Reading this article linked on Yahoo! made me feel just a tiny bit better about living with a chronic illness because, from the looks it, it seems that health issue are somewhat part and parcel of living longer lives in modern times. Maybe things aren't supposed to be as bad as ME/CFS, but they aren't supposed to be perfect either. I'm also hopeful that my diet changes will minimize some of the other health problems described in this article - as if I'm investing now in better health later. Maybe the net result will even be positive - who knows?