Anorexia and Bulemia historical posts March 1998


Posted by Pamela J on March 28, 1998 at 02:07:08:

Dear Walt,

I made some posts about my white coated tongue, the stomach acid, the TMJ problem etc. Now my MD tells me he thinks I have anorexia. I have been drinking Ensure and I feel much better now since I am not so dangerously low in potassium and other minerals. The muscle spasms in my jaw are improving and I assume that has much to do with getting nutrition.

I have been reading some material about anorexia and this could be true. My mother was extremely thin and ate little for over 14 years. She is much better now and a little over weight but she is happier and healthier.

I guess the relaxation techniques, the deep body massage and reading the other books you suggested will be helpful to me.

The hard part of it all is to stop the negative self talk that is constantly going through my mind. I found an excellent website about anorexia.

Thanks for all your help Walt. I have not received your book and hope it arrives soon.

Re: Anorexia

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 29, 1998 at 13:16:13:

In Reply to: Anorexia posted by Pamela J on March 28, 1998 at 02:07:08:

Dear Pamela,

Anorexia is a judgement diagnosis at best. There is only one documented cause and that can be substantiated by any physician who has taken the time to learn about it.

More that 95% of anorexics are seriously zinc deficient, which confition can be substantiated by using the "Zinc Talley" taste test. It takes less than 5 minutes & costs only the time it takes. Call around & find a health practitioner who knows what you are talking about & be tested. This is so accurate, and so commonly present, that a negative test almost rules out the anorexia diagnosis.

Correcting the zinc problem, if it is present, is curative of the condition. The REAL crime is that many people are still dying of this condition when it is the ignorance of the physician that is killing them not the condition itself whtich is easily remedied.

You are right that "wellness" would help this even if the deficiency is not discovered & treated. However, if it is really true, you would do better, faster, to resolve something that blatant, too.


Re:I think it is TMJ

Posted by Pamela Jayawardena on March 29, 1998 at 14:06:09:

In Reply to: Re: Anorexia posted by Walt Stoll on March 29, 1998 at 13:16:13:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

Thanks for the reply. I too, have heard of the zinc
deficiency and I have been so deficient for so long that
I think I am deficient in MANY nutrients and especially
magnesium. Drinking Ensure feels good and I feel better and better.

I read up on anorexia and yes I do have low self esteem but I don't want to be skinny. I don't have many of the thoughts that anorexics have.

I don't:

1. Hide my eating behavior. Actually, I am the one who
told everyone in my family and my doctors that I am concerned about not eating enough.

2. I don't feel IN CONTROL when I can't eat. I feel out of control when I can't eat and anxious about my health.

3. I don't feel addicted to NOT EATING. I want to be healthy and EAT.

4. I believe that there are all kinds of beauty in the world and that HEALTHY is the most beautiful of all.

I think I am being BLAMED for the TMJ doctor messing up my mouth splint and I am FURIOUS today. I left a message that I
want a NEW mouth splint and for him to listen to me or
else I am seeking a new doctor.

His EGO will probably be so bruised by me being assertive and demanding proper treatment for my $2,000+ dollars that
he will NOT listen, continue to blame me, tell me it is all
stress and my fault and tell me to find another doctor.

Now I am going to have to spend several thousand more dollars another treatment. There are people who do
well with a properly fitted splint. I wish I could be one
of those. The splint worked well for the first few months
until he made an ajustment to it that just didn't feel right. I was too 'nice' to call him up and ask (or insist)
that he correct it. The muscles began to hurt and I had swallowing problems ever since.

I am tired of being blamed.

Thanks for your comments.


Re:I think it is TMJ

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 30, 1998 at 11:07:33:

In Reply to: Re:I think it is TMJ posted by Pamela Jayawardena on March 29, 1998 at 14:06:09:

Dear Pam,

Sounds like you know more about anorexia than your doc ( not an unusual situation IF the individual takes even a little time studying it.).


Your book went out the day after I spoke to you 3/24/98.



Posted by Pamela Jayawardena on March 31, 1998 at 11:44:04:

In Reply to: Re: Anorexia posted by Walt Stoll on March 29, 1998 at 13:16:13:

Dear Walt,

I called my therapist and asked her opinion as to whether
I am anorexic. She asked me some questions and told me that
in her opinion I am not. She has worked with several anorexic women. This was a great relief. She did recommend
that I get a second or third opinion about my TMJ treatment.
I did not have difficulty eating until 6 months after I
started wearing this mouth splint.

Around this time the stress in my life drastically
increased do to starting my own business. I think
the stress of this ontop of all the years of stored up
stress were too much for me. I used to handle stress with
incredible calm. I just can't do that anymore! I hope
I can clear out all those years of stored stress through
massage and relaxation.

After reading many of the posts on this BB, I think most of
the problem is body bracing. I do have a bad bite. This
I have known for a long time but I think the years of
stress are most of my health problems.

It was astounding to read in the Mind As Healer, Mind As
Slayer book that many people store up stress in their bodies
and then it starts to very noticeably effect their health
as they grow older and older. As more and more stress
is stored up in the body, chronic health problems show up
in people as they reach their 40s and 50s.

I am now 40. I was healthy inspite of a very stressful life
until I reached my mid 30s. I never had much of a support
system growing up and don't have much support now either. I don't think I ever will. I am usually the support person to
everyone else around me. I don't know how to ask for support
and feel weak and guilty doing so. My husband has become more supportive in the last 2 years and I am very grateful.

I have noticed that many people I know are having chronic
health problems that allopathic medicine can do little for
when they reach their 40s and 50s. I think we need to
change our lifestyles. I have always believed there needs
to be more love and kindness in the world. This hurried
and competitive pace is not good for mind, soul and body.

It saddens me to see this lifestyle being adopted by
the working people in other countries. Their working
conditions are worse and their water and land is
becoming polluted.

I think the world needs to change. I think it will have
to for mankind to survive.

Thanks again, Walt.


1998: Mar

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