This past Sunday, I had the honor of presenting my family’s story to the attendees of the 2016 Narcolepsy Network Conference in Orlando, Florida.
I shared with the group how, with the help of diet and lifestyle changes, myself and my family with narcolepsy were able to reach new heights of wakefulness. In my presentation I shared our “before and after” story, including some of the diet changes we’ve made. I also shared some of the research that led us down the diet for narcolepsy path and showed the attendees a comparison of a “healthy” diet compared to the diet for narcolepsy, as well as some easy changes they could make to ease some of their symptoms.
There was laughter, and there were tears, and hopefully even some laughter through the tears…
If you weren’t able to attend the conference or if you were there but didn’t make it to my presentation… you’re in luck! My son recorded everything! I’ll have a video uploaded for you by next Tuesday at the latest, maybe sooner. The booklet that was available to attendees with the full 3 part Science-y series on Diet for Narcolepsy, complete with references, will also be uploaded for you to print out for yourselves.
I can’t wait to share this presentation with all of you on the interwebs. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed presenting it.
Your Madcap Miss (a.k.a. Gina Dennis)
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.