it's unbelievable what some people will do to get an easy solution... even if the solution is otherwise totally disgusting and absurd.
This was a whopper...
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986 8/19/13 8:44 A
The tapewormn would eat all the nutrients.
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1,230 8/19/13 8:20 A
I have tried some crazy diets to loose weight but never and I mean NEVER would I eat a bug, worm or any other wildlife that was alive to loose weight. I would just succomb to being fat if that was the only solution.
That article is highly misleading. It makes it sound like only snake oil salesmen sold them in the past...and that women didn't use them long term back then, and nobody knew how to deal with them. In fact, tapeworms used as a weight loss technique, were EXTREMELY common. They were used widely through the 1950s. Women would swallow a tapeworm and then leave it in until their fingernails started peeling. Then they would "flush" the worm, wait two weeks, and start over.
The fact that the doctor in the article didn't know how to treat that situation is shameful. All he'd have to do is call the local vet.
I've personally known two older women who used tapeworms for weight management. You probably know some too, though these days they are less likely to admit it.
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660 8/18/13 10:48 P
I saw a report on this a couple years ago showing how they were "manufacturing" the tapeworms for distribution. They would intentionally infect a cow and dig the eggs (or larvae, or whatever) out of its feces. If the thought of a tapeworm taking up residence in your gut wasn't enough, that should seal the deal. *shudders*
"it would develop into a 30-foot-long tapeworm in your body,” Quinlisk says. “The worm would get into your gut – it’s got little hooks on the head – and it would grab onto your intestine and start growing.” "
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