What should I eat, what should I avoid?
I have lived for 63+ years on my food and haven't got many problems and I have consumed a lot of beer in my early years. This has not brought on MS just gave me a good life. I have never been on a diet or modified food by any company or person. If it hasn't affected me so far then it won't.
There are a few dietary suggestions out there for people with MS. Some are quite contradictory. Dr. Wahls (who claims, she stopped her MS with he change of diet) suggests a modified paleo diet without grain and dairy and Dr. Swank thinks, that red meat, beef and pork are not good and he suggests wholegrain and low fat dairy. And there are other suggestions, which differ quite significantly. They all agree in certain areas though. Lots of vegetables of all colours, fresh or steamed or fried, No processed food, very little or no sugar (that means not too much fruit as well), only healthy fats (no margarine, no standard vegetable oils, but very high quality olive oil, or cold pressed coconut oil or hemp oil and everything as organic as possible. Hope that helps a bit. God bless you
There is a MS diet book written by Terry Whals MD the dr has MS as well
I found over the years going gluten free has worked limit bread intake no salt less sugar no dairy milk just coconut,almond ,soy milk,vitamins b12,d3,probotic, fish,chicken,turkey,peanut butter,eggs whites sometimes eggs,water,sweet potatoes,cabbage, vegetables and some seasonings limit inflammation.research to find out.
I don't use any oils for cooking most of the time. Most heated oils are very inflammatory for the following reason. They oils are sensitive to 3 things. Heat, oxygen and light. So when they are heated to high temperatures, stored in clear bottles and every time the bottle is opened, they are exposed to these 3 things, which can cause them to go rancid. This then leads to oxidative stress in the body, and the production of free radicals, which will cause inflammation. Depending on what I'm cooking/eating, I might use either a tiny amount of butter or coconut oil since these saturated fats are more heat stable. But most of the time I use water and spices. For example: Cooking chicken: I add approx. 1/4 cup water and the following spices (garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, pink salt) to a pan. Add the chicken, cover, cook for a few minutes, flip, cover and cook until done, making sure the water does not completely evaporate. It ends up juicy and favourful. For fish: I take the juice from one lemon, mix with melted butter (grass fed/organic if I can afford to - which is not too often), add garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, pink salt, and thyme to the lemon/butter mixture. Place a piece of parchment paper in a glass baking dish. Place the fish on the parchment paper. Pour the spiced butter/lemon mixture over top of the fish. Bake until done. I only eat chicken and fish as far as meat, but then I'll have them with steamed veggies or one of my "famous" (lol), chopped salads pimped out with almond slivers, hemp seeds, avocado, apple cubes. No boring salads over here! Even my boyfriend thinks they're awesome. Kill me if I ever have to eat a boring iceburg lettuce salad! joking. no offense to iceburg lettuce. I still use it in taco salads ;)