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    Woman left brain damaged by detox diet

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    A woman has been awarded more than £800,000 after she suffered permanent brain damage while on a detox diet.

    The High Court heard Dawn Page, 52, began vomiting uncontrollably after starting The Amazing Hydration Diet.

    Mrs Page, from Wiltshire, later had an epileptic seizure which damaged her memory, speech and concentration.

    Her nutritionist Barbara Nash has denied any wrongdoing and the High Court ratified the settlement without mention of liability.

    'Cognitive deficit'

    The court heard Mrs Page, from Faringdon, near Swindon, claimed Mrs Nash told her to drink large amounts of water and reduce her salt intake when she started the diet in October 2001.

    She told the High Court that when she started vomiting Mrs Nash told her it was a normal part of the detoxification process.

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    only certain parts of the memory then

    The "nutritionist" claims she was drinking 5 litres of water against her advice . . . . . . I love these "nutritionists". Money for old rope!

    mbgringo;2587312

    The "nutritionist" claims she was drinking 5 litres of water against her … The "nutritionist" claims she was drinking 5 litres of water against her advice . . . . . . I love these "nutritionists". Money for old rope!



    Errr, yeah that's true you shouldn't drink drink that much water in a day, its like the Leia Betts fiasco she DID NOT die from ecstasy but from drinking too much water, causing water on the brain thus the tragic effects, same thing almost happened to this woman.

    Original Poster

    she was paying for the advice - more money than sense!!

    Salt loss is rare but can be dangerousThe body loses salt through urine, … Salt loss is rare but can be dangerousThe body loses salt through urine, perspiration, vomiting and diarrhoea. If too much salt is lost, the level of fluid in the blood will drop. In severe cases, low sodium levels in the body can lead to muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Eventually lack of salt can lead to shock, coma and death.With the exception of acute gastroenteritis, severe sweating or water intoxication from drinking too much water , sodium depletion is very unlikely because our diets contain more than enough salt. Many foods, like wholegrains, meat and dairy products, naturally contain traces of sodium, while processed foods tend to be loaded with salt.Sodium levels are mainly regulated by the kidneys. If sodium levels are too low, the hormone aldosterone is released and this increases the amount of sodium held by the kidneys.



    The combination of telling the poor woman to cut out salt and increase fluid intake that much is like playing Russian Roulette with your body! Madness!!
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