What diet, vitamins, etc to take???

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What diet, vitamins, etc to take???

Postby hlm286 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:21 am

I'm newly diagnosed and I really want to do all that I can to help my body recover. However, I'm not quite clear on exactly how to do that yet. There are so many diets already that I've found that claim to help relieve your symptoms (swank, best bet, ms recovery diet). I don't know where to start! I don't think I want to eliminate dairy completely or other drastic measures, but I can avoid eating red meat, avoid wheat, etc. I have always tried to eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight, now I am trying to eat more natural foods, avoid saturated fats, and I take a multivitamin everyday and now I've started taking a vitamin D capsule everyday as well because I've read so much about the correlation between MS and vit D. I've also read alot about taking other supplements like fish oil, vit C and E, etc but I'm also nervous about playing with too many vitamins. If I start all these individual supplements should I quit taking the multivitamin? I don't want to overdose. What do you find is the best approach that helps you recover? I'm currently very numb and want to try to help my body repair the best I possibly can. What should I do???
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Postby peekaboo » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:52 am

Hi hlm -

you are asking for a lot of info. To start i would suggest reading many of the posts here...read diet posts, regime posts, natural posts and the reading post where this may help you get started with a cornerstone of information. Managing MS is so diverse and eventually you will find out what works for you which may not work for someone else. MS is like a fingerprint.

I wish you the best for your ms journey
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Postby hlm286 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:01 am

Thank you for your response. I understand, I guess I was just looking for an overall average approach that works for most. It's just so hard to know where to start, should I just start experimenting with different approaches and see how I feel?
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Postby peekaboo » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:24 am

If your doc hasn't given you any direction then it will be up to you. I would like to suggest you pm cheerleader who can send you her endothelium paper she wrote after doing much research. there she has a supplement check list as well.
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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:47 pm

i think you have these a couple of times over now hlm :)
but here are my signature links one more time - any questions about supplementing, food sources, drug interactions/depletion, if i don't know off the top of my head i have a good idea where to look and how to connect the dots :) TTFN
READ ME key info on nutrient targets - www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2489.html
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com
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