Scientists have learned a lot about this debilitating nerve disease, but there is still no cure. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may help you manage Multiple Sclerosis.
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Improve muscle strength and other symptoms by taking two pills of this herbal remedy three times a day
Switch to the Swank diet
Reduce disability and mortality by eating a diet low in animal fats and hydrogenated oils and high in linoleic acid from natural vegetable oils, and by supplementing with 5 grams of cod liver oil daily
Say good-bye to smoking
Kick the habit to reduce the risk of impaired movement
These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full multiple sclerosis article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.
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Dietary changes that may be helpful
The amount and type of fat eaten may affect both the likelihood of healthy people getting the disease and the outcome of the disease for those already diagnosed with MS. For many years, the leading researcher linking dietary fat to MS risk and progression has been Dr. Roy Swank.
In one of Dr. Swank’s reports, a low-fat diet was recommended to 150 people with MS. Although hydrogenated oils, peanut butter, and animal fat (including fat from dairy) were dramatically reduced or eliminated, five grams per day of cod liver oil were added, and linoleic acid from vegetable oil was used.
After 34 years, the mortality rate among people consuming an average of 17 grams of saturated fat per day was only 31 percent, compared with 79 percent among those who consumed a higher average of 25 grams of saturated fat per day. People who began to follow the low-fat diet early in the disease did better than those who changed their eating habits after the disease had progressed.