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?
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:
discussed on these 3 types of diets in our Ebook.
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.
- Dr. Swank Low-Fat Diet for MS
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
- cut out all dairy (cheese, milk, butter, cream,
- 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
- 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
your Multiple Sclerosis diet
- 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 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
- 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.
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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