Other Remedies

imageLike most people with MS, we're always looking for the next new thing or the latest treatment on the market. Thanks to the internet and continuing improvements in technology, we no longer have to wait for our Dr to tell us about them, as we can easily search for them ourselves or may hear about it from someone on social media.

We have to be careful about what we read and also approach all new treatments and remedies with the cautious approach. Off course, some sources are much more reliable than others, but we still have a responsibility to ourselves that we do our research.

In the Drugs & Treatments section of the website, we cover most, if not all the medicinal treatment available and in the Therapies section we mention mostly non-medicinal treatments that are available.

In this section we will discuss some of the activities, food and drink that are recommended for people with MS. Some that I will mention are widely accepted and talked about, while others will be from personal knowledge and hearsay.

In the Drugs & Treatments section of the website, we cover most, if not all the medicinal treatment available and in the Therapies section we mention mostly non-medicinal treatments that are available.

In this section we will discuss some of the activities, food and drink that are recommended for people with MS. Some that I will mention are widely accepted and talked about, while others will be from personal knowledge and hearsay.

Oily Fish – This is something that is widely acknowledged by most people, this includes Dr and experts on MS. So much so, that tablet forms of the oils are seen as a useful supplement. As long as you like fish, it is very easy to implement too!

Cranberry Juice/Cranberry tablets – From research that I have carried out for presentations and feedback received many have commented on cranberry being helpful when it comes to bladder control. There are also other also other drinks/foods that can help or hinder bladder control, if you would like a copy of the leaflet, please get in touch and I will be more than happy to post or email it to you.

Water – You may see this as being obvious, but I have found the benefits are overseen. I would emphasise water rather than fluids in general. I have found this to be even more important when you're feeling under the weather. Yes it may encourage more visits to the toilets, but the health benefits should not be underestimated.

Fresh air – I know what you must be thinking, but this is key. If you struggle with mobility and limit going outside, then you may not get enough. So even if it means sitting outside the front door or even opening the window, then it should be done.



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Walking on grass – I remember reading something about the importance of letting our feet walk on natural surfaces such as grass and sand. The theory suggested how the feet/body needs the natural minerals produced by the earth. The theory is further enforced suggesting that we are less likely in current times to walk around with bare feet and are not getting the benefits that we should.

Diets – I don't really want to mention different types of diets, but it must be said a number of people with MS try varying diets and they personally find benefits. So rather than going through the various diets, I would encourage you to investigate and research them.



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I have also found that avoiding things and not eating/drinking certain food can have a Positive effect on my MS and how I feel. It's actually disappointing as I'll find that they are usually things that I enjoy! However, I have noticed it, so feel I should share my findings. It would be great to get your own opinions and findings on this.

Fizzy drinks – I am a big fan of fizzy drinks and it hurts me to say it, but they really don't help. I often find after drinking them, my legs feel heavier and more difficult to coordinate.

Fried Food – Another thing I love is fried food, as I am sure many others do too! But, unfortunately my body feels weaker and stiffer after fried food. I know it's classed as junk food anyway and not good for you regardless of your health condition, but as someone with MS I feel the effects of fried food are much more profound on us.

High in taurine energy drinks – These are definitely a big no, no for me. I find that after consumption, they make my legs heavier and numbness feels more profound.

Boiled Sweets – There seems to be a pattern now emerging with items with high sugar content.

imageIf you have personally felt benefits from any particular diets, food, drink or activities, please feel free to get in touch and share your findings, we would be only too happy to include them!




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