Can we beat Multiple Sclerosis?

If you look to traditional medicine for that answer that would be a resounding and absolute “NO!” We’re told once you have MS you always have MS and we sit and wait for the next exacerbation, we live flare up to the next flare up. That’s how our lives are defined, by the medical community anyway. The medical community also tells us that MS has a mind of it’s own, almost taking away any chance of us being able to do anything to stop or slow it’s progression. I totally disagree with that whole scenario. There is far too much information out there to help us start feeling better. We must open our eyes and take control of our health.

I’ve been dealing with MS for 25 years – Yes,  this is my 25th year of living with this disease and I’m shocked at how some in the medical field will still say that there is nothing we can do to be healthy. They will tell us there is no “proof” that anything other than disease modifying drugs can help us. I’m sorry that’s just not true, I am living proof of that and there is far too much evidence to contradict that statement!

We know that some people with cancer, for example, would be considered “cured” if they didn’t have a relapse after 5 years. So why then is Multiple Sclerosis considered differently? Let’s say someone commits to changing their diet, they exercise, they change environmental factors, they look at their relationships, they look at healing the “whole” body?  What if we go for 2 years without a flare-up, what about 4 years without a flare-up, what about 6 years?

Can we ever say we are recovered from Multiple Sclerosis?Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is very much an individual thing, but what if we take the 5, 6 or  10-year mark, relapse free, would that signify recovery? Think about it, what if we all strived to hit that milestone? If we stayed on the path to heal our immune systems, stay focused on recovery and being positive  – wouldn’t there be so much to gain by considering we are recovered? How much HOPE would that give people to think this is not a “Life Sentence?”

I caution you, in this process we cannot worry about every little symptom that may arise from our MS. This means do not think every challenge means a full blown exacerbation, possible hospitalization or even full disability. Our minds are so powerful, as anyone with Multiple Sclerosis knows, in fact, many doctors will not want us to focus too much on what could happen or might happen because we will often times start to manifest those exact symptoms! Instead, I say each of us should look at our lifestyles, what’s working, what’s not and do everything possible to target becoming healthy, heal our immune systems, and  just being happy!

We must take things in stride and put all our attention on our quality of life!

We can do it!

I hope you enjoyed my first post. I hope it was thought provoking and if you have any comments or  questions please respond below and please share this information! We are in this together!

To our Health!  Kellie

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