Committing to Recovery

The hardest thing about getting well is making a total commitment to health.  I just listened to a seminar that said 95% of us have a chronic health problem that we would like to have disappear.  I don’t know how true that will feel for you as readers.  I […] Continue Reading…

Taking back your Health: Listening to the Body

The United States is a world leader.  Nevertheless, our health is at risk.  Fully half of the population is either diabetic or pre-diabetic, a quarter has one or more autoimmune diseases, and other chronic conditions abound.  These statistics represent only the tip of the iceberg.  Many of us “don’t […] Continue Reading…

Healing with Food Part 2

Changing Directions

DIET is a four letter word.  Most diets work in the short run.  Nevertheless there’s a huge problem.  Specifically, following any weight-loss diet, within a year, over 93% of people gain back more weight than they lost.  Even a person who experiences significant health improvements from working with […] Continue Reading…

Healing with Food: Part 1

Your Personal Contribution

          The Center for Disease Control reported that in 2012, half of all people had one or more chronic diseases.  These illnesses are disabling and largely “incurable,” meaning doctors cannot cure them.  Some people may even feel blamed for becoming sick when doctors challenge their smoking, drinking too […] Continue Reading…

Learning to Walk

Though the MS diagnosis did not come until 2009, walking challenges struck in 2002—probably 10 years into the disease.  Two years later, when my friend told me: “Get a scooter, you need to stop falling,” I knew from experience that each “benefit” related to my handicap cost more than […] Continue Reading…

RECOVERING FUNCTIONING

RECOVERING FUNCTION

Recently, a friend said “You look so much better. When you’re well, you can show others the way.”

I almost said–no one is interested. And what can one person offer, really?

Then, I realized everything has changed.  Healing is always possible.  I am an example.

 

 

Me with sons at our Christmas […] Continue Reading…

Welcome to my blog

This blog started as I discovered that a diagnosis of MS  was not a one-way downhill course.  During my struggle to regain physical functionality, I discovered that by eating right, I could recover vibrancy, vitality, hope, and perspective.

My mission is to share what I learned and show by example […] Continue Reading…