The Plant-Based Diet is proud to be a Media Sponsor of the MS Fitness Challenge. The all day event this May 18, 2014 feature live music, fitness demos, free giveaways and raffles for items like: a cruiser bike, jewelry and more. All funds donated pay personal trainers to help people with Multiple Sclerosis as well as supply nutritional supplements, and provide education and ongoing support to those with MS.
MS is a chronic, unpredictable autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves. Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibers of the CNS is a fatty tissue called myelin, which helps nerve fibers conduct electrical impulses. In MS, myelin is lost in multiple areas, leaving scar tissue called sclerosis. These damaged areas are also known as plaques or lesions. Sometimes the nerve fiber itself is damaged or broken. Myelin not only protects nerve fibers, but makes their job possible. When myelin or the nerve fiber is destroyed or damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain is disrupted, and this produces the various symptoms of MS. MS is not contagious and is not directly inherited. People with MS can expect one of four clinical courses of disease, each of which might be mild, moderate, or severe.
SUNDAY May 18, 2014 Noon to 6 p.m. Campland on the Bay 2211 Pacific Beach Drive in San Diego, CA 92109 Visit MS Fitness Challenge website
Join The Plant-Based Diet at our booth where we will be signing people up to take The Plant-Based Challenge to Create A Better YOU, Better World! Phoebe Chongchua will be Emceeing the MS Fitness Challenge and their to answer your questions about plant-based eating, yoga, and overall wellness. Together we can make a difference! So come, Keep Fit With Phoebe!
Read David’s story about his diagnosis, his struggles with MS, and how he and his wife Kendra are now helping others overcome obstacles in their lives.
In 2006, David Lyons was hospitalized and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 47. David, a former bodybuilder and health club owner, exercised regularly and lived a healthy lifestyle. He was devastated by the diagnosis and frustrated by the physical limitations of his condition. His initial MS attack left him with partial paralysis, tightness, pain and numbness in his extremities and back.
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