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Physical Attractiveness Suggest Fertility and Health

Physical Attractiveness Suggests FertilityOften physical attractiveness is a combination of many factors, and include universal perceptions common to all human cultures, as well as aspects that are culturally and socially dependent, along with individual subjective preferences. There are many factors which influence one person’s attraction to another, with physical aspects being one of them. Continue reading

Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person’s physical traits are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful. The term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from the two; for example adults may regard children as attractive for various reasons.

Physical attractiveness is a characteristic that suggests fertility and health. These factors contribute to the probability of survival and reproduction for continuing life on Earth. Men, on average, tend to be attracted to women who are shorter than they are, have a youthful appearance, and exhibit features such as a symmetrical face, full breasts, full lips, and a low waist-hip ratio. Women, on average, tend to be attracted to men who are taller than they are, display a high degree of facial symmetry, masculine facial dimorphism, and who have broad shoulders, a relatively narrow waist, and a V-shaped torso.

In recent times, evolutionary psychologists have tried to answer why individuals who are more physically attractive should also on average be more intelligent, and have put forward the notion that both general intelligence and physical attractiveness may be indicators of underlying genetic fitness.

Natural Probiotics and Super Foods

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Long before freezers and canning machines were available people in ancient times knew how to preserve fruits and vegetables in season for the long winters when food was scarce. These foods were often stored in caves, root cellars and sometimes even buried in the ground for years to come. Continue reading

The fermentation process was accomplished through lacto-fermentation, converting the sugars into lactic-acid and giving the fermented foods its characteristic sour taste. It is also a natural preservative and inhibits putrefying bacteria, preventing these foods from rotting. Vegetables and fruits are converted into lactic acid by its many lactic acid producing bacteria. These lactobacilli are ubiquitous and are present on the surface of all living things and especially plentiful on all leaves and plants growing near the ground.

This makes some vegetables such as cabbage, cucumbers and beets ideal for the many digestive issues. Sauerkraut (sour white cabbage) or cabbage juice has a long history of providing benefits for a variety of health conditions.

This superfood is made from finely shredded cabbage and salt which preserves the cabbage for the first few days while the probiotic bacteria begin to grow. These probiotic bacteria are extremely beneficial to human digestion and are the mechanism that turns cabbage into a super nutritious food. Naturally fermented sauerkraut does not contain vinegar, the sour taste comes from the process of fermentation.

The cabbage has to be raw – naturally fermented – to contain lactic acid and the living probiotic micro-organisms that are essential for the fermentations process. Fully cooked sauerkraut or cabbage does not have the same healing benefit since most of the micro-organisms have been killed due to the exposure to high heat

Tongue DiagnosisTongue diagnosis is an integral part of taking a medical history in Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine practitioners believe the appearance of your tongue can reveal a lot about your health. Different areas of the tongue are believed to reflect the state of the different organ systems. If there is an unusual color, coating, and/or shape in a certain area, Continue reading

special attention is paid to the corresponding organ system.

In Chinese medicine, disease is explained by an imbalance of yin and yang and heat and cold in the human body. Chinese medicine believes that chronic imbalances will have a definite impact on the color and shape of the tongue body and the color and thickness of the tongue coating.

A normal tongue is described as light red in color with a thin white coating. The tongue should not be too wet and not too dry. The tongue should be without cracks or movement. It should not be too long or too short nor too stiff or too flaccid.

Tongue body color reflects the health of the internal organs. When the tongue changes from the normal pale red to very pale, dark red, purple or blue it is a clear picture of pathological changes in the body. Changes in the shape of the tongue body will indicate the severity or duration of the condition. Tongue coating can change quickly and will be a clear indication whether or not the nature of the disease is one of excess or deficiency.

Tongue diagnosis is an important part of the Chinese medical assessment, but as with any assessment method, the doctor does not rely on tongue diagnosis alone, but uses it as part to provide a complete picture of a person’s health

When the wisdom of Chinese medicine meets the technological advances of western medicine, we will all benefit.

Born With A Silver Spoon

silverspoonMost people know the saying “Born with a silver spoon”. This means that the child would never want for anything. Since the 17th century the silver spoon symbolizes great fortune and privilege and prosperous individuals would present them to newborns.

The ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome have known for thousands of years that silver had anti-bacterial properties and Continue reading

used silver to control bodily infections and prevent food spoilage. Early American settlers dropped silver coins into their milk to kill bacteria and to keep it fresh until use.

Throughout the “Middle Ages” in Europe, it had been noticed that royalty, who consumed most of their food and drink from silver tableware, utensils and cups, tended to develop a bluish skin tone (Blue bloods). That was due to the silver that entered their bodies during consumption.

Furthermore the lower rate of plague related deaths among royalty led to the inference that silver has protective properties.

Are your Earlobes attached?

earlobes-1We are all different and unique. Even though we share some characteristics with others and often with our family members. Every one of us has unique characteristics due to genes being passed from our ancestors and parents and due to some environmental influences.

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One of these traits is ear lobe attachment. If the side of the ear lobes are directly attached to the side of the face – it is considered attached, if it is unattached it should form a free form loop. While most ear lobes can be easily identified as attached or unattached –not all earlobes fall neatly into either category, there is a continuous range from one extreme to the other, suggesting the influence of several genes

Since the earlobe does not contain cartilage it has a large blood supply and may be beneficial to keeping the ears warm and maintain balance. However, earlobes are not generally considered to have any major biological function.

Around the world and throughout human history, earlobes are the most common locations for body piercings and it is not uncommon to tear an earlobe by a traumatic pull or the weight of a heavy   earring. Ear piercing should always consider how it may affect acupuncture points located in various parts of the ear and lobe.

What is Consciousness?

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Consciousness shows up in our creativity and acts of free will, or when we make a moral decision. The spectrum of consciousness extends form universal consciousness to species consciousness to individual human consciousness, to organ consciousness and may exist at the molecular and atomic levels as well. Continue reading

In behavioral psychology, which is based on materialistic science, the opinion is that the mechanism of the body determines even thoughts of the mind. This point may be considered from a purely logical angle of vision. There is what is called intelligence, which is an expression of the body, a creation of the brain, or a kind of phenomenon that is projected by the material forces, but how then can we explain the appreciation of beauty, or an adoption of ethical conduct.etc.

The morality of an individual cannot be said to be the morality of the flesh, the heart or any other part of the body. Quantum physics tell us that consciousness is the ground of all being. Matter, vital energy, mental meaning are all quantum possibilities of consciousness. If we could erase the mental concept that we are separate from one another, we could collectively benefit and rise into unity consciousness.


The Net Carb Solution to Weight Loss

Most Diets require that you actually count calories, restrict carbohydrates and/or fats during that period. Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the foods minus the fiber content reflect the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level. Continue reading

These are the only carbs you need to count, the only carbs that are important. Foods that are low in Net Carbs such as a variety of vegetables and fruits do not have a significant impact on your blood sugar and are less likely to interfere with weight loss.

As you continue with your weight loss program you can adjust the amount of carbohydrates, in the form of Net Carbs that you are able to tolerate while continuing to lose weight, keep your appetite under control and maintain a healthy level of energy.

With the Net Carb weight loss program it is important to eat at least 40 to 60 grams of protein and another 20 grams of carbohydrates without restricting fats. Up to five meals (3 meals and 2 snacks) can be eaten throughout the day.

It is also of utmost importance to stay well hydrated – 8 glasses of water a day and to eliminate added sugars. To kick start your weight loss and the fat burning process the elimination of most carbohydrates – including fruits – is necessary for the first few days.

Most fish, poultry and meats do not contain any carbs and by adding vegetables such as lettuce, cucumbers, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, cabbage and Brussel sprouts you can enjoy fabulous meals without feeling hungry or deprived.

Another option is our Net Carb weight loss program which includes more than 60 varieties of protein based meals and snacks.

Fingernails – An Indicator of Health

fingernail-1Your fingernails can provide clues to your overall health — but do you know how to read the signs? Nail pitting are small depressions in the nails. Nail pitting is most common in people who have Continue reading

psoriasis — a condition characterized by scaly patches on the skin. Nail pitting can also be related to connective tissue disorders and hair loss.

With yellow nail syndrome, nails thicken and new growth slows. This results in a yellowish discoloration of the nails. Nails affected by yellow nail syndrome might lack a cuticle and detach from the nail bed. It is often a sign of respiratory disease, but can also be related to the swelling of the hands. 

Nail clubbing occurs when the tips of the fingers enlarge and the nails curve around the fingertips, usually over the course of years. Nail clubbing is sometimes the result of low oxygen in the blood and could be a sign of various types of lung disease and with inflammatory bowel disease. 

Spoon nails are soft nails that look scooped out. The depression usually is large enough to hold a drop of liquid. This could be a sign of iron deficiency  or a liver condition known as hemochromatosis, in which your body absorbs too much iron from the food you eat. Spoon nails can also be associated with heart disease and hypothyroidism.

Terry’s nails is associated with the tip of each nail having a dark band. Sometimes this can be attributed to aging. In other cases, it can be a sign of a serious underlying condition, such as liver disease, congestive heart failure or diabetes.

Beau’s lines are indentations that run across the nails. The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with Beau’s lines include diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever’s and can also be a sign of zinc deficiency.

Onycholysis is associated with the fingernails becoming loose and separating from the nail bed. Sometimes detached nails are associated with injury or infection. In other cases nail separation is a reaction to a particular drug or consumer product, such as nail hardeners or adhesives. Thyroid disease and psoriasis — a condition characterized by scaly patches on the skin — also can cause nail separation.

The information on this website is not intended to replace a consultation with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice and was provided by www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com




Doctor Talk

Doctor TalkIt is obvious that most of the information accumulated by your doctor comes from you.  Therefore you are best qualified to keep your own organized records in a notebook, file or on your computer. These records should include any allergies, sensitivities, unusual bleeding or discharges, Continue reading

pain or other symptoms experienced by you and any unusual events in your life such as trauma (physical and emotional), falls and injuries.

The next step is to look at all your prescriptions and to record all the details listed on the label, including dates, dosages, contra-indications and other recommendations. Next record all medical treatments, hospital stays, procedures, surgeries, dental treatments and doctor visits and the reason for these in details.

When blood tests or any other testing is required a copy of the results should be obtained by you and a proper explanation by your doctor should be given. It is often beneficial to review these tests results and  to compare them to normal ranges and values, giving you the opportunity to make lifestyle changes or add supplements before the issues become serious and must be treated with prescription drugs or surgery.

Keeping these records for you and your family does not eliminate any visits to your doctor but is very helpful in providing all relevant details when needed.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal TunnelCarpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in between the tendons and the forearm muscles. This compressed nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move.

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There may be a sudden, sharp pain shooting through the wrist and up your arm. Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers. The fingers may feel useless and puffed up with little or no swelling present.

The symptoms often first appear in one or both hands during the night and a person with carpal tunnel syndrome may wake up feeling the need to move their hand or wrist. As symptoms worsen the tingling may also be present during the day. A decrease in grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks.

The current recommendation by the medical community, if symptoms persist for more than 6 months is surgery which involves severing the band of tissue around the wrist to reduce pressure on the median nerve.

Before submitting to surgery the treatment option is vitamin B-6 (75mg a day) and Zinc (50mg per day).

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Migraines vs. Headaches

HeadacheWhen people speak of headaches and migraines, they often fail to realize that the two actually represent two different conditions. Migraines represent a much more serious problem than your average tension headache. While regular headaches occur throughout most of the human population, those afflicted with migraines face a particularly painful problem. Continue reading

Migraines are the most debilitating type of headache and throbbing, pulsating pain may be felt around the temples, or behind one eye or ear and make it painful to move your head. Other symptoms may include vomiting, sensitivity to light or noise, nausea and numbness or tingling on one side. About one in seven migraine sufferers experience visual disturbances that include flashes of light, zigzag lines or blind spots on or before the onset.

The pain of a migraine may last anywhere between four hours to a full week, which can make everyday tasks impossible. For those afflicted, these migraine headaches often occur between two and four times per month and may be triggered by: stress, fatigue, skipping meals,
hormonal changes, glaring or flickering lights, loud noise, weather changes, overexertion, caffeine, chocolate, red wine, beer, nicotine, aged cheeses and flavor enhancers or preservatives.

A tension headache may be felt as tightness around the head like a band and may occur across the forehead, temples, back of the head and neck or at the base of the skull – a dull, achy, pressure‑like pain. Unlike a migraine, it’s a more diffuse and less intense pain felt on both sides.

Frequency and duration are extremely variable and may last from a few minutes to a few hours or be constant. Triggers include: muscular tension, stress, depression and anxiety and may include lack of sleep, missing meals, inactivity, poor posture, eyestrain, caffeine, alcohol and overuse of pain relievers.

Telomeres and Aging

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Aging is a complex process associated with the accumulation of damage, loss of function and increased vulnerability to disease. The goal of all medicine and especially longevity science, is to enable people to be younger for longer. The best way to prevent disease is to have a strong immune system and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading

We plan for nearly everything in life and the energy we put into planning a vacation or celebrating a major event seems to be more important than addressing signs of aging and the idea of prevention. When we get to a stage of not functioning without prescription drugs for memory, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, brittle bones, painful joints, low energy and other chronic conditions, we still ignore the damaging effects of an unhealthy lifestyle and environmental exposure to stress and toxins.

Many recent scientific studies have shown telomeres to be associated with age-related decline and dysfunction. The length of the telomere on each and every cell in our body determines our health and rate of aging. With each replication of our cells these strands get shorter, a process accentuated by environmental, physical and emotional stress. Eventually the telomeres get too short, the cells die and our bodies get older and health declines.

A purified molecule from the Astragalus plant is proven to activate the enzyme telomerase to lengthen short strands of telomeres, restore an aging immune system, increase bone density and improve various bio-markers that usually decline with age.

The Dangerous Triangle Of The Face

face TriangleIf you ever had some type of acne or zits in your facial area, especially around the area of the upper lip and nose you know it is hard to resist the temptation of squeezing and picking? We all want to look perfect and any blemish or pimple must be eliminated. Continue reading

There is an area which starts from the outside corners of the mouth to the bridge of the nose, including the nose and maxilla (the area forming the upper jaw and the roof of the mouth) that forms the so called dangerous triangle of the face.

Due to the special nature of the blood supply to the human nose and surrounding area, it is possible for infections from the nasal area and the associated bacteria to spread to the brain, causing  symptoms to include decrease or loss of vision, bulging eyes, headaches and paralysis of the cranial nerves.

The dangers are due to the fact that the middle part of the face has veins outside and inside the skull that communicate with each other. These veins have no valves and allow a reverse draining system so the blood flows back to the parts of the brain.

Therefore, if you had a pimple and popped it open you may invite bacterial contamination leading to something as simple as a headache, eye problems, and fever or it could develop to more serious afflictions such as sepsis (a potentially fatal whole-body inflammation caused by severe infections) and muscle paralysis.

So – hands off when it comes to pimples, acne and zits in that area.



Chocolate Grows on Trees

chocolate treeChocolate – comes from the seeds of the cacao or chocolate tree. The Greek name is Theobromacacao Linnaeus and means the food of the gods.

The chocolate tree produces large pods containing 30 to 40 bitter seeds imbedded in a sweet sticky pulp native to the deep  tropical  regions of Central and South America. Continue reading

The sticky pulp was a staple food of the Mayans 2000 years ago and both the Mayans and the Aztecs used the seeds to make a chocolate drink.

Once the pods are split open and the cacao beans removed, they are then fermented, dried, and roasted to develop the bean’s flavour. Fermentation activated enzymes that create the beginnings of chocolate as we know it.

Why do some foods like chocolate, wine or cheese taste so delicious? Fermenting magically transforms their original ingredients into something more desirable. Besides improving flavour, some soured and fermented foods such as yogurts, kefir and sauerkraut also strengthens the immune system.


Mold and Penicillin

Moldy BreadWe have not always relied on the latest and the newest medicines as remedies for different health issues. At one time we used what was available even if it was something as primitive or disgusting as a piece of moldy bread, urine or honey. Continue reading

Egyptians used honey for wound dressing and ancient Indian healers reportedly used urine as treatments with great success.

As mold is the father of modern antibiotics, we will explore the example of moldy bread and its anti-bacterial properties in general. One of the earliest examples of natural antibiotics was in ancient Serbia, where old bread was pressed upon wounds to help to prevent infection. This form of treatment actually contained an early raw form of penicillin. Mold use was also practiced in China and Greece with similar results.

With the mass production of bio-chemical antibiotics that followed, the quantities were large enough that animals could be used in experimenting with antibiotics and this later lead to the large scale manufacturing in the early 1940’s.

Over time some strains of bacteria began to adapt and became resistant to antibiotics. Today not all antibiotics work for all bacteria due to the acquired resistance.

Some of the reasons are inappropriate antibiotic use for viral infections, such as the common cold and the use of antibiotics as growth promoter in agriculture given to livestock in the absence of disease.

Practices, such as antibiotics, are effective in killing germs and disease causing bacteria, they are also effective in killing our beneficial bacteria.

Fats – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Fats - the good, the badEating healthy is a challenge with so many different food choices available.  If you think that fat is responsible for your weight gain you are right, but there are other factors. Being over-weight is much more complicated and cannot be blamed on fats alone. Continue reading

It’s simple, people who get little physical activity and eat a diet high in calories are going to gain weight. Hereditary factors, age, sex, and lifestyle also play part and contribute to weight-gain.Eating more calories from fats, carbohydrates, protein, and alcohol than you burn off leads to excessive weight gain.

Fat is calorie-dense, at 9 calories per gram, while carbs and protein have only 4 calories per gram, and alcohol has 7 calories per gram. It’s easy to overeat on fats because it is part of most of our favorite foods – as in French fries, most processed foods, cakes, cookies, chocolate, ice cream, steaks, and cheese.

But it’s easy to get confused about good fats vs. bad fats and how much fat we should eat. Would all of our weight loss problems be solved if we just eliminated fat from our diets? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. We actually need fats, we can’t live without them. In fact fats are an important part of a healthy diet, they provide essential fatty acids, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are a great source of energy. They play a big part in helping you manage your moods, keep you mentally fit and control your weight.

Bad fats, such as trans-fats and hydrogenated oils have been blamed for weight gain, clogged arteries, and inflammation, while good fats such as the mono unsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3s have the opposite effect.

The number one fats to avoid or to reduce are the trans-fats and hydrogenated oils. These fats are often difficult to detect and make up 30 to 40 % of the typical North American diet. Look at the labels – look at the ingredients.

The Danger of Salt and Sodium

Salt and SodiumPractically all man-made and prepared foods contain a mixture of sugar, salt and sodium. Most chefs will tell you that taste is all about balancing the palette, the balance between salt and sugar as they are the most powerful sensors of the tongue. Sugar is acidic on the PH scale, whereas salt is alkaline. Continue reading

Salt and sodium are more insidious than sugar, as we never expect them to be so undermining to our health. About 40 percent of salt is sodium and 60 percent is chlorine. Sodium is a life vital element found in fruit, vegetables, meats and legumes. In addition humans have developed an addiction and add salt to their food beyond what occurs naturally in their diet.

Although a small amount of sodium (about 500 mg) is essential to normal body functions, it is estimated that the average person consumes 4000 to 5000 mg a day. It is widely understood, even by medical science that large amounts of dietary sodium result in high blood pressure (hypertension), and may lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. If we eat a balanced diet, all the salt we need for a healthy body is supplied by it.

Salt is well documented for its ability to preserve everything from mummies to beef from decaying. In the early 1800’s salt was the number one preservative in the Americas and ensured an adequate supply of meats and grains for the winter season. Later canned foods were introduced loaded with salt – healthy foods do not come in cans. Salt has caused more problems than it has solved as a supplement.


What is Health?

What is HealthTo be healthy is to live in harmony with the environment, to be able to think clearly, feel and act alert, to be normally in a cheerful mood, sometimes feel appropriately depressed and sometimes ecstatic, perform physical activity with adequate energy and enthusiasm and naturally incorporate physical activity. Continue reading

Good health can be reached through the application of proper nutrition, by ingesting the right amount of nutrients for each individual. This concept is founded upon the recognition that no living organism lives within a perfect environment. For example a perfect environment for one individual is not only impossible, but would be intolerable for another.

One does not have to have extensive knowledge to obtain a good balanced diet. Humans have evolved and adopted to a small number of foods including grains, vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and poultry. As long as these foods are not tampered with and a variety of these natural foods are eaten, our diet with some additional supplements will be balanced.

Malnutrition and the need for supplements, resulting from excessive consumption of processed foods, especially in the form of refined carbohydrates, and exposure to toxins are major causes of nutritional imbalances and physical illnesses. The range of variation for each individual is enormous and is determined by: age, sex, physical and mental/emotional stress, diseases (whether acute or chronic), the use of pharmaceutical drugs and the general state of health.

We are all different and have different nutritional requirements. Some people become violantly ill by ingesting foods that are nutritious for others and with declining health the need for nutritional supplementation is many times greater.

Leptin and Obesity

Leptin and ObesityOne would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning to be understood. Continue reading

Overweight people often suffer from gross malnutrition because the nutritional values of the basic foods available to us have been steadily dropping. Excessive caloric intake from too many processed white foods, with the fiber removed along with many vitamins and minerals, is the fast track to leptin resistance. Since it is hard to overeat so-called natural foods, excess calories usually come from junk foods. Dieters are not just starving themselves of calories, they are starving themselves of vital nutrients on top of already existing mineral deficiencies.

Leptin is a hormone that triggers a sense of feeling full. A leptin deficiency can cause overeating, leading to obesity and obesity-related deficiencies. Most people do not have a leptin deficiency – they have a leptin resistance, which is a serious health issue. Essentially they are overfeeding their body but the perception from the brain is that they are starving because they are actually missing vital nutrients such as magnesium. New research finds that these hungry brain cells then release “feed me” signals, which drive up hunger, slow down metabolism and therefore cause diets to fail.

When leptin is working properly, it prevents nutrient spillover by telling insulin to shut off. Every time excess food is eaten (more than what the body needs for energy) leptin and insulin levels surge. Leptin resistance leads to insulin resistance which further establishes leptin resistance. Syndrome X, also known as metabolic syndrome, is a combination of insulin resistance, leptin resistance and glucose intolerance. More……

Bulimia and Anorexia

Bulimia and AnorexiaBulimia is the secret practice of eating, usually to excess and then either vomiting or taking bowel purging substances to ensure evacuation the next day or sooner. Bulimics tend to believe they are in control of their body and follow strict rituals of elimination. Continue reading

The bulimic may be well informed and know the fat, sugar, salt content and calories in an amazing amount of foods. They may use all kinds of vitamins and supplements and are often experts on metabolism, digestion and disorders of the gut. They are a virtual resource of health related information.

Bulimics and anorexics are extreme perfectionists and are not happy with their appearance. They are terrified of what might happen to their bodies if they stop their practice, they feel it is out of their control to discontinue their habit. Bulimics believe they are too smart to be caught. They are the chameleons of the nutrition world, as they appear to be like all of us, but in fact are very different.

Bulimics and anorexics need isolation to carry out their starving, binging and purging, as it is not a socially accepted activity. Those that are affected most by bulimia or anorexia are individuals in a situation, which is dependent on looking good which includes actors, models, dancers and sometimes high profile public personalities and teenagers.

To break these habits it is important to support the individual with encouragement and an environment of supervision, creating self confidence and acceptance.