Alternative Treatments

Making Lifestyle Changes [humor]

Gretchen Becker Health Guide February 17, 2012
  • One thing I hear over and over again in the media is that people with type 2 diabetes just need to make a few "lifestyle changes" and they'll be cured.   Well, I'd love to be cured, so I sat down and tried to figure out how I could change my lifestyle, which is now pretty dull.   First ...

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  • David Mendosa
    Health Guide
    Feb. 17, 2012

    Gretchen, you continue to inspire me! I will make a lifestyle change like those you tried. But your problem is that you didn't go far enough. You and I both need to be much younger. I am leaving tomorrow in search of the Fountain of Youth. 

    • Gretchen Becker
      Health Guide
      Feb. 17, 2012

      David, When you find it, please send me a bottle.

  • MariaCde
    Feb. 29, 2012

    Hilarious!  I enjoyed your post.  This reminds me so much of Erma Bombeck's writing!  Any suggestions for an alternate to Lifestyle Change?

    • Gretchen Becker
      Health Guide
      Feb. 29, 2012

      Maria, Thanks. Is your question serious?

    • MariaCde
      Mar. 01, 2012

      Yes Smile

    • Gretchen Becker
      Health Guide
      Mar. 01, 2012

      I realized you meant alternative terms. I first thought you meant alternatives to diet and exercise changes, like drugs.

       

      I'd say exactly what one is talking about. Changing quantity of food? Quality of food? Increased exercise? Different types of exercise? Or you could say "nondrug treatments."

  • Subrata
    Feb. 29, 2012

    Excellent post. Can't stop laughing! Prehaps, laughter is the best medicine.

    You did not cure your diabetes but made us all laugh.

    Well done! - Visit Health-ideaas blog : current theme - diabetes

    • Gretchen Becker
      Health Guide
      Feb. 29, 2012

      Thanks, Subrata. Wish I could cure you all, but I guess I'll have to settle for a little laughter.

  • heyjude
    Feb. 17, 2012

    Great as usual Gretchen - I love your sense of humor!!!

  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    Feb. 17, 2012

    Thanks for a much needed laugh today!

     

    So true.  There are so many "health" phrases which have become cliches due to over use by the media.  We assume everyone knows what they mean but in a lot of cases it isn't very clear.

     

    You had me going...I really thought joining a motorcycle gang would cure diabetes.  Will it cure my MS too? ...

    RHMLucky777

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    Thanks for a much needed laugh today!

     

    So true.  There are so many "health" phrases which have become cliches due to over use by the media.  We assume everyone knows what they mean but in a lot of cases it isn't very clear.

     

    You had me going...I really thought joining a motorcycle gang would cure diabetes.  Will it cure my MS too? 

     

    Great post

     

    MM

    • Gretchen Becker
      Health Guide
      Feb. 17, 2012

      MM, I think the motorcycles would cure everything. When you're 6 feet under, you probably don't have any diseases at all. That would even  cure the common cold.

    • ShottleBop
      Feb. 25, 2012

      Have you seen Dr. Terry Wahl's TED Talk about treating MS by tending to your mitochondria? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc)?

    • Gretchen Becker
      Health Guide
      Feb. 25, 2012

      ShottleBop, No I haven't. I don't watch videos. They take too long.