Hi! Want to recommend a book, “who is wellness for? An examination of wellness culture and who it leaves behind” by fariha róisín! I think this book will resonate with everything you said in this newsletter 💚

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I've pre-ordered the book "Real Self-Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness (Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths Not Included)"

I've been chronically ill for three years, and it started with my first Covid vaccine. I believe due to an underlying issue I have it really messed with my immune system and then I got Covid two months ago. That really jacked me up.

I went to a functional medicine doctor who ran an extensive amount of tests, and it was enlightening. The fun ended when they "prescribed" about $200 worth of supplements, which I eagerly purchased and used. Only to feel worse.

On the other end of the spectrum is my primary doctor - who likes to prescribe me antibiotics. I can't find a happy middle. It's been a struggle. I have to stroll by my wellness "coach" friends so I am not sucked into that culture again.

Great post - I appreciate your insight.

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Thank you, Sam. If I had the brainpower/energy, I would be writing about this, and it would follow along a lot like your story. I desperately want to write and tell my story, and bc i can’t I’m so fkg grateful for people like you who are. It helps so much. Reading this is a balm, knowing I’m in community. Hearing something so much like my own experience 🧡😭

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