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Letter to My Newly Diagnosed Self

Dear Alene, You’re scared, I know.  You’ve known something was off for a while, but now you have the answer. It’s the answer you never wanted.  You have MS.  You’re wondering… what is MS?!? Isn’t that what people have that end up in a wheelchair? 

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Multiple Sclerosis with Pregnancy First Trimester

Multiple Sclerosis with Pregnancy: First Trimester

It had been five years since my diagnosis of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis when I got the news that I was pregnant. My body was embarking on yet another journey: multiple sclerosis with pregnancy. I was newly married and so grateful that my lifelong dream of

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What Triggers Migraines

What Triggers Migraines

If you suffer from migraines, there’s only one question you want answered, what triggers migraines? Seriously, what could cause pain such debilitating?  I’m all too familiar with this question. My first migraine was in elementary school and I lived with them for decades. (You can

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Wahls Protocol Easter Basket

How to Make a Wahls Protocol Easter Basket

How to Make a Wahls Protocol Easter Basket Want to make an Easter basket this year that will actually support your health and help you stay committed to the Wahls Protocol?  These are my top 5 recommendations Sweet tooth – coconut rolled dates and fruit

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Getting Up From Rock Bottom

Episode 1: Getting Up From Rock Bottom

Are you at your rock bottom or struggling to move forward in life with your autoimmune diagnosis?  If so, you’re going to love today’s episode. We’re having an honest and raw conversation about how to get up from your rock bottom. By the end of

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Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

“Don’t get pregnant, it could worsen your symptoms of multiple sclerosis.”  This is the message women received prior to the 1950s.  Now, we’re being told that not only is this not true, but we could experience relief from symptoms during pregnancy.  So is the rumor

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Wahls Protocol Travels

Traveling on the Wahls Protocol

Good news! Traveling while following the Wahls Protocol and Autoimmune Protocol is possible. Following a therapeutic diet doesn’t mean that you’re confined to your home kitchen. It just requires a little planning before we hit the road. For most of us, our therapeutic diet is

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Waking Up with MS

Forrest Gump described life as a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. Living with MS is very similar. Waking up with MS each morning… you never know what you’re gonna get. Will this be a “normal” day? Hopefully. Will it

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9 Cups: Raw or Cooked?

It’s one of the most popular questions I’ve been getting lately – are the 9 Cups in the Wahls Protocol measured raw or cooked? And what about our international friends who don’t use cups as their form of measurement. How do they ensure that they’re

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Why We Crave Sugar

  Sugar cravings. They can sabotage our best of intentions to eat healthy. They can leave us with such regret and feeling like crap. So why do we give into them time and time again? Because we’re not getting the root of the problem. Our

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