I was diagnosed with “Mild MS” in 2015. At first I didn’t know what MS even was. As someone who never had any on going health issues before, I just lived life carefree. I could eat what I want and not gain weight etc… which is what I believe lead my body to towards something that said no. The symptoms that caused me concern were, the lazy/ aching eye, blurry vision, loss of balance, tension in the left side of head and the tingling my fingertips and toes. Before that, I noticed I was getting tired very easily and put it down to getting a little older, as I was around 32 at this time.
So all these things are happening and after many blood tests I end up being seen by a doctor at Guys hospital who does an MRI and then came the news. Heartbreaking, as we all know. So I’m given the options of medications which help to slow the possible progression and I’m frustrated because nothing says that, either option will take away even these symptoms. Will I have to live with this constant reminder too? The tingling fingers etc? At the same time I had to remind myself that it could be worse.
Over the years a kind of carried on living life as normal one thing I mentioned to the doctor on the day was that years ago in around 2010/11, there was this time I had a Mc chicken sandwich meal from Mc Donald’s and instantly felt dizzy afterwards. Now like I said, I’d never really suffered with any illness before and so this was really strange. The room was spinning and I could barely walk. About 30 mins later I was throwing up for the first time in my life. Long story short, the doctor said it was labyrinthitis. A terrible dizzying effect that lasted about 5 days. Anyway the doctor at guys believes that was my first MS relapse which probably caused the scar on my brain.
This lead me to believe that the food has a great deal to do with the affects of MS so I did a lot of research (baring in mind that this is an inflammatory disease). I cut out Mc Donald’s or anything similar, cut out red meat, cut down on chicken and only had it baked, cut down on fried foods in general and stuck mainly to fish and most things boiled and baked. Fizzy drinks also went out the window. First positive was that I was trimmer and had a little more energy. Many symptoms were still lingering though. Of course I had to be patient, have faith and keep trying though. Easier said than done, I know. So what I did was started watching things on YouTube, on my sleepless worrying nights. Made a file dedicated to MS and one to healthy eating and the benifits of it. Then one night I came across a woman called [removed by moderator], and she’s a doctor who also suffered with MS, ended up in a wheelchair and through having a completely green diet, managed to get herself back up on her feet. Well I thought if vegetables and fruits can do that for her, surely I can get rid of these more minor symptoms. I bought myself a good blender, stocked up and vegetables, like Kale, celery, lettuce, cabbage etc, basically anything green. Bought a whole load of powder supplements, turmeric (great inflammatory), Spirulina, flaxseed, chia seeds, all the berries and I kid you not, my life changed. All my symptoms disappeared. I researched making the body more alkaline and the benefits of that. That was a game changer. Guys, I can’t make any promises to anyone but I know first hand that we need hope in this fight. I’m not saying the medicine won’t do any good but I know from my own experience that the power of nature, has given my MS a fight so good, that I forget I was ever diagnosed with it half the time. So please who whoever’s reading this, give it a go, do the research and get yourself back in the game. I wish you good health and happiness! [removed by moderator]