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Eating or Drinking MS Food

Containing Caffeine, Is This Good

or Bad for Multiple Sclerosis?

When it comes to Multiple Sclerosis, diet makes a big difference in aggravating or even contributing to further MS attacks.

But as far as MS food, is it a good thing for people, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis to eat or drink foods containing caffeine?

That's a very question, and there are a few different ways to look at this topic.

Multiple Sclerosis attacks the nerves through out the body and causes demyelination of the myelin sheath along the spinal cord, which surrounds and protects the nerves and helps to guide the nerve signals along the spinal cord.

When the nerves are disrupted or even damaged this can result in scarring along the nerves that are attacked, which can further cause problems with the nerves communicating with each other from one part of the body to the other.

The brain is the master controller of the body and when it is attacked and affected by Multiple Sclerosis, this can leave scarring through out the brain.

Caffeine is known for affecting the human body in several ways, when it is ingested through food that is consumed by eating or drinking it.

Caffeine increases the heart rate, increases circulation, helps the brain to function more quickly and helps to give a burst of energy to the body.

So why not eat or drink it?

Caffeine also is detoxified through the liver and if the liver is not functioning well to start with, then this just adds more stress to the liver that it has to deal with.

Many of the people, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, tend to have a reduced function of the liver already, since people with MS tend to have a tougher time with the body not detoxifying as it should.

Caffeine also adds more stress to the adrenals, which is a set of gland, which sit on top of the kidneys.

The adrenals regulate several things through out the body, including body temperature, blood pressure, sodium levels in the body and energy levels of the body.

People, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, tend to have a problem with incredible MS fatigue, which leaves the person feeling exhausted, no matter how much you sleep or rest each day.

Because of the extreme fatigue, which is often associated with MS, this can mean that people with Multiple Sclerosis already have exhausted adrenal glands and eating or drinking MS food, containing caffeine, would just add to the fatigue, which is already being experienced.

On top of all of this, people, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, already have a nervous system that is more often than not short-circuiting.

When this short-circuiting effect occurs, any type of stimulation can push the nervous system to over react more.

Adding caffeine containing foods to this type of scenario, can just aggravate things more.

Okay....these are the reasons eating or drinking caffeine containing foods might not be a good idea for people, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Are there any benefits for people with Multiple Sclerosis, when it comes to eating or drinking foods containing caffeine.

Actually there are some benefits.

Multiple Sclerosis also tends to include brain fog as one of its symptoms, which means that you feel like you are in a fog, where you feel like you just can't think straight, have trouble thinking through things and much of what is going on in your surroundings doesn't seem to register to you.

Eating or drinking caffeine containing foods can actually help to relieve MS brain fog, by opening up the blood flow to the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain.

Caffeine can help to speed up the thinking process of the brain.

Caffeine can give a boost of energy, although it only lasts for a period of time.

Although eating or drinking some caffeine containing foods can be beneficial at times, all things must be done in moderation.

It is not a good idea for people, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis to consume MS food, containing caffeine too much of the time or on a regular basis.

Once in a while can be okay.

But keep in mind, that if you have problems with your liver, adrenals or even one of your kidneys not functioning well, then consuming caffeine containing foods should be done very occasionally or cut out of your diet completely.

Caffeine containing foods include coffee (where decaffeinated or not), chocolate, black teas and green tea, and any foods where it is added during the processing of the food.

If you are unsure as to whether you are able to consume caffeine containing foods or not, check with your doctor, to be sure that it is safe for you, before consuming large amounts of caffeine containing foods.

Coffee and chocolate appear to be much tougher on the body than the caffeine containing teas, since the teas metabolize in the body differently than the chocolate.

Also, drinking organic coffee and eating organic chocolate is not as tough on the body, since there appear to be other substances in the non-organic products that causes the body to over react even more and add even more stress to the liver, kidneys and/or the adrenals.

The most important thing is to check with your doctor and also learn to listen to your body.

If you feel sicker after you eat or drink caffeine containing foods...within a few hours to a day later, then your body most likely can't handle the caffeine containing foods.

If you cut out eating and drinking caffeine containing foods for two weeks and then add it back in again, does this make you feel sicker, more exhausted or something else that makes it much tougher for you to function with the Multiple Sclerosis?

If is worth considering cutting out MS food containing caffeine for at least a year or two to help your liver, kidneys and adrenals to recover and heal more quickly from the effects of the Multiple Sclerosis.

After all Multiple Sclerosis can already have affected your liver, your kidneys or your adrenals, so that they function much less.

Dietary changes with Multiple Sclerosis can take a few years to help reverse many of the affects of MS, but isn't it worth giving your body a fighting chance to be able to recover from the effects of MS?

If you learn to work with your body, you will be able to help speed up the healing process resulting from the MS attacks on your body.

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