Welcome to ThisIsMS. I had my first MS attack in 1991 and was symptom free for the next 8 years. I changed nothing about my life. However, looking back after receiving my MS diagnosis after my second attack in 1999, I regret not being aware of the opportunity that was before me. That is, since being diagnosed, I have changed my diet to reduce inflammation. I eliminated trans fats, greatly reduced saturated fats as well as sugar and have shifted my diet to include foods that are more nutritionally dense. In addition, as supported by the medical literature, I have developed a supplement regimen that includes things like omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, anti-inflammatory antioxidants such as green tea, curcumin from turmeric, r-lipoic acid, along with vitamin D3 and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. It is the position of many neurologists that diet has no affect on MS. However, this is simply ludicrous. It is difficult to imagine that one can consume a highly proinflammatory diet and not affect a disease which has a component of chronic inflammation. So, I encourage you to take this opportunity and evaluate your current diet and make any positive changes in areas you feel you can improve upon. You may wish to read through many of the posts in the Natural Approach and Diet forums. I strongly suspect that if I had made the changes I have following my first attack, that my subsequent diagnosis would have been much delayed. Unfortunately, there was no mention of MS in 1991 and I had no clue what was later in store for me.