Hello episode 65 is here!
Just in case this is your first time finding this podcast, in 2004 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and grew more and more unwell until 2008 when I woke up numb from the waist down and made the transition to a whole food, plant-based diet (WFPB). This August I celebrated 10 years relapse and symptom free (you can listen to my story here) and this podcast is where I share stories just like mine from people all over the world who have reversed their chronic diseases with a WFPB diet including interviews with plant-based doctors and other experts in plant-based nutrition. This podcast is on its way to becoming a book of hope, a collection of hope stories for all those living frightened and alone with chronic disease. 2019 this book will be completed and if you’d like to be notified when the book is finished, make sure you take the time to sign up to my mailing list/newsletter for updates on the book, the podcast, and much more HERE.
This episode I chatted to Marisa Monagle who is just as enthusiastic as I am about whole food, plant-based living and her photos here make me smile seeing her pure joy at connecting with these beautiful animals and this compassionate lifestyle.
Marisa shared how her mother experienced all the fairly standard symptoms associated with menopause including hot flushes, etc… however, Marisa believes it has been her transition to a WFPB diet that resulted in these same symptoms seeming to skip her altogether.
If you haven’t yet listened to episode 52 where Kim Petrovski’s shared her story of how a WFPB diet helped to drastically reduce her own severe symptoms of menopause, make sure to click on the link to hear Kim’s story.
It truly is incredible what a WFPB diet can do and I’m certain more and more stories like Kim’s and Marisa’s will come to light and be shared within this podcast because I know this is an issue that impacts on so many women and is often treated as though there is no other option but to suffer in silence.
If you or someone you know is currently struggling with the symptoms of menopause or perimenopause, please SHARE Marisa and Kim’s story with your family and friends.
During this episode Marisa and I ended up talking about eating disorders and how devastating eating disorders can be for individuals and the people they love. I wanted to mention here that if you or someone you love is currently struggling with an eating disorder please reach out to an organisation specialising in eating disorders in your area. If you are in Victoria, Marisa recommends contacting The Butterfly Foundation and also Eating Disorders Victoria for support.
Thank you Marisa for coming on the show and thank you all so much for listening and supporting this podcast. If this is your first time listening, I put out episodes every Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday each week (Aus Time) over at Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Stitcher App for Android.
If you’d like a little more support with making the transition to a WFPB lifestyle, you are welcome to JOIN my Facebook Group: Plant-Based & Thriving for recipes, information, videos, updates and more…
I speak with doctors Munish and Bandana Chawla about their journey’s from Radiologist and Internal Medicine Physician to WFPB Lifestyle Medicine Practitioners and the incredible work they are doing within their communities.
See you next episode!