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.
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.
The Australian continues:
The nutritionist told her to continue with the diet, increase her water intake further and cut out even more salt.
Days later she suffered a serious epileptic fit and brain damage caused by sodium deficiency, the report said. Nutritional therapist Barbara Nash continues to deny any fault in the case, following the payout from her insurance company, which was made without mention of liability.
The Australian makes a point of telling us that her husband said she was not obese, “but like a lot of women, Dawn liked to look after her weight”.
This is all horrible, and inexcusable: that she was ignored, and brow-beaten into self-torture, and has been left with life-altering cognitive and mood problems because of it.
I wish Ms Page all the best, hope that her “nutritionist” and “life coach” Barbara Nash never works with humans again, and hope that the world soon gets over this obsession with women needing to take up less and less and less space no matter what the cost.