Unsolicited Health Advice Is Intrusive & Invalidating – Please Stop

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By Jo Moss in A Journey Through The Fog.

 

Everyone living with a chronic illness has had to deal with unsolicited advice about their health. Whether it’s from strangers on social media or from well-meaning friends and family, uninvited advice is a frustrating part of living with an incurable chronic illness. It’s so common that we often face these comments daily.

I’m sure you are all aware of the common cure suggestions including: exercise more, take up yoga, you just need to have a positive mental attitude. Go vegan, keto, dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, eat more fruit and vegetables. Get some fresh air – go for a walk. ‘xyz’ supplements cured me, have you tried? … coconut oil, aloe vera, magnesium, turmeric, 5-HTP, LDN, CoQ10, omega 3. Drink raw juice, drink more water. Meditate, pray, God will heal you. And don’t get me started on the myriad of MLM companies selling ‘cures’ like JuicePlus.

 

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