FUMS 093 - Eating Healthy Over The Holidays with Alene Brennan

FUMS: Giving Multiple Sclerosis The Finger

Nov 16 2021 • 39 mins

As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! And many of us traditionally mark the season - and please know that the FUMS Podcast is a no-shame space - by giving up on eating and living in a healthier way.

But increasingly, many of us living with MS and related chronic conditions are managing our health through nutrition and lifestyle. So how do we keep this up without missing our family traditions?

Luckily, Functional Nutrition Counselor and Chef Alene Brennan is on-hand to show us the way.

Alene knows first-hand what it’s like to live, and rise above, a chronic illness and debilitating migraines. Following her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2016, she now coaches individuals from around the world to manage autoimmune disease through diet and lifestyle.

Listen in as she shows us that we don't have to compromise our healthy habits during the holidays to enjoy this special season.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Why Alene feels that it’s important to focus on what’s manageable for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the festive holidays
  • Alene’s thoughts about the different diets which are believed to help with autoimmune conditions - including the Wahls protocol, and plant-based and gluten-free diets. How should we balance out conflicting advice?
  • Why it’s not enough to eat badly and exercise more
  • How adopting a more mindful approach to your diet can help you to maintain your important family traditions and rituals
  • Where to find out more about Alene and the work she does

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