As an addendum to the green smoothies (which I hated sooo much) I have found that a Champion juicer will chew up cabbage leaves and they taste nice but also that blue-greens in powder form are pretty good too. I bought a jar and have been whisking them into my morning juice.
The reason why I posted this was just that picking my way around the various diets was a bit mind boggling. Roy Swank ate bread as does Professor Jelinek - I'd recommend his book first as it's so sensible.
I can't eat high carbs because of my insulin resistence....brain hurting again...
Finding the 'right' diet take ages, but here's a good general rule
If you try a new way of eating and it doesn't make you feel good - like constant indigestion or diarhoea or headaches or fatigue, then it's probably not the one for you.
For example, when I had my first cholesterol test, I went on a no-fat diet and ate brown rice everyday. Now I know that this was wrong for me, the warning signs were in my constant indigestion. Later, when the diet and statins weren't working, I found that a low-carb diet helped more. I can recommend Dr Briffa's website in the UK for a great blog on this. He's a proper doctor btw.
I tried the raw-foodies cornerstone, sprouts (bean, not brussels!) and they give me headaches and don't make me feel good at all.
So it looks as though a high raw/low carb version of the Best Bet Diet is the way for me - although....and here's the good bit, you can have days off, although it's best to do this after a few months.
Dr Ashton Embry devised this diet for his son. He's not a doctor of medicine though and has made some pretty way-out claims in his articles (like one this year when he decided that Avonex can't possibly work, blimey!)however, I think he's on the right path as a general diet to help tackle MS.
I still feel a great deal better than before my dietary change. I don't often get hit by crippling fatigue and haven't had to take Amantadine this year.
I can't claim that nerve pain has gone, but so far, no annual relapse. I do take Rebif and will for as long as it continues to work.
I like this website too, for the one reason that posts and posters are treated with courtesy and respect.