PAVARNI JORGENSEN MAY BE AN ACCOMPLISHED SCIENTIST, BUT EVEN SHE DIDN’T SUSPECT THE TRUE REASON FOR HER STOMACH PAINS.
et’s get the obvious out of the way first: I’m overweight. I’m talking 100kg on the scale. It’s a long story, stretching back to my complicated childhood when I was told I was fat, although old photos show I wasn’t.
‘I suffered from severe cyclical depression and began to comfort-eat, but at 25 I started cortisone treatment for asthma, and the kilos piled on.