Since diagnosis I have read with interest everything relating to my condition and made significant changes to the way I live . The includes , diet, exercise, relaxation techniques - generally looking after myself and my body as best I can . I do take medication prescribed for AS and RA and frankly at this point in time, would not be able to function well without it.
I know how important diet is and how certain foods can exacerbate and creat further problems in relation to my condition and I am most certainly parreciati e of all the information and research out there as well as genuinely grateful for all the advise, support and encouragement afforded to me on this forum and from the intelligent, compassionate people who choose to be a part of this forum.
However, I feel of late that I am constantly being battered over the head with information and the pushing of things such as the paddison diet; the inference at times having been if not adhering to this diet ( or others just as stringent) I am failing to really look after myself?
I respect that this works for some and that's great but as an intelligent being, I am more than able to make my own Choices and furthermore, own them.
I may be the only one to feel this way - and I will own that too .
Whinge over -