So there I was, in the gym, on the cross trainer watching morning TV when Brenda Flanagan Davis, officially ‘Britain’s Fattest Woman’, came on the screen. She was sitting on the edge of her bed, a bed which she only leaves to use the toilet; a bed that is, for all intense and purposes, the place where she has ‘lived’ for the past four years. She was on a ‘live’ link up to the studio explaining the nightmare of being 40 stone (560lbs)
“I spend my life in bed – that’s not a life. I have tried countless diets but I can’t stop eating. I can’t walk 20 feet to my shower without getting out of breath. I hate this life. I want to have children while I still can, but I’m not healthy enough to get pregnant. Doctors have warned me my weight could eventually kill me – I’m putting so much stress on my organs. But food is an addiction I can’t fight. I need help.”
The presenters on Daybreak were extremely sympathetic and the usual, “It must be hard for you and you need the right help” was the theme of the piece. They even had resident Dr Hilary Jones on the coach explaining to the nation, as well as to Brenda, that she needed the right physiological help in order to stop her eating so much.
Now I am going to throw this out there, and I fully understand why this won’t be popular with the ‘Freedom Of Choice’ brigade, but is it me or is there a painfully easy way to help this woman?
Clearly she does need help and its painfully obvious that she is totally ‘addicted’ to the 6,000 calories of pure junk she consumes every day, so I agree we need to do something to help her. But how the hell is allowing her to have that ‘food’ helping her? And yes I do mean ‘allowing’. We live in a health and safety gone bonkers society, yet we seem happy to pay for this woman to eat herself to death. It is somehow perfectly legal for someone to bring this woman food, which we know will kill her. The British taxpayer pays for everything, her 6,000 calories a day, her caterers and her carers.
We also pay for her reinforced bed, her massive wet room and, well, everything. This is perfectly OK if someone is genuine disabled and I don’t feel there is a tax payer in the country who would not want to give in such circumstances and it’s what the NHS was set up for, to help people who cannot help themselves.
Now clearly it can be argued that Brenda cannot help herself, which due to the addiction, is in reality true – despite what some may think. But, and it’s a big BUT, how on earth is the current approach helping her at all? The careers cook for her every day and give her normal size meals but Brenda simply dips them in chocolate as soon as they leave. She also has a fridge attached to her bed full of junk. Let me say that again, she has a fridge literally clamped to her bed full of junk food and at the same time tens of thousands of pounds is spent giving her the money to feed herself to death.
JUST STOP FEEDING HER!
Brenda cannot move further than her bed, she hasn’t even seen her living room for four years, so she clearly cannot nip out and get some food – the food is brought to her. If she were a drug addict and her husband or a take-a-way drug delivery company were supplying her, they would be locked up. If she dies as a result, they could face manslaughter charges. Yes here we are in 21st Century Britain with a woman on national television asking for help and a Dr on the sofa not advocating what most of the rational thinking public are thinking – STOP FEEDING HER! It’s that simple, as a start. Yes the psychological addiction needs to be addressed, but if she has ZERO refined sugar and fat entering her blood stream, by the time she is fit enough to leave the house herself to get some junk food, the huge chances are she won’t want to – especially if we help with the addiction while she is losing the weight.
SUPER JUICE HER!
The answer, as far I’m concerned, would be to SUPER JUICE HER. I would make it law that the only thing that was allowed to enter her body was freshly extracted pure veggie based juices and smoothies with avocado. I would put her on 5 juices a day, water and NOTHING ELSE. Anyone, including her husband, found to feed her anything else would be arrested. Any supermarket or fast food outlet delivering food, would also be charged. Her careers would make the juice until she is fit enough to do it herself. This is the only solution and it would be guaranteed.
I know there will be people reading this who will feel this infringes her human rights, but if it is law that I have to wear a seat belt when I am driving, how is this situation perfectly legal? This is not what the NHS was set up for and it simply takes someone in government with some balls to do something about this outrage. I am not blaming Brenda, as many will, because I fully understand addiction to ‘food’ and it’s like being in an invisible prison. She needs help; she was on TV this morning crying out for help, and from where I was looking the only way would be to stop feeding her – NOW!
While she is being SUPER JUICED, we can deal with the psychological addiction to release her from the Food Trap. I am more than willing to offer my services to help Brenda if anyone is listening. Brenda is not alone and the previous holder of the unenviable title of ‘Britain’s fattest Woman’, Sharon Mevsimler, died of a heart attack in 2010, just 13 months after she had a gastric band fitted.
BIG CHANGE NEEDED
The biggest challenge I guess with natural juice therapy is that it doesn’t involve a medical ‘fat pill’ or a drastic expensive operation. This means it’s just not complicated enough for many in the OxBridge world to take seriously. There is an arrogance within many sectors of the medical industry and clearly the pharmaceutical industry, where they believe that any natural and unpatented solutions are a waste of time.
The sad reality is that if Sharon went for Natural Juice Therapy instead of a gastric band and still died on exactly the same day of a heart attack, it would no longer be down to her obesity but the ‘fact’ she chose juicing rather than a proven medical approach, like the gastric lap band. If a medical approach is used and the patient dies, it’s down to the patient. If a natural approach is used and the patient still dies, it’s down to the ‘snake oil’ natural remedy approach which is often totally dismissed by many in the medical field as ‘dangerous and unproven’. This simply has to change and I am doing what I can, in the mean time Brenda Davis will have to rely on the current approach of giving her everything she needs to eat herself to death.
Source of the story: ITV Daybreak
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