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Living With HOPE Guest: Elizabeth Yarnell, ND, MLS, CLT

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It began two weeks before Elizabeth’s 30th birthday, when she woke up one morning and couldn’tsee out of one eye. That evening she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

She quickly learned that MS, a degenerative neurologic disease in which the body attacks its own nervous system, currently affects about 350,000 Americans and that approximately 2/3 of those diagnosed with MS are women. It is an incurable autoimmune disease.

Because Multiple Sclerosis is a “snowflake disease”, where each person has a unique experience, Elizabeth felt that the only way she could fight it was through controlling what little she could, which amounted to what she chose to put in her body.

Elizabeth began studying the connection between diet and nutrition and how that affected health. The research made her a believer in the value of striving for a diet of whole, unprocessed foods that would supply her body with the nutrition it needed to be healthy and fight the disease. The only problem was that she had spent her twenties eating on the run, eating out, or subsisting on gummy bears rather than learning how to cook.