Having a chronic illness requires changes in lifestyle and nutrition? Usually, the answer is "YES."

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Kübler-Ross model – Explains the behavior of personal loss. The five stages are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.

Lifestyle.

In most cases, chronic patients must change their dietary habits and lifestyle. Surprisingly, people often think they are eating healthy food, but a closer look reveals this is not the case!

 

Kübler-Ross psychological model - Explains the behavior of personal loss. (Being sick for long periods is a personal loss.)

  • Most chronic patients are in the first three stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining (Only applicable in life-threatening situations), Depression, and Acceptance. Only during the acceptance phase, together with the hope, is recovery achievable.
  • Look on YouTube at extraordinary recovery stories that seem impossible. You will find that the majority begins with the hope and belief that any illness can be cured, along with the internalization that active action is critical. (Passive strategy usually does not bring recovery from chronic diseases.)

 

Continue reading: Mental barriers prevent us from making essential changes in diet and lifestyle.

Frequently asked questions and answers:
What is the leading cause of chronic acquired illness?
An unhealthy lifestyle (mental and physical), including poor nutrition, is the dominant cause of chronic illness.
Why is it challenging for people to make lifestyle and dietary changes?
Mental barriers, especially denial and lack of leisure, are significant factors preventing necessary changes.
Under what circumstances do people make changes in lifestyle and diet?
People make lifestyle changes without a choice, usually after getting sick or going through severe health or mental crises.
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