September 5, 2019
Should you be gluten-free and avoid sugar?
September 10, 2019
September 27, 2019
Life is full of anecdotes. When I was first diagnosed with MS, I would not have even thought about what food to eat or not eat, other than to get "heart healthy" food. But people tend to disagree as to what is healthy food nowadays. I do not buy into the idea that there is any one perfect way to eat for everybody with MS.
Last summer (just over a year ago), I made a dramatic change in the food I ate and cut out sugar, starches, and grains. I wouldn't say that it was easy, but it wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be.
Eliminating sugar led to weight loss. Weight loss led to feeling better. Feeling better led to more physical activity. More physical activity led to feeling better about myself, which in turn helped to stick to eating no sugar (as much as possible).
I wouldn't say that any of this helped my MS, but it helped me feel better in many ways.
Last weekend I was out of town at a conference. I broke my "no sugar" rule and indulged. Wow!! My mouth was tingly, my head hurt, my hands/knuckles swelled up, and I retained water -- none of this made me feel very good. My MS didn't really flare, but I definitely seemed to notice the nerve pain more.
Like Devin suggests, aiming to live healthy is a very good idea no matter what.
October 17, 2019
Avoid processes foods and anything that is canned and try to eat good foods we all have our weaknesses every once in awhile