Is the notion of 'all things in moderation' as dangerous to our health as hard drugs? Here's why I think it's worse.Read More
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Since my diagnosis in 2004 and slowly changing my diet and lifestyle to one of abundance - eating fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and starches, combined with regular exercise and lots of water, even my pregnancy weight (and a little eating too much nut butter with dates whilst studying weight...) has come off at a steady but consistent rate.
It might not seem like much but at my heaviest I weighed over 100kg and I have now lost close to 40kg!Read More
I have to admit it. Like many of you, I stay up in front of a screen most nights. Sometimes I’m watching all of my many stories on the television, sometimes I’m ‘working’ on my laptop (also known as arsing about, and even more often I am hiding under my blankets beside a sleeping infant scrolling through social media like the addict that I am.Read More
Pretty much every baby I’ve had the pleasure of knowing has at one time or other had Cradle Cap.
Cradle Cap is a skin condition often seen in babies that is caused by an excessive production of sebum, characterised by areas of yellowish or brownish scales on the top of the head. The severity varies from mild to quite severe although it does not appear to cause infants much discomfort.
So when I started this website/blog I was busy studying and in a very different place in my life. My family and friends had been telling me for years to start a blog about my health and MS journey but I wasn’t sure I wanted to. I wasn’t sure I wanted to be surrounded by talk about MS. I worried that the more I dove into the MS world, the more I would become a person with MS. That it would limit me. Box me in. That it would become the sum total of who I am and I felt like I was so much more than merely a label signifying disease.Read More
I was advised to feed my son the same plant based diet I eat, in an attempt to prevent him from establishing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) down the track, as MS often occurs within families although there as yet, there has been no direct genetic link found. I have taken this pretty seriously like most parents of a child who has a serious food intolerance or allergy and do my best to prevent him from eating saturated animal fats wherever possible as this has been strongly linked with MS however, this can become difficult when it comes to formal occasions such as birthday parties and other functions, so I have found the key to be….. PLANNING!!Read More