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Best Foods for Your Brain Health

Best Foods for Your Brain Health

What are the best foods for your brain health? How does the gut-brain connection affect MS?  We hear a lot about gut health but how specifically is your gut affecting MS? How does the food that you eat impact your brain and your ability to manage the progression of MS and its many symptoms?  Having […]

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Wahls Protocol Research Update: Interview with Dr. Terry Wahls and Alene Brennan

When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2016, one of the first books that I read was The Wahls Protocol. In it, Dr. Terry Wahls, shares her journey living with multiple sclerosis and how she used diet and lifestyle to reverse her symptoms of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Today she has an update for […]

Wahls Protocol Research Update

Multiple Sclerosis

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Navigating Holiday Gatherings with Brain Fog

Does MS brain fog have you struggling to get the words out or keeping up with a conversation? If so, holiday gatherings may have you feeling anxious and self-conscious. This isn’t who you used to be, and you don’t want to start declining invitations now because of Multiple Sclerosis. Let’s talk about some ways to […]

Navigating Holiday Gatherings with MS Brain Fog

Multiple Sclerosis

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How to Manage Holiday Burnout MS Fatigue Alene Brennan

For all the moms out striving to make the holidays special for your kids but feeling held back by MS fatigue, this post is your holiday lifeline.  Juggling the magic of the holiday season with the reality of MS fatigue is not easy.  You never want to feel like you’re choosing between your children and […]

How to Avoid Holiday Burnout with MS Fatigue

Multiple Sclerosis

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Holiday Gifts on a Budget Alene Brennan

For as long as I can remember, Black Friday shopping was just as much of a holiday tradition as decorating the tree and baking cookies. We were those shoppers that got up early in the morning to be first in line. Now we didn’t camp out overnight on the sidewalks of Walmart but we were […]

6 Ideas for Meaningful Gift-Giving on a Budget

Lifestyle

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Thanksgiving Dinner on the Wahls Protocol

I remember the first Thanksgiving after I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2016.  It was the first holiday since: It was a lot.  And I hadn’t told my extended family about my diagnosis.  Needless to say, I was carrying a lot of emotions that day.  I just wanted things to feel normal.  But how […]

Do You Need to Stay On Your MS Diet at Thanksgiving?

Multiple Sclerosis

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3 Unexpected Lesson from Multiple Sclerosis with Alene Brennan

“Thank You” are certainly two words that I never thought I would be saying to Multiple Sclerosis.  Why would I thank the incurable disease that’s attacking my brain?  Yet having lived with this diagnosis for more than 7 years now, I can honestly say that it actually has changed some things for the better.  So […]

3 Unexpected Lessons Living with MS

Multiple Sclerosis

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New Study Shows Low Fat Diet for MS Fatigue

Did you see the new study that’s suggesting a low fat diet could help those of us living with MS better manage fatigue?  It caught my attention and given that it contradicts the Wahls Protocol, I needed to understand what it was all about.  Is there truth to it? The research came out of Oregon […]

New Study: A Low Fat Diet for MS?

Multiple Sclerosis

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Wellness Tracker for MS

I remember leaving the hospital after I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  I was driving through the parking garage and my head was spinning with all the what ifs and worst case scenarios, along with a thousand questions and a million emotions.  I felt completely defeated. And I also was completely determined that I was […]

My Personal Wellness Tracker

Multiple Sclerosis

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Symptom Tracking with Multiple Sclerosis

What comes to mind when you think of a Symptom Tracker? If I’m keeping it real, I think of it as yet one more thing to do. I don’t need ANOTHER list, let alone one about symptoms of MS. I don’t need a list to remind me of the fatigue, brain fog and all the […]

Why Use a Symptom Tracker with MS: Part 1

Multiple Sclerosis

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This Spicy Exercise Helps MS Depression

Imagine a spice so valuable it’s often referred to as ‘red gold.’ And what if I told you that same spice held the potential to help you better manage Multiple Sclerosis. It turns out, recent studies showed that when taking a supplement form of this spice and doing corrective exercises it may ease depression in […]

The “Spicy” Exercise That Helps MS

Multiple Sclerosis

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Developing Your Support Team with MS

When it comes to MS, women outnumber men by nearly 4 to 1. And this gender gap has only widened in the last 50 years. Why am I sharing this when we’re talking about developing your support team for managing MS?  Because generally speaking, women tend to be the caregivers, so it’s not only really […]

Developing Your Support Team with MS

Multiple Sclerosis

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