Celebrating 3 Years of MS Saved My Life

Guys!!! I can’t believe it!! Today, July 2nd, 2017 marks 3 years since my husband carried me into the ER only to leave with my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS). You know what, I didn’t even remember it today until my husband told me, how cool is that? I have come so far in my healing that my MS is not always in the forefront of my mind. Can you imagine? Every moment not consumed with MS thoughts.

When I started this website shortly after my diagnosis I actually called it “My MS Battle”, do any of you remember that?? We quickly realized this was not a battle in our lives, it was actually going to saves our lives and as many people around us as possible! Discovering the healing power of food has been nothing short of a miracle in my life. It has enabled me to take control of my health and never take one drug.

I have a journal I wrote in every day for several months after diagnosis documenting my progress and symptoms. I have gone back and read it once or twice in the past 3 years and it shocks me to read what I was living with. The pain, discomfort and unexplained symptoms that kept growing and consuming every minute of my day. My quality of life was in the toilet, I was a hermit, I couldn’t work, I was in bed most of the time sick. The hardest part was not being able to explain to others what was happening to me, so I tended to hide it as much as possible….until there was no more hiding it. You know, the tripping, falling, trembling, throwing up….you know, stuff you can’t hide.

If you have been following me and my journey to health you know my whole outlook is to be positive. That’s not to say I don’t get down now and again, but its normal life stuff now, not MS stuff! I have transformed my thoughts and how I live to fit what is happening in my life. I am present. I rest more. I love freely. I have taken my cleaning eating lifestyle to a clean living lifestyle over the last 3 years, even starting 2 successful brands to support and inspire others in their journeys. I am excited to see where the next 3 years take me and I feel like I am in control for the first time in years!

If you are new here, please go back to my beginning and how I started. I took one step at a time, it certainly did not happen overnight, although it kinda feels like that now. Be kind and patient with yourself, think positive, make one change a day, that’s all it takes. You do have to commit to it and stay the course, even if you have a setback, get back on track and keep moving forward.

I as I reflect on the last 3 years and the stress I have been through, especially this year, there is no way in hell my body could have carried me through it. I would have had several relapses and called my bed home. Instead, I took care of my body and mind and it has taken care of me:) Wow, I just got chills typing that thinking about how my body has not quit me and continues to heal, we are amazing creatures.

Bless you, all and your sweet bodies you have been given. Love them from the inside out no matter where you are in your journey. Everyone has to start somewhere and where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be! Thank you for being here, supporting me and sharing with me, let’s rock the next 3 years together and continue to spread the good word of food is medicine! If you would like to send me your inspiring story I would love to feature it on my site.

Huge shout out to my biggest support and believer, my husband Mitch, who actually married me AFTER my diagnosis! I love you, am so grateful and love celebrating our lives together. MS truly saved our lives in so many ways.

Love,

 

Natalie