I am a big believer that our symptoms for our autoimmune disorders can be relieved by our diet. There isn’t a specific diet that is recommended for Multiple Sclerosis, but there are foods the experts say you should eat and other foods you should avoid.
The Basics for Your Nutrition
Be smart about which fats you choose
Healthy unsaturated fats
These are plant based oils
- palm kernel oil
- peanut oil
- pumpkin seed oil
- rice bran oil
- safflower seed oil
- sesame seed oil
- sunflower seed oil
- soybean oil
- coconut oil
Include 5 servings of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables
Eat less sugar and salt
Sugar is the enemy of autoimmune disorders. I found that when I cut sugar from my diet most of my inflammation went away. I have to keep some sugar in and I do that with pure maple syrup. I found that if I eliminate too much sugar, my eyes become super dry and I have to use more eye drops.
Be active when you can
Ask your doctor about which exercise will work best for you and your health. Adding activity to your daily routine can:
- relieve stress
- help you sleep better
- help maintain a healthy weight
- reduce inflammation
- give you a feeling of accomplishment
Focus on the aspects of your health you can control
Your diet is the one thing that you should have complete control over. Plan your meals and prepare ahead the foods that you can, so meals are a snap to make.
Don’t skip going out to eat completely. Be wise in your food choices so that you are eating healthy away from home.
The MS Recovery Diet: Identify the Foods That Will Heal Your Disease
More than half a million people live with multiple sclerosis, yet conventional medicine still has little to offer patients. There is no known cure-and even recent breakthroughs in drug therapy do not work to control many of the symptoms or promise any degree of recovery.