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A podcast providing information, inspiration and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves - tell it "FUMS" everyday!

FUMS: Giving Multiple Sclerosis The Finger Kathy Reagan Young

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 90 Ratings

A podcast providing information, inspiration and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves - tell it "FUMS" everyday!

    FUMS 082 - The Natural Way to MS Health with Naturopath Elizabeth Yarnell

    FUMS 082 - The Natural Way to MS Health with Naturopath Elizabeth Yarnell

    I hear from a lot of people with MS who have had success in treating their condition with Naturopathy and adopting an anti-inflammatory diet. So who better to talk to about this than a renowned Naturopath who also has MS?

    • 32 min
    FUMS 081 - Butts, Guts, and MS with Neurogastroenterologist Dr. David Levinthal

    FUMS 081 - Butts, Guts, and MS with Neurogastroenterologist Dr. David Levinthal

    Kathy's guest is Dr. David Levinthal, the Director of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, to talk about issues with the gut and pooping that can affect people with MS.

    • 36 min
    FUMS 080 - Your Doctor Is Your Employee

    FUMS 080 - Your Doctor Is Your Employee

    In my life with MS, I appreciate having a community that understands what I’m going through. But even with all of that, there are still things about these spaces which concern me, so in this episode, I’m getting a few things off my chest!

    • 18 min
    FUMS 079 - He Has MS and He’s Running 162 Miles

    FUMS 079 - He Has MS and He’s Running 162 Miles

    Matt LaFrance is a 37-year-old husband and father of three young boys from San Jose, CA. He was diagnosed with MS in 2009 at the age of 25. In May he will be running 162 miles in six days as part of the 2021 MS Run the US relay team. I’ll let that sink in. 162 miles in six days. AND he has MS! MS Run the US is the longest annual relay run across America. It’s an epic 3,260-mile run to stop MS! The relay begins in April in Santa Monica, CA and finishes in August in New York. The relay team is made up of 19 runners hand-selected from a pool of applicants nationwide.  Matt is running the MS Run The US relay to inspire those who have been recently diagnosed and support those living with MS who have not been as fortunate as him. If you're able, please consider donating to this worthy cause and supporting Matt. Topics covered in this episode include: Matt’s diagnosis story and his life since then Why he decided to combat his illness with exercise, diet, and supplements, rather than DMTs  Why Matt views his MS diagnosis as a blessing in disguise How Matt got involved with MS Run The US How you can support him in his epic run  Resources for this episode (clickable links): MS Run The US website  Matt’s fundraising profile on the MS Run The US website MS Hope website Follow Matt on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn  Help keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page  Sign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? **GREAT way for a Patient to get PAID!! I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 19 min
    FUMS 078 - Clean Cosmetics You Can (Almost) Eat with Skincare Chef and MS Entrepreneur Natalie Schultz White

    FUMS 078 - Clean Cosmetics You Can (Almost) Eat with Skincare Chef and MS Entrepreneur Natalie Schultz White

    The benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle for people living with MS have been of increasing interest over the last few years. But have you ever stopped to think about the effect of the cosmetics you put on your face? Following her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis, Natalie Schultz White was determined to put a positive spin on her experiences, through her website, MS Saved My Life. At the same time, she came to the conclusion that toxins in her life and the food she was eating were contributing to her illness, and began treating her MS with a real whole-food lifestyle, bypassing all traditional MS medication. After three days, she began feeling better, her symptoms began to dissipate and her energy began to return. Listen in to hear her inspiring #chronicpreneur story!  Topics covered in this episode include: Natalie’s MS diagnosis story How she chose to explore the benefits of a healthy diet with the support of her family What is clean eating? Why Natalie used the same principles to build her skin care business - “If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, you shouldn’t put it on your skin” Get 10% off your first order at the be well company - with code FUMS10 Resources for this episode (clickable links): FUMS Podcast Episode 010: Dr. Terry Wahls On Her Diet vs. Dr. Roy Swank's Diet for MS Natalie’s website, MS Saved My Life Website for the be well company - get 10% off your first order with code FUMS10 Follow the be well company on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest  Help keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page  Sign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? **GREAT way for a Patient to get PAID!! I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 36 min
    FUMS 077 - Tamara Sellman: Author of New MS Poetry and Prose Book "Intention Tremor"

    FUMS 077 - Tamara Sellman: Author of New MS Poetry and Prose Book "Intention Tremor"

    Tamara Sellman was last on the FUMS podcast back on Episode 31 - when she was talking about sleep disorders and her professional life as a medical board-certified sleep technologist and sleep educator. It was during her training that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

    A widely published writer in the years following her diagnosis in 2013, Tamara wrote the collection of prose and poetry which makes up her "hybrid memoir", Intention Tremor, which was published in early 2021. We talk about why she writes, why she writes about MS in particular, and the difficulties of launching her first book during a global pandemic.

    Topics covered in this episode include: A brief recap of Tamara's diagnosis story Why she chooses to write about MS Tamara's unusual book tour! A reading of "The Expert" from Intention Tremor Details of a special gift you can receive if you mention the FUMS podcast when buying your copy of Intention Tremor Resources for this episode (clickable links): FUMS Podcast Episode 031: Multiple Sclerosis and the Science of Sleep with Tamara Sellman FUMS Podcast Episode 055: Coronavirus and Chronic Illness: A Message for the Healthies Tamara Sellman website Mention the FUMS podcast when you order Intention Tremor from Tamara's website to get a free USB flash drive The Accelerated Cure Project Help keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page Sign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack.

    ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? **GREAT way for a Patient to get PAID!! I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

PerfectlyInpurfect ,

Before FUMS I was FTW

Kathy, I’ve communicated on other platforms with you in the past, but until I gave myself A chance to enjoy laughing at myself and relating to my fellow MS’ers ... I didn’t know who Pamela was anymore. I became that woman with MS.. in my own mind!!! So thank you for all the time and energy you put into FUMS, because I actually don’t feel guilty about investing in ME anymore. Weeding out the toxic people was not only healthy it was taxing my health! Thank you!!

PammyLyn ,

First Podcast Ever!

I feel like I just made a friend. I have been having a very hard time managing my MS symptoms and keeping up with the demands of my job and feeling pretty worthless because of it! Your kind voice, positive outlook and real deal talk is refreshing! Thank you!

A_spareparts ,

Kathy is a gift

So grateful to have a Kathy on our team, speaking the honest truth about our experiences.

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