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09-07-2009, 09:01 PM
Anyone familiar with doing raw and having MS? I would be interested in what foods helped or didn't help as well as what supplements were helpful.
09-07-2009, 10:39 PM
I have heard of raw curing people of MS totally.
09-07-2009, 10:50 PM
I have heard of raw curing people of MS totally.
Me too - wish I could remember where I read that - Gabriel Cousens maybe?
09-07-2009, 11:42 PM
I met a woman with MS on a train trip. She said eating whole foods was how she controlled symptoms. We rode together for about 12 hours. She didn't eat any train food. She did eat a lot of apples.
09-08-2009, 05:50 AM
I was diagnosed in 1997 and until I found raw was on injectable meds several times a week. I am now symptom free/ medication free and I feel truly FREE! You can check out "my story" at my website if interested. I wish you the best of luck!
09-08-2009, 08:36 AM
Now I remember what I have heard about MS and people being released from it with raw foods.
SAD diet creates a puffy, fluffy, icky, sticky, highly inflamed condtion in the body. Thus enter disease. Dsease of all sorts.
So, if one begins to eliminate all these conditions by eating foods that do not create inflammation, then they are well.
I totally believe that disease is caused by what one is consuming in one way or another. Even by the mind. If you believe you have the disease, then you do. If you dont go there, then you will be happy and vibrant and healthy. The mind is powerful!!!
Eat raw and say "I am well and healthy".
09-08-2009, 09:00 AM
great Kimberly!!! I've heard and read about fungus & candidia being a factor in this also. Yrs of antibiotics weaken the immune system.
09-08-2009, 11:41 AM
this is an episode from The raw food world with Angela and Matt Monarch.
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Symptom Free with Raw Foods
09-08-2009, 01:46 PM
This info is great!! My best friend's mother has MS, and I worry about friend too. The more info I can gather.....
09-08-2009, 02:20 PM
It is also true that people who consume artificial sweeteners can develop symptoms that are mistaken for MS.
09-18-2009, 10:26 PM
Do a Banana search for Beppa66. She is symptom free and cretis it all to going raw. You might google Rebecca Carlson. Her story is published somewhere on her blog---whish I were clearer about how to get to it!
09-18-2009, 10:31 PM
Rebecca is the publisher of Purely Delicious magazine. Her story (and she) is awesome.:)You can email her there I am sure!
Oh, and BTW everybody should subscribe to Purely Delicious mag, it is so beautiful and raw and more!!!:D:D:
09-18-2009, 10:34 PM
What Care4Raw said! It's a great magazine, and Rebecca is amazing!
09-09-2010, 04:33 AM
Hey dear rawists :)
I didn't want to start a new thread for my topic, maybe this is the right thread to ask. A friend of mine was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease / immune mediated disease. The exact description is a bit too private to mention here, but anyway: has someone experience with autoimmune issues and raw foods? Or do you know some link for me?
Thank you very much!
09-09-2010, 01:29 PM
Hi! I have MS, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was diagnosed with the MS 3, actually, closer to 4 years ago now, and have been raw almost 3 years. Don't know how long I actually had it before that, but felt a lot of weird symptoms several years prior. Raw food has helped a great deal! I think the most important thing was getting rid of the garbage going in, mainly refined flour, sugar, animal products (especially dairy) artificial sweeteners, soy.
3 years ago I had to use a cane at work...my left arm and leg would spasm violently and collapse without warning.. I had trouble grasping and holding onto objects, and I would stutter over words. I also had terrible nerve pains in my jaw, eye, ribs and legs that felt like my flesh was being ripped off, burned, stabbed.. just awful. This was what a relapse was like... they lasted 3 months on average, would go away for a few weeks, then come back! Any physical exertion above easy walks would bring it on.
Raw, clean food has elimated most of my MS symptoms. I am able to do intense physical exercise in the AM, go to work where I stock books, come home, and not be exhausted! I have not needed my cane since I started eating this way. I still get mini relapses, so am not cured, but they only come every few months and are gone within days. the severity is greatly reduced. If I get too tired, I still get random nerve pains, and arm and leg twitches/spasms, but at least they don't collapse under me like before! It isn't even noticable unless I am standing still, which is a plus, as once I was stopped when walking by a police officer, who thought I was publicly intoxicated lol :rolleyes:
Although raw is helping a great deal, the brain lesions are still there, and I developed Rheumatoid Arthritis (diagnose 4 months ago) while on the raw food diet for some time. This is just me though.... I have damaged my body with celiacs for 20 years, which isn't the case for everyone with autoimmune disease, so of course a few years is not enough time to heal.
The goal is to bring down inflammation in the body, and the best way to do that is living food! Personally, extras like soy sauce, tamari, nutritional yeast, agave, braggs, and also bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, gogi, eggplant, corn, onions, and garlic all make inflammation and symptoms much worse for me. A day after eating raw tomato eggplant parm, I felt like I was living in hellraiser lol! and my finger joints were all swollen and purple... so I recommend abstaining from most of the above, unless there is no issue after sampling. Any type of food allergy/intolerance can make inflammation worse, so an elimination diet in the beginning can be helpful. Just know it can take up to 72 hours to show a reaction to a food.
okay, this is getting really long, so if you have any questions, ask away and I'll try to answer :)
09-09-2010, 01:34 PM
oh.... I forgot to mention that an Omega 3 supplement helps a lot with the inflammation. I had the best success with fish oil in the past, but stopped taking it a while back as I couldn't bring myself to consume fish anymore... and it started giving massive digestive upsets. I have yet to experiment with flax oil, or another type, so if anyone has had success with anything similar, please share! :)
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