Tips For People With Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that impacts the nerves and the brain. Wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves. Damaging the myelin sheath causes disorders in the nerve fiber, which slow down or completely halt the electric impulses transmitting from and to the brain. This may affect the mobility and function of several body organs, like arms, legs, and even vision. It may hinder said organs and possibly paralyze them.
Multiple Sclerosis occurs when the immune system fails to recognize the internal body organs. Therefore, it considers them to be foreign invaders, hence attack them with immune cells and antibodies.
In this article, you will learn some tips for people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Have a normal lifestyle by considering the following tips:
- Undergoing physical therapy regularly to maintain the strength of the muscles and bones, and cognitive functions.
- Exercising daily to prevent muscle dystrophy and to maintain the integrity of the bones, since lack of movement can cause Osteoporosis.
- Committing to a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. In order to maintain the integrity of the digestive system and prevent indigestion. We recommend consuming vegetables that help facilitate bowel function, especially green vegetables, like spinach, mint, broccoli, and celery.
- Consuming mushrooms, which are rich in antioxidants that may help with MS, like Reishi mushroom or Shiitake mushroom. You can also use Reishi and M.Shiita, which we provide at Hekma Center if fresh mushrooms are not available.
- We recommend taking 1 spoon of fresh ground cumin seeds daily at night and in the morning. You can also use Kmon, a product we provide at Hekma Center instead of ground cumin.
- Avoiding foods that contain unsaturated fats and refined sugars.
- Refraining from alcohol. And reducing the consumption of sweetened drinks and soda drinks as much as possible.
- Refraining from smoking. Several studies showed that smoking aggravates the symptoms of MS. They also show that there is a link between smoking and Multiple Sclerosis. Wherein the more one smokes a day, the more the disease and its symptoms escalate.
- Consuming foods rich in vitamin B, for its significance for the protection of the nervous system. Orange, whole seeds, and oatmeal, among others, are rich in vitamin B.
- Consuming foods with high nutritional values that contain minerals and vitamins.