Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WTF Files: Tapeworm Diet?

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This has to be the most disgusting and stupid 'diet' I've ever heard of....

 [An Iowa woman recently told her doctor that she bought a tapeworm on the Internet and ingested it in an attempt to lose weight. The doctor was apparently so stumped by the patient's bad decision that he had to call the state health department for guidance. The agency told the doctor to have his patient de-wormed by way of some special medication that kills the parasite. 

Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director at the Iowa Department of Public Health, recounted the incident in an e-mail to public-health workers Thursday. “Ingesting tapeworms is extremely risky and can cause a wide range of undesirable side effects, including rare deaths,” Quinlisk wrote, according to the Des Moines Register. “Those desiring to lose weight are advised to stick with proven weight loss methods; consuming fewer calories and increasing physical activity.”]source:

Here's some advice... get off your butt and go workout. Instead of using the internet to buy parasites, use it to research how good old fashioned exercise and eating healthy help to keep unwanted pounds off of you.

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