I KNOW 100,000% that we can all benefit from good eating habits ms or not. There's a healer in all of us, my body is my friend, i'd like to calm and nourish my friend then bomb it with interferons!
Hi Paul, and welcome! I've never taken any meds for MS or MS symptoms myself (my story and MRIs are in this link: general-discussion-f1/topic16335.html
) and I always advise people that you can't go wrong by optimizing your health with a healthy diet and exercise, no matter what other treatments you choose.
Although I know many MS patients believe that their choice of MS meds has helped and I can't really argue with that, I tend to go along with your take on the meds. I got a surprise dx 8 years ago after at least 30 years of weirdness, but at that point I had learned to accept my wayward body and treat it gently and healthily. And it had responded to me in the same way.
I believe I'm in the minority, but I was pretty shocked when I found after dx that the generally accepted idea in the MS world was that our bodies were being attacked
by an evil entity and the only recourse was to attack our bodies (or "bomb" them) with powerful meds in response. Considering my own personal experience, that just didn't sit well with me. I've always been less concerned with whether one of the MS CRAB meds had a chance to "help" me in some way, than with the possibility that the drugs could just as easily "harm" me instead - especially with my nasty reactions to meds in general. And that's always a possibility.
So, follow your own path, but keep an open mind for new developments. I never say never when it comes to meds. Recently my neuro insisted that I finally try a med, including the new ones like Gilenya. I did some major research and presented her with a 4-page treatise
why none of them are right for me at this stage. That doesn't mean they're wrong for everyone. This is a good site for both mainstream and alternative ideas.
Good luck to you!