I have long been a fan of your posts here, now I am so glad you are posting about your progress with tamping down the MS with this diet. I too have a friend that I would like to have try this program in hopes that it will improve her symptoms. It is so fantastic to see your major accomplishments already. I am particularly thrilled to see that your able to do more walking, that is so HUGE!
I don't have MS I have fibromyalgia, but it wasn't long on this diet that I also started to be able to walk some for exercise. I was so thrilled, but it's hard for my completely healthy friends to understand that walking a mile was that big of a deal. Before fibro I used to do 4 or 5 a day, so I get what they are comparing to, but ...
Oh my gosh and the naps, I was an afternoon nap taker as well and still have to do that on occasion. Now I have so much more energy and I am sleeping better too! I just was thrilled to see that your having this major change in your life too. Gee, who doesn't benefit with more time in the day!!!!
So, I just wanted you to know that your posts are wonderfully encouraging, not only with the people with MS here who are sharing with you but also those of us that relate to the significance of your improvements. And beyond that people who may well be enticed by your success to help in alleviating their own MS symptoms.
Thanks so much for doing this - Michelle
Michelle, thank you so much for your post! It is amazing how many different illnesses are helped by eating like Dr. McDougall suggests. Your story is inspiring.
I was a little nervous about posting my story, especially as it is occurring, but your post was just what I needed. I hoped that someone would see this and it would encourage them to try it, too. I read a lot where people say that good eating worked for them, but then didn't see a lot of details. Because this is my body, details are important to me. Maybe they will be to someone else.
I posted earlier today that I am doing better. So far I have more energy, am taking less naps or shorter ones when I do, my cravings have gone away, I am walking more, and today I noticed that I am less heat-sensitive, of course, I am in the mountains right now, so maybe the altitude is helping. It was still almost 100 F today, so who knows. I lasted almost 6 hours vs. the 15 or so minutes about 2 weeks ago at home (sea level). I have slept more soundly the past few nights, but I'll keep commenting on that.
My food has been brown rice topped with bean and kale soup, lots of fresh veggies and fruit including bell peppers, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bing cherries, fresh pineapple, watermelon, collard greens, mushrooms, carrots, radishes, butternut squash, and whole wheat pasta once. I am only drinking water and had one sip of lemonade.