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Coffee Break Episode 15

Coffee Break Episode 15: with Rebecca Stonor

Rebecca

Welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break #15, where we are pleased to welcome Rebecca Stonor as our guest!  

Our Coffee Break series is your chance to get to know members of our diverse OMS community. In each episode, you’ll join Geoff Allix for an intimate chat with a different member of our global community. Our guests will share their personal stories and talk about their challenges and victories, large and small. We hope you find common cause and a source of inspiration from the stories of these very special people. 

As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome by emailing podcast@overcomingms.org. We hope you enjoy this episode’s conversation with Rebecca, beaming to you straight from the Adelaide, South Australia.  

Rebecca Stonor is a Wellbeing Officer, Plant Scientist and Plant-Based Nutrition Wellness Advocate. She has worked for nearly two decades in plant science and is certified in plant-based nutrition through eCornell University. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis she has used whole food, plant-based nutrition to reverse all symptoms and halt any further progression of her MS. A passion for helping others has led her to share her inspiring story via workshops, plant-based cooking classes and public speaking engagements. Rebecca is passionate about online cooking classes, private culinary instruction and personal cooking services as a way to show others how nourishing food truly is medicine. 

Questions: 

  • Rebecca, our audience wants to know a little bit about you and your life. Can you share some background on where you’re from, what you do, any snippets of your family or personal life or anything about you that would give our listeners a sense of who Rebecca Stonor is? 

  • How about your experience with MS? Can you provide some context on that? When were you diagnosed and how did you initially cope with it? 

  • At which point did you come across the OMS program? How was that experience for you? Why did you decide to start following it? 

  • What are some of the challenges you’ve faced at first in adopting the OMS program? How did you overcome them? 

  • When did you first start to see any kind of positive indicators in following OMS guidelines? What were these? 

  • You’re really into plant-based nutrition and spreading the word to others have how food can truly be like medicine. How do you do that and what’s the reception been? 

  • You’re also an avid meditator, with a daily 5am meditation ritual. How did you build up to that? 

  • Any tips for our audience on how to work fitness and exercise into their daily routines? 

  • On a personal note, do you have any unusual interests or wacky hobbies you can tell us about? What kind of stuff will we find you doing on a weekend? 

  • If there is one piece of advice you can share with people new to the OMS program, what would that be? 

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Coming up on our next episode: 

Ever wonder if there is a way to manage pain holistically? If so, you’ll want to be sure to catch the next episode of Living Well with MS, landing on your favorite podcast platform on April 21, 2021. On that day and anytime you want thereafter, you’ll be able to hear Geoff’s fascinating interview with Dr. Amy Novotny, a highly trained physical therapist who has committed herself to helping people with varying medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis, learn how to manage and overcome the pain and discomfort their conditions cause through the PABR® method, a holistic approach she has created to restoring the body to its full potential using its own nervous system. 

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Vickie Hadge (not verified)

Rebecca! Thanks so much for sharing your story. You inspire me.