Fibromyalgia – Critical Thinking

Fibromyalgia And Critical Thinking

There is never any shortage of articles or advertisements claiming to help treat fibromyalgia or cure fibromyalgia. Every one of them leads directly or indirectly to money. No one wants to give that information or product away for free.

When you are in chronic pain all the time, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, you make for easy prey for some husker that will sell you something or teach you something for a modest fee, of course.

fibro_critical_thinkingIt can become expensive and costly to believe every claim or advertisement you hear about fibromyalgia.

There are people who aren’t selling anything, just passing on information. I do that all the time. I am not selling anything from my blog posts. I do pass along helpful information. Regardless if it is me or someone wanting to sell you something, it is important that even though it sounds like a wonderful thing you need to think it through. Use critical thinking.

For example, whenever I think of anyone either sharing information on nutrition to cure fibromyalgia or selling a book about nutrition that will stop fibromyalgia in its tracks I consider the fact that the latest information over that last three or four years is that fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune illness, it is a neurological illness. If there are certain types of food with certain types of herbs or trace elements, chances are, you can get them in a supplement form and not have to buy a big expensive book to see if it works. Chances are it will never work. If those elements or herbs really cure fibromyalgia, chances are the pharmaceuticals would synthesize it and make it available to everyone.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for eating as healthy as you can afford. Good nutrition is the secret to overall wellness. If you are disabled and on a strict limited income, you have probably noticed that produce and other healthy food are expensive.

When you are involved in critical thinking you never take anything at face value. You look into it and compare the assertions to your own research. You don’t accept what’s being presented to you without thinking and researching the idea. Don’t read one article an assume it is right for you. Dig in a little and see if after your research and critical thinking, is this right for me?

Troy Wagstaff

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