Dr. Oz's Life-Saving Intervention With a 700-Pound WomanPosted on Mar 1st 2011 11:00AM by Kimberly Papa
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Dr. Oz hooked Williams up with a team of experts at Arizona Weight Loss Solutions who will guide her through the process of losing the weight she so desperately needs to.
"Before we gave her the food and exercise plan, we needed to get to the why," Dr. Oz said. "Food numbs pain, and it's the No. 1 reason we overeat in America. Colleen had all kinds of challenges -- like we all have -- that made her feel a deep emptiness inside, and she filled it with food."
As part of Williams' treatment, Dr. Oz flew Williams to New York just a few weeks ago to get her blood work. "At 31, she had never had any medical test done in her adult life," he said. "She had never let anyone under her skin, but figuratively and literally, and hid behind that fat. We took her to the doctor's office and went through an hour-long battle to get her blood drawn -- as much as she knew she needed to know the numbers. When she finally allowed us to draw blood, it was a very emotional moment."
What those numbers revealed were some very dangerous health issues. "There wasn't a single number that didn't surprise me," Dr. Oz shared. "There were profound abnormalities."
The results of Williams' blood work will be revealed on Wednesday's episode of "The Dr. Oz Show." This will be the first of Williams' appearances, as Dr. Oz and his team will be following her throughout her journey and updating viewers with her progress. Dr. Oz also found Williams a mentor in television personality and formerly catastrophically obese Ruby, who has her own show on the Style Network. When Williams realized she was about to meet Ruby she burst into tears and said she felt Ruby was the only person who may know how she felt.
Watch "The Dr. Oz Show" tomorrow to see how Williams is taking the first steps to get healthy. Check your local listings.