I’ve been living with multiple sclerosis for 25 years and have been virtually symptom free more than nine. Below are some key lifestyle changes you or any MS sufferer can make right now to get back your health!
1. Start taking vitamin D.
A lack of vitamin D may be a cause of multiple sclerosis. Studies show clusters of MS sufferers in areas around the world that lack consistent amounts of sunlight. Get a vitamin D test and boost your level with a good vitamin D3 supplement that also includes vitamin K2 to ensure its efficacy. The main source of vitamin D is the sun. Twenty minutes a day in the morning sun with plenty of skin showing will help, but if you have a deficiency, reverse it as soon as possible.
2. Stop using the microwave.
Irradiated food isn’t healthy!
3. Eat organic foods and stay away from GMOs.
GMO stands for genetically modified organism. Yep, genetically modified food sounds scary, doesn’t it? Over 50 countries worldwide can’t be wrong about banning GMO foods, although the U.S. hasn’t banned them yet.
4. Eat organic, wild sockeye salmon.
Wild sockeye salmon is rich in proteins and good omega-3 fats. One serving per week goes a long way toward improving health in multiple sclerosis by providing healthy fats that decrease inflammation.
5. Get tested for food sensitivities.
This is extremely important — some food allergies and sensitivities are known to make MS symptoms worse because the reaction they cause creates widespread inflammation throughout your body.
6. Get a blood test to check your vitamin levels and heavy metal levels.
Many MS sufferers are extremely low in several vitamins, and heavy metal toxicity can mimic many multiple sclerosis symptoms. Find out where your body stands in terms of these issues.
7. Add veggies to your diet.
It’s the green stuff — spinach, kale, cucumbers, broccoli and cabbage — that offer MS patients a lot of phytonutrients that can benefit health.
8. Start a massage protocol.
Massage will help stimulate lymphatic flow and circulation, increase joint flexibility and can even help with muscle spascity.