Dr. Oz: Anorexia Signs & Symptoms- Anorexia in Men- Bryan, 76 lbs


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.


  1. says

    Dr. Oz,

    My heart really goes out to Bryan. Please let him know that I saw a beautiful man robbed of all the joy of life from this terrible disease. My heart cried for him to know that he was created for much better things than the life that he is living. Please let him know that I am praying for his very soul and wellbeing and that God truly loves him.

    My father-in-law and his wife came to live with us about a year and a half ago. When we took them on Ray who is six feet tall weighed in at about 136lbs. Though he was not as thin as Bryan he was well on his way to getting there and he said he had no clue he was so thin. It has taken a complete year of sheer battle with him but I have gotten his weight up to 178. Now he continually states that he is over weight and has started cutting back on his food. I told him he could do that but if I saw him dropping weight he would again be on a strict schedule. He continually makes poor choices valuing junk food and candy over good rice, vegitables, chicken or just take you pick. Now I buy the best cuts of meat from a gentleman who raises his own cattle who live two years on the plains before slaughter. My point is I am a nutrition fanatic and he drives me nuts. I feel that we have made good progress with him though through positive reinforcement and encouragement. He says he wears a size 28 pants, but today when he left off his suspenders they practically fell off of him. I said yeah I see you are wearing a size 38 pair of pants that you cannot walk two steps in without holding them up 🙂 We laughted as I said sure you do!

  2. Maggie says

    Please tell Bryan to look into being a RAW VEGAN! He can eat low fat this way and still be healthy. He just needs to eat more. I hope he and anyone else looking for a change looks into this! There is a lot of information on the internet and social networks. Just google “raw vegan” to get started! Eat more greens and veggies. Make green smoothies (greens with frozen fruit and juice or water). Look into the medicinal values of foods. Start a garden. Gain back your vitality. Blessings.

  3. Maggie says

    Also raw veganism is an extremely healthy and sustainable way that you can eat for the rest of your life!

  4. Facundo delia says

    Personally I am suffering from anorexia and bulimia. I am 21 years ole and vetan when I was 19. It is ver hardware and complicated to ave a celar mine of wat to do I know that it is killing me slowly but can not ave the strenght to fight my mine to overcome my situation. Actually my weight is 118 rounds and the percentaje of fat is 4 . What can I do it is Nike fighting and enema incide my who is winningÚ

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