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Can Multiple Sclerosis Diet

Changes Help Reduce Effects of MS?

During the initial healing phase of dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, changes to the Multiple Sclerosis diet is very important for helping to reduce stress on he digestive tract and the nervous system and to aid in speeding up the healing process in the body.

But...what are the Multiple Sclerosis diet changes that we can make that can help to reduce Multiple Sclerosis symptoms or possibly even help to reverse the effects of Multiple Sclerosis on the body?


There are 3 main diets that are recommended for those of us that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

The 3 main Multiple Sclerosis diets include:

  • MS Recovery Diet
  • Dr. Swank Low-Fat Diet for MS
  • The Best Bet Diet for MS
more is discussed on these 3 types of diets in our Ebook.

We have tried all of the above diets and have found that they all have good points and bad points.  Instead of following any of the above diets strictly, we have found that the following worked better for helping to reduce our MS symptoms by helping to reduce the burden on the digestive tract, reduce the stress on the nervous system, reduce the toxic load on the liver, help improve how well the body was able to detoxify and rid itself of chemical and other toxins and help to increase the amount of vitamins and nutrients from the food that we consumed to aid the body in replenishing the vitamins and minerals that it was lacking in.
Based on what we have done ourselves, we recommend the following, for a Multiple Sclerosis diet to follow during the initial healing phase:
  • cut out all processed foods and all processed fats (including all hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated fats and soy oils).
  • cut out all dairy (cheese, milk, butter, cream, etc.).
  • cut out all red meats (including beef, lamb, pork, ham, etc.) -- this cuts out the majority of animal fats that are more difficult for the body to digest.
  • cut out all breads, pastas and flour of all kinds.
  • cut out all gluten containing grains and foods (this includes all wheat, rye, barely and oats or any food containing any part of these grains; this also includes kamut and spelt).
  • cut out all mercury containing foods including all shellfish (shrimp, scallops, clams, oysters, crabs, etc.), tuna fish, swordfish, shark, flounder, carp, catfish, tile fish, etc.).  The main fish we eat is Alaskan salmon (you can buy it canned, if you can't get it as fillets or whole fish.  White fish and mackeral appear to be okay too, but not in huge quanitities.
  • reduce the amount of overall fat that is eaten and switch to using oils that are liquid at room temperature, since these oils are unsaturated (include the following oils: extra virgin olive oil, nut and seed oils (including almond, walnut, flaxseed oil, sesame seed oil).
  • cut out all sugar and sugar containing products, including glucose, fructose, honey, brown rice syrup, barely syrup, etc.), since these spike the blood sugar, making it more difficult for the body to heal from many of the ways that MS attacks the body.  Alternatives that can be used that don't spike the blood sugar can include stevia, agave syrup and other plant based sweeteners that are not highly processed or have no other ingredients added.
  • cut out all artificial sweeteners, food preservatives, food colorings and other chemicals that are added to foods during the processing of all food products.  This helps to reduce the toxic load on the liver and helps make it easier for the body to remove toxins from the body that can add to aiding Multiple Sclerosis in attacking and damaging the body.
Add to your Multiple Sclerosis diet the following:
  • add into your diet using oils that are liquid at room temperature, since these oils are considered unsaturated and are much easier for our bodies to digest, including:  extra virgin olive oil, nut and/or seed oils like almond, walnut, sesame seed, flaxseed oil, to name a few.
  • Adding extra virgin coconut oil also helps the body to break down the other fats that are eaten.  The coconut oil can handle high heat, so it can be used to cook with or it can be added food.
  • replace all grains with non-gluten whole grains (initially), including brown rice (including the bran), quinoa, millet, teff, amaranth, etc.).
  • reduce the amount of meat that is eaten to one meal a day, at most.  Eat more fish if possible, since this helps to speed up the healing of the damage to the nervous system.  Fish oils (mercury-free) can be taken as a supplement, if you are vegetarian or if it is difficult for you to purchase enough fish to add to your diet.
  • switch your diet to eating 50% to 60% raw vegetables and fruits.  Some vegetables can be cooked, but the majority of the vegetables should be eaten raw like salads.  Green leafy vegetables are a must to be added to the diet, in addition to other vegetables and fruits.
  • Add Blueberries to your diet, since these are high in antioxidants and help to rebuild and boost the immune system to aid in fighting off infections.
  • As an alternative, to increase the amount of vitamins and nutrients that are consumed, juicing vegetables and fruits or grinding the whole food can also be done and the "shake" can be ground each day with 1 to 3 glasses of the drink being consumed each day.
  • Supplements can also be added, which help to reduce the effects of Multiple Sclerosis, if taken for a longer period of time.  These can include evening oil primrose, vitamin E (non-soy if possible), fish oils (mercury-free), Chlorella (a green sea algae), calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and others.

Our hope is that with providing you with this information that it will help on getting your started on helping your body to detoxify, repair and start the recovery of your body from the effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

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