My husband has been focusing on his diet since his diagnoses of multiple sclerosis (MS). When he eats foods that agree with him, he feels better. And, since he’s boosted up certain vitamins and his greens, he feels great.
I’m not going to get into what he is eating for his health (yet), because – even though his symptoms are improving and his energy is rising – I can’t confidently say what the exact diet is that is benefiting him yet. We are just starting to tweak, add, and eliminate.
But we have been doing a lot of research on people who have focused on diet to improve their symptoms, not only in MS, but in other things as well.
If you even remotely believe that your diet can help you overcome symptoms and possibly even eliminate disease, then you are not alone!
Even though my husband’s neurologist shook his head when we asked if we could do something with his diet to help, we still absolutely believe that we can make good things happen by eating a diet that promotes good health.
Here are a few other people who don’t just believe, but experienced the benefits of changing their diet.
1. Tasha Lee – Fruit Based Diet
This girl makes you smile, but more importantly she makes you raise your eyebrows when she tells you that she only eats fruits – for the most part. I actually found her videos when looking for a recipe for banana ice cream in the vitamix!
As you can see from her videos, she thrives on this diet and she is acutely aware of what foods work for her and what foods don’t.
She has had diabetes since 11 and epilepsy since 13. Her diet has helped her reverse her epilepsy and diabetes complications. You can read about that here.
2. Dr. Terry Wahls – Paleo Based Diet
Note: You will notice on the video there is a message about the talk falling outside of the curatorial guidelines. Don’t let that stop you from watching it if you have MS or know someone who does. Just click off the messages in the top right of the text box and see if anything she says speaks to you.
There are a lot of positive comments on the video from real people who think this was a great lecture that you can take a lot from. I know that since my husband has started to eat with her guidelines (as well as some of our own), his energy has improved and symptoms have lessened.
3. Megan Sherow – Raw Food Diet
Megan was diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 13. She is an intelligent girl who really has a passion for health that you don’t see in a lot of people. Although, I’m sure there are a lot of younger people who are passionate about health – especially now with all the talk about healthier eating.
But, I remember when I was her age, I didn’t think about energy, health, and well-being. I thought about things like dating and sneaking out! And, sadly, I would eat McDonald’s for most of my meals.
In any case, you can find Megan in a few different videos online. This one was the shortest that I found.
There Are More Stories Out There!
The point I’m trying to make is that if you are sick and living with symptoms, why not try to tweak your diet? There are plenty of people out there willing to tell you their story.
In addition, there is a lot of interesting research out there to help you connect the dots on what you can try for your specific health problems – not just with diet, but with your overall lifestyle (exercise, stress reduction) and alternative health techniques (massage, reflexology, and acupuncture).
If you don’t want to research it yourself, reach out to a holistic doctor who can give you some insight. They are more than happy to help you discover new ways of approaching your health.