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Some Exciting News & A Few Changes
As you know, after I was diagnosed with MS, I was determined to do whatever it took to stay healthy and live a happy life. I settled on the Swank diet and Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) Recovery Plan. That meant big changes to my diet (and subsequently my family's diet). I eat no dairy - no milk, cheese, cream, sour cream, yoghurt or butter. The only meat I eat is seafood. I don't eat any processed foods - no cakes, biscuits, sausage rolls, no take-away. Pretty much nothing from a bakery other than the bread and I skip half the aisles in the supermarket.
The first few months were really tough. I had to stop and think about everything I ate. I had to find new recipes and re-invent old ones. I had to find ways to prepare family meals so my dietary needs were met without always having to cook separate meals. I had to be organised. Plan my meals in advance, and remember to take food and soy milk with me.
It was a challenge. It was also the reason I started The MS Foodie part of my blog. Well now I have a new challenge. The Overcoming MS team would like me to share my OMS friendly food and ideas with their members who are going through the same struggles and adjustment that I am. As a result, my recipes will address the specific needs of people who follow the OMS diet. In the past, I've tried to keep it more general so the recipes would have a broader appeal. It also means I may post more recipes than before. Now I know that some people are only interested in home decor, some people are only interested in the recipes and some like both. I thought about making The MS Foodie a separate blog but it's enough work maintaining one blog let alone two.
I am really excited to work with the OMS team on this. The recovery plan I follow is not a short-term diet but a long term commitment that I am passionate about, and if I can help other people in my situation then that's what I really want to do. I hope all you home decorating people will understand, but don't worry, there will still be plenty of DIY and making things happening around here.