Ten years ago, I was in the ICU at a major medical center in Colorado. I can’t breathe and my hands are pinned down. One nurse is holding me down and the other two are trying to shove an NG tube down my nose. The pain is incredible, my throat is repelling it and my mind is doing the same. Thirty minutes later I am lying all alone with this thing up my nose and down my throat and can’t believe it has come down to this. I swore I would never ever take it this far, and yet here I am court ordered by a judge to be tube fed until my weight stabilizes.
This is a memory I don’t like. It’s shoved in the back of my mind somewhere in that place where uncomfortable recollections dwell. This actually happened to me 3 times, where I had become so sick that there was no other choice but to feed me with liquid supplements.
I wouldn’t swear that on anybody, so you can imagine the massive sense of relief I felt when I came to Rader Programs.
We do not believe in tube feeding anybody. Instead we try to install healthy eating habits back for our patients, and help them establish a normal relationship back with food. This is what worked for me, not relying on something else to do my digesting.
So you can also imagine the horrification I felt when I saw an article about healthy young women having this done to them on purpose in an attempt to lose weight.
Excuse me?..I swore I couldn’t have been reading it right, but there in bold print it said the newest rage with brides to be is this thing called the ”K-E diet”. Forget cabbage soup and personal trainers, these women must be going crazy. They are having doctors, or should I say paying good money to have feeding tubes inserted into them. All in an attempt to shed some pounds and a few sizes before their weddings. They swear off food, and instead rely solely on a liquid supplement that is controlled.
These women put down their designer bags and instead tote around a fancy little sack of solution, which only delivers fats, proteins, and water into their stomachs.
They are drastically losing weight and might I say in probably one of the most unhealthiest, insane methods I have ever heard of. I seriously think the world is going nuts!
A normal person would find this quite disturbing, but for somebody who suffered with severe anorexia for half my life I find it disgusting!
I can’t even begin to say how wrong this is. How can we install a healthy body image for not only young girls, but for all women in general. We have tackled the emaciation on the runway. We have protested the airbrushed model on the magazine. We have walked and spoken and gone to congress to fight the ever growing epidemic of men and women starving themselves to get thin.
What’s next? Why don’t people purposefully give themselves Aids, or Cancer? That would make you lose weight really fast. I know, why don’t we start inserting tape worms into people, or some other sort of parasite.
I just find that with all of the knowledge people have these days, they really really act stupid.
These women are only using this as a quick fix, and anybody knows that as soon as they start to eat again, their body will put the weight back on.
This is really dangerous territory, because when a woman starts to lose and gain weight like that, obsessive thoughts and extreme weight control methods could evolve.
To me this is playing with fire, and I wonder how many of these young women will develop eating disorders if they haven’t already have because of it?
All I have to say is that it has taken me 17 years to finally realize that a healthy lifestyle is the key to success. If a woman is confident with who she is, she doesn’t have to take such desperate measure to try to change herself.
Millions of men and women die because of an Eating Disorder. People need to realize that this disease eats stuff like this up, and grows bigger and bigger because of it.
As far as I am concerned this should be illegal. Doctors should lose their licenses for doing it. These people are GOING MENTAL and should have their heads checked.
This isn’t a K-E diet this is a B-S diet and I hope people realize that things like this contribute to men and women having to RIP.
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