hlm286 wrote:From being on this forum, I've read a lot about "finding out what you're allergic to" and eliminating it from your diet to improve your symtoms and overall health. I believe and trust in this approach and since I'm not looking into starting any DMT's any time soon, I would like to start the healthy lifestlyle changes as soon as possible.
Hi hlm, I completely agree with that approach and have posted about it extensively - especially on the thread I'll link here, where I also explained how I've figured out what I'm "sensitive" to by listing what I eat and tracking symptoms daily. There's other advice in that thread also.
Personally, I read a lot about nutrition and I've skimmed over all the official diet books, but I've never been "on a diet" in my entire life. However, I truly believe that you are what you eat, and that people would be astonished if they knew how much they are screwing up their bodies (and even their MS) with food. Trouble is, it appears we're all different, and all the recommended diets are different, and there's no simple way to tell what works for you.
In my case, I've had severe reactions to most all food/supplements that are supposed to be good for MS, like most omega-3s. Some reactions have been worse than anything MS has ever done to me. So I just eat as fresh & healthy as I can and keep track of the reactions.
But...official (and expensive) allergy testing last year showed I'm "allergic" to NOTHING. All that swelling & vomiting & itching throughout my life has only been from "sensitivities." But in the meantime, I've practically eliminated daily hives - and RLS - by avoiding junk food.
It's a challenge, I know, but worth the effort if you can come up with a system of your own.
I started the healthy diet/strenuous exercise thing 15-20 years ago and I'm convinced that's what has kept me so mobile, alert, and improved both my mood and my fatigue. Good luck!