Fear is the greatest motivator

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

No words can really explain what goes through your head when you hear the words, "it looks like you have Multiple Sclerosis". Me, I held it together. I didn't cry. But it felt like at that moment everything in my world changed.

I'd already diagnosed myself using "Doctor Google". I found a calculator online for diagnosing eye disorders. The outcome was "Optic Neuritis - often one of the first signs of MS". So I then quickly did some research into what I could do to help myself. One word of advice, don't research MS. It's utterly depressing.

I first came across Terry Wahls work, the Whals Protocol. She healed herself from debilitating MS with nutrition, supplementation, vitamin D and exercise. She advocates for a nutrient dense diet, with massive amounts of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables. She recommends eating up to 9 cups of these in a day. She avoids dairy for the molecular mimicry that it promotes in the body. Also gluten is avoided in her protocol, I think for the same reason.

But she suggests people with MS eat grass fed meat, lard, wild caught fish and any other "clean" animal products we can get our hands on. Not long after my diagnosis I had an MS nurse come to visit my home (you know you have a really serious condition when the government pays for someone to personally visit you). Although she was obese and could hardly walk to my door, she did mention one thing about "some people do well on a low saturated fat diet". That was it, no additional information. So as I wa