Anorexia & Food Restriction EXPLAINED (Adapted to Flee Famine Hypothesis PART 4)

Season #3 Episode #30

Welcome to part 4 of my Adapted to Flee Famine Hypothesis series! The AFFH proposes that Anorexia symptoms are the result of three core adaptations that would have facilitated survival in times of famine. These three adaptations are: restriction, hyperactivity, and denial of starvation. In this episode, we’re going to be focusing on restriction! You'll learn:

  • How animal models can be used to understand anorexia
  • What "holy anorexia" is and how it provides insight to current misrepresentations of the illness
  • Consistent traits across humans and mammals that display symptoms of anorexia
  • Neuroendocrine abnormalities in anorexia
  • Why people with anorexia feel full easily
  • The importance of honoring mental hunger
  • Why people with anorexia often have lower set point weights
  • Genetic mutations in anorexia patients
  • The role of stress and reward systems in anorexia
  • Why people with anorexia are obsessed with food despite their lack of physical hunger cues


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