I vividly remember hearing my diagnosis. It felt like everything, including time, froze. I could not, and did not want to believe what I had heard. I was told over the phone, and in retrospect, I think that was rather insensitive of the physician. What do you do, once you’re past the initial shock?… Continue reading What To Do When Faced With An MS Diagnosis
In July 2015, two MRIs led to a diagnosis of Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis for me. I had a follow up MRI done in December 2015, while I was travelling. After being back in the United States, I met with my neurologist to have the MRIs compared. I was hoping for some insight into the… Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis: MRIs Compared After Low Saturated Fat Diet
Never catch a cold or flu again Vitamin D fights infections, including colds and the flu, as it regulates the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses. Sprint through your day like Usain Bolt Feeling tired and achy is a frequent complaint. While many are misdiagnosed… Continue reading 5 Reasons Vitamin D Makes You Bulletproof!
Vitamin D is not a regular vitamin. It is actually a steroid hormone that you get primarily from either sun exposure or supplementation, and its ability to influence genetic expression is what produces many of its wide-ranging health benefits. Researchers have pointed out that increasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could prevent… Continue reading High Dose Vitamin D: Curtail MS Lesions & Relapses
As the month of December draws to a close, I have been gearing up to celebrate 6 months being relapse free from multiple sclerosis. December is significant for me, as my neurologist warned that I would surely relapse before the end of the year. She said so based on my history, and perhaps more… Continue reading Doctors predicted I would get an MS attack by December. How I proved them wrong, and found what can help millions of others.
We are bombarded with all kinds of toxins in our food, allergens in our environment and stress in our daily lives. The incidence of inflammation and inflammatory disease is on the rise. Everyone has a unique response to the stressors in their life. Some of that unique response is determined by genetics, but a lot… Continue reading Inflammation: The Silent Killer
This is a wonderful, healthy alternative to store bought cereal. This recipe is made of oats, which are a whole grain cereal. Oats contain a specific fibre called beta-glucan. Since 1963, study after study has proven the beneficial effects of this special fibre on cholesterol levels and in stimulating the immune system. Oats are a great… Continue reading Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
This is an easy way to get in more vegetables, raw. I am not a fan of eating raw but the avocado in this recipe makes it delicious. This pasta can be eaten by itself or as an accompaniment with poached salmon or sautéed lemon garlic shrimp too! A food is considered raw if it… Continue reading Avocado Pasta
Pranayama has been known in India for over 4000 years. Even though words such as ‘yoga‘ and ‘asana’ have become household terms, the essence and depth of the practices remain unexplored for most of us. Prana is a Sanskrit term, meaning ‘energy’ or ‘life force’. Prana is the dynamic principle within everything, everyone is born… Continue reading Pranayama – yogic breathing to heal the body
DENIAL (Before I even walk into the class) Why do I ever sign up for these things? F*ck I really don’t want to go. Should’ve just cancelled my class this morning while I still had time! Ughhh whyyy did I come here! HORROR Post warm up: oh my God I’m EXHAUSTED! Turn to look at… Continue reading The 5 stages of grief during a 90 minute endurance workout