Former talk show host Montel Williams doesn’t just have multiple sclerosis (MS), he is LIVING with MS. The health advocate has successfully managed the chronic disease for over a decade and staved off its crippling effects.
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“Instead of letting MS control my life, I work to control my disease with healthy eating, exercise and [medication] injections,” said the health advocate in a recent interview. “Through diet and exercise, I’ve been able to reduce my MS symptoms and flare-ups.”
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord characterized by muscle weakness, eye pain and loss of coordination. As MS progressively worsens, some become wheelchair bound.
Since being diagnosed in 1999, Williams has avoided the worst case scenarios and one of the key parts of Williams’ daily regimen is starting his morning with his signature super energy green smoothie. His diet is loaded with fruits and vegetables – nearly 60% – and he explains, “They are cooling for an inflammatory state, so therefore the more vegetables I put through the body, the cooler I am.
This recipe is antioxidant- and nutrient- rich, promotes blood flow and is super hydrating.