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MS Relapse Update

For those of you following me on Facebook, you might have heard that I had an unexpected relapse in November. I admit, this was a rough one but thankfully I recovered in 4 weeks with no permanent symptoms. Since this was the first time I had difficulty with my speech, I wanted to document everything. Those two… Continue reading MS Relapse Update

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The Best Diet For Multiple Sclerosis

You probably came here looking for a definitive answer about what specific diet is the very best diet to follow when you have multiple sclerosis. From vegetarian to vegan, to raw vegan to paleo - I’ve known people who have tried them all, including myself! One thing I would say is this. Be cautious of… Continue reading The Best Diet For Multiple Sclerosis

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The Effect of Gut Bacteria on MS

Studies have shown that the bacteria in our gut play a very important role when it comes to the development and progression of autoimmune conditions. Researchers have discovered that MS patients have a distinct microbiome compared to their healthy peers. One specific study divided RRMS patients into groups that separated those with active disease and… Continue reading The Effect of Gut Bacteria on MS

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It all starts in the gut!

The reason why Module 1 of my MS program starts with addressing gut health is because according to the holistic model of health, the underlying cause of autoimmune reactions is triggered by intestinal hyperpermeability, commonly referred to as leaky gut syndrome. In this scenario within the digestive system, the intestinal lining becomes irritated and inflamed… Continue reading It all starts in the gut!

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A Holistic Approach to Living With MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex, multifaceted disease with many possible outcomes. Nutrition should never be considered an alternative, but rather a very important part of managing any health condition.
Taking a holistic, nutritional approach to managing MS involves addressing the body as a whole in order to modulate the immune system and stop your body from initiating an autoimmune attack against itself.

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Online MS Program Now up and Running!

Finally, I’m ready to release the first module of my online program: A Holistic Approach to Living With Multiple Sclerosis. I’m actually really excited about this program. It’s one of the most important things I’ve ever done and I’m so happy to finally share all this information with you. I believe this is the most… Continue reading Online MS Program Now up and Running!

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6 Week Program: A Holistic Approach to Managing Multiple Sclerosis

Starting this January, if you’re living in the Kitchener/Waterloo area,  I’ll be offering a FREE 6-week program on how to take a holistic approach to managing multiple sclerosis. If you can't make it out to these classes, don't fret, the full 16 module program will be available online this December! Multiple Sclerosis is a complex,… Continue reading 6 Week Program: A Holistic Approach to Managing Multiple Sclerosis

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Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

Muscle cramping, weakness, fatigue, tingling or numb extremities, heart palpitations...are you getting enough potassium? There can be several different underlying causes for some of the symptoms above. In my nutrition practice however, I analyze a lot of food diaries submitted by my clients and over the years I have noticed that many people are not… Continue reading Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

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MS and the Connection to Gut Health

On September 28th, 2017 I was invited to do a talk for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to discuss the fascinating link between multiple sclerosis and gut health. I’m always so grateful to be given the opportunity to do these talks. I received such good feedback from the lecture that I decided to release… Continue reading MS and the Connection to Gut Health

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Is Juicing Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis?

To Juice or Not to Juice? Juice cleansing. Juice fasting. Juice feasting. Is it right for everyone? Juicing is a centuries-old health practice that can be traced back to ancient cultures. Some sources state that juicing was even mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls that date back before 150 BC and over the last 10… Continue reading Is Juicing Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis?