Bulimia is a disorder in which a person has uncontrollable bouts of eating. The person indulges in all kinds of unhealthy foods such as ice creams, cakes, chocolates and other high-calorie foods and gains as much as 4000-5000 calories in a short while. This uncontrollable eating leads to mortification and to prevent weight gain, uses laxatives or tries to get rid of the food by vomiting. Generally teenage girls and young women who are obsessed with a thin body, have this problem.
Though the exact cause of this condition is unknown it is assumed that genetic, family, society, cultural and psychological factors may play a significant role. The eating binges may occur several times a day and the person resorts to eating in secret. These binges are followed by self disgust and loathing and lead to purging for self satisfaction and to prevent weight gain. Some people indulge in excessive exercise and use laxatives indiscriminately. All these, harm the body physically as well as mentally.
Remedies For Bulimia
Chamomile has very soothing and calming effects on the mind. It calms the excited and agitated nerves and promotes a sense of well being.
Its antioxidant properties scour the body of all the harmful toxins and other impurities and keep it strong and well functioning. Boil a cup of water and steep one teaspoon of chamomile into it for ten minutes. Strain the tea and drink three cups of it daily.
Dates are a concentrated source of healthy nutrients and provide the body with strength and vigor. They also contain flavonoids and polyphenolic antioxidants and huge amounts of natural fiber and proteins.
They are extremely low in fats and the natural sugar content of fructose and glucose are great energy boosters. Instead of eating chocolates, cakes and pastries it is always good to eat four or five dates for the fulfillment of the craving. The fiber content will give a sense of fullness and appease the hunger quickly.
Tulsi has such powerful healing powers that it cures the body as well as the mind and maintains a healthy and perfectly functioning nervous system. It scavenges all the harmful free radicals from the body and expels them from it thus ensuring the health of all its organs.
It also supplies vital stamina to the body and the mind and is considered as a great tonic. Break five tulsi leaves into small pieces and add them to a glass of boiling water. Simmer on a low heat for three minutes. Strain the tea and drink three to four cups of daily.
Legumes are packed with proteins and other key nutrients and provide vital energy to the body. They promote a sense of fullness and prevent the cravings for food. Include lots of legumes in your daily diet.
Curd is full of calcium, proteins and other key nutrients that supply the body with lots of energy and help it to maintain healthy blood sugar. Eating a cup of home made curd with every meal provides a sense of fullness and reduces the cravings for overeating.
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