Quote: Originally Posted by Tonington
There is no single answer of course. Though I suspect any dietitian would suggest that proper nutrition, more exercise, and better sleep is a good keystone approach.
They are... yet they fall flat on their faces when dealing with so many of the autoimmune diseases.
I know I'm simply not impartial enough about this, especially with so many fibromyalgics being on this board. It's rising so drastically it's terrifying. I see these women struggle (not the board women, but others I know with the disease)... dosing on pain killers just to get to the pool to exercise. Dosing again to try to make it home... spending the day in pain because they took a half hour swim. Crying because they have to eat as much as the dietician says, or else they'll be malnourished. But they're so damn used to eating less than everyone else, they feel like pigs eating the right amount to keep their organs functioning right. Taking supplements left right and center (including many of the probiotics) because on-line literature sells them a million and one silver bullet 'cures', while docs scramble around and can't even find a single way to help effectively.
The meds alone cause these women to balloon (steroids, anti-depressants to manage pain transmissions and try to fix the sleep disorder that comes with the 'not quite a disease', birth control to try to keep hormones even... all have weight gain as a side effect). Then the illness' does it even moreso. Inactivity even more. And then someone on-line (who probably hasn't been overweight a day in their life) says that 'obese people should try exercising and eating less'.
yeah yeah... I know... it works for many of the obese. but there are just so many reasons people are overweight... it never stops frustrating me to hear a blanket statement from any side of the issue. Even the one like the article poorly (thanks for pointing that out Niflmir) uses to summarize.