Jack Osbourne is proud to become a papa for the second time. The son of Sharon Osbourne and the legendary Ozzie is expecting his second child with wife, Lisa, and the two are tickled pink (especially if it’s a girl), reported People.
With her first daughter, Pearl Clementine, now 2-and-a-half years old, Lisa posted her excitement on her blog.
“I’m pregnant! Pearl is very happy to become a big sister. She diligently reads her ‘I’m a big sister’ books every night & recites to me her plans of bathing, feeding, singing to, and holding the baby. We are more than halfway through this thing & are very excited to be parents again! Thanks for all the well wishes.”
Why did the happy couple wait so long to announce this second pregnancy? After marrying in 2012, Lisa had a late-term miscarriage in 2013. The two also have struggled to cope with Jack’s relapses from multiple sclerosis.
“The best has been Pearl hitting these major milestones from crawling to walking to talking,” said Jack as he reflected on their married life. “That’s been really enjoyable for me to come home to after work.”
As for the future, thrilled grandma Sharon is anticipating even more children.
“[Jack] wants about five kids and Lisa comes from a big family, too. They both want to have a whole brood,” she said.
But although she’s excited about grandchildren, Osbourne has repeatedly broken down while talking about her son’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, including her initial revelations in 2012, reported the New York Daily News.
Sharon even blamed herself.
“I keep thinking, ‘What did I do wrong? What did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?’ I feel like it’s somehow my fault.”
But Osbourne pulled herself together subsequently to discuss her appreciation for the positive wishes on The Talk.
“He’s doing really, really good and I want to thank everyone for all their texts and goodwill and love they send to us,” declared Sharon. “And what I’m doing right now is not helping because I’m just feeling sorry for myself, and that is no good.”
Jack received his diagnosis after losing 60 percent of his vision in one eye, and that is symptomatic of the condition, according to Dr. Fred Lublin, director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
No known cure exists for the disease, which causes chronic inflammation of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. However, early diagnosis can help, with medications available to mitigate relapses.
Osbourne recently revealed that he uses a strict Paleo diet. That means no grains, no sugar, no processed foods or dairy. Instead, he eats protein, vegetables, and healthy fats, which he feels helps reduce inflammation. He also juices.
Dr. Terry Wahls, author of The Wahls Protocol, also used Paleo diet principles and functional medicine for her own MS, and has been a proponent of this alternative.
In addition, as the Inquisitr reported, Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain, cites a link between diet and inflammation.
“Inflammation, is actually a pivotal player in such diverse brain conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and even autism…You’ve got to do everything possible to reduce inflammation. And that means a diet rich in inflammation-reducing foods like healthful fats, minimal in carbohydrates and strictly gluten-restricted.”
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