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The Self-Healing Coach is a daily blog by Karen Gordon that offers tools and inspiration to heal Multiple Sclerosis. Karen has been living with MS for thirteen years. This blog is not a place for self-pity or talking about the run-of-the-mill MS stories. Instead you will find here fresh and... Full Bio
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Anxious? Come Back to Now. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) As I write this, my daughter is sleeping peacefully beside me.  But several minutes ago, this was not the case. This past week was Spring Break so we haven’t been on a r ... Read on »
Why I Want To Stay Sick by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Earlier this afternoon, I felt the beginnings of a virus coming on. Turns out I had simply gotten caught up in my day and forgotten to eat anything, and I mistook a drop ... Read on »
Wanna Heal? Then You Gotta Forgive. by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) There is someone in my life who I would like to forgive. Actually no, that’s not quite accurate. The truth is I don’t want to forgive this person. In fact, every tim ... Read on »
Fight Smarter, Not Harder by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This past weekend, I attended a self-defense for women class at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu center here in Austin. Within the first fifteen minutes, I learned two very imp ... Read on »
My Favorite Temptation-Busting Strategy by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) “Discipline is remembering what you want at a very deep level.” Zen teacher and psychologist Flint Sparks said that in a TEDx Austin talk that I watched a few days a ... Read on »
You Are Okay, Right Now by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This blog is about healing. The coaching work I do with people is about healing. I call myself “The Self-Healing Coach”. And yet, I have never addressed the frequent and ... Read on »
Wanna Heal Your MS Like Dr. Terry Wahls Did? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Dr.-Terry-Walhs-Up-from-the-Chair-photo-by-KC-McGinnis Dr. Terry Wahls is the ultimate example of someone who refused to be a victim. When her secondary progressive MS confined her to a wheelchair, she didn’t give up or accept her “fate.” Instead, she started researching. She dove into the medical literature and discovered that certain nutrients were important to brain health.

She started taking those nutrients in supplement form and began to notice her decline slowing, but then she had an epiphany. What if she could get those same nutrients from the food she ate?

That’s when it clicked for her, and the Wahls Protocol was born. Her new hunter-gatherer based diet led to her ditching her wheels and walking without a cane within a year.

Pretty cool, huh?

Now, Dr. Wahls is dedicated to teaching, lecturing, and researching the benefits of eating for health. If you’re on my email list, then you got my message this morning about the upcoming FREE webinar Dr. Wahls and I will be presenting together, exclusively for readers of The Self-Healing Coach. In case you missed it, here are the deets:

Wednesday, February 13th
9 PM EST/8 PM CENTRAL/7 PM MOUNTAIN/6 PM PACIFIC

If you want to follow in Dr. Wahls’ footsteps and achieve results like her, then you gotta be on this call! Sign up to claim your spot here:
http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/ ?l=C0Gog&m=3gUB5Slm2TKeG_h&b= RgelUDmZLepB70nZHd9i_g

And as a little teaser and what I think is a truly valuable gift for you, here’s her signature recipe for Mighty Mitochondria Soup. This recipe is rife with the veggies you need to heal your body and feed your cells the nutrients they need for recovery. Check it out, print it out, and cook it up!

Ingredients:

1  large  onion – chopped
1  large leek, chopped
2-6  6 cloves  garlic – pressed (or more!) minced
3 tbs coconut oil
2 large  carrots — chopped
1 celery stalks — chopped
1 medium  turnip — chopped
1 bunch of kale or mustard greens chopped

2  small  sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

1/4 small red cabbage grated
2 quarts of  bone broth

If you like beets – add one beet chopped finely

1-2 avocados chopped

Directions:
In a large soup pot,  add all the ingredients and simmer on low for 7 -9 hrs until the sweet potatoes are finished.  Serve with avocado on top of the soup.

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The Meaning of Life is 47 by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Today someone told me they admired my altruistic dedication to working with people living with chronic illness. I laughed and replied that there is nothing altruistic abou ... Read on »
Transcending Survival Mode by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My daughter has been on winter break and home from school for the last two weeks. As a single mom with no family around, these sorts of child-rearing marathons can be very ... Read on »
What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Let’s Resolve to Get Healthy! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) There is a water bug living in my bathroom. It is larger and more grotesque than any bug should have any right to be. For a few days, I refused to go in there. Instead ... Read on »
Could Thermography Be the Key to an MS Cure? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I am standing naked in the middle of a cold room. The doctor at the thermography center stands in front of me, holding a lightweight sensor that will measure the tempe ... Read on »
Adapting to MS Disability (Beware of Your “New Normal”) by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Humans are adaptable creatures. If it takes 45 seconds for the water in your shower to get hot, then you learn to wait 45 seconds before stepping in. If you find a rev ... Read on »
If Guido Was Living With Multiple Sclerosis… by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I am 9 years old. My nose is cold and so is the metal of the seat belt as I pull it across my chest. It’s 5:30, already dark, and my mom, my sister, and I are driving to ... Read on »
A Fungus Among Us: The Real Cause of MS? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Aspergillus Mycotoxin: How can something this microscopically beautiful be such an evil troublemaker? There’s a fungus among us. In fact, there are many. And where ... Read on »
Multiple Sclerosis and Depression: Welcome to My Prozac Nation by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The best medicine I’ve ever taken for my MS has been Prozac. In the spring of last year, I was a disaster. I was reeling from the demise of my short but high-profile ... Read on »
Your Inner GPS: The Best Treatment for Your MS by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I have a friend who has ulcerative colitis – an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the large intestine and rectum. When she was 20, she read about the ... Read on »
Performance Anxiety: The Terror of Job Hunting When You Live With MS by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I’m not sure what I fear more – not getting a job or getting one. First, there is the fact that I haven’t held a regular J-O-B since the year 2000. I’m not the 9 to ... Read on »
Dating Superman Part II: The Dark Side by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Here’s the problem with living with MS and dating Superman. When he gets home from circling the earth 259 times and you say, “I’m not feeling very well today, I slept un ... Read on »
It’s Your Fault, Not Mine! by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) On this holiday weekend of giving thanks, I’ve been thinking a lot about the opposite: blame. Because it’s all your fault, you know. Just kidding. (Sorta.) Maybe it’s al ... Read on »
Yarrow or Hemlock? Which Will You Choose? by theselfhealingcoach Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Bear Grylls, having lunch. It’s Thursday night and I’m sitting on the couch with my ex-husband, Mark, watching Man Vs. Wild on Netflix and drinking a glass of whit ... Read on »