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Mother awarded £800,000 after 'six pints of water a day detox diet' left her brain damaged

 
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Mother awarded £800,000 after 'six pints of water a day detox diet' left her brain damaged


By Luke Salkeld

Last updated at 10:22 PM on 22nd July 2008


A dieter suffered permanent brain damage after being advised to drink six pints of water a day and cut salt intake to lose weight.

Dawn Page, 52, has been awarded £810,000 in damages from her nutritionist, although the practitioner denies fault.

Mother of two Mrs Page, who weighed 12st, became ill within days of taking up the Amazing Hydration Diet.


he had been told by the nutritionist to drink four extra pints of water a day and drastically reduce her salt intake.

The first stage of the regime left her suffering from severe vomiting and stomach cramps, but she was told these were just part of the detoxification process.

She was told by her dietician to increase the amount of water to six pints and consume still less salt.

Days later she suffered a massive epileptic fit and brain damage caused by severe sodium deficiency.


It has left her with 'cognitive deficit' which affects her memory, concentration and speech and she suffers frequent mood swings.

She has been forced to give up her job as a conference organiser and has relied on her husband Geoff, 54, for help since going on the diet in 2001.

Practitioner Barbara Nash, who refers to herself as a 'nutritional therapist and life coach', continues to deny any fault following the payout from her insurance company, which was made without mention of liability.

The award was ratified by High Court in London at a hearing on Friday.

Yesterday Mr Page warned others of the dangers of 'fad' diets.

Speaking from the family home in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, he said: 'She was not obese or even mildly obese, but like a lot of women, Dawn liked to look after her weight.

'She had tried Weight Watchers and calorie control diets.

This was just another potential route for her to lose weight. Her life has been seriously affected, perhaps ruined, by this fad-type way of losing weight, which I can only say is a
dangerous method of weight loss.'

Mrs Page had paid £50 for a consultation with Mrs Nash. But less than seven days later she was struck down with stomach cramps and sickness.

She contacted the nutritionist about the side effects, but was assured that vomiting was a normal part of the detox programme.

In October 2001, Mrs Page collapsed at home with a serious epileptic fit and was rushed to hospital in Swindon where doctors diagnosed a shortage of plasma sodium levels.

The salt-rich plasma acts as a protective layer around the brain, but because Mrs Page's contained such low levels of the mineral, water had entered the brain, causing permanent damage.

Since the fit, she has had to rely on written notes to remember basic instructions, and finds it hard to recall simple information.

Mr Page, a project manager for a packaging company, said: 'Everything's so difficult for her now. She can't comprehend what's being said or relate to what's going on around her.

'She can't drive, can't work, and takes medication every day and will for the rest of her life.'

Mr Page, who launched the six and a half year legal action, added: 'It's important that people understand how dangerous diets like these are, and not to enter into them without knowing all the dangers.'

Mrs Nash, who is based in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, has a diploma of natural nutrition gained from the College of Natural Nutrition, based in Tiverton, Devon. She was unavailable to comment last night.

Plexus Law, the firm which represented her in court, released a statement after the hearing, which read: 'We wish to make it clear that all allegations of substandard practice made on behalf of Mrs Page in the litigation have always been and continue to remain firmly denied.

'In our view as a recognition of this, the settlement amount agreed to be paid was less than half of the total amount claimed and the compromise which was offered and accepted was on the basis of no admission of liability.'


Warning on 'Hydration'

Hydration diets are sometimes prescribed to those suffering from fluid retention, which can cause weight gain in the fingers, ankles and legs.

Fluid retention can be caused by the kidneys not working properly and it is thought some nutritionists claim additional water can ‘kick start’ the kidneys.

But registered dietician Nigel Denby said: ‘If hydration ever leads to weight loss, it is simply because the extra water makes you less inclined to eat because you feel full.

Hydration diets do not work. I have no idea what the reduction of sodium is supposed to achieve, but no qualified professional would recommend this sort of diet.’

A serious loss of sodium can lead to weakness, dizziness, memory loss and nausea.

If the deficiency becomes severe, the circulatory system can collapse and the body can go into shock, causing fatigue, muscle twitching and fits.

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Re: Mother awarded £800,000 after 'six pints of water a day detox diet' left her brain damaged
what the fuck is this?


I don't understand wtf happened to this woman


she was only drinking water?


I don't get it
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Re: Mother awarded £800,000 after 'six pints of water a day detox diet' left her brain damaged
I don't get it either. Six pints doesn't seem like a lot. How does that compare to the infamous 8 glasses of water a day?


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Water intoxication (also known as hyperhydration or water poisoning) is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside of safe limits by water.[1] Normal, healthy (both physically and nutritionally) individuals have little to worry about accidentally consuming too much water. Nearly all deaths related to water intoxication in normal individuals have resulted either from water drinking contests, in which individuals attempt to consume more than 3 gallons (10 litres) of water over the course of just a few minutes, or long bouts of intensive exercise during which electrolytes are not properly replenished, yet massive amounts of fluid are still consumed.
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Re: Mother awarded £800,000 after 'six pints of water a day detox diet' left her brain damaged
Actually we have never accepted the 8 glasses of water here in UK. they tell you to but no one ever accepts this. Not long ago it was proved that there is no need at all to do the 8 glass water thing since everything that you eat such as fruits etc do have water in them. The correct practice is to drink when you are thirsty.
Those idiots why defy their own body needs and do as they are told deserve to be trapped in this circle.
Why not take a pregenent woman as an example. The body is so perfect that demands in the form of craves for needed suplliments. Natures way of balancing the body. As much as it might be funny or strange to others (a tuna and banana mixed together) might just be the perfect food for a woman expecting a child.
So why not listen to your own body rather then what you read in mags. Are you thirsty? then drink water.
Are you hungry? then think and see if you are really hungry or is it because you are acting in a habbit or nothing else to do.
If you listen to your own body you will always be healthy. ~Just remember that habbits and bordom can foll you in to thinking otherwise. Be on your guard.
Stop listening to these wakos. 30 years ago a campain in Europe started that was telling everyone that 2 glasess of wine a day prolonged your life. 25 years later it turned out that the scientists that endorced this idea were actually paid by the wine manifacturers. go figure.
One last thing. Read about Aspartam. You will find this deadly chemical in all diet drinks and food. Do a bit of research and see how it got in to the world and who own the rights for ir.
It will be the biggest shock you have ever had in your life.

Now tell me? do you still believe in the 8 glasess of water crap?
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I don't "still believe" in the 8 glasses of water a day. That's why I referred to it as "infamous."
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Here ya go ... [link to www.youtube.com]

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