Originally published September 4 2015
Woman says she's going blind from drinking Red Bull
by Jennifer Lea Reynolds
(NaturalNews) Mention "Red Bull" to most people and it isn't exactly a drink that conjures up health in a can. Through the years, the energy drink has received its fair share of negative publicity, mostly involving health horrors in situations where it's been mixed with alcohol and consumed in high quantities or swallowed in excessive amounts after a big workout.
But now, the latest accusation against Red Bull comes from a 363-pound woman who blames the drink for her weight gain and vision loss, saying that taxpayers should foot her gastric band surgery. Her request might be understandable under certain circumstances, but -- and here's the kicker -- the 26 year-old spends $9,500 annually on Red Bull, drinking about 28 cans daily.
What kind of world is this where a person incurs health problems by their own doing, continues to engage in and spend money on the health-destroying habit and then expects others to dig them out of their situation?
Woman ignores doctors, spends insane amounts of money on sugary energy drink, but expects taxpayers to pay for gastric bandIt's the world of Lena Lupar, a British woman who is insisting England's health care system, NHS, give her a free gastric band. As many people today sarcastically say in response to ridiculous behaviors: "Seriously?" This request is nothing short of bizarre and sadly, demonstrative of a backwards "right is wrong and wrong is right" mentally that is permeating society.
For example, she's previously been told to shed at least 110 pounds from her obese frame. Instead, she admits to her costly yearly Red Bull indulgences, which no doubt don't do much in the way of providing adequate nutritional content that's ideal for supporting weight loss and maintaining good health. So, is it any wonder she's experiencing vision problems and gaining weight? Seems to me that her choice to have 28 cans daily and spend money on the drink -- instead of a weight loss or eating addiction counselor -- has something to do with her mounting health issues.
"I've done this to myself," says woman who spends nearly $10,000 yearly on Red BullShe even admits her weight gain is her own fault, saying, "I've done this to myself." Yet she has the nerve to then add, "But I deserve surgery on the NHS."(1)
And let's not even get into the insane request for her gastric band to be fully funded by the NHS. She spends nearly $10,000 every year on an energy drink, then cries poor saying that someone else should foot her bill? How about this idea: Cut back on the Red Bull (it's estimated that her daily consumption amounts to 3,000 calories and a whopping 200 teaspoons of sugar) which will likely improve your health to some degree. Just a thought. Also, this will save you money; what you would have spent on the energy drink, you can now put towards meetings with nutritional and other experts who can get you through your Red Bull addictions and see your through better times.(1)
Indeed, Lupar has said her insatiable desire for the drink is hard to overcome. "I'm hooked on Red Bull," she says, "It's like a Class A drug. Recently I started getting migraines and then black spots in my vision."(1)
Let taxpayers foot bill: choosing the easy way out of food addictionHer statement makes perfect sense and is one supported by experts; eating certain food ingredients -- especially ones with a high sugar content -- has been shown to interact with the brain and body to produce addictive eating patterns. In turn, the individual eating such items consistently craves more of what's hurting their health in the first place. It's a vicious, difficult cycle to break and something many people struggle with. In that regard, our heart goes out to her. We're well aware of the addictive powers nutritionally sub-par foods provide and know how the likes of sugars, additives and the chemical violence known as GMOs can destroy health.(2)
However, it's hard to feel a tug on our heartstrings over someone who knowingly engages in unhealthy habits and rather than spending money on seeking help to improve her addiction, continues to splurge on the problem while insisting taxpayers pay to get her health on track.
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