If you have just been disgnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, your head will be in a spin. It could also be that you are in denial. This is a perfectly natural response to the news that you have an autoimmune disease. This where a multiple sclerosis diet will come to the rescue.
However, you will come to realise that you are now going tp have to take great care of your diet.
So, finding the right Multiple Sclerosis diet will be all-important. Fortunately there are many multiple sclerosis diets for you to choose from.
Multiple Sclerosis Diet
While ther is no official Multiple Sclerosis diet there are and have been many diets that are alleged to be n=benefical to the MSer. The Swank diet, the Wahls Protocol, the Paleo diet and the OMS diet.
What not to eat if you have MS
Processing a new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis can be overwhelming. How will this affect my job, will I shrill be able to care for my loved ones, Can I still drive my car?
All very valid questions that are very pertinent for a new MSer. At his stage, you will not identify as an MSer, you have never heard of a Spoonie, but, in time, you will.
One of the most useful things you will learn is the importance of good nutrition. Eating a good well-balanced diet has been shown to be very beneficial in controlling MS symptoms and for your general health and wellbeing.
MS can, and does, cause bowel and digestive system problems that include having a detrimental effect on GI motility.
GI (GastroIntestinal) motility (chyme movement) can give rise to three outward symptoms:
- Constipation poor muscle control affects pelvic floor muscles making colon voiding difficult.
- Diarrhoea is the opposite of constipation where the food moves too quickly through the digestive system
- Gastroparesis is where the passage of chyme from the stomach to the small intestine is delayed or prevented.
So, we can see that our digestive systems are very prone to developing problems and there are certain food types we absolutely must avoid.
- Saturated Fats
- Sugar and Refined Grains
- Monosodium Glutame (MSG)
I know all of this but, I still like my morning coffee and my glass of Friday vino.
Perhaps that is why I have such awful stomach pains incessantly.
How to eat a clean, natural multiple sclerosis diet
What do we mean by clean natural food? Clean food is unprocessed food. Fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the orchard or field.
Healthy food is rich in minerals, vitamins, fibre, phytonutrients and good proteins. While you are shopping for clean, natural fruit and vegetables, look for the loose products, not the pre-packaged variety.
Plant-based diets are best for your health. Meat id good in moderation and fish is wonderful. But, fresh fruit and vegetable should form the greater part of your meal plan
How to reverse MS naturally
The Wahls Protocol is a diet and exercise plan devised by Dr Terry Wahls. She researched and created her plan after she developed MS which had left her very immobile.
After following her plan stringently, she was able to reverse all of her MS symptoms. And, you can do exactly the same if you follow the guidelines of The Wahls Protocol. I do, and my MS is now well under control.
When I first bought this book and spent a few hours reading and understanding the teachings of Dr Wahls, I got very excited.
Not only because of the potential MS reversal potential but, because I now felt that I understood what MS was doing to my body.
7 Foods to avoid on your Multiple Sclerosis Diet
Eating a healthy diet is very important to your general health. And, eating a good nutritious diet can also help you manage the symptoms of your multiple sclerosis.
You know about the most healthful foods that are available to you. However, there are also certain foods that you really must avoid if you are serious about improving your MS prognosis.
There isn’t an official Multiple Sclerosis Diet but, any AIP Diet like the Wahls Protocol will help you manage the worst MS symptoms, boost your energy and clarify your thinking processes.
How I manage Multiple Sclerosis with Nutrition
Imagine the mixed emotions that Blythe would suffer. She had been sent for an MRI after experiencing quite bad optic neuritis. She got her results. The good news was that it wasn’t a brain tumour but, the bad news it was multiple sclerosis!
After a few years on Copaxone, Blythe had to stop the immunosuppressant medication. Looking around for an alternative, Blythe found The Paleo Diet and was amazed.
This was a diet protocol for people with diseases like me. They were letting their bodies heal with food and lifestyle choices.Blythe
While Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the CNS (Central Nervous System) brain food is nutrition for your grey matter. The brain is a central component of your CNS and demyelination of MS is predominantly in nerve fibres of the brain.
How to Beat Multiple Sclerosis Naturally
Shelley is a female entrepreneur from the UK. She was an avid keep-fit fan with a healthy appetite for good food before MS made an appearance.
She awoke one morning with only one eye functioning and her ability to walk seriously impaired. This was the arrival of multiple sclerosis.
Like many MSers before her, Shelley started with a DMD before finding that diet, exercise and mindfulness could be more powerful than pharmaceuticals.
She has tried the Swank diet, the Wahls Protocol and finally sttled on the OMS diet. However, she didn’t explain what the OMS diet is. OMS stand for Overcoming MS and it is a olant-based low-fat, dairy free diet protocol.
The Amazing Benefits of Garlic
Garlic doesn’t always get the best press. You know it seeps from your pores for days after that amazing curry.
And, the health benefits of garlic are not just old wives’ tales. The benefits have, actually, been scientifically proven.
However, the alleged health benefits for multiple sclerosis are the pertinent points here.
The garlic plant is a member of the allium family and is related to onions, leeks and shallots. All of these related plants are very popular cooking ingredients and you, my MSer friend need to develop a liking for garlic.
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