Meet Natalie Cooper, a 17-year-old teenager who has a mystery illness that makes her sick every time she eats anything.
Well, almost anything. She can eat one thing that doesn't make her sick: Tic tac mint!
For reasons that doctors are unable to explain, Tic tacs are the only thing she can stomach, meaning she has to get the rest of her sustenance from a specially formulated feed through a tube.
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/news/default.asp?article_id=38322 - via Unique Daily
Natalie is a personal friend of mine, and having known her for a large number of years, i know it to be true that her illness is not only genuine, but can be very stressful for herself, her family, and her friends. She has been examined by some of Britains top doctors, and surely i would think that many of you would realise that if it were psychological, at least one of them would have picked up on it.
Natalie has always been a fantastic girl, who is always ready to have a laugh with her friends, and does her best not to let this illness rule her life.
So maybe anyone who isn't prepared to think of her as an unfortunate teenage girl, should think twice about dismissing her as a girl who is just vying for attention
Just because there is a huge disparity of medical knowledge concerning eating/digestion does not automatically mean that it's "psychological."