The Simple Change Shown to Improve Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms by 20 Percent

In our current health care system it is far too easy to wait in anticipation of some miracle drug to alleviate all our ills. After all, we don’t have to do much to take responsibility for our health. But, according to new research, you might want to take a look at your diet if you are suffering from the neurological disorder multiple sclerosis, also known as MS.

MS is characterized by extreme fatigue and weakness, eye pain or vision problems, balance issues, dizziness, pain, depression and cognitive issues. Fortunately new research shows that people can improve their symptoms by 20 percent by making one change to their lifestyle.

The new study published in the medical journal Neurology found that simply boosting up the amount of fruits and vegetables in a person’s diet could improve their MS symptoms by a whopping 20 percent. I’m confident that if a drug had that kind of result it would be considered a miracle drug for the disease.

The study participants who ate the best diet (an extra 3 servings of fruits and vegetables daily) over those who ate the worst diet (less than a half-serving of fruits and vegetables) had a 20 percent improvement in symptoms like fatigue, pain, mobility and depression. While this improvement is incredible, the study did not examine what higher amounts of fruits and vegetables would do for MS sufferers.

What would happen if people made an effort to eat 5 to 9 servings of produce daily? We’ll have to wait to see what the research will say but in the meantime, it couldn’t hurt to eat more fruits and vegetables to benefit from their vitamins, minerals and thousands of other healing phytonutrients, which is just a fancy word for plant nutrients.

Additionally, the researchers found that those who had an overall healthy lifestyle were 50 percent less likely to suffer from depression, 30 percent less likely to suffer from severe fatigue, and 40 percent less likely to have pain than those who did not have a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle involved not smoking, remaining as active as possible and maintaining a healthy weight.

But let’s get back to the diet component. It’s surprisingly easy to eat more fruits and vegetables. And when it comes to vegetables it may surprise you that the adage “haters gonna hate” simply does not apply. As I have seen happen regularly, trying vegetables in new and different ways is enough to make even the biggest haters love them.

Ways to Get More Fruit and Vegetables

Here are some ways to help you get more fruits and vegetables into your diet:

-Add berries, sliced peaches, or other fresh or frozen fruit to your breakfast cereal

-Add an extra serving of fruit to your favorite smoothie recipe

-Make vegetables the star of your meals rather than just a side-dish

-Keep a bag of broccoli coleslaw or other type of coleslaw. Saute in a little olive oil and water and use in place of noodles

-Add sprouts to your sandwiches or wraps

-Add a handful of mung bean sprouts to your favorite Asian noodle dish (either cooked or raw)

-Make meatless Monday something you do on Monday, but also Tuesday or Wednesday

-Use apple sauce in your baked goods (you will need to adjust the liquid to dry ingredients ratio)

-Opt for fresh or dried fruit like dried mango slices in place of dessert.

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Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM is the publisher of the free e-news World’s Healthiest News, the Cultured Cook, president of ScentsationalWellness, and an international best-selling and 20-time published book author whose works include: The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend Your Life.

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Jun Z
Jun Z.8 days ago

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Kristen D
Kristen Dutton15 days ago

Five years ago, I went numb from the waist down. After quite a few MRI’s, spinal tap, I was diagonsed with Multiple Sclerosis. I was on Avenox for almost 2 years, i had 1 year of monthly steroids IV, had to stop due to hip pain. Through my physiotherapist i learnt about a MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS HERBAL TREATMENT from R.H.F. (RichHerbs Herbal Foundation) and their success rate with the treatment, i immediately started on the MS treatment, i experienced decline in major symptoms including hand tremor, back pain, difficulty walking, muscle paralysis and weakness, uncomfortable tingling and burning, fatigue, urinary retention,double vision, slurred speech difficulty swallowing, numbness. Visit ww w. richherbsfoundation. c om. I knew that a positive attitude is everything and to just believe, I’m in control of my life again….

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Marie W
Marie W19 days ago

Thanks for posting

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Alvaro Vandeabout a month ago

My husband was diagnosed with MS almost a year ago. he have had several attacks since then. we have seen two neurologists. One saying that his brain MRI was terrible; the worst he has seen in over 20 years. The second doctor I went to said that my husband brain MRI isn't that bad. He sent him for a spinal MRI. News on the spinal was that he have barely any lesions there. he is severely frustrated. One, because he cannot get the answers he desire from either neurologist; and two, because he have trouble walking his right leg. during my research i found a patients preview on how Total Cure Herbal Foundation saved her from this similar condition,i order the natural products from https://totalcureherbalfou5.wixsite.com/herbal/contact OR email Totalcureherbalfoundation@gmail.com,my husband used the remedies for complete 15 weeks which reversed all the symptoms and give him a good health again,i cant thank God enough.
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S F
S F2 months ago

When I lived in South America I had more fruits & veggies - incredibly delicious ones - every day than I ever have before in my life (partly b/c as a vegetarian I had no other options). But the constant noise is TERRIBLE down there, so I was deeply fatigued aaaaalll the time. Basically the lack of sleep robbed me of any good the healthy diet may have done : (

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Jack Y
Jack Y2 months ago

thanks

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Jack Y
Jack Y2 months ago

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John J
John J2 months ago

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John J
John J2 months ago

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Past Member
Past Member 4 months ago

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 95 but had my first symptoms in 87. I tried Betaseron for about 6 years or so. In 2012 I went to a care facility, life was too difficult at home for my husband and family. I have tried several types of medications. I thought you just have to let it run its course; both my legs were spasming mostly at night which makes sleeping difficult.My multiple sclerosis got significantly worse and unbearable because of my cognitive thinking.. I lost touch with reality. Last year I started on the Multiple Sclerosis natural herbal formula we ordered from GREEN HOUSE HERBAL CLINIC, We spoke to few people who used the treatment here in Canada and they all gave a positive response, my symptoms totally declined over a 7 weeks use of the Green House multiple Sclerosis disease natural herbal formula. I am now almost 73 and doing very well, the disease is totally reversed! (Visit their website www . Greenhouseherbalclinic . com) I am thankful to nature, herbs are truly gift from God. I will keep sharing more awareness, Share with friends!!

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