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Thought provoking article! I tend to classify it in the ‘poor health’ rather than illness category. A bit like obesity, indigestion and low back pain. The treatments are often not medical in nature, but given all these conditions can have such a huge impact on patients quality of life, not to mention can lead to disease, it would be useful to feel better equipped to manage them with lifestyle measures, as we know these have the best chance of creating sustainable improvements. Our motivational interviewing, coaching skills, and CBT basics play a huge role in promoting healthy lifestyle options to prevent illness developing from these precursors. As you say, it’s hard as we often want to fix it all but the role here isn’t in fixing, it’s in supporting patients to develop their own tool box of ways to make lemonade when the lemons of life are being thrown. Thank you for sharing!