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Community seminar puts the focus on wellness

BY STEPHANIE S PYROPOULOS EXPRESS STAFF

WHITMAN — When a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis was handed to Lindsay Bileau, she chose to concentrate on her way of life and her own prognosis of a disease that is known to progress. In a goal of educating others she is returning to her roots on the South Shore for a full day of education and wellness from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Whitman Wellness Center, 7 Marble St.

Bileau the owner of Holistic Curative now resides in Maine with her husband. She graduated from Whitman- Hanson in 2004. The Community Well, which is the name of the upcoming event, is named with the intent of sharing the wealth of information accessible for those who live daily with autoimmune and chronic illness.

Empowering herself by transforming her lifestyle she achieved additional benefits

of symptom remission for the last three years.

Early in her 2016 diagnosis she began researching MS, diet connection and discovered how she could achieve the limitation of symptoms.

“I decided not to take medication… it was not the path for me based on inconsistency on how well medicine treated MS,” she said.

In her own research, Bileau who is a vegan began to recognize an MS specific diet

had a 94-percent success rate in reducing and diminishing symptoms, she said.

She also credits the subtle revolutionizing of acceptance between doctors who treat in Western and Eastern medicine.

There is an upswing as more doctors accept there are other options than just taking a pill, she said.

The ability to change skin care, nutrition, what you choose to put in your body as well as overall mind set, and changing limiting beliefs are just a few of the tools being used as an alternative to medications in the holistic approach of living, she maintains.

“I started to really notice fewer symptoms a month later and then eight months later I was symptom free,” she said of her dietary changes.

She doesn’t say she is cured of MS, rather she is controlling her symptoms. As part of continued education she recognized her passions for holistic healing. She furthered her knowledge and became certified in several areas so she

can now facilitate educational opportunities for others such as The Community Well.

“I really wanted to bring an event back to my home community,” she said.

Connecting local practitioners of various holistic modalities she began to formulate her goals for the Community Well event, which is to spend the afternoon in both discussion and education.

“I want to welcome the vibe of sharing our stories and ask questions- for others -to share their stories. It embraces the sense of connection verses isolation when sometimes having an illness can prove difficult to navigate in re sources and support,” she said.

As a nutrition and wellness consultant she holds cer- tifications in holistic nutrition, vegan sports nutrition, MS fit ness and wellness.

Although she cannot control the diagnosis of MS having the ability to control how she treats it leads to a sense of empowerment, she said.

The afternoon will consist of five speakers covering the

following topics:

• Healing chronic illness

symptoms through nutrition;

• Clean beauty, environ - mental toxins, and self love; • Meal prepping and the great role it plays in your health; • Pregnancy and postpar -

tum care;

• Treating mental health

from trauma and depression holistically.

Local vendors and their products, will also be on site to interact with the community.

Lindsay Bileau will host a program on holistic wellness on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Whitman Wellness Center.

Courtesy photos

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