Caffeine May Slow the Progression of MS! Woohoo!

Ah crappity, I think the video was taken down, because I can’t even find it anymore on Vimeo. Anyway, here’s a link to a WebMD article about caffeine and MS. Funny thing, when I googled, the first link that came up was this article, and the next was one claiming caffeine makes MS worse. How about that?

Here’s the WebMD Article

And here’s an article saying caffeine is evil and makes MS worse!

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Okay, I’ll admit it, I love coffee. I’m actually trying to cut down on the amount I drink, because I don’t want to rely only on caffeine to get me through the day. This video article was posted three years ago, and unfortunately I don’t know what happened with further studies on caffeine in MS, but I love the thought of not completely giving up coffee!

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Haha so upon further research: the study was only done on mice not people, on a condition “similar to MS”, and the equivalent amounts of caffeine given to these poor mice was more than anyone should be drinking in a day. So experts “wouldn’t advise people to change their caffeine intake.” Nuts! Further proof to not believe everything you find on the internet, even if it looks all shiny and official!

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My MS Disclosure

My MS Disclosure from Tanya Asbreuk on Vimeo.

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In this video I talk about discussing your condition with other people, and where you might need to be mentally before you’ll feel comfortable doing it.

Stay Positive with MS!

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It can be really challenging not to let it all get to you. Here I lay out a couple of easy tips on how to “conjure up a positive attitude in the face of MS weirdness” – they work for me, so give them a chance and they may just work for you!

Haha! Watching this I see how often I tilt my head back as I talk, and perhaps I should be more mindful of giving such a view up my nostrils! Ignore that please, and just concentrate on the message!

How to Talk to Others About Your Multiple Sclerosis Condition

I heartily agree with what Christopher Jacoby has to say in this post. Take a look, read my comments after the post, and let me know what you think by leaving a “comment” of your own:

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The first step in being prepared to deal with people reactions of your Multiple Sclerosis is by understanding your own condition. If you want people to understand your health problem, you’re the one that should educate them. Continue reading