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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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