I was just diagnosed with MS. Now what? Conquer MS with Self-Care

I needed this today.  Time to reNew You!  (Or me in this case).  Anyways I enjoyed reading through here and reminding myself what it means to do some Self-Care.   

New to MS?  or want to feel better with your existing MS?   Time to Conquer MS with Self-Care.

There is so much to cover with this title which is why my new book is in production!   But in the meantime take a look at these comments and tips.  Most tips below are linked to articles that I have written as a Patient Expert, Health Journalist and Life Coach.  Please click on the link to see studies, articles and more.  

Conquer MS with Self-Care


1.  Take a deep breath.  It will all be OK.  You are in for a change, but the levels vary for everyone.  Just know that things will get better and life will continue.  MS hits everyone different.  It will be important to be very compassionate toward yourself and your life as this disease unfolds.    

1.    Find a good neurologist – an MS specialist.
2.    Understand you are going through a change.
3.    Emotional balance may seem to slip away – seek help. 
4.    Talk with your MS Dr. regarding Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs)more
5.    Love YourSelf!  Its good for MS!
6.  Check out My Favorite Resources Page - full of supplements that have worked for me.  I am not a doctor and these are affiliate links. But this routine has helped me for awhile now.  

2.  Modifiable risk factors:

MRF's are choices we have control over. Things we can start or quit depending upon our needs.  While none of these in particular cause MS, there is substantial proof that the following actions are beneficial for MS patients:

1.    If you smoke cigarettes, quit. 
2.    Reduce, respect or quit alcohol.  
3.    Limit salt intake.
4.    Reduce, respect or quit caffeine
5.    Do not use artificial sweeteners such as aspartame  (excitotoxins)
6.    Take additional Vitamin D(if low)
7.    Take Vitamin B12 (if low)
8.    Talk to your doctor about an NRF2 activator such as Protandim™ to fight oxidative stress. 
9.    Eat a healthy diet.  Nutrition is everything!
10.Eat a diet high in fish
11.Talk your doctor about Taking probiotics– health begins in our gut.  
14.High-dose biotin and potential for MS. My FAVORITE high dose biotin is Myetin.  Click to Order. (affiliate link)
15.Creating your own health:  using diet and nutrition to help MS

My FAVORITE probiotic:  VisBiome.





3.  Complementary therapies that might interest you:

3.   Massage




4.  You may find these fact-checked articles and “MS connections” interesting:

1.    MS and Epstein Barr Virus
2.    MS and antidepressant
3.    MS and decision-making
4.    MS and Sunshine
5.     MS and stem cell treatment
6.     MS and brain stimulation
7.     MS and horseback riding
8.     MS and laughter therapy
9.     MS and sense of smell
10.  MS and Exercise



5.   Life-skills.  Tips  and articles.  

1.    Connect socially at #BelongMS APP and reach a world of support. 
2.    Start a hand-written journal.  Handwriting is great therapy.  
3.    Build your support team.  Write down who is on your “Team”:  friends, family, doctors, pharmacist, nutritionist, massage therapist, yogi, God, whomever works for you. This list will grow and evolve during your MS.  
6.    Why me?  3steps to managing your angerwith MS.
7.    For better health, watch your words.  
8.    Can video games help MSsymptoms?  
9.    8 cooling and healing rituals for summer.
10.Get outside for 5 stress-busting exercises.  
11.Superhero saladrecipe for summer
12.3 recipesto help transition into spring. 





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and remember, together we've got this! 
 
Conquer MS with Self-Care