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Harmony

Hello… It’s been a fair while since I last wrote. A few reasons for this. My IBS adjusted to the Wahls diet negatively when I increased the sulfur amount. I went through many food tests at home to find this out. So life for me was still massively better however I needed to remain at home in reach of the bathroom. After many weeks I started on a Low-FODMAP diet which has eased the situation lots. I then got a cold and some weeks later am shaking the last of it off. I very rarely get colds and was sure glad I was on the Wahls Protocol for this one. Although I have stayed at home and had breaks from my training programme I have still felt remarkably well, all things considered. So I’m ever so thankful for this. I have felt okay about staying at home for these weeks…I guess it’s due to minimal challenges whilst my MS itself is treating me well. Soon I shall begin going out solo again…and with others.

So…it’s early in the morning, I’m sitting on our garden bench – a long time since I’ve been able to do this and I will say that the back of the bench is a bit hard for my somewhat boney back these days. Plus I’ve gotten use to the back of the wheelchair or lounging chairs.

I’m in a reflective mood as the last four months have been intense on top of a previously intense situation with our old home. Yesterday the lovely old Victorian farmhouse was sold to a newly wed young couple. We had some challenges living there; serial litigator neighbour; stairs with more random steps upstairs; poor public transport; rural and even further from my folks and family. So the surrealism of being off of the property ladder will sink in. The aforementioned has of course affected my health. I’m so happy that my body has bounced back…or forwards…by continuing to heal and to strive to be healthier.

Sometimes I want to go and eat something easy; regular; the same as others…and then I recall my health challenging me beyond belief and living in bed with continuous struggles. So of course the motivation is immense and I continue to live with the Wahls Protocol food in order to enjoy life.

I like that I am so often amazed and appreciative of my healing body. I love that my body is healing naturally without pharmaceutical ‘aid’. This sits so well with me and that in turn relaxes me. I’m enjoying my little meditation time – the calmness actually works for me these days. Perhaps now the brain messages have chilled out, and got in line in what feels like an orderly fashion, I have the ability to feel calmness.

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Be good to yourself…enjoy the moments around you.


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Freedom in the Lightbulb

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There is so much joy in these words I am about to type. There is so much appreciation and discovery; such excitement and relief.

During the first half of February I found myself positive yet with frustration; realistic yet worn out. For I felt like a sitting duck…waiting waiting waiting. When will the time come for my MS to improve? I was spending half the day in bed and the other half getting through the hours as best I can. My frustration was over my dependence on others…those medics carrying out trials for Secondary Progressive MS and the realisation I may have years until a drug may ease my life.

And then words and articles caught my eye…my mind slightly baffled and my heart feeling lighter. I have been on many diets to alleviate my conditions however this article was written with science. Science that leapt out to me. Science that made sense. Science that my logical mind liked. I started to read about the Paleo diet. There is so much about it at the moment, since the book release of The Paleo Approach by Dr Sarah Ballantyne, and then the book release of The Wahls Protocol by Dr Terry Wahls. I came across her TEDx seminar a couple of years ago – the potential of our mitochondria. When you have so many questions over an illness you find yourself dipping in and out of answers and trying avenues and questioning others. However for me now, the time was here.

It was mid February. I began the Paleo diet in a relaxed manner so to help with the lifestyle changes I was to incorporate. I needed to be relaxed in order to overcome previous stresses with other dietary restrictions.

One afternoon, after three days of changing my eating habits and relaxing more, my mind awoke and I got things done with clarity. A lightbulb had switched on. It was so amazing. I cross-examined this and then carried on with my week to see how things develop or alter.

After one week, I tightened the dietary requirements to follow the basics of The Wahls Protocol. I continued to read The Paleo Approach. The following few weeks began to turn my life around. Honestly. It was a pure awakening to my body. My cognition clearing, energy increasing, happiness growing, moods mellowing, memory improving. The more that this occurred the more that it fueled me. And still does.

And now…as I am about to enter week six I feel so elated with my new lease of life. I’ve just spent a week of having mornings…awake…up and about. Wow – the days are full of hours – it’s so amazing. Sure, I still see some of that modern convenience food and think how lovely it will be to have some – however this new protocol is the best motivation there is. Awake. Life. This last week I have been able to do gentle leg exercises and still have the energy for daily tasks. This weekend I have been able to stand up. Today I was freed to another level – my legs got me upright…on their own.

I feel so new and reborn. I feel that I have chances and I am experiencing these. I have been able to accomplish things that were laying dormant.

I am back…I am awake…I am coming back into my own life. I have such enormous thanks to the aforementioned doctors and their learnings, with a special thanks to all the experiments Dr Terry Wahls carried out to make sure that her protocol will provide the cells with the nutrients that they need to heal. I’ve got the easy job.

See the title of my blog site – the website address? My deep internal belief is coming true. I use to believe and say¬† “my body got me into this – my body will get me out of it”. I feel as I am travelling. I am discovering just how amazing the human body is.

It’s time for a revolution – for doctors to prescribe nutrients – a grocery list for medicine; for autoimmune dis-eases to diminish; for millions of people to feel good again.

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What a lush new light this is. I am so overwhelmed by the outcome and the speed of which my body has welcomed nutrition, lifestyle alterations and trust. The confidence in my body, in my future…and in my present moment.

  • I believe in myself.
  • I believe in my health.
  • I believe in my recovery…holistically…as one.