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.


Sphe Jack
Past Member 3 months ago

I am having joints pain in both hands inside and outside and muscle weakness due to multiple sclerosis (MS). I am falling a lot,
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Katie G
Katie G.4 months ago

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Margaret H
Margaret Homsey5 months ago

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Past Member
Past Member 11 months ago

I was having joints pain in both hands inside and outside and muscle weakness due to multiple sclerosis (MS). I was falling a lot, I had headaches and lightheadedness. I couldn’t keep myself balanced, and walk with a tremor like I cannot control my steps. I was on Copaxone, the first year was daily and later was 40 mg, 3 times a week. It didn’t make a tremendous difference for me. I've tried therapy, but it is not helping. I was seeking something to help regain my life to be able to do things for myself. It is frustrating when it feels like nobody is trying to help you find some relief. Through my primary physician i learnt about a (MS) herbal formula from NATURAL HERBAL GARDENS and their success rate with the treatment, i immediately started on the (MS) herbal protocol, I am glad to report the herbal formula worked effectively and there was no side effects, I had a total decline in symptoms, the joints pain, weakness and other symptoms stopped, my MS is totally REVERSED, Here is a link to the website we ordered from ww w.naturalherbalgardens.c om DON’T GIVE UP HOPE.

Jun Z
Jun Z.about a year ago

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Kristen D
Kristen Duttonabout a year 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….

Marie W
Marie Wabout a year ago

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Alvaro Vande
Alvaro Vandeabout a year ago

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S Fabout a year 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 : (

Jack Y
Jack Yabout a year ago