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Gastric bypass surgery causes pregnant mother to lose her fetus

Thursday, August 19, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: gastric bypass surgery, pregnancy, expectant mothers

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A pregnant woman has died of complications related to gastric bypass surgery. Her death occurred 18 months after she underwent the surgical procedure, and was apparently due to a tear in her small intestine that resulted from the gastric bypass surgical procedure. Here's how it happened -- when she was 8 months pregnant, she suddenly began suffering from stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. She was admitted to the emergency room, where doctors discovered that her fetus had died and that her small intestine had herniated.

This is the first known incident of this type, but it is raising questions about the safety of gastric bypass surgery -- and more importantly, whether women who intend to get pregnant should be undergoing the procedure. This gastric bypass surgical procedure does involve, of course, removing parts of internal organs. This is something that is unnatural to the human body and a procedure that I have often described as barbaric. Now it turns out it may be a risk to unborn children as well as to the mother.

As many as 110,000 people are going to undergo gastric bypass surgery this year in the United States, and as it turns out, most of those patients are women. This procedure has seen a sudden rise in popularity due to positive publicity about how easy it is to lose weight by undergoing this radical procedure. Myself and many others have remained outspoken opponents of this procedure, not only because it involves a very risky operation that kills a reported 1% of all patients right on the operating table, but also because it maims the person for life. It removes important components of their digestive tract. It is similar to receiving a lobotomy for your stomach. And besides, there are much better ways to lose weight and reverse even morbid obesity.

Cutting into a patient with scalpels and surgical tools is not a method for lifetime weight loss. In fact, I believe that one day the procedure will be outlawed, and it will be looked upon as one of the last barbaric vestiges of conventional medicine and a society desperate to lose weight.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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