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Assisting the Healing of Eating Disorders

The first step in healing an eating disorder is by seeking help. Healing eating disorders includes healing the mind and the body of a patient. Eating disorders are the result of low self esteem and flawed perceptions of perfect body proportions. Once the mind is cleansed of these incorrect notions of one’s self worth and body image, the body will begin to heal with medication and good nutrition.

The family of the patient needs to make a definitive effort in nurturing the self esteem and developing healthy habits in the patient. At the first signs of an eating disorder, the family must seek medical help for the patient. The family must set an example by eating healthy food themselves. They should not indulge in teasing fat but show respect for bodies with different proportions. For advanced cases, the patient should be admitted to a rehab center for medically supervised healing.