To educate doctors and other healthcare professionals that they must not assume and to "Eliminate All Physical Causes for Weight Loss First," before a diagnosis of Anorexia or Bulimia Nervosa can be made.
To seek legislation which mandates by law that proper physical testing must be done, before a doctor can make the diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa.
To educate the Media and the General Public about the Physical Causes of Excessive Weight Loss.
To help anyone with a weight loss problem. Unfortunately we are painfully aware there is much misinformation in the medical profession and the media. Chronic Gallbladder disease is well documented in the medical literature and the medical test to detect it was perfected in 1969. There are too many parents and victims who "buy into" whatever their misinformed doctors say, without looking any further for a doctor that will run the proper test. There are all too many cases being treated as if it is "All In Their Head." Doctors, parents, teachers, and employers pre-judge and shun victims of the disease. They are trapped in a medical situation, being brainwashed by misinformed doctors. Physically sick, without family support, cannot get employment because of the way they look and lack the finances to get a proper medical diagnosis.
Laura Daly is available for consultation, seminars and public speaking engagements. See contact information.