Below are supplemental abstracts and references of research that support the conclusions on the treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

. Diet and Nutrition References


Dufty W. Sugar Blues. Warner Books, Inc., April 1993. p137.

Vitamin and Mineral References


Moyano D, et al. "Antioxidant status in anorexia nervosa." Intl J Eat Disord. 1999;25:99-103.

Capo-chichi CD, et al. "Riboflavin and riboflavin-derived cofactors in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa." Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69:672-678.

"Vitamins and children." Nutr Week. December5,1997;27(46):7.

Vitamin B6

Rock CL, Curan-Celentano J. "Nutritional disorder of anorexia nervosa: a review." Intl J Eating Disorders. 1994;15(2):187-203.


Abrams S, et al. "Anorexics need more calcium." Nutr Report. December,1993:93.

"Mineral balance and bone turnover in adolescents with anorexia nervosa." J Pediatrics. 1993;123:326-331.


Umeta M, et al. "Zinc supplementation and stunted infants in ethiopia: a randomised controlled trial." Lancet. June10,2000;355:2021-2026.

Matsui T. "Zinc deficiency in Crohn's disease." J Gastroenterol. 1998;33:924-925.

Birmingham CL, et al. "Controlled trial of zinc supplementation in anorexia nervosa." Int J Eating Disorders. 1994;15(3):251-255.

Lask B, et al. "Zinc deficiency and child-onset anorexia nervosa." J Clin Psych. 1993;February, 54:2:63- 66.

"Anorexia nervosa, vegetarianism and zinc: supply, absorption are reduced." Nutr and the M.D. June1993;3.

Bakan R, et al. "Dietary zinc intake of vegetarian and nonvegetarian patients with anorexia nervosa." Intl J Eating Disorders. 1993;13(2):229-233.

Van Voorhees AS, Riba M. "Acquired zinc deficiency in association with anorexia nervosa: case report and review of the literature." Ped Dermatol. 1992;9(3):268-271.

Cho CH. "Zinc: absorption and role in gastrointestinal metabolism and disorders." Digestive Dis. 1991;9:49-60.

Safai-Kutti S. "Oral zinc supplementation in anorexia nervosa." ACTA Psychiatr Scand. Suppl.1990;361(82):14-17.

Hendricks KM, Walker WA. "Zinc deficiency in inflammatory bowel disease." Nutr Rev. December,1988;46(12):401-408.

Tasman-Jones C. "Zinc deficiency states." Adv Intern Med. 1980;26:97-114.


Balch JF, et al. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2nd ed. Avery Press. NY, NY; 1997:131.

Supplement References


Marz RB. "Tryptophan." Medical Nutrition from Marz, 2nd ed. Omni Press; Portland, OR; 1997:97.

Mira M, Abraham S. "L-tryptophan as an adjunct to treatment of bulimia nervosa." Lancet. 1989;2:1162-1163.


Pacchierotti C, et al. "Melatonin in psychiatric disorders: a review on the melatonin involvement in psychiatry." Front Neuroendocrinol. 2001;22:18-32.

Botanical References

Hydrastis canadensis, Acorus calamus, Glycyrrhiza glabra

Mitchell WA. Plant Medicine. Preparatory Manuscript; Seattle, WA; 2000.

Tilgner S. Herbal Medicine-From the Heart of the Earth. Wise Acres Press, Inc.; Creswell, OR; 1999.

Ogletree RL, Rischer RG. Physician's and Pharmacist's Guide to the Top 10 Scientifically Proven Natural Products. Natural Source Digest; 2nd Ed. Brandon, MS; 1997.

Chevallier A. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. DK Publishing; New York, NY; 1996:55.

Murray MT. The Healing Power of Herbs. 2nd Ed. Prima Publishing; Rocklin, CA; 1995.

Ellingwood F. American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy; Botanical Vol. II. Eclectic Medical Publications; Sandy, OR; 1994.

Felter HW. The Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Botanical Vol. 1. Eclectic Medical Publications; Sandy, OR; 1994.

Scalzo R. Naturopathic Handbook of Herbal Formulas. 3rd Ed. Kivaki Press; Durango, CO; 1994.

Ody P. The Complete Medicinal Herbal. Dorling Kindersley; New York, NY; 1993.

Stansbury JE. Botanical Medicines Acting on the Respiratory System. Preparatory Manuscript; Battleground, WA; 1992.

Stansbury JE. Pharmacognosy for the Herbal Practitioner. Preparatory Manuscript; Battleground, WA; 1992.

Thomas L. 10 Essential Herbs. Hohm Press; Prescott, AZ; 1992.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield Publishers LTD; Beaconsfield, England; 1991.

Hoffman, D. The New Holistic Herbal. Element Inc; Rockport, MA; 1991.

Mabey R, et al. The New Age Herbalist. Collier Books, Macmillan Publishing Company; New York, NY; 1988. England;1988.

Tyler VE, et al. Pharmacognosy. 9th Ed. Lea & Febiger; Philadelphia, PA; 1988.

Wren RC. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations. The C.W. Daniel Company Limited; Essex; 1988

Carr A, et al. Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs. Rodale Press; Emmaus, PA; 1987.

Mowrey DB. The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine. Keats Publishing, Inc.; New Canaan, CT; 1986.

Beyer P. The Master Book of Herbalism. Phoenix Publishing; Custer, WA; 1984.

Goodenough J. Dr. Goodenough's Home Cures & Herbal Remedies. Avenel Books; New York, NY; 1982.

Millspaugh CF. American Medicinal Plants. Dover Publications, Inc.; New York, NY; 1974.

Grieve M. A Modern Herbal. Vol. I & II; Dover Publications, Inc.; New York, NY; 1971.

Homeopathy References

Morrison R.Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms.Hahnemann Clinic Publishing; Albany, CA; 1993.

Murphy R.Homeopathic Medical Repertory.Hahnemann Academy of North America; Pagosa Springs, CO; 1993.

Phatak SR. A Concise Repertory of Homoeopathic Medicines. B. Jain Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1992.

Kruzel T. The Homeopathic Emergency Guide.North Atlantic Books; Berkeley, CA; 1992.

Kent JT. Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica.B. Jain Publishers (P) LTD; New Delhi, India; 1991.

Boericke W. Materia Medica with Repertory, 9th Ed..Boericke & Tafel, Inc.; Santa Rosa, CA; 1927.

Other Treatment References

Excessive Exercise

Favaro A, et al. "Tryptophan levels, excessive exercise, and nutritional status in anorexia nervosa." Psychom Med. 2000;62:535-538.

Davis C, et al. "The prevalence of high-level exercise in the eating disorders: etiological implications." Comprehensive Psychiatry. November/December,1997;38(6):321-326.

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