The short list!
1) Assume personal responsibility for your own health!
By establishing a personal commitment to overcome MS then victory is halfway accomplished.
(Mind-body medicine is the most powerful resource at our availability).
Continue to work with doctors and other healers, and take advantage of their expertise,
but never accept just one opinion as the absolute.
2) Rest and Meditation
Rest is the basis for all health and activity. Adequate rest is the most effective way the body has in repairing itself. Begin to practice Transcendental Meditation. All meditations are good but extensive scientific research has shown that TM is the most powerful tool anyone can use to improve his/her health.
3) Exercise and Yoga
Exercise is vital to good health! The ideal exercise would balance the whole human system, mind and body. It is also vital that exercise gives more energy than it takes, which is a concept foreign to most exercise programs. The gentle stretching of Yoga keeps anyone flexible and will help spasticity, flexibility, and pain. Start a comfortable aerobic exercise program of walking, cycling, wheeling, or swimming. Activity is essential to help the body stay functional! This aerobic activity is a wonderful complement to yoga. It is critically important to stay as active as you can within your own potential – but don’t overdo it!
4) Diet and Nutrition
It is critically important that an MS person adopt a diet that is balanced and wholesome! A diet that is as rich in the building blocks of a healthy body and healthy myelin! Use foods that are as natural, organic, wholesome, and fresh. Avoid fatty foods - especially red meats that are highest in fat content. If you must drink milk, use organic milk, and boil it before using as it is much easier to digest. Avoid refined sugars (sugar robs the body of Vitamin B) if you must sweeten, use apple juice, raw sugar, honey, maple syrup. Have a daily input of essential fatty acids (flax-seed oil, olive oil, evening primrose oil). Take Vitamin B12 and D, as well as a daily multi-vitamin to provide missing nutrients. Even though it may be a challenge, drink plenty of water, (MS is considered a condition where the body is too dry. Drinking lots of water re-hydrates and purifies the human body).
5) Incorporate a healthy lifestyle.
Start to live a lifestyle that facilitates wellness: get plenty of rest; stop smoking; reduce amount of coffee and alcohol; enjoy more walks or wheels in nature; stay physically and mentally activem (but don’t overdo it!); and engage in activities that bring joy to your life.
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