Hi, my name is Cathy and I’m an multiple sclerosis (MS) Warrior. I created this website for you and to spread the word that IT’S POSSIBLE to put MS into remission. How you may ask? By using food as thy medicine. I have been controlling my MS with food and not conventional medicine for over twelve years. And, I want to teach you how you can do it too!
On This Website
MS Wellness Route is a nutritional blog focused on getting MS into remission. It’s for anyone wanting to improve their health and quality of life and to get their MS into remission.
If you are like me when I first started, you might feel overwhelmed and not sure how or where to start this process. I want to help you get started by implementing the necessary changes. Most important, I want you to start feeling better today!
I strive to provide helpful information to help you get started right away by:
- Cleaning up your diet
- Which foods are the most helpful
- Which foods are harmful
- Eating a rainbow of vegetables
- Easy recipes with simple and few ingredients and tips on where to buy them
- Recommendations on removing toxins, avoiding stress, exercise, sleep
Who Can Benefit?
My Personal Story
I had optic neuritis at the age of 15. My ophthalmologist told me “this means you might have multiple sclerosis someday.” Unfortunately, he was right, that turned out to be my first MS symptom.
Years later when I was finally diagnosed with MS it was before any medications. My neurologist told me to “hope for the best and plan for the worst.” That was it! Scared and not knowing what was going to happen. Was I going to end up in a wheelchair? Was I going to die? I didn’t know anyone else with MS, I felt like I was the only one in the world.
I suffered from MS attacks, weakness, numbness, tingling, double vision and much more. At one time I even looked like I had a stroke, the whole left side of my face was weak and paralyzed. I went on Avonex, only to suffer from depression and weekly flu-like symptoms.
I have been on Avonex, Novantrone, Solu-Medrol, Prednisone, and Baclofen. None of these made me better, my flares were getting closer and stronger. The medications didn’t help, I hated the terrible side effects and decided there has got to be a better way!
I educated myself and started eating healthy food and not processed. I immediately started feeling better and after one year I stopped all medications. My last MS exacerbation was in 2004. It’s now been over 10 years of using food and not drugs as my medicine.
About 5 years ago, I was going through severe daily stress due to my job, this stress lasted for years. It was a major setback that caused extreme stiffness in my legs and my gait to get worst. I now know that stress is a toxin and needs managed as much as possible!
I currently use The Wahls Protocol which includes 9 cups of vegetables per day, to control my MS. I’m between level 2 & 3, meaning I eat twice a day. I had to include more carbohydrates to keep from losing more weight (I’m underweight) so I’m not in ketosis. Occasionally I use the Autoimmune Protocol as a restart if I’m not feeling 100%. Especially after the holidays from eating too many (natural) sweets.
It’s been over 35 years since that first visit to the ophthalmologist. I feel great and truly believe this has kept me healthy and out of a wheelchair!
I’m following the book Healing Multiple Sclerosis by Ann Boroch, it is a Candida diet. I no longer eat natural sugars except avocados, lemons, limes, and berries. I also eat very few starchy vegetables. Plus, I am now seeing a functional medical doctor to reverse some of my old symptoms.
You can read about my DNA experience here: DNA Test for Multiple Sclerosis
The biggest improvement has been my heat intolerance! Even on 100º F days, I am able to stay outdoors for more than a few minutes without suffering! There are other symptoms I had for over fifteen years and they are now gone!
MS symptoms that are now gone:
- Cold intolerance
- Heat intolerance
- Heavy boot sensation on my feet
- MS hug
- Numbness in the back of my mouth
- “Pins and needles” sensation
- Severe dry mouth
- Stiffness in knees
- Redness from my hands (not sure if this was MS related, but I’m blaming MS – hee, hee)
I live in SW Idaho, high desert country… hawks, coyotes, and gophers. I love it and all its beauty, we can literally see for miles. It’s so quiet at times there’s nothing to hear but birds, frogs, coyotes and the occasional annoying mosquito.
I’m married to the love of my life and my best friend for over 30 years! We have two adult sons, our youngest has Type 1 Diabetes since he was a teenager. Walt has always stuck by me and didn’t run away when I was diagnosed with MS. I’m lucky because he is always looking out for me and cares for me.
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I hope this blog will motivate and inspire you to change your life and start feeling better today! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I would love to hear from you.
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