Posts Tagged ‘diet’

The More You Know…

Written by on June 20th, 2017 – 18 Comments

As I approach the mark of my 1-year anniversary diagnosis date, I can’t help but reflect back on the emotional rollercoaster I experienced when I was first diagnosed. Anyone who has been diagnosed with MS, you understand the feeling of defeat.  You probably thought, or are still thinking, your future was taken, maybe you’re planning your new future, as I was.  I would sit and think what my life would look like years from now.  Would I have kids? Would I be alone or married? Will a friend take me in if my parents are gone? Will I live with my brother? All of these thoughts would run through my head because of what I knew about MS (which wasn’t much). I constantly asked myself.. and at times still do, “Why was I diagnosed with something that has no game plan?  Something that has no answers? Something that even medication may or may not be able to control, something that I can’t control.  I thought all of this; I cried about all of this, I knew MS to be debilitating and that it was only a matter of time.  You don’t hear about MS like you do other diseases, a lot of people are uneducated, including doctors, because it’s such a complicated disease when you’re dealing with patients who are all completely different.   I couldn’t continue with these thoughts, periodically fine, but not every day.  I needed to take control, look this monster in the eyes and say “HOW YA’ LIKE ME NOW, MS!!” (more…)

What the GUT?!

Written by on April 10th, 2017 – 11 Comments

See what I did there…hilarious.  There is SO much I want to share when it comes to food and using food to heal your body.  I was so incredibly uneducated as to what I was putting in my body and the negative effects it was/could have been causing. This photo is from 2012, in Korea, 4 years before diagnosis.

I don’t know why, out of the thousands of articles available online about MS, one of the first articles I came across was written by Dr. Terry Wahls, a Dr. who practiced and firmly believed in Western medicine, the same medicine that was failing her and her condition.  It took only 3 years from the time of diagnosis of RRMS to SPMS.  I won’t go into too much detail as I will provide the link below.  As Dr. Wahls’ health continued to decline, she turned to Traditional medicine.  Specifically, food.

Before I dive into my chat about food, I want to clarify again, this information is from medical journals, my health care team and testimonies I came across during those hours I would kick back on the couch with a cup a’ joe and read about MS.  What’s most important to remember is that every single one of us is different and that the disease affects us differently which is why there are so many unanswered questions.  The human body is estimated to house 95-100 billion nerves and not one of us has the exact same nerves affected nor will we experience symptoms the same way.  It all boils down to what nerves are damaged and how that nerve decides to affect our body and to what extent.  I fully stand behind getting a food sensitivity test so you know what your own body can and cannot digest properly, foods that may cause inflammation etc.  What one person should remove from their diet isn’t necessarily beneficial for you too.  A food sensitivity test can be done by a Naturopath and if possible, I encourage you to add one to your health care team.

So, what the Gut?…

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