Hello, I'm Kim. And this is my first blog post!
This site is specifically for women with Multiple Sclerosis who are determined to overcome their disease. I have learned that DIET plays animportant role in reducing episodes, relapses and general symptoms of MS in women. I would like to share my journey of discovery and healing with you and hope that you gain something from these posts. I also plan to keep you informed of all relevant Multiple Sclerosis news that I come across. I really want this site to be seen as a pillar of support for women with MS. I have a strong desire to help those in the same situation as me. A healthy MS diet is the best way to achieve that. I sincerely hope that the information contained in this site opens your mind to 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. Join me as I encourage women with MS to fight the symptoms and progression of their disease through MS diet tips, resources, recipes and supplement recommendations.
I have come into contact with many women around the world who are fighting early signs of MS. This has inspired me to create my own website where women like me can connect, access quality information and become motivated to fight this disease together.
I really hope you get a lot out of the posts and also build some connections with other women in the same situation - it's all about MS and helping each other!
I'm in my early thirties, currently living in London UK and I'm a British South African. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in October 2010. My family and I were understandably shaken up by the diagnosis. Initially it felt like a death sentence but now, having come to terms with the unavoidable fact that I have MS, I am working hard to overcome it through a healthy MS diet. Please see My Progress for more details about my diagnosis, symptoms and progression.
[blockquote width="290" align="right"]Diet and MS go hand-in-hand[/blockquote]
I have been married to an amazing man for seven years now. We have two beautiful children, a little girl and a baby boy who is almost one. Being a wife and Mom I have experienced, first hand, the difficulty of living with a chronic disease and trying to keep up with the demands of everyday life. I am often completely overwhelmed and feel as if I will never get through the myriad of tasks that are calling my name.
I am a trained teacher and psychological counsellor but I have decided to be at home with my children while they are still young. This stage goes so quickly and you can never get it back. As well as being a stay at home Mom, I look after other children a few days a week to contribute to the family income. This has it's challenges but it allows me to be with me children so it's worth it.
Ladies, I'm sure you can relate to the fact that there is very little time left over for YOU once you have seen to everyone else's needs and the demands of running a household. Preparing so many meals each week can be very draining. One of the purposes of this site is to help with that.
[blockquote width="250" align="right"]empower other MS sufferers[/blockquote]
You also know that feeling of relief when you can finally sit down and do something for yourself. It could be reading your new and exciting book or watching your favourite TV programme. Whatever it is, rest is one of the keys to recovery from MS.
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. MS symptoms in women can be reduced and even completely eradicated through a healthy way of eating.
One of the main objectives of this website is to help you to achieve balance in your lives. I know how difficult it can be to find out what you need to know, especially after just getting diagnosed with MS. I want to provide a rich resource to other women with MS , so that they are able to quickly get onto the right track to recovery. I cannot emphasise enough the importance of eating the foods to combat this disease. You need to ensure that you are eating correctly for your condition. You can check out the do's and don'ts of the MS diet on the Diet page. I'll be posting regular updates of recipes you can use to help manage symptoms and signs of MS in women specifically.
I will be focusing on the following four major areas. I wholeheartedly believe that recovery from MS has to do with all of these areas working together, primarily focused around the right diet - a multiple sclerosis diet.
- eating correctly for your condition (the MS diet part)
- stress reduction.
[/list] [blockquote width="290" align="right"]More women have MS than men[/blockquote]
It is a well known fact that MS strikes women at least twice as often as men and there are far more signs of MS in women. The reason for this ratio is not yet known. The proportion of women living with Multiple Sclerosis jumped by 50 percent between the 1980s and the 1990s, while new cases of MS in men remained relatively the same. This is another reason why I wanted to reach out to the community of women with MS.
My MS Diet
I have done a large amount of my own research over the past few years and consulted with a number of health consultants and medical experts. I believe that this has provided me with the tools to combat my disease. The biggest weapon I have is my MS diet and supplements, and I want to share what I have learned with you so that you too can work out the best plan for yourself.
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.