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May 1, 2019

Elemental // Medium - May

CED's Dr. Pamela Ramos weighs in on the topic of weightloss and "How instagram made laxatives cool"

 Screen Shot 2019-05-02 at 12.02.15 PM.pngIn this article written by Gray Chapman, CED director of admissions Dr. Pamela Ramos, explains the risks associated with using laxatives.

Chapman writes, "Pharmacy laxatives are packaged in unattractive, clunky, clinical-looking boxes, maybe even with an illustration of a colon on the label, Ramos notes. They’re inherently un-Instagrammable. 'But if I get a very attractive celebrity and I package things in a pretty pink floral package,' Ramos says, 'and I say it’s ‘natural’ and ‘clean,’ people feel more comfortable with that.' "

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