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Not body positive: Obesity a cause of Bell’s Palsy?

Pushing a narrative that is a lie.

Progessives and the media today, in an effort to find more “victims,” like to promote “body positivity,” aka obesity. You can find “fat influencers” all over social media and there are plenty of reality-based tv shows about overweight people.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, “positive” about obesity. The consequences of being overweight include diabetes and high blood pressure, among many other diseases.

Do you know what else you may be subject to if you are obese ? Bell’s palsy. Studies have shown that being overweight and obesity are also associated with increased risk of Bell´s palsy in children.

Although there is no known cause of Bell’s Palsy, you have greater chance of having it if you have the following:

  • Diabetes
  • A respiratory infection, such as a cold or the flu
  • An autoimmune disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity

In an effort to follow the victimhood trend, an advocate for “body positivity” who recently developed Bell’s Palsy is blaming the stress and anxiety of her national attention as the cause of her infliction.

From The Daily Mail:

Plus-sized Miss Alabama reveals shock health update caused by ‘stress and anxiety’ from vicious trolls

“A plus-size beauty queen has revealed she’s got Bell’s Palsy due to the stress inflicted by trolls who attacked her appearance.  Sara Milliken, 23, was harassed by online bullies who mocked her weight and said she did not deserve the title of Miss National American Alabama.

She gave an update on Sunday night, sharing how the national attention has taken a toll on her health and left her afraid to be seen in public.

Sara wrote: ‘With my story blowing up the way it did I felt an immense amount of stress and anxiety. I didn’t even want to walk into a store or pump my gas because it just felt like the entire was talking about me.

‘Between that and preparing for a national pageant while just trying to be Sara… I ended up with a case of Bell’s Palsy. While there is no way to know for sure what caused it we feel certain that it was caused by the stress I have been experiencing.

Sara, who made national headlines with her win, added that not being able to fully smile has added to her mental plight‘My smile is something I’ve always been proud of. I love smiling at people because you never know if your smile is the only one they see today. Overall, I’m a very smiley person. I’ve even joked that I have a resting smile face.

‘Having this taken away from me has been a bit of a mental battle. But I’m happy to report mentally I have been feeling better and coming to terms with things!”

Read the whole article here.

If you are going to put yourself on the national platform (such as a national beauty contest) and be active on social media as an “advocate for body positivity,” you’d best put on your big girl panties. And for the sake of your life, work to make them little girl panties.

And for the sake of little girls and young women, stop the false narrative of body positivity through obesity! Ask any doctor and they’ll tell you that there is nothing positive about obesity.