There are many factors that can cause fatigue. Things like living with a chronic health condition, nutritional deficiencies and even depression. No matter what the underlying cause, it’s important to address all the different areas in your life that could be stealing your energy!
One of the most important questions you need to answer is: are all your needs being met? Go though all areas of your life and examine the following:
– Sleep habits/patterns
– Your diet (are you eating a lot of processed, nutrient-deficient food?)
– Work/life balance
– Emotional, physical, spiritual fulfillment
Mood swings are a common symptom of multiple sclerosis, which sometimes goes unrecognized. MS lesions in the frontal lobe of the brain can affect: mood, memory, emotions, judgement, motor function, impulse control, and problem solving abilities. But there are other factors that can contribute to mood swings that are not caused by multiple sclerosis such as chronic stress, blood sugar imbalances, depression and hormone imbalances.
In this video I talk about a few of the ways I have learned to manage mood changes since being diagnosed with MS in 2001.
One of the reasons I decided to become a holistic nutritionist was because my father was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. The other reason was to learn how to manage my own diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
This perhaps isn’t the most uplifting video I’ve ever made but every June I try to make one meaningful post about cancer prevention. June is not only Father’s Day, but my late father’s birthday month as well. Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there! I’m missing mine a great deal right now.
The development and progression of cancer depends upon whether early cancer growth is given the right conditions to prosper and grow. Although It’s difficult to prove that certain foods cause cancer, studies have found that specific types of food and cooking methods may increase the likelihood of developing cancer. Studies also suggest that certain lifestyle habits could prevent 30–50% of all cancers.
Lion’s Mane is a type of medicinal mushroom that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It’s considered the “Mushroom for the Mind” due to its positive effects on brain health. Studies show it can help reduce symptoms of memory loss as well as prevent neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques, which accumulate in the brain in those with Alzheimer’s disease. It has also been shown to help regenerate myelin and can help with depression and anxiety.
After my last MS relapse near the end of 2019, I started taking Lion’s Mane on a more regular basis. Some of the things I’ve noticed since taking it include: faster word recall, better focus, and an improvement in my overall energy levels.
This is the one I currently use but it can also be found at most health food stores.
Today I want to talk about a specific type of nutrient that offers numerous health benefits. As we know, all whole foods contain health-promoting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants but there’s one specific category of food that deserves a special mention.
– Offers Immune support
– Boosts Collagen
– Helps detoxify the liver
– Supports joint health
– AND even helps reduce pain!
Magnesium is one of the leading nutritional deficiencies in adults with an estimated 80% of people being deficient! It is also one of the best known minerals that can help with stress and anxiety. And if you’re living with multiple sclerosis, it’s extremely important that you’re getting enough magnesium. Studies have shown that people with multiple sclerosis are often low in cellular magnesium!
When the myelin sheath is damaged, nerves do not conduct electrical impulses normally. This results in sensations like: muscle weakness, tingling pins and needle sensations, memory problems, and fatigue. Yes, all the symptoms of MS! The good news is that with the help of certain nutrients, the human body has an amazing natural ability to repair myelin. In the video, I talk about 6 of them.
There are several factors that affect the immune system and how well it will protect us from viruses and pathogens. Taking a holistic approach to health means addressing the body as a whole and paying attention to all these areas. Watch the first video in my new series of health tips in 2 minutes or less.