Thriving with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis from one moment to the next…
Folake Taylor, MD, FACP
I’m Dr. Folake Taylor
I’m an internal medicine trained physician, who practiced primary care for 15 years, in the Atlanta metro area.
These days, I help women with Multiple Sclerosis attain a lower burden of illness and disability, through holistic living.
I thrive with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, because physical and cognitive disability will not stop me from living, or blessing others with MS tips & tricks.
I am a firm believer that wellness starts with food, and anything that we ingest by mouth or otherwise, into our bodies. These things either nourish us, or harm us.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”- Hippocrates.
After my Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in 2016, I quickly became aware that conventional medicine, though certainly helpful in many ways, was not adequate in managing my MS.
And I am not alone.
Imagine my surprise, that the kind of medicine I went through medical school & residency to master, that I practiced daily, was not enough!
The holistic lifestyle changes I had initially turned to since I became disabled in 2014, became the backbone of my wellness journey, and the foundation on which the rest of my life would be built. In fact, there was not yet a medication on the market for the rarer Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS), at my time of diagnosis. That came the following year.
However, I was not able to do one modality, without the other. I realized that I’m not one of those who stop doing one thing, or stop eating one food additive or ingredient, and have been free of any serious MS symptoms since. I wish. But I’ve had to work extra hard for any gains. And that became a lifestyle, that has to be practiced daily.
The strategy that ended up working best for me, was combining conventional medicine, with functional medicine, a practice otherwise known as the integrative medicine approach.
Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS), is a different “animal.” Healing from any form of MS is often a journey, rather than a destination. Any change that gets good results needs to become a practice, rather than a “one and done.” Consistency is key.
I have had to craft my life around faith & mindset, nutrition, lifestyle, fitness, rehabilitation, detoxification, supplements, biohacking, and medication.
But if you happen to be someone who is able to stop taking medication for MS eventually, your body will let you know, at the right time. Then you and your doctor can decide which way to go, and how.
No two people with MS are the same. Everyone does not recover to the same degree. But holistic modalities have the ability to heal your body. This happens by reducing damage (and in some cases, reversing) at the cellular level, and optimizing your mitochondria, which is the energy factory of the human cell, to combat oxidative stress.
Healing & recovery are a not an event or destination, but a process and a journey.
If like me, you have found the solutions given by your doctor and western medicine somewhat underwhelming, I will help you navigate the holistic modalities that address root cause, rather than targeting mainly the end point.
So, while your doctor is doing their thing, you can also be doing some extra things, that complement each other.
I am the MS Educator!
What I Do
Self-Paced Online Course
I plan on creating the online, self-paced Multiple Sclerosis Recovery Course (MSRC) of your dreams. YES!!! It’s the course I wish I had, early in my diagnosis. At the end of this course, if implemented practically, you will be able to see a slowing of MS progression, a halting of MS progression, or even remission.
I will teach you what I have done over the past 7 years to continue to function, with what started as an aggressive and fast declining PPMS disease course, that would otherwise have had me bed-bound by now.
This online course will be divided into two levels, the first of which addresses all the bases, with regard to what to implement, along your journey to wellness. The second takes a deeper dive, for those folks who like me, need to do “all the things” to see appreciable gains from their baseline MS state.
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You can find me on Instagram (IG) and Clubhouse (CH), where I share, dish out free content, as well as engage regularly.
My IG posts are packed full of useful information in your journey with MS, other autoimmune or chronic illness. Tips, life & health hacks, food, clean living, mindset, a thing or two about Dr. Terry Wahls (my shero), et al. I also give honest and sincere insight into my days, awesome or challenging alike, and how I overcome, or find workarounds for the humps.
On CH, you can find me in rooms on MS, chronic pain, chronic illness, mental health, disability, holistic living, biohacking, nutrition, weight management, organization/ decluttering, autism, parenting, PCOS, fibroids, thyroid et al. Shhhh! I have other interests too!
PPMS-ing Pop-Up 1HR Clubhouse Room coming soon!
Linda Mokeme, MS Warrior 37 years, Amazon bestselling author of “The Gift Of Multiple Sclerosis, Living Fully And Joyfully Without Depression.”
“I experience incontinence [Urinary]. I was sharing that in our Clubhouse room. Dr. Taylor shared with us that she used cranberry pills. I ordered it and told another gentleman who was experiencing that, and recently diagnosed with MS, for which doctors were prescribing meds. He just shared with me that he’s got a serious improvement from incontinence, and so am I.”
“I just wanted to reach out and thank Dr. Taylor for being there and sharing this with us, because incontinence is a serious issue with MS patients, and some have to use diapers. I’ve been downtown today in Chicago for hours. I didn’t have this kind of freedom before, because for people who have incontinence, you’ve got to go to the bathroom, and when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. To cut a long story short, I’m experiencing THE quality of life and I just wanted to say thank you.”
“I’m a person that has dealt with Dr. Folake Taylor. And I would like to say how amazing she is. She has been with me about her story with MS, and my story with MS, and along our journeys, she has been so informative, about toxins, about food, about what even to store our food in. Eating clean is so important, and she so knows all about this, and is so willing to share this information. So many doctors don’t have this information, or are not willing to share it. She completely goes out of her way to share this information. If you ever, ever want to reach anybody about MS, or about anything, somebody you know is on the spectrum, please, talk to Dr. Taylor. I would highly, highly recommend her. She has been in some of my Clubhouse rooms, and she has been so informative. I could say on a scale of 1-10, she’s a 15. So please, if you ever need any information, just ask Dr. Taylor. She’s always more than willing to be helpful. If she doesn’t have the answer, she’ll find them, and then she’ll share them with you. She is amazing… I would call this doctor anytime, any day, any week!
Dr. Taylor was quick and ready to help. Her response to my request for guidance and motivation in my journey with MS was not expected. Most people wouldn’t have responded if they even opened the message at all, but she responded quickly and got right to business! I really appreciate the suggestions given thus far. And on top of helping with MS, I believe her biohacking steps to prevent covid vaccine side effects helped me get away with only a sore arm.
I can’t wait til her program gets off the ground fully. It’s just what the MS community needs.