A Joke About a Serious Medical Matter

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

Unfortunately, I was unable to make the Mariah's gathering "Doctors on the Doc," due to a conflict in my hospital schedule. Even though I did not attend, I heard there was a comment made by Quad regarding Kari's history of anorexia. There are some jokes that should never be made funny. Anorexia is a serious medical disorder.

It's human nature to wish you looked different or that you were able to fix something about yourself. When it becomes a preoccupation with being thin, it could be a sign of an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is a complex eating disorder when the person refuses to maintain a healthy weight, has an intense fear of weight gain, and a distorted body image. It does not matter how skinny they become; it is never then enough. Some people with anorexia lose weight by radical dieting, excessive exercise, self-induced vomiting, or misusing laxatives. Many people with this disorder can suffer incurable organ damage, including: heart disease, kidney and liver disease, and osteoporosis. When this disease is left untreated, it will lead to death, due to organ failure.

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.

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Mariah Is Ready to Plant New Seeds

Mariah is over this "shady grove" but does thank some of the ladies for their honesty and friendship.

The season is finally over and Lakeisha "Mariah" HuQ is still standing! #Yaaassss

Baby I was on the hit list this season. LOL! Well I'm still here, and please know I'll be the first to tell you when I decide to BOW out gracefully. #SideEye

Regardless of what was said on the Reunion each and everyone of the ladies know I am invested in this show, and they have known my position from day one. I have apologized for many things, but I will not apologize for withholding intricate details about my ownership.

The Reunion Part 2 did not disappoint. We are still in the Shady Grove, and amongst a very shady group. . .LOL!

Let's just start with Heavenly. Heavenly: You are a very strong, opinionated, and independent woman. I find it hard to believe that you would be swayed by anyone! NOW the swaying may actually come from your "special coffee." (Wink, wink.)

Lisa Nicole: Too bad we never really had a chance to get to know one another. You seem like a great spa pal! I wish you the best. (Nodding). Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. . .

Toya: Did you not learn anything from last season? KIDS ARE OFF LIMITS!

Quad: I wish you well with your future endeavors.

Jackie: I was never offended by anything you said. I simply wanted to know your true perspective. It almost seems that you are inhibited from showing true objectivity. Not voicing any opinion leaves the impression that you co-signed into all the negativity. From my perspective, your shade was from a different type of tree. I call it the hidden bush. #ShadeTree

Simone: Regardless of what others say, I do feel as though you have been a great friend. Thank you.

This has definitely been the shadiest grove I have ever encountered, but the one thing I have learned is to recognize a tree by the fruit it bears. #BitterFruit #SourApples #Sweet&Juicy #NotRipeOrReady #Ripe&Right #RottenTotheCore

Time to plant new seeds or grow another grove!

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