In a heartwarming story shared by Jason Wolfer, we meet Mary Scheetz, a resilient individual living with Spinocerebellar Ataxia number Eight in Portland, Oregon.  Mary’s journey with Ataxia began over a decade ago, marked by a series of symptoms that gradually led to her diagnosis. Reflecting on her experience, Mary recalls the onset of food...
Originally published October 2019 Guest Authors: Sheng-Han Kuo MD, Chen-Ya Yang, MD, MPH, and Geraldine Yu, PT, DPTTechnical Support: Tiffany Chen BS, Johns Hopkins University Ataxia is a neurologic disorder that affects people of all ages. People living with Ataxia may experience problems including incoordination of movement, slurred speech, poor balance, and gait abnormalities. Neuromotor exercises and...
Have you ever tried to improve your immune system with high doses of vitamin C or by using an elderberry tincture but still suffered from a bad cold or flu? You are not alone. Fighting colds and flu in the winter season is not possible by using just one single, natural agent, even in a...
Hi, friends. Did you know that people with a deficiency in one of the five senses sometimes exhibit a higher acuteness with their other senses? Our bodies are hard-wired for survival, and generally, adaptation and compensation are necessary for survival. Exercise is healthy and beneficial for anyone, but exercise is a crucial component to adaptation/compensation in...
Georg is on the erg 6 days a week Part 2 of 3 My life did not change with the diagnosis of Friedreich’s ataxia. All in all, this was just a letter informing me solely about the name of the genetic coding error. An error in the cells of my body that led to ‘living...
Where do you call home? Among the captivating stories that unfold here, the Story of Richard C Brown stands out. I live in a sleepy little Oxfordshire village in the UK. My Wife and I grew up nearby but lived and worked in Oxford and Birmingham before we moved back in 2013. Education – degree(s):...
Physical health is an essential part of our lives that impacts every other area, including our mental and emotional well-being. Physical wellness refers to your ability to maintain a healthy body through various means.  This can be accomplished through such activities as exercise, healthy eating habits, and avoiding harmful substances. It is critical to understand...

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