Jacqueline Walters

Dr. Jackie thinks there are some problems that should not be joked about (OK Quad?).

on Mar 29, 2013

Surprisingly, anorexia is not about food or weight. It often times is a psychological and emotional need to be perfect and fit into society. In Kari's case, it was the need to fit into the modeling society. There is extreme pressure to be thin. Let's not get it twisted, I make references to weight, but I would never reference a person with a known history of an eating disorder. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, it is very important that I eat right and exercise. I may not have any control over recurrence, but totally in control of prevention.

I have the utmost respect for Kari for seeking help. Admitting the problem is always the first step. Eating disorders can be devastating for the person and their families. Without treatment, people with eating disorders can die.

Even Dr Jackie can be more sensitive when it comes to my "Thin is In" motto. Thank you Kari, for the reminder. Education and awareness is the key to health and prevention.