiness, grief, self-hatred, fear, loneliness and
guilt. Experiences like these erode self-esteem and cause some to take this harmful road. Some feel that they have no outlet but their bodies. Some may harm themselves only once or twice in a particularly difficult time in
their lives. However, for others it becomes an ongoing way of coping with daily anxieties. This can equate very much to a habit, or something they become addicted too.
How can I stop it?
The first thing to do when helping yourself to stop self harming is to educate yourself. What happened when you self harmed? What were you feeling, thinking? Write it down if you have to. Find the triggers associated
with this behavior. What were your surroundings? Okay, so now you know that you need to write it down, but what is next? The next step (if possible) is to get a buddy or a trusted family member that you can call and
talk to when you have the urge to harm. Make friends online if you have to. This is what Cerulean Butterfly is here to help with. There are plenty of websites dealing with this issue and you will find someone that will listen
and be there for you. Distract yourself with a project or job. These simple little steps can help you overcome a life threatening problem.
The next thing that needs to be done is the hardest thing to do of all: start loving yourself and building your self esteem. Think of things that you like about yourself and things that other people compliment you on.
Think about your anger and what you do with it. If you were not so busy being angry with yourself, who would you really be angry with? Write a list of people who have caused you to feel like this. The important thing is
to find ways to start talking to someone you trust. Remember YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. http://www.ceruleanbutterfly.com/forum/index.php
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