All posts by Pam

Newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Best advice for anyone newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Being newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is scary. When I was diagnosed 30 years ago, I didn’t know anything about MS. I didn’t know anyone who suffered with it. I understood that it was a serious disease, but I had no idea how debilitating it could […]

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The Swank diet for multiple sclerosis

The Swank diet for multiple sclerosis first appeared in the 1950s. It was created by Dr. Roy Swank, who began studying multiple sclerosis (MS) in the 1940s. His research in Canada and Norway led him to conclude that MS was less common in coastal fishing towns, where people ate more fish than in the mountains, where there […]

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MS and heat sensitivity

Heat sensitivity affects most people who suffer with multiple sclerosis, actually causing symptoms to temporarily worsen. These temporary changes can result from even a slight elevation in core body temperature (one-quarter to one-half of a degree). The main culprits are hot summer temperatures, rigorous exercise, or a fever. For those with MS, heat can lead […]

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The top five ways our students treat chronic pain

One of the most common symptoms of autoimmune disease is chronic pain. I have extensive experience with this topic, because I have worked with hundreds of students who suffer with chronic disease and the horrible pain associated with it. These tips will help you learn to address and manage chronic pain. When students first find […]

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