The Madcap MissAdventures of a Narcoleptic is a website dedicated to guiding people with narcolepsy toward dietary and lifestyle changes to mitigate their symptoms. Throughout this site, you’ll find humorous adventures and practical advice, as well as easy to follow diet and lifestyle tips and tricks.
About the Madcap Miss (a.k.a. Gina Dennis):
- Gina was diagnosed with narcolepsy in 2004 at age 32
- When medication quit working she changed her diet (July 2011) to help mitigate symptoms
- Gina’s mom and son have narcolepsy and started the diet in December 2011 and July 2012 respectively
- With diet Gina, her mom, and her son have a 70-90% REDUCTION in narcolepsy symptoms
Why the nickname Madcap Miss? Gina refers to her life as a madcap missadventure. Her life’s adventures start out heading in one direction and usually end up in a totally different spot. Sometimes she’s pleasantly surprised at how madcap and fun the adventure turned out to be and sometimes she could do without all the madcapery and wishes for a bit of “normal.” She’s taught herself to always find something about the trip to laugh about, whether the adventure was a tough drive along life’s lesson teaching road or just a jaunt around the corners in her brain or heart. EVERY time the missadventure taught her something about herself.
A note from your Madcap Miss:
Let me be totally up front here…I AM NOT A DOCTOR, nor am I a nutritionist, I only have a tiny amount of formal training in such things as a Health Coach. But I am a person with narcolepsy who uses dietary and lifestyle changes to mitigate my narcolepsy symptoms. I’ve been experimenting with these changes since July 2011 and have successfully maintained a high level of narcolepsy symptom management since that date. And so has my family with narcolepsy. This website contains our personal stories, failures, and experiments. In this website I will share with you the information that I have found most credible and some practical ideas for mitigating narcolepsy symptoms. I beg you to check with your doctor before initiating any of the dietary changes I speak of, especially if you are taking any medications.