Thursday, January 24, 2008

KIMKINS & ANOREXIA: WARNING !!! YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THIN TO BE ANOREXIC...




















Many people are under the misconception that a person suffering from anorexia is young and thin as a rail. Not true...not by a long stretch.

Death by starvation, as a result of anorexia nervosa, happens to older and overweight people, as well, which many find startling and almost incomprehensible.

On my recent blog post,

KIMMER...MEET ISABELLE CARO..., I received the following comments:

OhYeahBabe said...

"People need to understand that you don't have to look like Isabelle Caro to be anorexic. I think that's a significant point of confusion for people who want to stick to Kimkins because they think they are not anorexic yet. "

2BIG said...
"Excellent point OYB

thank you Medusa for blogging about this hidden aspect of Kimkins.com and paid advice Kimmer is giving about cutting cals every time somebody posts about their perceived stalling of weight loss. "


Yucky said...

"She gets it. She just doesn't care. Same goes for the starving women. Kimmer don't care like that. "

Barbara B said...

"Why oh why don't they understand that the heart is a muscle and when you starve your body it will break down muscle as a last resort."
Kat said...

"Sad, just so sad...OYB is correct...you don't have to be thin to be anorexic...those of us who followed KK and started to feel the affects of the starvation diet she was promoting are proof of that!!"
Recently on Low Carb Friends were these recent posts:

From BamaGal:

"...you don't have to be 80 lbs soaking wet to have anorexia---you can be 400 lbs and be anorexia and it kills you quicker than the smaller person..."

From cjkane :

"I mentioned in my comments at GMA that while overweight, my mom is anorexic.">

From SMP:

"...the popular stereotype of the anorexic is always a skeletal female. Whenever a fat person is rushed to ER, anorexia is the last the last thing the doctors think of. Like that one poor guy, linked many threads and hundreds of posts ago, who feared food so much that he starved to death at 600 and plenty pounds. So much for Heidi's theory. Here's a little blurb I picked up-
'Quote:
Jon Brower Minnoch (1941 - 1983) of Bainbridge Island, WA; 6 ft 1 in, estimated as weighing "probably more than" 1400 lbs in 1979, at which point it took 13 people just to roll him over in bed. Minnoch, like many of the heaviest people, suffered from massive edema: his weight was augmented by at least 900 lbs of fluid at its peak. The former taxi driver had always been unusually heavy, reaching 400 lbs in 1963, 700 lbs in 1966, and 975 lbs in 1976, but he claimed to have been in no way handicapped by his size until a 500-calorie diet sapped his muscle strength and left him at the brink of death.'

(Are you taking note, Heidi? He was fat but healthy until he tried a starvation diet.)

Quote:
'Subsequent hospitalization brought him down to 476 lbs in 1981, mostly through the loss of 12 to 14 pounds of fluid per week. He was readmitted later that year after regaining 200 lbs in seven days. Although physicians at University Hospital in Seattle persisted in treating him with a 1,200-calorie diet, he weighed about 800 lbs at the time of his death. Other details of his physical condition were withheld from the press. Minnoch was the father of two children by his 110-lb wife, Jeannette.'

And we thought we had water retention problems! He died at 42 years of age within 7 years of trying a 500-calorie diet. Hope those KK'ers don't suffer the same fate in a few years.'

And finally...

"THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES EFFECT"




To read this excellent article, "I Got Anorexia at 50," please click the link below:


http://www.theoakhouse.com.au/tOH%20Woman%27s%20Day%20-%20Sep%202005.pdf


BEWARE THE KIMKINS DIET!
IT COULD LEAD YOU NOT ONLY TO ANOREXIA AND OTHER EATING DISORDERS BUT TO DEATH BY STARVATION.

REMEMBER...
THE KIMKINS DIET WAS DEVELOPED BY A WOMAN WITH A MASTERS DEGREE IN FRAUD, WITH NO MEDICAL TRAINING WHATSOEVER.


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7 comments:

OhYeahBabe said...

THANK YOU!!! I always learn something good from your blog.

Thanks for the link to the article, too.

Kimkins is more eating disorder than diet!

Anonymous said...

People are still starving to death with calories higher than kimkins allows. You need more than just calories to survive. You need vitamins, minerals and enzymes, most of which are lacking even with a multi vitamin pill, from Heidi's recommendations. Fat is an essential element, but Heidi tries to cut it out as well. And without those other items, your fat is locked away from being used. Are you starving yet, Heidi?

El Di Pablo said...

Wow, I didn't know this at all. Thanks for this article!

-El Di Pablo

Medusa said...

OYB and anonymous! Thanks so much for your comments.

And welcome, El Di Pablo! The Kimkins diet scam and the fraud perpetrated by Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer is indeed startling.

Even more startling is she is still in business on the internet, flogging her deadly Kimkins diet.

Myself and fellow anti-Kimkins bloggers are doing our best to spread the word about both her and her starvation diet.

Please take some time and visit all of our anti-Kimkins blogs. You can access all of them by clicking on the "Say No to Kimkins" List box at the top right-hand side of my blog.

Again, thanks for your visit and your comment.

Catherine said...

Not to rain on your parade, but Anorexia Nervosa has a weight criterion: 15+% underweight. (Diagnosticians have discretion in its application.)

People (1) who do not meet the critera for AN and (2) whose ED has not been diagnosed AN may have Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, or EDNOS.

Visit http://community.livejournal.com/ed_ucate/profile for further information. :)

Medusa said...

Catherine, thank you for your comment and clarification. I appreciate it very much.

All the best,
Medusa

Catherine said...

*criteria

Medusa,

You're welcome.

You're correct: behavior(s) indicate severity much better than weight does.

Many people with EDNOS feel that their EDs are not severe enough.
"ED elitism," both externalized and internalized, is dangerous.

Thank you for fighting back against ED ignorance. :)