A bit more about me
Hello again and welcome. My name is Diana and I set this site up as a platform to share the knowledge I worked hard to acquire in 'life before diagnosis' and have tried to package it in a way that might be helpful to others affected by MS.
I have qualifications spanning 17 years in some of the facets shown to be
beneficial in managing this horrible disease:
I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees:
BSc (hons) in Sport Science
MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health
I am also a qualified:
Personal Trainer (Active IQ; L3)
Fitness Instructor (Active IQ; L2)
Nutrition and Weight Management Advisor (DipNutr: AFN; L3)
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Advisor (AFN; L3)
I have a passion for cooking healthy meals and adapting favourite 'take-away' type meals to be healthy enough for more than an 'occasional' treat; I've taken various courses at Demuth's vegetarian cookery school
Although not massively relevant (you'll see why in the lifestyle section of the site), I hold the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) L1 Award in Wines.
(oh, and I also spent 10 years working in the advertising industry but that's not really relevant here!)
This time spent studying has come together with my curiosity and interest in research (I am hoping to be accepted onto a PhD programme shortly) to further understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the prevention of chronic diseases.
Well, I'm proof that it doesn't prevent all diseases but the research suggests that we can use this knowledge to potentially improve our individual experience of living with this disease.
To be clear I'm not saying prognosis here, I'm not a medical doctor.
My belief is that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can't NOT help to some degree if only to make us feel better that we are 'doing something' - and fighting back against MS.
I believe that it can't hurt to try; who's with me?