Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence (C) pauses after making a statement on Victoria Island before the start of a meeting between chiefs and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa January 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)
OTTAWA - Turns out protesters can survive on fish broth and tea.
A medical expert says there is no way Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence would be standing if she was really on a hunger strike.
Spence began what she’s called a hunger strike on Dec. 11. She plans to end it Thursday.
“On a true hunger strike, by day 30 to 40, you’d be bed-ridden. A person can die from the cumulative effects of protein depletion,” said Dr. Blake Woodside, a specialist in eating disorders at Toronto General Hospital.