There was laughter, and there were tears, and hopefully even some laughter through the tears…
On Sunday, October 23, 2016 I had the honor of presenting my family’s story to the attendees of the 2016 Narcolepsy Network Conference in Orlando, Florida.
In this presentation 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. 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.
Here’s what some of the attendees said about the presentation:
B.E. said: Loved it. It’s already what I knew in theory that I should be doing, but your story of how it has changed your family is inspiring me to get started!
D.M. said: We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of your presentation!! It was the best session with the most useful information for PWN and supporters! We just wish they had given you more time! Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story with us!
S.D. said: I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! Your delivery was awesome and your compassion showed through. Thank you for sharing!
C.K. said: Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into sharing this information. Your delivery was top notch and I could have listened to you all day! Hope you will be there next year with more info!
I hope you enjoy watching this presentation as much as I enjoyed presenting it.
*Recording actually began 1 minute after I started speaking 🙁 You only missed me introducing myself though so no harm, no foul…right?!
Your Madcap Miss (a.k.a. Gina Dennis)
The booklet that was made available to attendees with the full 3 part Science-y series on Diet for Narcolepsy, complete with references, can be downloaded HERE.
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.