Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Feeding Tube Diets And The UnEthical Doctors Who Prescribe Them

There’s a new, horrifying diet being endorsed by medical professionals.  Beware!

The K-E diet involves a feeding tube and restricts the patients intake to a certain number of calories.

I’ve said since day one that our society is creating eating disorders, I am not sure there is another such blatant examp le of proof.

I’m disgusted at the lack of empathy and understanding for what a “real” eating disorder is. Further, the press is so coy in their reporting of such tragedies tangling up the headlines stating woman are “resorting” to this treatment – when in actuality if there weren’t such sick doctors collaborating on the ideas there would be no story to report on.

In this case, some dude named Dr. Di Pietro  is proud to place his name on the procedure. Here’s what the genius has to say according to the New York Times (who dubbed this story “The Hunger Games”);

“At first I decided not to do it for people who just want to lose a few pounds,” Dr. Di Pietro said. “But then I thought, why should I say 5 or 10 pounds are not enough? People want to be perfect.”

What exactly IS perfect Dr. P? Do you determine this or does your patient? Have you ever met a woman who actually reached her imaginary perfection? How about a woman who dropped over on you because you gave her such an unnecessary treatment?

Where are the medical ethics when physicians are resorting to ENCOURAGING eating disordered behaviors?  Will you be held accountable?

Dr. P’s very strict requirements to be eligible for tube feeding pre-wedding:

1) Cough up $1,500 cash for the 10 day treatment. For this he does include a screening and the equipment (I wonder what the screening is? Fog a mirror and have a detectable heartbeat?)

2) Feel confident enough to wear the tube in public.

“People think I’m sick, I’m dying,” said Ms. Schnaider, a watch wholesaler in Miami. She refrained from going into her daughters’ school. “The children, they would be scared,” she said.

How intuitive of you Ms Schnaider. I am sure your daughter will have no ill effects seeing her mother prance around with a feeding tube while jumping on the scale each morning in delight as another pound falls off your already trim frame (this poor, innocent, child is basically scarred for life, can you even imagine a child seeing their parent in this “chosen” condition).

The fact that we make a complete and total joke out of eating disorders is unacceptable, and in this case, what about individuals that have true health conditions that require them to be feed by tube? What are we saying to them — “Wow, that looks fun! Great way to loose weight huh!” Haven’t these people suffered enough?

We are a sick, sick country. And personally, I am so damn sick of it.

mV — aka mamavision

XO

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One Response to “Feeding Tube Diets And The UnEthical Doctors Who Prescribe Them”
  1. Erik says:

    that’s pretty disgusting that people would go that far to lose weight, not to mention how ironic it is that some people who are hospitalized for eating disorders have to get the same thing so they won’t die of starvation.

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