When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2002, I decided to make it my Life's mission to educate myself with the disease and make some Lifestyle changes to help with the symptoms. I have always been a very good eater, at least I thought. I am a very active person instructing many classes at my local gym. Also running several times a week proved to keep me in top shape. Little did I know, I felt, MS might not of had anything to do with my active lifestyle. I educated myself everyday, read books, talked to people who had MS. I then connected with a Holistic Nutritionist and she helped me change my nutrition protocol and I have not looked back since. I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and educated myself. Little did I know, this would change my Life. I eliminated, the two culprits, which I feel, are pre-cursors to Inflammation in the body, dairy and red meat. Anyone who has an Autoimmune disease can absolutely relate. I also started to consume all Organic meats including Free-range Chicken and added more Wild Fish high in Omega 3's and I added fresh Organic produce and ALOT more fresh leafy greens and healing Veggies. I also made sure I supplemented with Vitamin D3 and other supplements. I have to say, "I feel really good", I feel strong. I do pay attention to my body and slow down when it tells me too. Everyone who is struggling with MS is different. Everyone has their story. This is my story and I am willing to share it with anyone who will have the open door to listen. Carla is a Certified IIN Health/Wellness/Nutrition Coach and also holds a Food Handling Certification through ServSafe and is Certified as an AFAA Personal Trainer for 23 years. Her education goes back to her childhood watching and helping her "Beautiful Mom" in the Kitchen cook delicious Italian home cooked meals. It later moved to working at local restaurants learning from the Chefs. After being diagnosed in 2002 with MS, she has made it her passion to further her culinary skills and education into "Helping Families get back into the Kitchen" believing that the food we eat is underestimated and that Nutrition is everything, that "we are what we eat" and by eating WHOLE FOODS and staying away from processed and genetically engineered foods (GMO'S) is a game winner and could be the answer to helping the World achieve optimal health.