Why not?

Since nothing conventional is relieving this dizziness of mine, I’ve decided to take the plunge and try the MS Recovery Diet. What have I got to lose? From what I’ve read… everyone needs to establish what their triggers are. I’m at a bit of loss in determining what those are for me based on what the book states. If you eat this, then a symptom is triggered. I can’t even begin to imagine that working for me. Maybe that’s because some of the symptoms I have I’ve been living with for over 15 years. Its tough to imagine eating something that makes it worse for the day. It’s so variable anyway! So being the open-minded person I am, I feel it’s still worth considering. As I said, what have I got to lose?

The book states potential triggers and I start with a detox. No caffeine, no gluten, no sugar, no dairy, no eggs, no yeast, no laughing, no joy.. no… okay I get the picture. Being that I already don’t eat meat I know what it is like to go without. But the part that kills me is no legumes! I pretty much rely on them for protein. So I went on their blog and asked them. And they made me scroll. But reading it didn’t make me feel any closer Then I found this post. Okay… is it me or does this just list possible triggers with out any theories or science sprinkled in? Okay, I realize this stuff hasn’t been medically considered and they don’t really understand the how and why of this, it only serves to report that some people do respond to these foods in a pejorative way.

In spite of these questions it all comes down to this: I’m dizzy and off balance everyday. If changing what I eat might help… sign me up.

So with shocking dedication I bid my fond love of coffee and sugar adieu and after a few short days eliminated all from my eating plan. If you had told me in the before time that I would easily slip in to this, I never would have believed you. But never before have I had such incentive. And never before has everyone I know been so supportive. It’s been a simple ride. Much more so than I had expected and on top of that…I feel I actually have control over something. How very satisfying!

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One thought on “Why not?

  1. Bonita says:

    I believe it is hard to see that a diet will make a difference when a person’s diet is generally “toxic”. I have been eating a fairly clean diet for a few years and because of that, I can feel foods that trigger issues almost immediately. Sometimes, I can put them in my mouth and not even swallow and know they are going to be trouble. I think it is because I have been eating clean for so long. Granted, I don’t have MS, my concern is food that triggers depression, but I think this will happen for you. Over time, you will be more sensitive to the food you eat.

    As for scientific proof, science doesn’t seem too interested in proving that diet makes a difference because there isn’t enough money to be made if people simply feel better by eating better. I find it hard to believe that any improvement in diet doesn’t reflect in a person feeling better.

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