Medical Disclaimer: This podcast is not a replacement for professional medical advice. I am NOT a Doctor. These are hope stories, they are NOT prescriptions, and every person's body, environment, lifestyle, etc... is different, so please, please, please seek medical advice and get a second or even third opinion preferably from a doctor who has been schooled in the benefits of a plant based diet. In a nutshell: See A Doctor. xx Corinne
Episode 13 and before I begin, I just wanted to note that this interview is obviously quite personal to me given my own history with MS and so I wanted to make a little note before going into the interview to say that sometimes it's hard when you've met so many doctors that have given you fairly average advice, to not sound like you dislike ALL doctors, and I definitely do not dislike ALL doctors, just the ones who recommend people continue to consume the Standard Australian Diet high in saturated animal fats, processed and refined sugars and grains, etc... that is widely known to contribute to so many of today's chronic lifestyle diseases... *sigh*
Ok, this weeks episode was with incredible, super woman, Rebecca Stonor (pictured below), who was diagnosed with MS following the birth of her two young children and was kind enough to take a moment to speak with me and share her story.
Rebecca talks about her diagnosis with Hashimotos, and the vision problems that led to her later diagnosis with MS.
We discussed Rebecca's thoughts on Dr Terry Wahl's protocol and how she then stumbled upon the incredible research conducted by Dr Roy Swank and the follow on work that is being conducted by Dr George Jelinek into the impacts of a low fat diet, combined with Vitamin D3, Meditation and Exercise on MS progression.
Stress, and the importance of adequately managing the not so hidden elephant in the room when it comes to chronic illnesses such as MS.
Social challenges - what to do when it feels like the World is against you...
Two years on, Rebecca shares the many benefits she's noticed in her own health after adopting a low fat, whole food, vegan diet including the changes to her gut microbiome and the impact this has had on her cravings for foods like Chocolate.
Orthorexia, a common argument thrown out at well meaning low fat, whole food vegans and our thoughts on this label in relation to those wanting to adopt a healthier way of eating (not including those with legitimate eating disorders).
**Mid way through the interview I realised I had assumed everyone listening was an MS expert, so Rebecca and I give a very (very) basic overview of our understanding of MS and how it impacts the body/nervous system. **
Some of the unexpected, awesome benefits Rebecca noticed after adopting a low fat, whole food, vegan diet.
Rebecca shares her top tips for those wanting to give it this way of eating a shot.
Soy V Dairy?
Who do we think is the winner?
I'm sure you can guess! ;-)
Do you need to choose between the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis route or main stream medicine?..
What did we say?..
Check out the interview to find out. ;-)
Wishing you great health always,