Dr. Terry Wahls’ Protocol is Key…
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To be the lead singer of a popular band is hard enough as it is. Tours, more days spent on the road than at home, late nights and long hours. But for Alex Alexakis, lead singer of Everclear, life got a little tougher when he was diagnosed with MS.

Billboard catches up with him in their March 2019 issue, and shares what it felt like to get the diagnosis:

“Well, it was a shock, but at the same time, it started to make sense. Because a lot of the things that I had noticed starting to happen to me, a lot of the symptoms, it was just like, “Oh, I thought it was just age or getting older or the results of a misspent youth.” I really didn’t know. And then when I started doing the research — my wife and I have done hundreds of hours of research about it — it really made sense. So yeah, I was surprised. I was flabbergasted because the word scared me. You know, multiple sclerosis is scary if you don’t know what it is. Most people don’t know what it is. I’ve had people tell me, “Oh, too bad you can’t be on the Jerry Lewis telethon.” I go, “Dude, that’s muscular dystrophy. It’s not the same thing.” [Laughs] You know, it just sounds bad. It initially scared me, but by the time I got home my wife had looked up all this stuff about it and was pretty confident and calmed me down and just inspired me to be the badass that she is.”

One of the more comforting things about getting diagnosed with what sounds like a scary, albeit fatal disease is that these days, the research has risen to soften the effects. Even getting diagnosed with HIV isn’t really considered to be a fatal disease anymore. It can be managed with medication, diet and exercise.

The same is true for MS. In fact, Alexakis himself did think that his diagnosis was a death sentence when he got it three years ago. But after much research, he has realized that isn’t true. He shares this with Billboard:

“None of it’s fatal. A large part of dealing with this has been just the mental: accepting it and being able to stay upbeat and positive, and for that I really have to give a lot of kudos to my family.”

Here at Dunn Pellier Media, we pride ourselves on taking on clients at our health and wellness PR firm who are making a difference in the world. One such client is MD and MS patient, Dr. Terry Wahls. And we are proud to report that she has been able to make a difference in Art Alexakis’ life. He mentions her in his interview with Billboard:

“There’s a book written by Dr. Terry Wahls that came out, and she’s got several different regimens for different types of MS, and she suffers from progressive MS. She was at a point where she couldn’t even get into a wheelchair she was in so much pain, but she was a nutritionist and she figured out that inflammatory diets, especially with a lot of sugar, gluten and dairy, is really not good for your nervous system — for anybody’s nervous system, especially someone who has an autoimmune disease.”

As with any other disease – or life in general – diet and exercise are key. We are thrilled to hear that Dr. Wahls’ book has made a difference not only in Art Alexakis’ life, but also in the life of so many others afflicted with MS.

To read the full article with Art Alexakis, visit billboard.com

To read more about. Dr. Terry Wahls, visit https://terrywahls.com/