I just checked out OMS (Overcoming MS) website. It is very important for everyone who has MS or is related to MS to read. It is very important to understand that we might not know why some people develop MS and so many don't (especially within the same gene pool) but we know what people can do to help with the symptoms of MS. Possibly control and/or eliminate them. The environmental factors play a huge part in MS.
So read the OMS website, read Minding my Mitochondria by Dr Terry Wahls
Start spending quality time taking care of yourself but most of all (especially if your in my gene pool) take vitamin D, vitamin B's, flax or hemp oil, seaweed, & fish oil daily!
My mom remembers taking cod liver oil as a child. I remember her telling me about taking a huge football shaped liver pill and how "yucky" it was. She grew up in the "way north" in Canada. Not many sunny days. However, there were traditions pasted down and followed. Most likey because "it is what my mother did" and that was that. No questions asked and certainly no directive from your parents ignored! Things were different for me, maybe my generation. Some very important traditions have been overlooked. Probably for the "ease" of raising a big family while establishing a career outside the home. .. I don't know why, I just know my DNA needs cod liver oil, vitamins D & B and organ meats! Which were left out of my lifestyle. Oh, except vitamin D because I do come from the generation where every mother said "get out and play-be home at dark" thanks mom! I loved that!
MS has taken a lot from me. I was ignorant of many things that I can do to help myself, my life, my family. I'm not as ignorant any more! I'm not going to "just sit here" and wait for my life to go by. I'm going to eat well, feed my mitochondria (really, read that book), get up and out and give my body as many years as it took to get here (5) to get back. I will walk again!
For many of you I'm sure that sounds easy and relatively unimportant. For the rest of us - it is easier to do it than not doing it! Don't let MS get the best of you. I spent 10 years with the disease thinking "it won't get me" I'm really active, I'm strong, I'm an athlete I can handle this. And here I sit.
It reminds me of my youth when adults would say "wait until you're 20's" or your body will change forever when your 40. I would think "ya, right" As hard as it is to learn from other's please do and heed my advice. Eat to live! Don't live to eat. Start learning about your food and think about what you are putting into your body!