Plant-Based = Hope

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

When I was first diagnosed with MS, life felt completely hopeless. To say I was devastated is an understatement. I was uncertain about what the future had in stall for me.

Soon after this earth shattering news I quickly typed the words "MS and nutrition" into a Google search. I was flooded with information on what to eat, what not to eat and skepticism that diet did anything for the progression of the disease.

I also joined a secret Facebook group for people with MS in South Australia. People were posting about their issues with walking, pain and incontinence and it scared me even more. A woman I now consider a friend wrote "Have you heard of OMS?" in response to one of my first desperate posts, apparently it had been working for her.

I found the OMS website and finally had some evidence that diet and lifestyle actually DOES influence the severity, progression and relapse rate of the disease. I joined a local group of OMSers who catch up regularly to discuss tips and tricks to staying focused and compliant. I receive a free copy of Professor George Jelinek's book, Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis and devoured it. I attended an Overcoming MS Retreat at the Gawler Foundation in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. I left that retreat knowing that I wa