I think in life all anyone can do is their best. I think we need to bring together in one big room, all the individuals that play a key and important role in the creation of this health care system—which is really a sick-care system right now—and they really need to brainstorm and redesign or redefine our approach. For more information on the science of the strategies outlined on this website, please visit Direct-MS. Post comment. Personal development has played a key role in how I lead my life now. I read the book and have begun following the first level of this diet. Join our mailing list Get free recipes and the latest info on living a happy, healthy plant-based lifestyle. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Then I was diagnosed with a progressive, degenerative, incurable disease.
After watching the documentaries Forks Over Knives and The Game Changers, she shares the impact these movies have had on her life. Several years ago I watched Forks Over Knives, a movie about how a whole food plant based diet could help us live healthier lives and reverse some of our diseases. I also recently watched The Game Changers, a movie about vegan athletes, that focuses on how some elite athletes fuel their bodies with whole plant based foods. They say that knowledge is power. Both movies shared a lot of statistics and information on how our diets and lifestyles are literally killing us. Could I be responsible for my own health? Or lack thereof? I could affect my own health? Simply by what is at the end of my own fork? By what I put into my body? Get out of here!
When my arm went numb on holiday in Mauritius in , it was terrifying. Nothing like that had ever happened to me before, and because I was so far away from home, that definitely added to the anxiety. I knew there was something badly wrong with me, but like all of these things, and I know this now, it often takes time to diagnose people who are suffering from multiple sclerosis MS. It was a tremendously difficult period in my life. After my diagnosis, I was initally prescribed Rebif interferon beta-1a. This made me very sick and within 6 months I was switched to Copaxone glatiramer acetate. I had also been on several courses of steroids and other forms of medication. My mental health was also badly deteriorating in this period. Simple tasks like walking became a struggle from fear of falling. Around I made a conscious decision to start fighting back, and to try and get my health back. It was through this approach and determination, that I came across a number of resources that suggested if I really wanted to facilitate the recovery process, I would have to change my lifestyle.