Multiple Sclerosis is as mysterious as it is debilitating. While it’s understood that MS is an autoimmune disease in which the myelin (protective covering) around nerve cells is damaged, researchers do not know what causes this. As a result, there is no known cure for MS. But there are a number of medications that are used to slow the progression, as well as a host of other drugs aimed at alleviating specific symptoms of MS.
However, not every patient finds the same level of relief from medical treatment. So, many MS sufferers turn to methods other than medicine to treat their symptoms. Here are a few natural remedies for MS, as recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil, a legend in the field of holistic and natural healing:
- Decrease your protein intake to just ten percent of your caloric intake, and replace as much animal protein as possible with plant protein.
- Avoid all dairy products.
- Eat organic fruits and vegetables, as well as organic products made from wheat and soy.
- Replace all oils and products with trans-fatty acids with extra-virgin olive oil.
- Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids with supplements or by adding more fish, nuts, flax, and hemp seeds to your diet.
- Eat ginger and turmeric regularly.
- Take acidophilus culture and psyllium if constipation is a problem, or use the ayurvedic herbal bowel regulator, triphala.
- Take antioxidants, multi-vitamins, and B-50 vitamins daily.
- Take five grams of soy lecithin granules a day, and 30 mg of coenzyme Q10, two to three times a day.
- Do light aerobic exercise regularly.
- Try visualization, meditation, or hypnotherapy to reduce stress.
For more information on how to get the most out of your MS doctor appointments, read the Vitals Multiple Sclerosis Patient Guide.