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AmberLockheart posted:
I have anorexia. No, I am not ready to quit, but I do have some worries. I have jaundice pretty badly, with a noticeable yellow tint to my eyes and skin. People notice.
What exactly does this mean, involving my overall health? I'm 5'8, 125 lbs, my heart rate at rest is 50 bpm, and I am lethargic all the time, even if I sleep for 14 hours.
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PetuniaPea responded:
Hi AmberLockheart,

I'm not an expert, but I think it means your liver is not working very well...it's not getting the nutrients it needs to function at its best. This could explain your lethargy. What I'm advising is something you may have a hard time doing--eating, that is!--but you should include cruciferous veggies to your diet. They include an important antioxidant called glutathione that is great for helping improve liver function. Here's a site that talks about this and more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/glutathione-the-mother-of_b_530494.html

Hope you "quit" soon!


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