I wish you all the light that is soon to come our way as the solstice approaches and the holidays are celebrated.
I would like to tie up some information for those of you who have written in- turkey causes some people problems- the lectin molecules in each protein all react differently to everybody's chemistry. Everything we say that is probably a 'safe' food may not always be right for your body. Only time will tell as your body first adjusts to the food elimination process and then your own body will eventually tell you what it likes and what it has a negative reaction to.
As to age, it is never too late to begin the diet treatment approach for healing. I was in my mid 50's when I began and I have had MS for over 40 years. :-)
Losing weight is also a problem I have if I am not attentive. I have a variety of winter squash available at all times in my pantry and if it is a big one, I bake it all and have leftovers to fill up on whenever I choose. Potatoes are not so good for me but sweet potatoes are. Potatoes are good for most of us though. In addition, I do well with most grains- rice, wild rice, (not the same food family), 100% buckwheat noodles, quinoa and millet are also good to try and easy to fix. Again, cook up enough to have as leftovers so you can vary your starches. Stay with the starchy vegetables if grains do not work for you. 'Tis the season for roasted roots of all kinds. Eat snacks between meals- if you have a juicer try some fresh vegie juice and a few nuts or vegie sticks drizzled with a little flax seed oil to keep yourself full. Nibble even if you are not feeling so hungry- you must be fully nourished in order to heal.
Finally,it is hard that our doctors, the authorities we look to for our health, are not necessarily going to support us in the diet treatment approach to MS. We have heard from some of you that some doctors do- but you are still in the minority. So take heart from your near and dear ones, and listen to your own body. It is your health and your life and your decision. Ann just wrote about how much stress affects us- so yes, even a negative doctor's visit can throw us off. Doctors are all too human and limited by their training and personal inclinations, just like the rest of us.
May this year bring us all good health and good choices for a good life. Judi