Saturday, May 31, 2014

Do You Know Someone Who is Afraid of Food?

Those suffering from a little-known eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa are making themselves sick through fear of foods. Their fixation on righteous eating causes them to limit their food choices more and more until malnutrition results. 

We can sympathize with their feelings, because the more we read about food additives and the effects of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, the more we all wonder if the food we're eating is good for us. 

But these sufferers, who are generally over 30 years of age and well-educated, take it to unhealthy extremes. 

They commonly refuse to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods. Then they eliminate any foods that may have come into contact with pesticides or herbicides and any that might contain artificial additives.

Their habits become just as destructive as if they ate nothing but fast foods.

One Flower Essence that could help these people is Mimulus. This is Dr. Bach's Remedy for the personality that fears real life. Their fears are grounded in the fact that something bad could happen, even though it has not happened.

You might recognize a Mimulus personality by their frequency of illness and the length of time it takes them to recover. The Law of Attraction dictates that the excess attention they give to their illnesses usually delays recovery.

If you think you may be suffering from a negative Mimulus state, come to FeelBach! and take the questionnaire.  Then you'll know exactly which of Dr. Bach's remedies will help you most.