I am an Undergraduate Student who has Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and embraces the Vegan lifestyle. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a Chronic Neurological Condition that I hope and pray there will be a cure to one day. Until then I live my life to the fullest, embrassing the life the Good Lord has given me.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Healing for All of Us

As I continue on this journey I my past experiences with RSD come back vividly. Since the day I was diagnosed to this present day I have prayed for a cure for RSD to be found. If a cure isn't found in my lifetime then at least in the lifetime of my future children.

During my RSD journey I have encountered the word CURE and HEALING several times. Right now I do not believe theses are possible unless God has personally healed the person Himself. Many years ago when I was new to my Church the Pastor at the time did a sermon on healing and why God only heals a few people and not everyone. I remember the Pastor saying that not everyone gets healed from their aliments due to God not trying to hurt us emotionally or physically but to see how strong we are. Also He gives us these conditions to help us find who we are and what we were put on this earth to do. I personally think since I have not been "cured" or "healed" at this point in my eight year journey that I was meant to have this for some reason. I believe this reason is to help others with RSD.

I do believe though that some of the damage done to my body by the RSD can be reversed by a whole foods plant based diet. Our body is meant to be treated with food that will benefit our bodies and not foods that will harm it.

Last night I had an opportunity to talk to my mom and aunt about why I choose to eat like I do. My aunt was floured with how this lifestyle helped and is still helping benefit Bethany and many other RSDers and even those with cancer (http://www.crazysexylife.com/). They have both seen how these foods have benefited me in the short time Ive been full vegan. I just really wish they would at least try to switch over also.

The picture above is of my little girl, Holly with her Cupcake. Yesterday I did a spring clean out of my room. I got rid of all the clothes that no longer fit me. I had gained so much weight thanks to my pills and inactivity. Last year I started loosing a significant amount of weight when I got rid of beef from my diet. Now that I am vegan I am at my healthy weight for my age and height. This makes me even happier cause it gives me an opportunity to go shopping!...lol.


  1. I'm so glad this has helped you! I love hearing stories like this from my readers who decided to switch over. I know it will benefit so many, but food is rarely taken into account when treating disease. It is one of the most important healing and maintenance modalities. I am way past stage 3 RSD, and I don't have any swelling to the naked eye. Sometimes, I can feel it a little, but it is virtually non-existant. In having RSD for five years, that is unheard of! I know it is the anti-inflammatory properties of a plant-based diet. I am not following the normal progression, and it is my mindset and diet that have saved me from totally disability with full body RSD.

    Good for you! Keep up the good work!

  2. It still fustrates me when I see people who are struggling with their health and they dont "understand" the benefits of how this can truely help. People think its a boring way of life and Ive never been more excited about my food and about eating!
    I just really wish my Aunt would switch over esspecially I know it would benefit her a lot esspecially since she has a lot of mucus in her lungs (COPD).
    My arms and feets have always been skinny so its hard to tell when Im swelling but I still turn colors esspecially when water hits me in the shower and when Im out and about for awhile. I love that I have more energy though and believe that the benefits are going to keep adding up! Thanks for everything!!