The Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross Show: Binge Eating Disorder, Stress Eating, Emotional Eating, Food Addiction
97: Answers to Anorexia
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Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening illness that is challenging to treat and can be overwhelming for families seeking help. The Minnesota starvation study dating to the 1950’s showed without any doubt that starvation causes psychological as well as physical symptoms – symptoms that mirror symptoms of individuals with anorexia. The current state of treatment for anorexia has ignored this connection and instead resorts to the use of medications that lack FDA approval and therapies that have consistently been shown to be ineffective. What is needed is addressed by my guest, Dr. James Greenblatt who is a pioneer in the field of functional and integrative medicine.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Why anorexia treatments currently fail miserably.
- What is the research that could lead to significantly better outcomes for treating those with anorexia.
- Why therapy is likely to fail unless nutritional deficiencies of self-starvation are addressed.