I think I know what killed Micheal Jackson!
By NICK PARKER
and STEVE KENNEDY
Published: 29 Jun 2009
THE horrifying state of pop superstar Michael Jackson in his final days can be revealed by The Sun today.
Harrowing leaked autopsy details show the singer was a virtual skeleton — barely eating and with only pills in his stomach at the time he died.
His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds — believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years.
And a mass of surgery scars were thought to be the legacy of at least 13 cosmetic operations.
The examination showed the 5ft 10in star — once famed for his on-stage athleticism — had:
PLUNGED to a “severely emaciated” 8st 1oz. It is understood anorexic Jackson had been eating just one meagre meal a day.
Pathologists found his stomach empty aside from partially-dissolved pills he took before the painkiller injection which stopped his heart. Samples were sent for toxicology tests.
8 stone....that is about 112 lbs!
Sleepless Jackson begged me for drugs - nurse
July 1, 2009
By Lynn Elber
Los Angeles - Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months that he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he prepared his comeback bid.
Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, said on Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands for the drug, Diprivan, which is given intravenously.
But a frantic phone call she received from Jackson four days before his death made her fear that he somehow obtained Diprivan or another drug to induce sleep, Lee said.
While in Florida on June 21, Lee was contacted by a member of Jackson's staff.
"He called and was very frantic and said, 'Michael needs to see you right away'. I said, 'What's wrong?' And I could hear Michael in the background ..., 'One side of my body is hot, it's hot, and one side of my body is cold. It's very cold'," Lee said.
"At that point, I knew that somebody had given him something that hit the central nervous system," she said, adding, "He was in trouble Sunday and he was crying out."
Jackson did not go to the hospital. He died on June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest, his family said. Autopsies have been conducted, but an official cause of death is not expected for several weeks.
"I don't know what happened there. The only thing I can say is he was adamant about this drug," Lee said.
Following Jackson's death, allegations emerged that the 50-year-old King of Pop had been consuming painkillers, sedatives and antidepressants. But Lee said she encountered a man tortured by sleep deprivation and one who expressed opposition to recreational drug use.
Anorexia nervosa, bulimia - medical causes of eating disorders - symptoms, treatment, diagnosis
-----The human response to starvation is a fascinating phenomenon. Being aware of these adaptive responses to malnutrition is key to understanding the behaviors associated with anorexia nervosa.
Starvation induces many physiological and behavioral changes in the human body. As body mass drops, metabolism slows, to conserve energy and resources. Severely malnourished individuals may develop amenorrhea (in females), bradycardia, lanugo hair, hypothermia, reduced bowel motility, hypothyroidism, etc.
Many of the symptoms of malnutrition may be confused with the symptoms of medical illness, since there can be overlapping symptoms. In most eating disorder programs, bloating, constipation, early satiety, and abdominal distension are assumed to be due to effects of starvation. Starvation can also affect blood chemistry, which may complicate interpretation of test results. If the attending physician does not consider the possibility of underlying illness, these cues may be missed, assumed to be due to malnutrition.
In like fashion, the behavioral changes induced by malnutrition may be misinterpreted if the therapist does not acknowledge the effects of malnutrition on human behavior. The normal, adaptive responses to malnutrition are often interpreted as psychiatric disorders.
Bingeing may be viewed by the therapist as maladaptive behavior, when in fact it may be a normal adaptive response to caloric restriction. Certainly, this behavior is seen in opportunistic social carnivores such as dogs, which "wolf" down their food in large quantities, oftentimes vomiting it up soon after. Caloric restriction, whether imposed by famine or self-imposed due to dieting, will tend to increase the likelihood of this behavior. In terms of evolutionary biology, this behavior would be a healthy adaptive response to a dwindling food supply, as it would not only maximize caloric uptake but also, once swallowed, exclude access for competitors. When resources are scarce, natural selection favors individuals who seize opportunities for resource acquisition, even if they do not have rightful possession. Thus, the urge to binge while experiencing caloric restriction is to be expected.
The phenomenon of impassivity, irritability, and hyperactivity may be interpreted by the therapist as a manifestation of obsessive-compulsive disorder or depression, when in fact these behaviors are likely normal adaptive responses to starvation honed by millions of years of natural selection. Normal individuals facing severe dietary restriction develop an obsessive preoccupation with obtaining and consuming food, and this shapes impulsive behavior such as hoarding, binging, or stealing food. This healthy adaptive response would give a greater certainty of securing nutrition, and thus survival. Of course, for the individual who cannot eat due to medical illness, all these behaviors may be present, yet the consumption of sufficient food remains an impossibility.
The phenomenon of excessive exercise, agitation, and restlessness observed in many anorexic patients may also be a normal adaptive response to caloric restriction. Most mammals become restless and agitated when experiencing hunger, and most increase foraging activity when food supplies dwindle. In the research lab, this restlessness is called "semi-starvation induced hyperactivity." Researchers working with rats on calorie-restricted diets noticed that those eating less daily ran between 2.8 and 5.3 miles more than the other rats. Some of the rats on restricted diets ran themselves to death. This response to starvation would increase the likelihood of survival in famine conditions where competition for resources would be intense. In the lab rat's situation, if no food is added to the cage, the increased activity does not result in acquisition of nutrition. In like fashion, for the anorexic patient with a digestive disease, the hyperactivity does not lead to food intake, since the underlying disorder has either suppressed the appetite or produces gastrointestinal distress paired with food intake
my theory is that Micheal Jackson was so restless that he demanded these drugs so that he could sleep. but the REAL problem was the reason why he was so restless and could not sleep; he was starving!! his body wanted him to get up and go somewheres and eat!
this "simple", to me, reason, was one of the things that began this cascade unto death! Now *why* was he starving, eating only one small meal a day, is something that is not known by me. An example of how small things grow into huge problems! Shades of Anorexia!