Industries Will Lie If It Means $$$$$$

What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

Found this article to be fascinating. I wholeheartedly agree. Certainly, people can reach a point where their weight impacts their health, but I think that point is greatly exaggerated many times. Why? Because so many people are making money off people who have been convinced they are ugly and unhealthy and need to go start a new diet or buy new exercise equipment.

Check out the author’s site here.


Since my diagnosis of fibromyalgia in January of 2011, I’ve tried a multitude of medicines and supplements. The prescription that finally worked was Metaxalone, the generic form of a pain reliever and muscle relaxer called Skelaxin. Without it, my body turns into a knotted ball of pain. The side effect of taking a muscle relaxer is that it can make me drowsy. It didn’t use to be as much of a problem, but now I’ve really began noticing how much the medicine slows me up once it really kicks in. It’s been my dream to go prescription free and use all natural methods to treat my fibro., but seeing an herbalist is at least $100, plus whatever treatments they prescribe, all without the help of insurance. For someone who’s living paycheck to paycheck (totally relying on my partner to support me), that’s just not in budget. Perhaps if I receive disability aid, then I’ll be able to afford an herbalist’s help.

This all came to mind because of how things worked out today. I was feeling pretty good, was busy cleaning up the kitchen, and then my medicine kicked in and I had to go sit down because I felt so out of it. I really think the side effect is getting stronger with time, and perhaps the medicine is becoming less effective at treating my pain.

Almost There… Hopefully

This morning I’m scheduled to see an MD who will be evaluating me for the disability aid I applied for several months back. I’m really really nervous right now, because after months of hoping and wondering it comes down to today and this one doctor’s opinion. I’m not the greatest at explaining my disabilities to people. especially doctors… so I hope he’s good at asking questions and understanding what I’m trying to tell him. The thought of someone trying to fish out whether or not my claims are true or false, or at the least worthy of being considered a disability by the state, really makes me scared. Being rejected or told my feelings are invalid is very painful, but when it means the difference between financial aid or nothing at all… it’s big. My partner and I will be okay without it, but having that extra money would be so wonderful. For all those people who go on about people receiving financial aid being lazy slobs, wasteful, and all the other nasty things they’ve said – you don’t get it. You just don’t get it.