Just so my previous post isn't misunderstood:
Although my holistic program failed to halt my tumor's growth (or even slow it), I agree with Mickey that staying as healthy as possible has a positive influence on dealing with an AN and being physically prepared for treatment. I continue to take many supplements (vitamins B, C and E; minerals: manganese, calcium, and magnesium; curcumin; rhodiola rosea extract (for fatigue); anti-inflammatory enzymes (Flavenzym blend and bromelain); etc.), and I eat a very balanced diet almost every day. The days I fall off the wagon, I feel worse. So the supplements and diet must be helping.
So while I don't think there is a natural cure discovered yet for an AN, I do think natural remedies -- used as an adjunct to western medicine -- can help manage the disease.
That said, I encourage your friend, Elena, to try whatever natural remedies she thinks might help her. It is my hope that sooner or later, someone will find the right combination of natural remedies that stops an AN in its tracks and will spread the word to others who come after us. There is always hope.
Best wishes to all,