Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind
You probably think "Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind" means that if you eat right, you'll have a super brain or something but the phrase being used here means that if you're eating right, then there's nothing wrong with your mentality.
We've all seen how obesity can occur due to eating too much or how you can turn bone-skinny because you’re eating too less. Sometimes this is because of our nature, or because we don't get enough time to eat or because we have too much time to eat and don't feel the need to exercise on a daily basis (laziness, which leads to obesity), but sometimes it’s more serious than that. Eating disorders occur when you consume unordinary amounts of food due to either severe distress or concern about your body weight or shape. Consequences of eating disorders include severe illness and even death. This disease in general is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological and social factors that affect the way you think.
Scientists are currently using the latest technology to study eating disorders in detail. One of the studies done was about human genes and how different genetic combinations can link to the development of this disease. Brain activity has also been monitored and compared between that of healthy people and that of people with this disease.
Eating disorders can lead to problems other than physical shape and weight. Anorexia Nervosa, in which patients constantly see themselves as over-weight when it is actually the exact opposite, for example, can lead to brain damage and infertility. Individuals who eat too much (binge-eating disorder) can be subject to heart diseases as well but can also experience guilt, shame and distress about their disorder which leads to more binge-eating.
As mentioned before, one of the main reasons of an eating disorder is a concern over body weight and shape. Usually, this cause of eating disorders is found in most adolescents and teenagers as they are desperate to lose weight and avoid being called overweight. What they don’t realize is that no one is going to want to hang out with you if your skin is yellow, your hair is falling off, your nails break like toothpicks and if you feel tired all the time.
Treatment of these disorders requires a therapist to eliminate any thoughts and feelings that may lead to over eating or under eating. But most people find it difficult to go to their therapists on a regular basis as the office hours of most therapists don’t agree with the day-to-day schedules of individuals with work or school. Luckily for them StartTalking.io, is an online forum, which offers professional advice from trained psychologists and therapists, who can be consulted at any time of the day, at a significantly more economically beneficial rate than what you might have to spend at your local therapist (approximately $200-300 an hour). Remember, if not treated carefully, these disorders could lead to illnesses that may even cause death. Don’t take the risk and consult a StartTalking.io professional for assistance and immediate response.