sbr487 stated: "If diet provided acceptable relief, we would not find some many people running behind CCSVI."
That is not necessarily true, at all.
First, it seems that from reading this thread and others (and in many other places, like Ann Boroch's wonderful book 'Healing MS') that many DO testify to the relief that dietary changes provide (in combination with removal of toxins, stress, staying as active as possible etc)...not like it's going to 'fix' MS...so I guess it depends what is 'acceptable relief', on what your needs are for 'wellness', which is what we're talking about here, in the diet realm, not eradicating MS. (Although we do try!) The talk around natural medicine has always been around how to better 'manage' our varying situations.
Even Dr Swank never claimed a 'cure' with his dietary guidelines. But he must have been a damn good neurologist, which equals a great man in my mind, to open his trained medical mind to natural management!
There are some that are desperate for Liberation, and for good reason. But it seems to me that whether or not you have found relief with diet, you would STILL run behind CCSVI, like me and many others, and Lelo who has had the procedure! Who wouldn't want to see a breakthrough in medicine on this scale that is going to affect us all, diet or no diet; who among us wouldn't want to try for the promise of greater relief? I mean, my brain surely wants more oxygen from blood flow... and at the same time my muscles still shout out for greater strength, my spirit and nerves yearn for tranquility, and my organs still ask for balance.
It is not yet totally clear the relationship of CCSVI to MS, in terms of the research that has yet to be done on the vascular system of those of us with MS. Hence some of us are keeping our bases covered and are saying that it is 'wellness' that matters, a part of which would be a 'cure' (or an incredible breakthrough like CCSVI is turning out to be) or anything that would enhance the quality of life.
This point of view puts a tremendous onus on the individual and therein lies the greatest challenge, I think. When one is ill, one feels utterly defeated. It's not easy to press on in the face of such adversity. But frankly, I do not see a choice in the matter. I want 'life' in all its implications, disease or no disease. Let us hope it is NO disease.