I had no idea what holistic healing, holistic health, or anything healthy was about 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). This was very devastating to me and my family. I did not know what it was and how I would feel. I was just a big ball of anxiety. I was going to the doctor once a week, being poked and pricked, and suffering through brain scans once every 3 months. I just knew I was dying (I can get a little dramatic, you’ll learn that over time).
Fast forward 3 years…
I had a really bad “flare” this is when the inflammation from MS or other autoimmune diseases cause “something” (everyone is different) to happen and you will need some type of medication to treat the “flare.” BTW, I hated taking the medications I was prescribed because the side effects were so bad.
In my case, the “flare” I had I was not able to walk. It felt as though my legs were numb all the time. I had to have infusion therapy medication everyday for 2 weeks and my mobility did not return for about a month after my treatment. This drove me nuts, considering I am always on the go with my kids, you know being a mom.
I decided something had to change. What could I do to better my mood, health, and my overall self. I would do anything at this point to stop taking these medications. The side effects truly sucked.
So, I looked into holistic health/healing and this has been the best decision I have ever made. I started taking vitamins, eating a plant-based diet and exercising consistently. None of this was a walk in the park in the beginning, but one step at a time really does help. I had my days (I was a moody bish), but I powered through every workout, the diet change and it has paid off because I do not take any prescription medications. I feel so much better. I think this is the best I’ve ever felt.
What do I do you ask? or maybe you didn’t ask, but I’ll share anyway….
I am currently on a plant-based diet. I noticed eating plant-based has significantly reduced the inflammation in my body. I am not perfect, so if you see me eat a blueberry muffin that contains dairy, don’t judge me. I like blueberry muffins ..okay. I still have cravings like a nice juicy Chick Fil A sandwich and I am working on that. 🙂 I also take vitamins, such as B-12, D-3, Magnesium, Turmeric and each have helped me with my MS and overall health and I feel great. I also exercise 5-6 days a week. I am still building my endurance and have set goals that I want to meet, but I am very active. I used to feel horrible (mentally) about my weight and that I wasn’t losing enough, etc.etc. But now I can honestly say I love myself (that’s self-care. I’ll talk about that in another blog). I do care about my weight, but I feel great so I love how I feel more than checking the scale every week.
Holistic Health has worked wonders for me. I love the way I feel and I want to continue to feel this way… so I’ll stick with it. If you have any questions or concerns and want help, reach out to me. You do not have to be sick to want more information. You do not have to be sick to look into holistic health. If you feel good, aim to feel better.
Until next time….