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Post by eddie on Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 pm

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A boy left BLIND after eating a diet consisting of crisps and chocolate - and nothing else - has appeared on This Morning.
The teenager, from the South West of England, appeared on the ITV1 daytime favourite on Tuesday's show.
Taking to the show on Tuesday, September 17, Harvey Dyer revealed how much damage has been done to his eyes.

The teenager's diet consisted of chips, Quavers, Wotsits and chocolate for every meal for 16 years.

Harvey revealed: "I was told that my left eye had gone. I thought that I couldn't see as well - all I could see at night was the lights from the cars, I couldn't see the bodies of the cars.
Harvey added: "I can just about see my hand moving, that's about it and then I've got all different lines and colours in my eye."

Mum of five Kerry, from Gloucester, explained that Harvey is autistic.
 
The 18-year-old has been eating his limited range of food since he was two, she said, revealing doctors originally took blood tests and found all Harvey's vitamin levels were low - and thought his loss of vision might be down to the rare condition Leber's disease.
Once that was ruled out it was found to be Harvey's diet to blame and Kerry said: "I've done everything. I know people say it's probably because I'm a bad mum and neglected him. I don't listen to any of that.
I’ve fought for Harvey from the age of two and I'll continue fighting until he has that healthy balance of life. At the end of the day he's our priority and I couldn’t have done anymore."

She said Harvey eats chips, Quavers, Wotsits and Dairy Milk for every meal., adding: "He can't physically eat anything else - he won't even take things like medicine.
"We've tried anything and everything - it's been so hard."

It is believed Harvey's autism makes him sensitive to certain textures.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/showbiz-tv/mum-blames-nhs-after-teenage-16932156

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Post by gelico on Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:26 pm




full interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbf_1LA9VWk



my youngest had this when he was a toddler. refused point blank to eat anything except bread and crisps; he would also scream and play up and gag and create merryhell.

after a while though, i just had to basically almost starve him to get him to eat his dinner.

i refused to give him any more bread and just let him scream. once he was hungry enough the instinct for survival kicks in and they eat.

it helped when i took him to visit his older cousin who he adored and followed about and copied everything he did. well his cousin ate wisely and encouraged my son to try peppers, which he did so that was a major breakthrough.

he also had a fixation on superman and had a little outfit but his cousin told him ''you can't be a superhero unless you eat properly - you just get fat and you can't catch the baddies'',,,,that also helped

everyone is different and maybe mum had already tried all this but i dont get how she couldnt have gone and bought vitamin supplements and crushed them into a drink for him when he was much younger. she could hardly have been surprised at his low vitamin count. why would she need blood tests to prove that when she knows he's ate sod all except crisps and chocolate

foolish fucking woman


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Post by 'Wolfie on Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:15 am

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Good points, gellico..

Note that she still kept the snacks and junkfood around the house, prepared to feed him crap at mealtimes !

If he had truly been the "number one priority" for that family, they would have let him go hungry until he was prepared to eat properly..

And then found ways to make that proper food more palatable for him.   Instead of pamdering to his apparent desire for 'instant gratification'..

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:18 pm

Judging from the pic of mom, she's a fan of the chips too. Not to fat shame her, but I've observed over years that ‘overweight’ runs in the families. It's not genetic, but habitual...which can create a pattern every bit as steady as genes.

I have a friend who married into such a family. His wife's father was already grosse, and while slim at the time of the marriage, his wife ballooned up in short order. A son and daughter both have the same problem. My friend--actually a somewhat diminutive man--always recounts (to me) the problems he has with them eating, hiding or secreting (from themselves??) fat food (chips etc.), and to get them to eat less.

He says they are like alcoholics...always a bottle or two hidden somewhere.

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:14 pm

gelico wrote:


full interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbf_1LA9VWk



my youngest had this when he was a toddler.  refused point blank to eat anything except bread and crisps;  he would also scream and play up and gag and create merryhell.

after a while though, i just had to basically almost starve him to get him to eat his dinner.

i refused to give him any more bread and just let him scream.  once he was hungry enough the instinct for survival kicks in and they eat.

it  helped when i took him to visit his older cousin who he adored and followed about and copied everything he did.  well his cousin ate wisely and encouraged my son to try peppers, which he did so that was a major breakthrough.

he also had a fixation on superman and had a little outfit but his cousin told him ''you can't be a superhero unless you eat properly - you just get fat and you can't catch the baddies'',,,,that also helped

everyone is different and maybe mum had already tried all this but i dont get how she couldnt have gone and bought vitamin supplements and crushed them into a drink for him when he was much younger.  she could hardly have been surprised at his low vitamin count.  why would she need blood tests to prove that when she knows he's ate sod all except crisps and chocolate

foolish fucking woman


Exactly perfect. That’s how I would have acted. With common sense.
You’re a good mother.

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:16 pm

Original Quill wrote:Judging from the pic of mom, she's a fan of the chips too.  Not to fat shame her, but I've observed over years that ‘overweight’ runs in the families.  It's not genetic, but habitual...which can create a pattern every bit as steady as genes.

I have a friend who married into such a family.  His wife's father was already grosse, and while slim at the time of the marriage, his wife ballooned up in short order.  A son and daughter both have the same problem.  My friend--actually a somewhat diminutive man--always recounts (to me) the problems he has with them eating, hiding or secreting (from themselves??) fat food (chips etc.), and to get them to eat less.

He says they are like alcoholics...always a bottle or two hidden somewhere.

“Judging from the pic of mom, she's a fan of the chips too.  Not to fat shame her, but I've observed over years that ‘overweight’ runs in the families.  It's not genetic, but habitual...which can create a pattern every bit as steady as genes.”

Bravo! I completely agree!

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:18 pm

I’ve given everyone a green on this thread. You’re all perfectly correct. Stop blaming everything other than what you eat.

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Post by gelico on Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:51 pm

eddie wrote:
gelico wrote:


full interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbf_1LA9VWk



my youngest had this when he was a toddler.  refused point blank to eat anything except bread and crisps;  he would also scream and play up and gag and create merryhell.

after a while though, i just had to basically almost starve him to get him to eat his dinner.

i refused to give him any more bread and just let him scream.  once he was hungry enough the instinct for survival kicks in and they eat.

it  helped when i took him to visit his older cousin who he adored and followed about and copied everything he did.  well his cousin ate wisely and encouraged my son to try peppers, which he did so that was a major breakthrough.

he also had a fixation on superman and had a little outfit but his cousin told him ''you can't be a superhero unless you eat properly - you just get fat and you can't catch the baddies'',,,,that also helped

everyone is different and maybe mum had already tried all this but i dont get how she couldnt have gone and bought vitamin supplements and crushed them into a drink for him when he was much younger.  she could hardly have been surprised at his low vitamin count.  why would she need blood tests to prove that when she knows he's ate sod all except crisps and chocolate

foolish fucking woman


Exactly perfect. That’s how I would have acted. With common sense.
You’re a good mother.  


well thank you eddie, though i have to say, it might have been different had i not gone to parenting classes.

perseverance

if you cave in ya fucked

i think she just gave up too easily although tbf i can understand. the screaming shit fits were incredibly hard to deal with especially for his siblings who had already had their treats restricted in accordance with the rules

there were not fucking happy, i can tell you

lol!

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:59 pm

Doesn’t matter where you went or how you learned, the point is, you succeeded and didn’t end up like this stupid ignorant mother.

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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:26 am

Let’s get on the bandwagon and get crisps banned.
They harm children.

I bet at least blah blah thousands have died from eating shit over the years.

Perhaps we can vaccinate against the craving for salt and sugar?

Let’s hope so!

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Post by 'Wolfie on Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:47 am

eddie wrote:Let’s get on the bandwagon and get crisps banned.
They harm children.

I bet at least blah blah thousands have died from eating shit over the years.

Perhaps we can vaccinate against the craving for salt and sugar?

Let’s hope so!
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Think positive :

*  introduce a "Junk Food Tax"  --  with all proceeds going directly to supporting your NHS, and not into gov'ts general revenue;

*  educate the ignorant..

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:35 pm

'Wolfie wrote:
eddie wrote:Let’s get on the bandwagon and get crisps banned.
They harm children.

I bet at least blah blah thousands have died from eating shit over the years.

Perhaps we can vaccinate against the craving for salt and sugar?

Let’s hope so!
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Think positive :

* introduce a "Junk Food Tax" -- with all proceeds going directly to supporting your NHS, and not into gov'ts general revenue;

* educate the ignorant..

San Francisco has already tried this. They sponsored a referendum that would impose a tax on soft drinks. Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola corporations responded by opposing, and introducing a referendum forbidding any such health taxes. Said it was socialist, communist, pc, and nanny-state, and threw in the whole RW kitchen sink.

The corporations won: the tax was defeated.

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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:07 pm

There’s a sugar tax on coke in McDonalds.

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Post by Thorin on Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:13 pm

eddie wrote:There’s a sugar tax on coke in McDonalds.

Mcdonalds actually leads the way in helping shape company policies on health and safety Eddie?

They are the one company that is miles abpove the rest when it comes to cleanliness and safety. They litteral wrote the bible on this that now most all companies follow

Its why you would be hard pressed to find many peopole sueing Mcdonalds

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Post by eddie on Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:28 pm

phildidge wrote:
eddie wrote:There’s a sugar tax on coke in McDonalds.

Mcdonalds actually leads the way in helping shape company policies on health and safety Eddie?

They are the one company that is miles abpove the rest when it comes to cleanliness and safety. They litteral wrote the bible on this that now most all companies follow

Its why you would be hard pressed to find many peopole sueing Mcdonalds

Well, I do know that they offer meal deals that are under 500 calories - like grilled chicken salads, for instance and fruit bags. I didn’t realise they were so-called trailblazers in this.

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