April 1st, 2005

charlotte

ED's and kids

The recent post on kids+eating disorders, combined with one of my own current focus' in therapy, inspired me to go out in search of some info, and I found this interesting. It's obviously applicable to those of us who have kids or are planning on it, but I think it's also useful from the perspective of simply being daughters and gaining some understanding as to why we are disordered.

Source: Vanderbilt University

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calcium 101

hello ladies and gentleman.  i haven't contributed to the community yet.  not of anything of value.  but i decided to post about one my favorite nutrients, calcium.  since most of us are probably at risk for osteoporosis or osteomalcia (sp) among other things, i thought this would be of use.  it is the most regulated part of the body.  your bones, teeth, muscles, and many other things rely on calcium.

this article is easy to read.  i didn't want to post anything too scientific since i'm trying to educate people who are probably not in the health field.  Mods let me know if it's too dumbed down.  OH and very important.  i don't think it mentions that you need vitamin D to able to absorb calcium.  but you do.  you can get that with most diary products, sunlight, foods, and supplements.

 

 

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help

After spending the afternoon with a friend who has been a diagnosed anoretic w.bulimic features for about 5 or 6 years, we got to talking about me.

She insisted I had an eating disorder. I think she's wrong. But, since she knows her stuff, I thought I'd get a bunch of second opinions on this. Plus, I don't want to claim anything without at least getting many opinions & I'm not sure I would want to claim something anyway. :/

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A question re: Ketosis

I've looked in the memories but only saw Kendal's question about ketosis, which is different to mine. Please point me in the direction of more info. if there is any :)

But the question is: I've read in a lot of places that ketosis is a result of less than 30 grams of carbs a day. I've also read that it's less than 20 grams. Aaaand I've read that you can't have any carb intake at all. Do you see my kunundrum? I'm confuzledness.

Any help would be muchly appreciated.
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marykate

metabolism question

i read the really long post on metabolism (thanks whoever posted it)
and about how to keep ur metabolism up by eating small frequent meals throughout the day
so i was wondering
is this contradictory with not eating at night...like after 7:30 i heard its bad to eat
so is it more beneficial to eat a small snack after dinner to boost ur metabolism before bed or should i not eat after dinner at all?
thanks