Interesting history - coincidentally I was reading about those devices only earlier today, as there's a highly acclaimed play currently showing near me about that very subject - interpreted as a comedy.
Originally Posted by mom5booklover
I agree that a chemical imbalance is a factor in a lot of cases, though not necessarily a primary cause.
A lack of support regarding diagnosis or treatment by doctors doesn't help regarding a lot of autoimmune problems related to diet, such as IBS, chronic fatigue. The NHS has been useless in my experience. There's nothing worse than being told 'go away there's nothing wrong with you' when you're in constant agonising pain, or have chronic debilitating symptoms every single day.
No wonder so many young women become orthorexic. I'm sure that in many cases, the primary cause is often a lack of diagnosis of the foods and other environmental factors that are causing their illness. Eliminating more foods than is strictly necessary can of course lead to the deficiencies and imbalances that you mention, so it's a downward spiral, and food paranoia ensues.
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F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.