Dawn’s MS Story
July 1, 2014
I woke up early around 4:30 am to discover I had no feeling at all from the waist down. After a long day and being admitted to the hospital they told me the news…..I had MS!
I actually already had the diagnosis before the DR told me. You see my father had had the disease as well and I always had that feeling it was coming for me. However I did nothing about it, nor did I attempt to educate myself about it. At the time my Father was diagnosed I just assumed the Dr’s were right….you gotta take meds.
July 1, 2014, was the turn in my life. I took home all the reading the Dr had about what pills or treatment I needed to start. I was scared, depressed and angry all at the same time. But while reading the nasty side effects I thought “this can’t be the only way”.. I decided DRUGS did not feel right and began my long search online about stories of treating MS without drugs. It took my body a month and a half to regain feeling but once I had recovered I was in fight mode.
I came upon Dr. Wahls and ran out to buy her book. At the same time, I discovered the Facebook page MSSavedmylife. There was never more of an Ah-Ha moment, to assure me that drug-free was the right path for me! And eating REAL FOOD would be my answer.
Since following a Paleo lifestyle I have put my MS in check. Real Food making my body heal led me to make other life changes as well. Such as getting rid of plastic and aluminum in my kitchen. I also started making my own laundry detergent. From there it went into beauty products, such as deodorant, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, makeup and etc
Today I still have many goals to reach in living a clean, more natural and healthy life. It’s baby steps first. Try making small changes to start. I had no idea how important food, water, rest, and sunlight were. Educate yourself too, as if it’s your full-time job. You only get one body you must take care of it!
I can now honestly say, I am grateful for my MS diagnosis!
MS Warrior Dawn