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Diets For Managing Multiple Sclerosis

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Diets For Managing Multiple SclerosisFinding a cure for MS is a cause very dear to Shemar Moore’s heart, and for those living with MS the lack of a cure is a frustrating and scary reality. However, modern medical science has found ways for people suffering with MS to help to relieve their symptoms through diet and exercise, something necessary for MS sufferers when it comes to improving one’s overall quality of life. The proceeds that Shemar donates to MS help to craft these lifestyle change plans and aid those with MS to live healthier and more productive lives.

The old phrase “We are what we eat” is a true one, and what we put into our bodies contributes a great deal to how we feel on a day to day basis. For MS sufferers, this is particularly true, and there are certain diet regimens that can help those with MS to feel their very best every day. When it comes to MS diet plans, exclusions are just as important as inclusions when it comes to certain types of food and the nutrition they provide, so let’s first look at the foods that are excluded from many MS management diets:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Yeast
  • Limiting saturated fats and refined sugars
  • Legumes

Due to their propensity for triggering inflammation and just what they provide to the body, these food groups and food types are often avoided in many MS related diet plans. While this list may seem extensive in terms of just what it covers, many MS sufferers find managing the eliminations of these foods easy when compared to the relief they are able to feel through their diet.

While the aforementioned foods are excluded, there are some food groups and types that should be included in greater quantities when looking to manage MS through diet. Some of these MS friendly foods are:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Lean proteins
  • Raw foods
  • Antioxidant rich foods
  • Probiotics

These foods help to aid the digestive tract, reduce inflammation, and support the immune system, all things which help those with MS to lead healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Coupled with diet is also exercise, and the right fitness regimen can also do a great deal in helping those with MS to keep their quality of life and health at an absolute maximum. Moderate regular exercise and simply the act of moving the body around can help to quell MS symptoms a great deal, and these exercises may include everything from swimming and yoga to hiking an cycling.

MS is a cause that Shemar Moore holds dear, and findings such as these can help to give those with MS the life they want while the cure for the disease is still being searched for.

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5 comments on “Diets For Managing Multiple Sclerosis
  1. Audrey Clifford on said:

    I believe this diet cuts down a substantial amount of inflammation in the body. I have systemic Sarcoidosis, The Bernie Mac disease. I try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables at every meal.

  2. Kellie Elliott- Myers on said:

    I have MS and it takes a toll on my body and the support and diet and exercise and Criminal Minds. …i will be good I have my grandbabies workout with me and the dieting they think they put it together for so it all works out….keep up the great wk Shemar your mother is very lucky to have a son like you I know cause I have 3 grown boys…..love from TX

  3. Sheree on said:

    Thanks for this post and I had no idea your mom is a fellow MS’er. I was looking through some Robin Williams photos and saw one with you and Robin Williams and that lead me to google/your page. (RIP Robin Williams :'(

    My recovery has 100% to do with what I feed my body mentally and physically. I look back and I’m grateful for the carefree days (darn you MS) and I have no regrets. Bahhhh, who needs good Jamaican rum anyway (lol). The one thing I am slacking off on is exercise. I need some motivation!!!!

  4. Jacqueline Poyer on said:

    I would like to say thank you shemar
    For this post. I’ve been living with MS for the past two yrs. It takes a tole on my body a great deal. I’m taking treatment for it now with dieting & I’m starting the road to recovery. Some days are worse then others but I’m working through it. Thank you for the continue fight to find a cure. Much love always.

  5. Lacnunga on said:

    My story is a long one so I won’t post everything here. Number One – Vitamin D deficency is rampant among people who are diagnosed with auto-immune disease. Get your levels checked and rectified immediately! Mine was 17 ng/ml. Optimum is 75-100 ng/ml. I had a fabulously healthy diet but had used sunscreen since my teens, and that was my vulnerability. I lived at 60 degrees latitude in the UK so with the sunscreen too, got virtually no Vit D from the sun (only UVB makes Vit D in the skin). I was hit HARD in 2005 although the disease had been around a long time.. and I had had Optic Neuritis as an 11 year old. I take 50,000 iu twice weekly during winter and once weekly during the summer, here at 38 degrees latitude and 2,200 feet altitude, here in West Virginia when I am out gardening much of the time. I REVERSED my lesions completely in only a year with Viamin B12 as Methylcobalamin 1000 mcg daily, plus the Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate form of Vitamin B6, plus the Methylfolate form of Folic Acid, 800 mcg. The mass of lesions on my frontal lobe disappeared (shown by an MRI) and I was 100% symptom free. The only relapse since then was during a 2 week vacation to Arkansas from the UK. I forgot my supplements and was unable to buy them locally. After 2 weeks I was almost back to square one. Aphasic, severe leg pain, vertigo, facial numbness, weakness, poor continence.. and was pushed through the airport in a wheelchair. After only a few days back on my supplements I recovered completely. I also use Ultra Oil (Hemp Oil, Flax Oil, Mackerel and Sardine Oil with fat soluble vitamins and grapeseed oil) in my home-made salad dressings and berry shakes (we consume vast quantities of home-grown fruit and veg!), locally produced, pastured meats.. we buy a whole pig, half a beef and a couple of lambs every year.. plus venison, shot in our own back yard. We eat plenty of wild-caught fish, and supplement with canned mackerel and sardines for their health benefits. We use a gallon of coconut oil a month between the two of us and 12 cats, and eat 42 fresh pastured (and ponded!) duck eggs a week (Duck eggs are alkaline-forming whereas chicken eggs are acid-forming in the body) My Vietnam vet (USN) hubby, at 69, has awesome cholesterol levels on this die by the wayt.. his HDL is 88 and his Cholesterol/HDL ratio is less than one.. the VA docs are amazed and say that he is healthier than most of their young veterans! Please post feedback, comments or questions and I will be happy to elaborate on any of the above.

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