Many GH fans have expressed concern over Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo's rather noticeably thin appearance. According to the Vanessa Connection, she has struggled with her thyroid ever since having her son Kassius when she developed hyperthyroidism. Vanessa was upset after recently dropping 15 pounds below her normal weight and is trying to gain it back. She is now keeping a food log and following suggestions such as the one given by Steve Burton to eat sweet potatoes and rice with every meal.  Vanessa is looking forward to getting back to a healthy weight.