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Multiple Sclerosis and Paleo – No More Meds!

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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.

beckybA 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!

 

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  1. John Baker
    September 30, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    This is fantastic! When people complain to me about sickness I often recommend a change in diet. Like Edison said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease” Now we need to get the doctors to go paleo.

  2. Stephen Reed
    October 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Amazing story Rebecca, I am so pleased for you. If more people would just leave their conventional beliefs behind, so many people could enjoy their lives free of pain and suffering. Diet is such an amazing ‘medicine’!!

  3. Cath
    October 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    What an inspirational story! It’s such a breath of fresh air to hear such a positive story from changing to the paleo diet! I’m really glad I read this today, thanks for sharing Rebecca :)

  4. Rochelle
    September 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Did you completely reverse your symptoms…or did the diet keep your current symptoms from getting worse? I’m asking because we have roughly the same symptoms, but I was told I was only in stage one. I’m about to start the paleo diet and stop my prescribed medications because a lot of them have lactose, so I am wondering how it has affected symptoms you already had?

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