My name is Richard Yanke (Rick). In 1990 I was diagnosed with the relapsing-remitting strain of MS. I have had a relatively slow progression of symptoms and was able to continue to work gainfully as a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration salesman. By 2005 my physical condition deteriorated to the point where it was necessary to quit the daily grind. I had insurance for six months through my employer after I applied for disability. After that period, I was offered my current policy at full price. Needless to say, that wasnt an option as disability payments arent large enough to pay bills and this extra bill.
In my intensive search for an alternative I ran across an army of other people living with MS. They (we) are following a low fat, non dairy or gluten diet. This diet is called the Best Bet Diet. In 1995 Ph.D. Ashton Embry began researching and discovered abundant scientific evidence that indicate various nutritional factors potentially play major roles in the onset and progression of MS. Strangely, this information was not being made available to persons with MS by doctors nor by established MS charities.
It is sad after all this time being treated, I was never made aware that vitamins, minerals and diet make a huge difference in slowing down or halting MS progression. That is where our New Horizons resale shop will come into play.
We are starting a non profit organization called New Horizons dedicated to raising awareness, educating others and supporting Dr. Embrys research.
Our goal is to not only provide information on the diet. We want to build a support group that will help those with MS achieve the results that can happen when you change your dietary habits. Food allergies are important as well and we want to provide help in obtaining this test if you have MS and can not afford it.
Many different diets have been proposed as treatment or even a cure for MS. This diet utilizes information gathered from earlier diets as well as up to date independent research.
The bulk of funds raised for MS research are for prescription drugs. Since claims of recovery made possible through dietary treatments are based on personal accounts, there is not enough scientific evidence for widespread acceptance. We are now left with the fact that even though there are many people with MS who are in remission after following this diet, this information is still not common knowledge. We want to help fund this research and make it common knowledge.
MS is a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease that affects the central nervous system and may keep you from living your life the way you would like to. As long as this is true, it is our belief that anyone who has MS should know and understand what others who are in remission have in common.
New Horizons Mission Statement
The primary mission of New horizons is to ensure a better quality of life for those living with MS. Through education, research funding and understanding of multiple sclerosis we strive to be a support team as well as a model for others to follow.