Multiple Sclerosis and Paleo – No More Meds!
Testimonial written by: Rebecca B.
In 2009, my life forever changed, and not for the better. I had been struggling with vision problems, muscle issues, extreme fatigue and tingling in my extremities. My life was pretty typical of most, wife, mother and working full time as a lab technician. At that time in my life I was eating a diet of mainly processed foods and definitely had a carb addiction!
My doctor was quite concerned that I was dealing with an autoimmune disease and after extensive testing I was diagnosis with RRMS. I was immediately started on daily injections of the drug Copaxone. Not only was I dealing with MS, but was also dealing with side effects. I eventually had to stop working, which was like a death to me! Most days for me consisted of dragging myself out of bed in pain and fatigue, my health was definitely in a downward spiral.
A few months back I was talking to a fellow MS’er who had been through a similar situation as myself with his health and he had been following a new eating regime that was making a difference in his MS symptoms, so he shared this information with me and I decided to do it! This eating regime was Paleo!!
I am in my 6th week of eating Paleo and I cannot begin to tell you the difference it has made in my life! My health is returning in leaps and bounds! I am actually sleeping and waking up rested. The fatigue has lifted, my muscles do not ache, my spasticity is at a minimum. My vision is great! And the best part is… I’m off the meds!!
I have to tell you, I am a firm believer in the Paleo eating regime. For me, it has been a health restorer, which is what I was hoping it would do. Not only is my health being restored but I am losing weight! Win win! I encourage anyone who is thinking about going Paleo…do it!