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Hello ~ I'm a narcoleptic juicer

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Posted by Narcolepticjuicer on 5 years ago

About Me: I am a wife to the most wonderful man on earth. About to celebrate 19 years (March 25th) of happy bliss. I have 3 wonderful kids that at about grown. 2 of my 3 kids also suffer from narcolepsy. I hope to set such an example that one day, they too will be medicine free. I love getting outdoors every chance I get. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy over 10 years ago. I have been medicated for the better part of 9 years with medication to keep me awake and medication to make me sleep. It was what became my "way of life". Until I watched Fat Sick & nearly dead, I had not considered using food to control my narcolepsy. I started out with 3 days of just juicing followed by a radical change in my eating habits. 11 days into this, I came off my daytime stimulants. I am now in the process of getting off the nighttime sleep aid as well. I am 43 and feel great! I have a site on facebook called Lifestyle change for the sake of narcolepsy where I post updates as well as encourage others to eat well. I am still new and learning myself but hope to give back to the community.

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Replies To Hello ~ I'm a narcoleptic juicer

  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    What are the causes of narcolepsy? what treatments are used?

  • Piwacket

    5 years ago

    That is fantastic to be coming off meds - keep up the great work on your road to a med free life.

  • Narcolepticjuicer

    5 years ago


    I was told about a year after a car accident that I had narcolepsy. When trying to find out about it and the causes I was told it could have been from the accident. That was over 10 years ago now. From my understanding, People with the gene to have narcolepsy will usually get it during their teenage years. I was 33. The doctor then called "trauma induced" narcolepsy. However they are now saying it is an autoimmune disease that could have been brought out from a flu shot. They are now calling it an "autoimmune" and Joe had referred to so many "autoimmune" disorders that juicing helped with it got me to thinking that maybe it would help me too. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime. These sudden sleep attacks may occur during any type of activity at any time of the day. For awhile I was pretty angry with the world about my disorder. Then my my daughter was diagnosed at 15. We've gone through a lot with her and I am thankful now that I knew what was going on when it did. She is way way worse that I ever got. Now my youngest (15) has also been told he suffers from it. They both still take meds to stay awake and my daughter has to take nighttime meds as well. I want to prove to them it can be controlled so they can become med free as well. In all my narcoleptic life, no doctor has ever suggested that food could make it better or worse. Thank you ladies for taking the time to read my introduction. There are so many narcoleptics in the world today and I am out to help all the ones that will listen. I am still a newbie at the eating right and juicing but I love talking about my journey and hope that I can help.



    Terrie Beneveds
    tlbeneveds@aol.com

  • Andyis

    5 years ago

    Hi Terrie. Its inspiring to read your story and to see what you are aiming for. I have learnt in such a short time how juicing and proper nutrition can help the body to heal itself of so many different conditions - even when no-one understands their true cause. I hope you have great success. Good luck on the rest of your journey.

  • Narcolepticjuicer

    5 years ago

    I totally just flagged that by mistake. That's what happens when your walking holding a cup with one hand and texting this post with the other. :)

    Thank you all.

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