Doctor Oz did a show on anorexia to teach us that eating disorders are not just for women. Dr. Oz brought Bryan on his show. Bryan has been struggling with Anorexia for 20 years and his Anorexia is killing him. Bryan is 40 years old and weighs 76 pounds. He knows he needs to live to eat, he says it is a “no brainer,” but something in his head stops him from being able to eat – he is slowly starving to death. Anyone who saw this episode of Dr. Oz could not help but be highly concerned and worried for Bryan and his family.
Bryan does not want to die, but he said that his life is pretty much just an existence at this point. Bryan used to be a runner and hiker, he has a masters in science and was pre-med… he worked in zoos and aquariums and taught both high school and undergraduate students. Bryan is very well spoken, he said that Anorexia is the most illogical and diabolical disease – there is no logic behind Anorexia. When Bryan sees his body in the mirror, he says he knows that it looks like something that belongs in a tombstone. This surprised me, because I thought that most people with Anorexia would look in the mirror and see a fat person, even though they were thin.