ME, why I want to help YOU: with MS

I am starting this blog because I was scared when I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009 and I now realise it is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me. I want others to recognise this too, for themselves. I wanted to make it easier for people who have busy lives/a preference for the easy option of modern medicine to get informed about the alternatives available that really work to stop the downward spiral of MS in its tracks.

I believe that the body is able to cure itself if it is given the tools it needs to do so. It will take discipline, but we are ill for a reason – to wake up and start taking control of our lives and our health. The treatment I have widely researched and which I present to you here involves diet, exercise, alternative therapies, rest and a whole new mindset which will improve your life in all areas as it has mine. As I said before, MS is the best thing that ever happened to me, it has meant a drastic change in my lifestyle for the better. I never suffer from depression, IBS, or general stress as I once used to. I have my symptoms under control and work hard to keep them at a minimum. I am the happiest I have ever been and I wish the same for everyone faced with MS.

The information on this website is It is beneficial to anyone who has MS but most useful to the recently diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS, or those who have not yet been overly affected by their MS. This is because the sooner you adapt your lifestyle; the more likely you are to succeed in stopping the deterioration of your health. My information comes from a wide range of sources, including books, people and the internet. I have cross referenced all of the information I am providing here in several places. A bibliography of these sources can be found on this blog. The treatment I describe here works for me and several others that I know, as well as many others I have read about. Disclamer: I am not a doctor, so I recommend you consider this information carefully and talk to a qualified practitioner about it, in relation to your particular case. I also strongly recommend you take a look at my reading page to have a look at the books I have recommended which have helped me very much.

You can do anything if you put your mind to itYou can do anything if you put your mind to it.

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38 thoughts on “ME, why I want to help YOU: with MS

  1. Hi viviane,

    Just had a read of blog. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis with MS. I just want to say that I wish you all the best and that I’ll be a jean reader of your blog.

    Xxxxx

      • I’m doing well myself. Quite well, My name is Paolo Zaccagnini, I.m 67 and i’m a retired journalist, namely a “famous rock critic” in my native Italy., Since 2010 i live in Dublin. The first years after the diagnosis were horrible and terrible, the bowel problems were unbearable and living in Rome, in front of the Colosseum, was a nightmare. 69 steps up and down. I asked for a lift the day after I was diagnosed, on 23 April 1999 in London, but nothing happened so I waited, struggling heavely, 10 years then I sold the flat and came here in Dublin. For the first 2 years it was like living in a fairytale then when I bought an electric scooter, in August 2012, the sky fell down. i asked for a permanent ramp and enlarge, 2 centimeters on the left and 2 on the right, the door of the place where I store the electric scooter but the management company offered me a temporary ramp. Completey and terribly unsafe. So from August 2012 I used the electric scooter only 2 times. I had a lawyer but after over 2 years nothing happened, Now I have another one that seems to understand perfectly how little is what I’m asking for since, I repeat, August 2012., We sent a another letter to the management company but this time, last June, we received a reply that left me speechless. The owners of the flats, those who bought them in 1982, don’t want and have no intention whatsoever to change the building they bought in 1982, Condamning to stay home until I die. They hope soon but they don’t know how strong we became after the diagnosis. I keep on figting. I think that the idea of a blog is simply exeptional ed exiting. Simple. But who better then a Ms sufferer knows about Ms?. The diagnosis for me was like an atomic bomb but now I’ve learned to fight thanks to people like you .The photo of you in Macchu Picchu made me happy because I read quite a lot about Incas and Mayas and whoever before (and the so called “Conquest that brought Civilization and Faith”. My rmail address is zacca.paolo@libero. it, I firmly avoid technology, Is killing the human mind,so if somebody wants to write to me thank you very much, use the mail. And thank you immensely for this blog, Paolo Zaccagnini
        Any idea how to solve my easy problem and let them pay dearly for what they’re done and doing? Nobody living in Dublin to see what I’m asking and maybe later have a real Italian coffee and real Italian biscuits? Everybody is welcomed
        By the way, i wrote to mr, Kenny, 3 ministers. one now is Labour senator, Roisin Ingle, born and bred in Sandymount, Conor Pope, they work for The Irish Times and are “the champions of the people”. but nothing happend. Next leter to professor Michael D. Higgins, president of the Republic of Ireland. He should know who he representing too

  2. Hey Viv,
    What a very inspirational blog….Keep up the positive motivation, and not allowing your diagnosis control your life, but you taking control…Love it. Stay Blessed…
    Miss you hun. x

  3. I was told I had MS on the 7th June 2012….. I went on my own for the appointment after having an MRI, thinking I was going to be discharged after my eye went a bit ‘weird’ and my face a bit tingly… Anyhoo I had a lumbar puncture this week, and had contact with my MS nurse this week. So it’s all a bit real now, and I have decided to stop the denial, and to make positive changes and ensure I feel my life with happy things. One of these is your blog, I found it today, thank you x

  4. Viviane, i like the idea, because i know that you are going to help a lot of people and i’m happy because you are fine and you are a big ángel, send a hug and I miss you, kiss;)

  5. Thanks for following my blog Viviane! It sounds funny to a lot of people but indeed, MS is great for readjusting your life and it having been the best thing that ever happened to you. I feel exactly the same way, it’s opened my eyes big time to what life’s all about and how to live a fulfilling life, despite the daily aches and pains😀

  6. Hello,

    I am Ami, I happen to visit your blog and like it, it has good information. I like when people share their MS life experiences online just to spread word which might be useful for some. I also blog about me and my MS. I have PPMS for past 20 years now. I have had terrible times ( most of it ). I have nurse full time, beside taking care of me, she helps me in writing whatever I speak and post online. I want to grow my blog and write my stories to share with other patients and communities. I would like you to help me by linking to my blog http://www.msmessenger.org so more people read me and I get more inspiration to write.
    I hope my message will reach you.

    Thanks
    Ami

    • Hi Ami,
      your blog looks interesting, of course I would like to link it to my own…I just don’t know how that is done! Do you mean I should repost one of your posts?

      All the best🙂

      • Thank you for reply msanotherway.

        Well you can just write couple of lines and paste the URL on your blog, which ever post you like🙂

      • Hi Ammi, I really like your blog, I think some of the articles are great, but I do not want to link mine to it because you endorse the use of disease modifying drugs; which goes completely against the whole point of my blog; to inform MS patients that there are good alternatives which actually work. I also think that whatever you do, you must believe in it; so my blog is not about telling people so stop taking these treatments, but I do want to offer a different way of approaching MS.

  7. Dear Viv,

    My belly-dancing teacher, Ewa, who is into energy medicine and massage etc, has just started an energy medicine course inspired by Donna Eden, who was diagnosed with MS in her 30s and is now 70 years old and free of all symptoms. If you haven’t heard of her before, I recommend you check out her website. She’s amazing. I have practiced it daily and it helps to keep the symptoms of (my recently diagnosed) Transverse Myelitis at a minimum.

    I am very interested to read your blog and will look forward to reading in more detail. In my capacity as an Occupational Therapist, I have recently been talking to families with young people (in their 20s) who have just been diagnosed with MS, and it seems we need a whole tool kit of alternative methods to help people manage this and similar conditions. Given the stressful toxic lifestyles we lead, we cannot be surprised by the prevalence of illnesses like MS among young people, and it is inspiring to read that it has helped change your life so much for the better – that you are taking responsibility for your health and well-being. I think a lot could learn from your positive outlook. In my experience, a positive attitude leads to a longer, healthier, happier life.

    Wishing you all the best in your journey,
    Joan (Becky’s Mum)

    • Dear Joan,
      Thank you very much for your message🙂
      The point of my blog was to reach others with the illness in need of help with the management of their MS. I would be pleased to help in any way perhaps you could forward them my contact details – Becky has them, and thanks again! x

  8. Dear Viv,
    I have read your blog and I think it is amazing your views on how the body can heal itself through a combination of diet, excercise is great.

    I believe I had my first symptom when living in Birmingham my left hand went numb for know reason I went to my Doctor who told me it would resolve itself, which it did I thought nothing more about. Roll on about 12 years in 2012 I start having problems walking on right leg feeling of weakness and being off balance almost feeling as if I am drunk got to the stage where I had to stop and sit down for 10 or so minutes before I could continue my journey, at that time I did not know what was wrong, I kept saying to myself maybe if I do more walking it will get better but things got worse in the end plucked up courage to go gp explained my symptoms they referred me to physio mobility place in well street they did there tests made me touch finger tip the therapist wrote to my doctor to say he feels I have a neurological condition and need to see a neurologist. I was diagnosed with MS in 2013 after having an MRI, lumber puncture, neurand after doing a lot of research about my condition like yourself I have learned that through eating the right foods and giving my body the time to rest by not over exerting myself,taking things one day at a time going to gym and most importantly. For me keeping a positive attitude. Thanks for your views on approaching MS.

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