[day 141]

 
 

   142 days ago, I was asleep. 142 days ago, I could hardly walk. All my senses were dull. Sights and sounds blurred together. I couldn’t focus. I had difficulty walking and talking. My thoughts were slow forming and muddled and rarely made it out my mouth. My equilibrium was on the fritz and I had trouble navigating my surroundings. 141 days ago, Nutrasine was reintroduced to my body. 141 days ago, I started waking up.

When I was six years old I lost my sight and eventually my ability to walk and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This is an  incredibly rare diagnosis and there wasn’t any protocol for how to treat a child. I was prescribed an experimental weekly injection of AVENEX (a synthetic interferon) which treated my MS symptoms and gave me the flu three days a week. During this time, my parents began researching Nutrasine, a natural supplement designed to naturally increase levels of interferon and provide immune support. I started a daily regimen of Nutrasine alongside the AVENEX. Eventually I stopped taking AVENEX and relied solely upon Nutrasine, Threonine, diet, and exercise.

 I ate naturally - no preservatives, GMOs, white-refined sugar, etc. I took up biking and swimming and dance; I faithfully stuck to this regiment, and I went without an exacerbation for 14 years, until the Nutrasine was discontinued. I went just five months without it and despite aggressively eating foods known to stimulate interferon in the body, I had a significant exacerbation back in August 2016 the left me where I was 142 days ago.  

With the courageous efforts of my mom and uncle, a batch of Nutrasine was produced and I hope to keep it in production for myself and others like me. Nutrasine allows me to participate in life in ways I otherwise would be denied. Because of Nutrasine, I can make it through the day physically, socially, and emotionally. Because of Nutrasine I can live more independently than I ever dared to dream without it; I can have job; I can go dancing; I can swim a mile; I can ride my bike; I can have a cold without going to the hospital! I can have a passably normal life, so long as I maintain these practices: diet, exercise, and supplements including Nutrasine.  

So here on day 141, I have a cold and that’s all. My butt’s a little sore because I started riding my bike again for the first time since August. My wrists are a little sore because I got a job Kilwin’s Ice cream and Fudge Shoppe, and even though I can’t eat ANYTHING from there, my spirits are high because I’m planning to bake a tasty treat for my co-workers so they can know how much I’m NOT missing out on.

HEY!  If you’re interested in trying Nutrasine, I’ve been given 100 bottles to give away; all you need is to pay $5 for shipping.  Just go to https://www.nutrasine.com and at the checkout, enter “MSANNEGIRL” in the discount box for your free bottle.  All we ask is that you send us your comments about the product.  We really want to help.

 

Gluten-Free Carob Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

10 T butter

1 c cane sugar

1 egg

1 T vanilla

¾ t baking soda

½ t salt

2 ½ c oat flour*

5-7 oz carob chips**

*Oat flour can be made by grinding dry oatmeal in food processor or blender until fine

**Carob is a legume, sweeter but not as rich as chocolate with a slightly earthier taste. Carob is caffeine and fat free

Instructions:

  1. Cream together soft (but not melted) butter and sugar.

  2. Mix in egg

  3. Add vanilla

  4. In a separate bowl, sift together oat flour, salt, and baking soda

  5. Add dry ingredients to wet. Mix well.

  6. Add carob chips and refrigerate batter for at least 2 hours.

  7. Preheat oven to 350 F

  8. Spoon batter onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes  --OR—    Pour batter into an 8”x8” dish for cookie cake! Bake 20-25 minutes

NOTE: If creating separate circle cookies, leave about an inch and half between batter balls. Cookies will spread fairly flat and will need at least 15 minutes to cool on baking sheet (they will not be solid enough to transfer to a cooling rack)