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Old 11-02-2006, 08:10 PM #1
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...102900751.html

Washington Post ran this article a few days ago.

I have always thought that some girls with eating disorders may be gluten intolerant. I know that ever since I was a teen, I would struggle with food. I figured out in highschool that if I stayed on a "diet" meaning I stuck mostly to vegetables and low calorie (not breads/cookies) I felt much better. However, it was obviously hard to stick to this so I cyled in and out of feeling ok. I know my food habits became somewhat obsessive and probably were throughout my life. In college I ate a lot of nutmix and rice cakes and ran incessantly. (I think running cleared the toxins out of me or something.)

Anyhow, every time I read an article about eating disorders I just get a little sick to my stomach thinking the medical community is off base with understanding a potential cause.

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I completely agree. And even though teens are old enough to be "verbal" (while little kids can't explain that they don't feel well) teens still aren't necessarilly mature enough to verbalize their feelings. And they are young enough to interpret things as normal.

I used to think everyone felt rotten after eating. It was just a way on life. I thought I dealt with it much worse than others (why else would they be so crazy as to schedule dinner *before* the prom? And why on earth were people jumping up after clearing their plates to dance?)

And teen girls, especially, don't want to talk about physical symptoms. I know I was as vague as I could be, and when my parents said it was just menstrual cramps, I was happy to accept that...had no clue pms should be limited to the few days surrounding my cycle.
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