Eating Problems - How ABFE Can Help Balance Your Relationship with Food

Eating Problems - How ABFE Can Help Balance Your Relationship with Food

Our minds and bodies take on many pressures at various points in our journey throughout life. All of us embody anxieties and stresses differently and we all adopt different coping mechanisms to express the way that we feel – which may include  unhealthy eating patterns with food. 

From data gathered, it is estimated that in the UK one in 25 people struggle with Eating Disorders. This emotional condition makes a person become overly focused on their own perceived physical flaws, believing people are looking at and judging their appearance; they may dislike, or are even disgusted by, aspects of their body; they are overly critical of their appearance, allowing it to impact and change their self-worth, which can lead to social isolation. 

If we think that around one in 25 people struggle with this condition by disliking, feeling ashamed of or embarrassed by their own body, then in the UK alone there are millions who need to love themselves more and appreciate the skin they are in. 

The most common emotional eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating and Other Specified Feeling and Eating Disorders (OSFED), all which have a common thread of emotional imbalance.

As you know, Australian Bush Flower Essences is dedicated to researching and developing solutions to support the whole person through emotional wellbeing. They do it by using ecologically sourced wild native botanicals from pristine environments in Australia and creating pure and natural formulations that offer a key positive outcome to a corresponding negative emotional trait.

Using flower remedies can help you achieve mindfulness, re-balance your emotions, help you cope with stress and promote self-empowerment.


Appreciate Oneself and Love the Skin You’re In

Explore the Australian Bush Flower Essences Skincare range of Essence Creams and Skin & Space Mists to find self-love and nurturing along with finding delight and acceptance of your body. Our products are certified organic for optimum wellbeing. Try the following: Body Beautiful Oral Spray, Body Beautiful Essence Cream, Confid Essence Drops or Oral Spray.


Essences to help Eating Disorders

To help you combat feelings of shame and self-loathing towards your body try Billy Goat Plum. This flower essence remedy can help you find self-acceptance in the form you're in, without the need to change. By helping to relieve stress and negative emotions, this essence can nurture the body into a state where you don’t go to food for comfort, but instead you find the comfort within yourself in the form of self-nurturing.

Five Corners: By loving yourself more, you engender a greater desire to nurture and honour yourself, to eat good food in sensible amounts and live a healthy lifestyle. 

When you need help to relieve the feeling of guilt, or a sense of regret and remorse and low self-esteem regarding both the body and self, our pure single essence Sturt Desert Rose can support you to transform these negative emotions into feelings of conviction and self-love. It can aid you in learning how to take care of your body and transform it from a state of negative emotion. This essence can also be found in the Confid Essence blend. 

If you find you might be struggling to remain positive, we recommend trying Sunshine Wattle. This flower essence can help encourage feelings of optimism about the future, while accepting beauty and joy in the present.

Other Australian Bush Flower Essences you might find helpful:

Angelsword This powerful flower essence can help defend against a false self-image generated from within the mind, i.e. telling oneself not to eat, that they are too fat. It can help promote clear communication with the Higher Self as well as discernment to objectively and clearly see and be aware of what is really happening and translate a true image of oneself in a more positive and self-nurturing light. 

Bush Fuchsia This can help you to cultivate intuition about what is right to eat and when. 

Crowea This aids in helping the chronic worrier to be calm, balanced and centred. 

Dagger Hakea, Rough Bluebell These essences help to diffuser anger and destructive behaviour directed towards the self. These emotional patterns may come up in the case of anorexia and bulimia. 

Mountain Devil  Can address a case of competitiveness or being very suspicious and not trusting parents or doctors.

Dog Rose For fear and anxiety around food and eating, such as the putting on of weight, or of eating and combining the wrong foods. 

Grey Spider Flower For coping with terror that arises from realising what damage we are doing to the body by destructive eating habits, or in dealing with the terror of putting on weight. 

Illawarra Flame Tree For feelings of rejection by parents, doctors and friends, which can result from or cause the eating behaviour.

Peach-flowered Tea Tree For over-preoccupation and worry about the self and physical body.

Pink Mulla Mulla For clearing deep psychic scars and emotional blocks around food and eating that have been there for a long time.

Rough Bluebell Helps those who are controlling others by abusing their own body, which may be a way of getting attention or punishing or disturbing others.

Waratah or Emergency Essences These help with feelings associated with anorexia, such as despair or hopelessness. 

Couldn’t find what you are looking for within the list of products provided? Please feel free to contact our team for help, support, and advice.

Love, deep respect and healthy wishes, 

Australian Bush Flower Essences Team x