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This is kind of how when my hippie friends post this ill-informed pictures of fruit and vegetables with lists of all the diseases fruit and vegetables can “cure” or those infographics about how (insert vegetable/herb here) will cure cancer but the EVIL GUVMINT won’t let anyone find out. I am a radical leftist, kale-munching vegan, okay, and I eat a healthier diet than pretty much anyone I know, but it hasn’t “cured” any of my litany of chronic health conditions. I also take lots of homeopathics since I can’t afford to see a doctor, and I’m still not cured. The hardest part is I get this vibe from it, the same vibe I get from people who claim a raw diet cures all ills (been there, done that, not cured), which is that if I just tried harder, I wouldn’t have to feel like this anymore.
When my body is breaking out into an itchy, swollen rash every day, no matter what touches it or what I eat or what I use, even when I’m fasting; when crippling headaches make it hurt to hold my sweet, babbling little girl, when every muscle in my body spasms and every joint in my body aches, there’s that internalized message passed down to me from the media and other people: this is your fault. If you tried harder, you wouldn’t be so sick.