FUMS is a podcast providing information, inspiration, and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves – tell it “FUMS” every day!

Episodes

July 13, 2021 - 21 MIN

FUMS 084 - Run A Myelin My Shoes with Cheryl Hile

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When Cheryl Hile’s neurologist told her to “lower her expectations”, the marathon runner showed that she was an FUMS’er to her core. Adopting the mantra “I do what I can and never give up”, she has now completed 56 (FIFTY.. Read More
When Cheryl Hile’s neurologist told her to “lower her expectations”, the marathon runner showed that she was an FUMS’er to her core. Adopting the mantra “I do what I can and never give up”, she has now completed 56 (FIFTY-SIX!!!) marathons, 41 following her diagnosis. After running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 12 months, Cheryl founded the running and walking team Run A Myelin My Shoes to challenge the perception that strenuous exercise is bad for MS. Listen in as I chat with this amazing MS Warrior and even get strong-armed into taking part in the 2021 event! Topics covered in this episode include:Cheryl’s pre-MS life including running marathons on vacation with her husbandHer first MS symptoms and THAT neurologist conversationHow she founded Run A Myelin My Shoes after meeting MSers who ran or wanted to runWhy you don’t have to run to get involved with Run A Myelin My Shoes!Details of how you can get involved with the 2021 event, regardless of where you live Resources for this episode (clickable links):Visit CherylHile.comVisit the website for Run A Myelin My Shoes and get details about the 2021 RAMMS eventWatch the Run A Myelin My Shoes mini-documentaryHelp keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page - or buy FUMS MerchSign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com
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June 29, 2021 - 41 MIN

FUMS 083 - Don’t Just Survive - THRIVE! with Jen DeTracey

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I’m sure that all of us can agree that MS sucks for a lot of the time. But having an FUMS attitude means not just surviving with MS - but THRIVING! Jen DeTracey is a certified coach and the founder of Women Thriving with MS. In 20.. Read More
I’m sure that all of us can agree that MS sucks for a lot of the time. But having an FUMS attitude means not just surviving with MS - but THRIVING! Jen DeTracey is a certified coach and the founder of Women Thriving with MS. In 2010, Jen was a successful consultant and professional speaker when, during a speaking tour, she found she could barely walk, write or smile. 48 hours later she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. At that time, she thought she would never be able to work again. Jen has been living with MS for over 10 years and has now discovered how to thrive. And now she’s guiding women on how to empower themselves to live life better with MS. Listen in to find out how! Topics covered in this episode include:What Jen was doing prior to her diagnosis with MS - in her career and private lifeThe story of Jen’s early symptoms and MS diagnosisHer post-diagnosis struggles with mental healthHow an insurance policy empowered Jen to make a change in her careerWhy Jen started her Women Thriving with MS programDetails about Jen’s recently launched weTHRIVE membership Resources for this episode (clickable links):Check out Jen’s weTHRIVE membership programmeVisit the WomenThrivingWithMS.com website and listen to the PodcastFollow Women Thriving With MS on YouTube, Twitter and FacebookHelp keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page - or buy FUMS MerchSign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com
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June 15, 2021 - 33 MIN

FUMS 082 - The Natural Way to MS Health with Naturopath Elizabeth Yarnell

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I hear from a lot of people with MS who have had success in treating their condition with Naturopathy and adopting an anti-inflammatory diet. So who better to talk to about this than a renowned Naturopath who also has MS? Since bein.. Read More
I hear from a lot of people with MS who have had success in treating their condition with Naturopathy and adopting an anti-inflammatory diet. So who better to talk to about this than a renowned Naturopath who also has MS? Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 30, Elizabeth Yarnell has spent the past 20 years studying how to manage autoimmunity naturally as a traditional naturopath. Her focus is on how anti-inflammatory therapies can influence the course of MS. Through her work with hundreds of people with MS and other autoimmune conditions, Elizabeth’s personalized natural therapies have helped them slow or even reverse the course of their disease.  Topics covered in this episode include:Elizabeth’s diagnosis story - and why she chose to explore natural therapiesWhat exactly is a naturopath? The tests which Elizabeth uses to find each patient’s personal inflammatory triggers - and those tests which you should avoidThe links between inflammation and digestive issuesElizabeth’s three-pronged approach to treating her patients and the results which people can expect to experienceWhat makes certain foods anti-inflammatory?Schedule a complimentary naturopathic assessment with Elizabeth at bit.ly/eyassessment Resources for this episode (clickable links):Visit ElizabethYarnell.com Connect with Elizabeth on Twitter, Instagram and FacebookSee Elizabeth’s books, including Glorious One-Pot MealsHelp keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page - or buy FUMS MerchSign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? **GREAT way for a Patient to get PAID!! I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com
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June 01, 2021 - 37 MIN

FUMS 081 - Butts, Guts, and MS with Neurogastroenterologist Dr. David Levinthal

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As part of the rich buffet of joy that MS lays out for us, problems with your gut and pooping have to be right at the top of the charts - or the shit-list, if you will. Just to state it for the record, not everyone with MS will have.. Read More
As part of the rich buffet of joy that MS lays out for us, problems with your gut and pooping have to be right at the top of the charts - or the shit-list, if you will. Just to state it for the record, not everyone with MS will have these issues - as we know, MS isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. But it is something that a lot of people deal with, which is why we’re covering it here. So my guest today is Dr. David Levinthal, the Director of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. Dr. Levinthal got his doctorate in Neuroscience and has a particular interest in functional and motility disorders of the GI tract, and GI symptoms that arise in the context of neurological disorders, including MS. So as far as gut issues and MS are concerned, it’s safe to say that he knows his shit!  Topics covered in this episode include:What are the GI issues which commonly affect people with MS? How neural circuitry interacts with the gutWhy are these issues overrepresented in people with MS?Current experiments with brain stimulationNew developments, treatment options, and Dr. Levinthal’s current focusWhat on earth is the Bristol Stool Chart?! Resources for this episode (clickable links):Get your copy of Kathy’s ebook with Erin Glace: "Bowel and Bladder Issues in Multiple Sclerosis by Two Pee Brains With Potty Mouths Talking Shit About MS"Connect with Dr. Levinthal on Twitter and view his Clinical Provider PageVisit the American Neurogastro­enterology and Motility Society websiteWeb MD page about The Bristol Stool ChartHelp keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page Sign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com
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May 18, 2021 - 19 MIN

FUMS 080 - Your Doctor Is Your Employee

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In my life, I spend a lot of time in various MS-related spaces. Having a community that understands what I’m going through, and where I can offer support, is one of the blessings in my life. But even with all of that, there are st.. Read More
In my life, I spend a lot of time in various MS-related spaces. Having a community that understands what I’m going through, and where I can offer support, is one of the blessings in my life. But even with all of that, there are still things about these spaces which concern me. So in this solo episode, I’m getting a few things off my chest!  And in all of this, I’m not trying to cause offense. I’m just saying that you should value your own health, so be careful where you get your medical advice! As always, I’d love to know your thoughts on this subject. Topics covered in this episode include:My MS bona-fides! AKA I know what I’m talking aboutThe problem I have with how some people are using online MS-related groups The real value of these groups, what they’re good for… and what they’re NOTMy current issues with the US healthcare systemDon’t be intimidated by your medical team - hold their feet to the fire!  Resources for this episode (clickable links):Visit Healthline’s Living with MS Facebook pageGet Healthline’s free MS Buddy app for iOS and AndroidHelp keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page Sign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? **GREAT way for a Patient to get PAID!! I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEdit
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Hosted By:

Kathy Reagan Young