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Meh... magazineI discovered shortly after getting diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis that EVERYONE had an opinion on how I should be treated. Everyone thought, they knew best or knew something that my doctor just “hadn’t heard of” yet. So many people believed that if only I had the right combination of pure wild cherry juice, seeds grown by scientology monks, acupuncture, chakra healing, only eating meat, eating no meat, etc… that everything would be fine and that my doctor just didn’t understand. While I’m not knocking alternative medicine as a whole [I myself go to a chiropractor and massage therapist frequently] I am saying that giving random input backed by little to no evidence is a form of false hope that people in my position have become accustomed to. However I feel it is hard for new patients because they haven’t had their hopes dashed by random ‘miracle cure’ promises for years. Consider this a PSA to every complete stranger that has decided to weigh in on the health of other strangers: don’t.

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  1. Nicely put! If I cut out every food people have told me is causing more trouble, I wouldn’t have eaten a thing since August

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