Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
The Daily Mail is reporting that 17-year-old, Natalie Cooper says she can only eat Tic Tacs, and that her body rejects everything but the two-calorie mints. Obviously the mints don’t provide Cooper with the sustenance she needs to survive, so the teen has to receive a specially formulated feed which she gets through a tube.
Cooper has never been able to keep food down, and discovered that the only thing her stomach would accept were the mints. Doctors originally thought the teen might be suffering from bulimia, but have since dismissed that theory and are baffled by her condition.
“I like eating everything you would expect. I enjoy eating but it just comes back up,” Cooper said. “It happens pretty much immediately and it’s no effort.”
Cooper says about her Tic Tac eating, “They give me a bit of energy, but I eat them mostly to get rid of hunger. It’s a psychological effect.”
Natalie Cooper and her family are seeking second opinions in hopes to find out what is wrong with her.