How Do you Identify and Battle Eating Disorders?

1038 Words Jul 16th, 2018 5 Pages
Groups of sometimes life-threatening conditions called eating disorders occur when a person is so extremely focused on body weight and food that they lose concentration on a lot of things. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and
Binge eating are the most common types of eating disorders. Identifying, battling, and recovering from an eating disorder can be an extremely frightening string of Events that may seem impossible to overcome at the time, however, through God’s divine healing power and intervention, healing is possible and can be obtained. If you are infatuated with food and long to be thin, occasionally to the extremity of starving yourself, you probably have anorexia nervosa. If you engage in eating lots of food in short
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Corinthians 6:19-20 in the NLT says,” Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor
God with your body.” 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests,] a holy nation, God’s very own possession.
As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”
Complications from habits of eating disorders may include the following: death, heart problems, multiple organ failure, depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior, absence of menstruation in girls, bone loss, stunted growth, digestive problems, kidney damage, severe tooth decay, and high or low blood pressure. It might be possible to raise awareness if our loved ones might learn to look for the symptoms and have the mental capacity to act as advocates for those with eating disorders who have not yet been able to control it. Some of the following steps may help prevent eating disorders in your friends and family, even if there is no sure way to prevent them: enlisting your doctor’s help, encouraging healthy eating habits and avoiding dieting, keeping an eye on computer use, reinforcing healthy body image, and reaching out if you suspect trouble. Even after getting professional treatment, coping can still be hard. Here
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