Friday, January 28, 2011

Spreading the wrong information

Now I know you can't believe everything you read online. However, when a blog writer suggests that a disease like Chron's Disease (an auto immune disease similar to MS) is preventable by eating better and living healthy I am utterly shocked. You don't tell someone with MS or Chron's that they just need to eat better and it will go away or never happen at all.

There are no known food triggers to Chron's. You can't just eat and exercise away your MS.  I know the below article does not mention MS, but many of the meds are the same to treat both diseases. To even suggest that someone can live a healthy lifestyle and PREVENT an auto immune disease is just so aggravating. This is an issue close to home for me since my husband has been living with Chron's for over 10 years and my cousin has MS.

I responded to the article here



  1. I get so angry about things like this I can barely see straight. *hugs*

  2. Spiderbabe, thank you for your understanding on this one! I know you must get things like that with all of your medical adventures over the years. This is a post from an intelligent wonderful writer (she's living in Israel right now). I look forward to reading your new blog now as well. :) :)

  3. I also must say that the Wellness Bitch did respond and also had a NY area doctor respond. They were very kind about their response and I posted my thank you's here:

    Still...not buying the diet and exercise to prevent and treat Chron's bit!