All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions and Answers

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: On average how long does it take to recover from anorexia?


A: Anorexia is a serious eating disorder which affects many women (and men) during their life.

Recovery from anorexia is very possible.

It takes an average of about five to six years after you have been diagnosed to recover from anorexia. However, the time it takes to recover varies greatly depending on the person. For some people, anorexia lasts for a much shorter period of time, sometimes for only a few months.

It is very important that people who have anorexia seek help as early as possible, because this increases chances of recovery. Recovering from an eating disorder can be a difficult process, but it is possible.

The important thing with anorexia is to accept treatment, because that will encourage and promote a much quicker recovery (or recovery at all).

In regards to recovery statistics, about 40% of people with anorexia make a full recovery, while around 20-30% of people with anorexia find it difficult and do not recover from this eating disorder. The rest (around 30-40%), usually take a little longer to make a full (or even partial) recovery.

A good resource for anorexia is:

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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