ABC’s of Healing

We’ve all felt it before: butterflies in your stomach before a big test or presentation, you’re afraid or in a state of shock and can’t eat. Why is that? Turns out there’s a scientific explanation for that, and it lies deep in your belly. It’s called the Enteric Nervous System,or the second brain, and it […]

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A few weeks ago I wrote about fermentation and the benefits of adding fermented foods to your diet to promote healthy gut bacteria. Well this really got me thinking about how I consume my grains! I grew up eating my mom’s hearty + homemade Sunflower Bread (which I love!) but I also decided years ago […]

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A friend of mine recently introduced me to a strangely tasty beverage: GT’s Cherry Chia Kombucha. I usually don’t buy bottled drinks, since they tend to be loaded with sugar and chemicals (except for Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink which is even more strange). What’s Kombucha? Kombucha is made by fermenting tea and sugar […]

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I have always LOVED to eat. Frankly, I not only LOVE to eat but I can also eat A LOT! So after I was diagnosed with MS I started to realize that food was going to be taking an even more central role in my life, and I was sort of okay with that. It […]

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Baby Steps

May 23, 2012

in ABC's of Healing

People ask me all the time how I’m able to manage living with MS and control my symptoms without the help of pharmaceutical drugs. The truth is, it’s not always easy and it was definitely a HUGE adjustment but, in my opinion, it beats the alternative of shooting up with a cocktail of toxic chemicals […]

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One of the most amazing techniques to overcome panic, pain, disease, anxiety, stress and overwhelm (and, well, anything else really) is the Emotional Freedom Technique, or tapping. When I first discovered tapping, I was confused by it and frankly thought it was a bunch of baloney. How could tapping on specific points on your body […]

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This probably won’t come as much of a surprise to you, my fellow MS Warriors, but your brain (and myelin!) is largely comprised of FAT-specifically the essential fatty acids we love so much. Scientists believe that these fats were actually responsible for our ancestor’s ability to develop the big ol’ brains we have now. And […]

It’s actually not all that complicated. Here are the top 4 things you need to know to get you own your way to healing: Sleep Sounds simple right? Unfortunately most people do not catch enough ZZZs and end up being chronically tired and caffeinating til the cows come home.  This can mess with your circadian […]

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Now on to the number 1 question I get asked all the time. “Why don’t you take the drugs, Marie”? Well, let me explain. But first! Please know that what follows here is only my humble opinion, so by all means PLEASE do make up your own mind and figure out what might work best […]

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I asked myself that question a lot. Why did I get sick? It didn’t make sense to me (at first).  I was raised on home cooking and fresh food, and instilled with all the values that set me up for a healthy long life, so why did I get this &%@* disease? This is really […]