I am what I choose to become
This is Rebecca's story of recovery.
I always thought that a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune, degenerative neurological disorder, would be the worst thing imaginable to have happen. So in August 2015 when I heard the words "It looks like you have MS", my world literally fell apart.
I felt scared. Sad. Overwhelmed. I had 2 small children and a husband. I was employed part-time.
What was my future going to look like?
People say that when you are brought to your knees by a devastating diagnosis, you find the motivation for change. This site is about how I've changed and what I've done since that day.
Although fear is a great motivator, I'm no longer afraid of MS.
My mission is to help others lose the fear, dispel the stigma associated with MS and to demonstrate how changing to a whole food, plant-based diet can compliment everything we do to stay well.
Rebecca Stonor is a Cooking Instructor, Wellbeing Officer, Plant Scientist and Plant-Based Nutrition Wellness Advocate. She has worked for nearly two decades in plant science and is certified in plant-based nutrition through eCornell University.
After receiving her own life changing diagnosis, Rebecca is staying well by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet and using other lifestyle interventions. A passion for helping others has led her to sharing her knowledge via workplace wellness workshops, plant-based cooking classes and public speaking engagements.
Now writing for SheSapiens as their plant-based nutrition expert, Rebecca shares her experience of the benefits of eating whole plant foods on a global platform. Featured as a guest blogger with Vegan Easy and Doctors for Nutrition, her recipes are a valuable resource for those making the change to a plant-based lifestyle.
Rebecca is passionate about showing others through social media, private culinary instruction and public cooking demonstrations that nourishing food truly is medicine.
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