Nova dying to be thin. Dying to Be Thin 2022-10-25
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Nova is a young woman who has always struggled with her weight. She has tried every diet and exercise plan under the sun, but nothing seems to work for her. She becomes obsessed with being thin and will do anything to achieve her goal.
One day, Nova comes across a new diet pill that promises to help her lose weight quickly and effortlessly. She is desperate to try it and begins taking the pills every day. At first, she sees some results and is thrilled. She starts to feel more confident and attractive, and she is convinced that the pills are the answer to her problems.
As the weeks go by, however, Nova starts to notice some negative side effects. She becomes irritable and anxious, and she has trouble sleeping at night. She starts to feel weak and exhausted all the time, but she is so determined to keep losing weight that she ignores these warning signs.
Eventually, Nova's health takes a turn for the worse. She becomes severely malnourished and her body begins to shut down. She is rushed to the hospital and is told that she has damaged her body irreparably. She will never be able to regain her health, and she will spend the rest of her life in pain and suffering.
Nova's story is a cautionary tale about the dangers of obsessing over being thin. She was so desperate to achieve her goal that she was willing to risk her own health and well-being. She ignored the warnings of her body and the advice of her friends and family, and she paid the ultimate price.
The lesson here is that our bodies are precious and we should treat them with care and respect. It is important to maintain a healthy weight and to eat a balanced diet, but we should not sacrifice our health in the pursuit of thinness. Our bodies are meant to be strong and resilient, and we should strive to nourish and care for them, rather than abuse and neglect them.
Dying to Be Thin
WALTER KAYE: This is a very deadly illness. And when I was really thin I was all of a sudden. KATEY TRACEY: Everybody wants to know the secret to being thin, because that's success. I think that's what keeps a lot of these people in this anorexic mode. One is that she is powerless.
I'm just going to slowly kill myself," it works. RENEE: I know that this is hard for you. The bones in her chest began to protrude. Announcer: Go to NOVA online for more information about eating disorders including a help line, how to seek treatment and other resources. And we have become so used to seeing extremely thin women that we have learned to think that this is what is beautiful. Erika Goodman made that decision many years ago and now, at age 54, she lives with the consequences—a lifelong struggle with anorexia and severe osteoporosis.
This triggers the release of cholecytokinin or cck, a hormone that helps transmit sensations of fullness to the brain. This machine, a "gamma counter," detects emissions from the meal and will monitor the rate at which food leaves her stomach. . NARRATOR: Desperate to fit in, Kate took extreme measures. NARRATOR: About fifty percent of patients who receive treatment for bulimia are cured, while the remaining half, like Anne, are substantially better. WALTER KAYE: From a biological standpoint we're actually finding that people with these disorders actually share some common personality traits.
Anorexia Nervosa and bulimia and our nation's obsession with the perfect body are analyzed by experts and those who have been inflicted with eating disorders. The potential for injury, the potential for loss of reproductive abilities scared me. ELEENA MELAMED: All of a sudden there's that added pressure of being on stage every day next to these amazing, beautiful dancers. ERIKA GOODMAN: The really perverse irony of this is that what has been taken away from me are my legs. NARRATOR: When Jennifer's heart rate plummeted after working out, she was admitted to the eating disorders unit at Methodist Hospital in Minnesota.
And you have to keep up with your therapies, all of them, and start to enjoy a real life 'cause I think it's all out there for you, okay? How am I going to lose twenty pounds? Nobody else can control that for you. Girls as young as nine and ten years old are dieting, even though they are at normal weight. And that's very damaging. I'd have to go more, and I'd have to go more, and pretty much it just spun out of control. NARRATOR: Described by a critic as a treasure of her generation, Erika danced in an era when anorexia was a silent threat and all too easy to overlook. As a child sic from around the age of eight years old.
Scientific achievement is fueled by the simple desire to make things clear. KATE DILLON: The end of my seventh grade year I'd lost 30 pounds and I grew like four inches. And she caught the eye of the fashion world. So they can never really escape from it. And then, little bits wouldn't be enough. As more cck is released, the person starts to feel full and eventually stops eating. One of the best-studied techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, is designed to break bad eating habits and establish a healthier body image and a new approach to food.
I dropped more weight in two weeks than I had ever done in my life. So people have to keep starving themselves more and more to reduce the serotonin, but the receptors keep up regulating. ELEENA MELAMED: I remember always watching gymnastics and figure skating and all of these sports, and having them talk about eating disorders and how thin these gymnasts have to be. Strenuous exercise can lead to another form of anorexia. This program is funded in part by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. KATE DILLON: I think that it happens to everybody at some point where you feel one way about yourself. At age 17, she was invited to join the prestigious American Ballet Theatre in New York, by artistic director, Kevin McKenzie.
The national level, disrespect for this, maybe even more common checklist form a greenhouse gases act just how far would it ultimately ensure better written. And the compliments people gave me, and just even the idea, "hey, I wear a number one, I am the top. ERIN: Dear Treatment Team: I just want to tell you all thank you so much for what you have done for me. Dancers at the New York City Ballet attend a seminar on health issues. They wanted to be thin because it meant that they were spiritual. KATEY TRACEY: It was going from one extreme to the next and people in the dance world they were praising it. It's just a horrendous experience to go through.
You have a new body! And that's a major thing. And then it's like. Next time on NOVA: In Japan, a ritual of fire and floods signals an incredible transformation. Walsh and his colleagues designed an experiment. You're paying for it then, you see, but you don't know. I mean we know the Romans were doing some strange things with food and vomiting at the time of Christ.
ANNE CHAVARRO: You realize that you can eat whatever you want and get rid of it, it's sort of like a high. There have been television movies and Karen Carpenter's tragic death as a result in 1982 brought attention to the disease. WALTER KAYE: Our lab and other laboratories have found, retrospectively, that if you ask people—and their parents—who have developed anorexia what they were like when they were children, a majority of them developed an anxiety disorder before they ever developed anorexia. Approximately half a percent of people with anorexia nervosa die every year from malnutrition or other kinds of complications. Unless I was going to throw it up I couldn't eat it. Almost all of them had eating disorders. And if I was ugly, that would be fine.