Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I've decided to change my blog.  I've decided that complaining about how I feel about having ms or about my symptoms at the moment don't make me feel any better.  In fact, I think it makes me feel worse.  I've been having quite a pity party the past few nights.... sitting up reading blogs about people struggling with their ms and feeling terribly sorry for myself.  That's finished.

I haven't talked too much about my diet.  I follow quite a strict diet, which makes me feel like I have some control over this disease.  I eat gluten, dairy, egg, and legume free.  I also eat very low fat.  I have read the research and truly feel that this is the best choice for me.  I also take quite a few supplements specific to helping heal my ms.

As I've spoken about in past blogs, I feel that the mind has a huge effect on the healing powers of the body.  I am currently reading George Jelinek's book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis.  It has really inspired me to begin taking a close look at my emotional health and thought processes and their effects on my disease.  Dr. Jelinek feels that meditation is an important step in the healing process and as I have written in the past, this is something that I want to begin practicing daily.

So here it is.  My new blog.  I will report out on my food intake including daily menus (which I wish I had to look at when I was just starting out), supplements, and my progress with meditation and my new more positive attitude.  Thanks for reading!


  1. Hi Karen. Changing your mind set is a good place to start. I, too am currently reading George's book. In fact I just blogged about it a couple of days ago. Would love to hear your opinion on what I wrote... because I am a tad confused. He presents good information though.