What I do to fight the effects of multiple sclerosis

There are loads of resources on the Internet offering miracle cures and wacky remedies to help combat the debilitating illness Multiple Sclerosis; here’s mine! 😉
Calcium EAP (3 tablets a day)
Magnesium EAP (3 tablets a day)
  • helps control the tremor I have
  • is/was the recommended German multiple sclerosis treatment
  • can reduce fatigue
Mega GLA
  • helps remyelination
Padma 28
  • Tibetan ‘magical’ tablets that have a vaiety of benefits
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin C
  • 1000mg a day (much more than the RDA!) to help keep colds away
Cod Liver Oil (with vitamin D)
  • Changed to Fish oil tablets without Vitamin D and felt worse as a result
These supplements were reccommended to me by an osteopath, who looked in the medical journal The Lancet as MS is not his specialist topic and each supplement has been tested in proper trials around the world.
And now something that was suggested to me by a friend of mine whose friend has MS; pickled turmeric clove. Since this wasn’t readily available to me, I worked out that an alternative is…
Half a tea spoon of Rajah Turmeric 3 times a day
  • Have it in the morning with porridge (topped with a variety of chopped nuts such as flax seeds, sunflower seeds and a few more that I’ve forgotten!), and in the afternoon and evening with honey and water
The net result is that my flexibility is increased, my strength is better than what it was and I can walk around the house without problems using the various hand rails that have been put in.
Also…..

I altered my diet:
  • Cut out red meats because of the high saturated fat content
  • Eat more oily fish
  • Cut all beans out of my diet, because even if they are good for your heart the more I eat the more I shake and the worse I feel. This applies to all pulses; runner beans, black beans, peas and many more. The way I worked out what it was doing was by cutting it out, and then reintroducing it in to my diet and noticing the change
  • cut out all dairy products… no milk or cream
  • no caffeine
  • no chocolate
Not sure about the gluten-free diet, but as my now ex girlfriend is on that diet I may try it!
Some of my ideas may sound a bit mad, so don’t take my dietary advice as gospel. Try cutting out certain foods and noting the difference!
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Posted on January 12, 2009, in diet, mega GLA, multiple sclerosis, padma 28, supplements, turmeric, vitamins. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for sending your tweet my way. I'm glad that you enjoyed the post and am also glad that research will be conducted in the area of diet and MS.

    Hope your MS is doing well. Keep up the good eating.

  2. Hello Chris,

    all you wrote sounds good to me. I've also banned the “typical pills” – and it seems working!

    You can read about it here: http://bseplus.blogspot.com/2010/02/zwei-monate-ohne-pillen-two-months.html

    Good luck with your individual treatment!

    Dirk

  3. Chris,
    I'm very glad you found MSrelief on twitter! I am looking for someone to do a guest post for my blog, MultipleSclerosis-Relief. You have a WEALTH of information here! Will you please author a 'guest post' for our audience? I believe what you are teaching here and I don't have time to do the research that you've done! Please tweet me and tell me that you will! 🙂 @msrelief

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