How Bulimia damages your teeth

Rotting teeth due to vomiting is a big topic of discussion here at Bulimia Help and it’s not really surprising that a lot of people are very worried about the effects of bulimia on their teeth. If you’ve ever asked the question, “can bulimia cause cavities?” then you should know that the answer is indisputably […]

6 steps to stop binge eating at night

For some people, it happens every evening like clockwork. For others it is an unpredictable occurrence that strikes when they aren’t expecting. It can keep you awake all night and make you feel groggy and depressed the next day. This phenomenon is known as Night Time Binge Eating.   A recent study by Harvard University reports […]

Meal planning for bulimia recovery

I will never forget the disbelief I experienced when I first discovered that a typical meal plan for bulimia recovery consisted of three meals and three snacks a day. Or the fear that came along with the realization that I needed to eat at least 2000 calories a day… every day. Back then I honestly didn’t think […]

Does bulimia cause cancer?

I remember just a few years ago thinking I knew every bulimia side effect and possible bulimia-related health complication under the sun, until  I read a sentence that totally shook me – “bulimia can cause cancer.” Now bear in mind that I knew bulimia could cause kidney failure, heart attacks and death before this, but for […]

How to stop purging your food after eating

So many of us remain trapped in destructive cycles of bulimia because we are convinced that purging helps us to lose – or at least “maintain” our weight. If you’re already a member of Bulimia Help and have read through our extensive resource on bulimia and purging or if you have accessed our free week long […]

How do you help someone with bulimia?

If you’ve recently discovered that a loved one has bulimia then you’ll undoubtedly want to do everything in your power to help them – of course helping someone with bulimia can be challenging if you don‘t know what to do. Dealing with bulimia is never easy so the additional love, support and understanding that you […]

Bulimia statistics

While statistics show that certain types of people are more likely to suffer from bulimia, it is important to remember that absolutely anyone can develop bulimia at any point in their life. Like all other eating disorders, bulimia does NOT discriminate against gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality or level of intelligence. Worryingly statistics have […]

Bulimia bloating and other body changes

  When entering recovery from bulimia, one of the first (and scariest) challenges is accepting the changes your body may experience. As a recovery coach, I’ve not only helped people make it through the various body changes that take place; I’ve actually experienced them myself. Things are typically less scary when we know what to […]

What is “Bulimarexia”?

Bulimarexia, as its name suggests, is an eating disorder that causes it’s suffers to experience a combination of both bulimia and anorexia. Generally medical practitioners who accept “bulimarexia” as an eating disorder in it’s own right say it is: Primarily a form of anorexia nervosa with components of bulimia nervosa… To date there is no […]

Bulimia and GERD – How to reduce symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) also know as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), gastric reflux disease, or acid reflux disease is a chronic condition where stomach acid comes up from the stomach into the esophagus. Why do people develop GERD GERD is usually caused by changes in the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus. This barrier […]