‘My 600-lb Life’ Ashley Reyes shows odd, crucial link to obesity, sexual abuse
Ashley Reyes is an atypical patient on “#My 600-lb Life” in many ways. It’s not the morbid obesity: at 668 pounds, Ashley is on par with other reality TV show patients. It’s her bizarre pain after gastric bypass surgery that provides haunting but also helpful clues to origins of extreme weight gain. After a 255-lb weight loss, “Ashley R’s story” uncovered an oddly crucial link to weight loss following bariatric surgery.
Think of celebrities who’ve lost weight and Hollywood comes to mind, not a reality TV show about obesity. But the TLC reality show features some of the most celebrated makeovers ever. More than Jenny Craig or Jillian Michaels, these people overcome incredible life threatening odds in pursuit of health. Thanks to a bariatric surgeon named Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, people shed half to 3/4 of their body weight to find a normal life. They literally pull themselves back from the brink of death. Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, cholesterol, and heart disease will kill 95% of the morbidly obese in a very short time.
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