I have been researching intermittent fasting and how it is beneficial for not only insulin reduction but also for improvement of chronic health conditions and preventing serious conditions. For those that don't know, it is supposed to help reduce inflammation, and promote autophagy, which means that your cells clean out the bad cells from your body.
Anyway, I have been doing it for several weeks now. Mainly the 16:8 regimen of fasting for 16 hours (including sleep) and eating for 8 hours… read more
@A MyMSTeam Member which types of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? I started eating a lot of greens, specifically foods like kale, spinach, broccoli, things like that. I have also been eating a lot of blueberries. I wonder if the type matters, and also how often you eat them (I have been eating several portions of both fruits and vegetables every single day). You may have also not noticed improvement if you always eat a clean diet versus someone that didn't but then started.
I think I probably noticed some improvement with my diet but more improvement through intermittent fasting. I have been fasting nearly every single day, and have ramped some of my fasts up to 18 hours or even 24 hours. I have read a lot of research about fasting specifically (vs. just eating healthy) and how it can reduce inflammation and heal chronic illnesses, so I'm definitely going to keep that up. But I am trying to eat healthy as well. No more diet sodas or artificial sweeteners for me!
Yes. I’ve had good results from intermittent fasting and a generalized lifestyle change for over 12 months.. I do still have challenges but for the most part feel better and am able to manage my symptoms with more ease and am all together healthier than prior to my diagnosis. Keep it up, and congrats.
@A MyMSTeam Member I hope it works for you. I have continued to do intermittent fasting and still see benefits. Again, I'm not sure if its from the fasting or eating healthier or both. But I have been able to run for over five minutes on the treadmill (I ran almost a mile today). I could actually keep going longer if I wasn't out of shape and out of breath. But MS (heaviness in my legs) was not holding me back. In the past (2 months ago and before that) I had a hard time running for longer than 1.5 minutes.
@A MyMSTeam Member Fasting does much more than reset your appetite. You haven't noticed any improvement in fatigue eating a clean diet? Maybe an improvement is only noticed if you had a poor diet and switched over to a clean diet. It sounds like maybe you had a good diet all along. Even people without MS usually experience improvement when going from a poor diet to eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. It usually helps the average person (without MS) feel more energetic. But I guess everyone is different.
Continue your research and feel out the path as you go. There is loads of info out there re: cell restoration & regeneration etc. I’m wishing you the best.
Ps. Keep a journal. It’ll really help you as you go along. You’ll find your own guideline to keep track if ie: physical, emotional, energy, cognition, sleep patterns, ambulation etc. I find this to be a very useful tool. 💫✨✌🏻
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