UPDATE: This show will air again on Monday, 5/23/11.
Tune in, this Monday, November 9 to The Tyra Show to learn about the Tapeworm Diet, one of the most repulsive and extreme diets that have women risking their digestive systems just to be skinny.
The Tapeworm Diet is truly only for those with tough, iron-clad stomachs: Swallow a parasite that eats up everything you consume. As you eat, rather than your food being absorbed and metabolized by your body, the tapeworm devours everything from your breakfast cereal to your afternoon bag of chips, leaving you with a loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea and of course, weight loss.
Tapeworm infection is usually caused by ingesting raw or undercooked and contimated meat, pork or fish but according to the Mayo Clinic, if the eggs move out of the intestines, it can cause serious damage to organs and tissues resulting in cysts, allergic reactions and neurological consequences such as seizures. The Mayo Clinic also reports that adult tapeworms can measure up to 50 feet long and can survive as long as 20 years.
And believe it or not, you can actually purchase a tapeworm from the Internet.
Here is DietsInReview’s complete review of Tapeworm Diet.
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