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22yo challenges Heart Tick

Posted by: Jaime Wells | 4 September, 2013 - 12:32 PM
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4BC Mornings: 22 year old Jessie Reimers has created a petition to change the way the Heart Foundation Tick is used to label foods in Australia so that it no longer may appear on highly processed and unhealthy foods like margarine.

Jessie fell dangerously ill a few years ago as a result of a poor diet and was prescribed anti-depressants after suffering severe anxiety attacks and what she believes was agoraphobia.

After researching what was making her sick, Jessie changed her lifestyle and tells Greg Cary she is now back to a healthy weight and no longer needs to be medicated.

In fact, she’s become so involved in her research, she has deferred her law degree and is now training in dietetics and nutrition.  

Listen in to Jessie’s chat with Greg Cary, where she talks about the petition (which has had 8600 signatures since beginning in March) and the experience that led her to single-handedly launching this campaign.

If you're interested in Jessie's blog & petition, you can find it here: thehealthyjessie.wordpress.com 

Or you can visit the petition page: http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/heart-foundation-stop-giving-advice-and-promoting-food-that-causes-heart-disease

Blog comments Your Say

  • I noticed you(Jessie) mentioned you went to a dietician and was not helped. I am considering a degree in dietetics and by your comments am wondering if i am wasting my time. If a dietician didn't help (assuming they were a Accredited Practising Dietician registered with DAA) shouldn't you target the DAA also and ask them to explain why they misdiagnosed and mistreated if that is the case. I wish you could elaborate on your experience there.
    Sincerely intrigued,

    Jerome Bocquee Wednesday 1 October, 2014 - 12:28 AM

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