The painful truth nobody wants to hear

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readAug 5, 2020


A sad, heartbreaking story was heard the other day.

Or, read, I should say. Because I read it online somewhere. Anyway. It was about a woman whose mother was 72 years old and had suffered from fibromyalgia for the past 15 years. If my math adds up, it means the elder woman had had fibromyalgia and significant pain since she was 57 years old. Now, she gradually became weaker and weaker every day.

Her daughter thus asked for any helpful advice on how to stop her mother’s pain and suffering.

Her doctors didn’t seem to be of too much help.

If they were, why would someone go online for help?

However, that’s not the point.

The point is, someone suggested an uncomfortable and painful truth that nobody really wants to admit. Much less adhere to. And certainly not apply. Because, it takes time, it’s challenging, it’s asking much of you, and you may not even get the desired result you want. That latter point may be the most difficult one to swallow for a lot of people. Especially those who think there is some ‘magic pill’ that you can take so the pain magically goes away.

Anyway, what was that painful truth?

Why, simply nutrition and lifestyle change.

Nothing more.

Except, depending on one’s lifestyle, it can mean quite a lot. If this woman’s mother had spent the past 20 years feasting on unhealthy foods, eating lots of sugar and chocolate while maintaining a sedentary lifestyle, it would mean a lot to change the way she lived her life.

Because, by ‘change’, I mean doing other things that would make her health better.

Such as quit binge eating chocolate late at night.

Physically throwing out the bad foods.

Go for walks. Exercise. Go for sprints. Replace the cookies and the cream in her coffee with vegetables or meat. Or something else that’s healthy. However, if you’re used to getting your dopamine levels instantly satisfied every day and you practice immediate gratitude, this will be anything but easy.

In fact, it will be quite painful. Dreadful. Tough.

You will suffer.

You will probably fail. Then you will want to quit.

But those who often make it through are those who never stop, especially when they quit.

OK, so you had a bad day. You ate some chocolate. Big deal! Tomorrow, you’re not going to eat more chocolate. You’re going to stay on the same path that you have been walking for the past 20 days. Because you have more days where you eat healthy than when you don’t, you will effectively, over time, get in better shape.

See how that works?

That’s what this woman’s mother should be doing.

And to amplify and speed up the process, a lot of people have used CBD oil to remove their pain. Of course, nothing is guaranteed. However, life doesn’t come with guarantees. The only guarantee in life is that you will eventually die.

So, with that in mind, it’s really simple. Not easy, but simple.

If you, like this woman’s mother, suffer from pain and you want to do something about it, here’s what you should do;

Change your lifestyle and diet. Start to exercise.

Take CBD oil.

And that’s all.