Hello, I’m Kim. And welcome to MS Diet For Life! If you need to chat with me, please use the contact me page.
This site is for anyone with MS who is determined to effectively manage their illness. Diet plays a significant role in reducing symptoms, relapses and ultimately disease progression. You will not only find information about the healing role of food in MS but also discover the importance of nutrient therapy, exercise and stress-relief. This is a holistic and completely natural approach to treating MS.
I wanted to create a site where anyone with MS can immediately connect with others in the same boat, get quality information and become motivated to fight this disease.
I sincerely hope that the information contained in this site allows you to realise the reality of living symptom free for the rest of your life. The good news is that we can change the course of our disease by changing our lifestyles!
So many people with MS around the world are achieving this after overcoming debilitating symptoms, which has inspired me so much. Over the past six years, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with thousands of people with MS. Many have been able to start managing their MS successfully and completely naturally.
I really hope you get a lot out of the information, as well as the relationships you gain from this site. Please feel free to leave comments and contact me.
I’m in my late thirties, a British South African currently living in London, UK. I have been married to an amazing man for twelve years now. We have two children, Rachel is almost eight and Jordan has just turned six. They certainly do keep me busy but I thoroughly enjoy caring for them and seeing them grow and develop so beautifully!
I am a trained teacher, professional psychological counsellor & nutritional consultant and have thoroughly enjoyed working with people and helping them through various challenges in their lives. A field that I am very interested in is Health Psychology which is exploring the impact of what is going in the body on the mind. I do feel that this training has increased my awareness of the psychological impact of MS and how the food we eat impacts the health of our minds.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in October 2010. My family and I were understandably shaken up by the diagnosis. Rachel was 8 months at the time and I just couldn’t deal with the realty of what I had been told and was experiencing. I went into a period of denial. It took me a good six months to actually realise that I had an incurable disease and that I needed to find a way to help myself.
I knew that I didn’t want to go the medication route. I had heard that the side effects can often be worse than the actual MS symptoms. However, I also wanted to give my body a chance to recover by itself, using it’s own resources. I have nothing against medication, by the way. It works beautifully for some people and really helps them to manage their MS. We all need to discover what works for our own bodies – we’re all so different in our physical makeup.
It’s all about the food.
I quickly discovered that this journey to recovery began with the food I was putting in my mouth and the way I was living my life. I began to do copious amounts of research and chat to various natural nutrition specialists. I started to piece together a natural plan for recovery.
Once I understood what I needed to do, I set a start date for this change and then just did it. I cut out all the foods to avoid and starting eating as much delicious, unprocessed, unrefined food I could lay my hands on. My body responded beautifully and within two weeks I felt like I had more energy and a clearer mind than I had had before my diagnosis. It was like a blanket had been lifted off my head and I had entered a new world full of colour and beauty. I had experienced
It wasn’t all roses and there were days that I completely fell off the bandwagon and snuck in a few chocolates while no one was looking. But these made me feel terrible again and I realised that it wasn’t worth it to deviate, even a tiny bit. I have found alternatives for all my favourites and I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all when I see others eating the food I used to eat.
I want you to know that you are not alone in your struggle with MS. There’re so many of us who have been through the devastating initial few months where you believe that your life is over. We’ve all had that feeling of excruciating worry and despair when we feel the start of a new relapse. It’s awful not to know how bad it’s going to get or how long it’s going to last.
Diet and MS go hand in hand.
We all know that there is currently no cure for MS
One of the main objectives of this website is to help you live more holistically, paying attention to a few different areas which work together to keep you well. I want MS Diet for Life to be a rich resource to help you get onto the right track to recovery quickly. I cannot emphasise enough the importance of eating the right foods to combat this disease – your MS Diet. I can’t guarantee success for you in overcoming your disease, but I want to support you as much as I can to help you live symptom free for longer periods of time.
The blog focuses on these FOUR major areas:
- The MS Diet – eating correctly for your condition
- Exercise & Movement
- Stress management & reduction
- Sleep & Rest
My MS Diet
I have done a large amount of research over the past few years, and have paid a number of health consultants and medical experts to provide me with the tools to combat my disease. The biggest weapon I have is my diet and supplements and I want to share what I have learned with you so you too can work out the best plan for yourself.
I wholeheartedly believe that recovery from MS has to do with all of these areas working together, primarily focused around the right diet – an MS diet. I hope this site will be a pillar of knowledge and strength to you as you walk this journey to recovery and a long healthy life.
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Join me on this journey to symptom free living!