Healthy eating helps with the symptoms

Did you change your eating habits since diagnosed
No, I eat lots of junk food - 0.0%
Yes, some stuff - 50.0%
Yes, I changed a lot, eating more healthy - 50.0%
I've never really thought about it - 0.0%

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   Posted 11/27/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been diagnosed 5 years ago and instead of just treating the symptoms I started a new lifestyle with eating more wholesome food, no fast food, lots of fruits and vegetables, mostly organic, eating all my food mostly organic, limiting the animal protein and juicing, lots of juicing! I have to tell you, I'm much happier now like I was before I was diagnosed and my condition does not getting worse. Sometimes I feel that it's even getting better. I'm not sure yet... but I'm keep doing what I'm doing.

Most of the times our lifestyle made us sick at the first place so instead of treating only the symptoms we have to change the life too so we won't feel worse or even improve!

Any thoughts?

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   Posted 11/27/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Celeste

Well i'm so happy for u'r improved lifestyle and diet!! Sounds like u are on a good path for a better life. Unfortunately i don't agree with u that diet/lifestyle can bring on ms. I'm sure other illnesses can be either brought on or made worse by those factors...and certainly any improvement to these things will make u overall healthier and feel better...but will not stop/slow down/cure u'r ms. I"m sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but clearly u are getting incorrect information from someplace. There are many here who will likely take offense to this post because even in their best of times...with ms...they are not well by far. I am one of those. I am not dx'd with ms and thankfully don't anticipate that...but i have seen some dear friends suffer it's consequences and would never begin to believe they'd ever have done anything to bring it on themselves...even inadvertantly. It would seem that u'r ms may be a bit less aggressive for u feel u'r diet has improved u'r disease. It's simply not so. I do wish u the best on this course of improved diet and lifestyle, but please don't put away u'r meds or turn u'r back on this is not going anywhere.
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   Posted 11/28/2007 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Celeste,
    My husband was diagnosed 7 years ago but has had MS for over 20 years going back to when the symptoms first started.  Prior to his diagnosis he was told he had other conditions and diet and exercise would help so for many years we lived a healthy lifestyle of strict diet and exercise.  Unfortunately he didn't experience any symptom relief or feeling of wellness.   After his diagosis we were hoping the combination of diet/exercise and medication would be effective but didn't find that to be the case.  The medication definately slowed things down and exercise helps with some issues like range of motion and spasticity but diet doesn't really seem to play a role in things at all.   Everyone is different though, and if it seems to help you then you gotta do what makes you feel best :-)
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   Posted 11/28/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   

I have totally changed my lifestyle since being diagnosed.  I eat very well.  Lots veggies, fruit, whole grains and a strict avoidance of animal fats.  I excercise aerobically everyday on an eliptical trainer.  I am adding strength training and yoga as well.  I get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. While all of these healthy habits help, I consider my copaxone my most effective therapy.  I refuse to believe that anything I did or didn't do gave me this disease.  The cause of MS is yet unknown.  There are many theories but none have been proven.

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