Does My Ass Make My Ass Look Fat?

Have you heard of the tube feed diet?  That is what a receptionist, where I work, recently asked.  I thought it was a joke.  It was not.

The K-E Diet has doctors putting feeding tubes into healthy people – usually young women before their wedding days – to help them lose weight: Up to 20 pounds in 10 days. The “patients” tote around a solution in a bag or purse, which delivers fats, protein, and water (no carbs) through the nasogastric tube into the stomach. Patients consume about 800 calories a day, and do not eat any actual food over the 10-day period.

Are you kidding me?  Is that how bad it has gotten?  The most disturbing part to me is that this diet needs a doctor’s involvement.   Talk about a physician without any self-respect?   He or she may as well be pill mill docs or marijuana docs.   You know, one of the first fake ads I did for the Placebo Journal was for a drug called Cyanara.  It was 100% cyanide.  You would lose a ton of weight on it.  Sure, you would die but you looked great.   We are getting closer to this becoming almost a reality.  And there looks to be enough idiot doctors out there that would actually prescribe it.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Does My Ass Make My Ass Look Fat?

  1. November 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    If it can be shown to lower lipid levels, then it will probably become a transitionaly optional core measure, with 0.5% bonuses, and additional bonuses proposed by the AAFP for phone coordination with the NG tube distributors.

    Sure it’s a stretch, but why should this stupid idea get less credence than so many others?

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