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Best Food Choices for MS

While there is no “MS diet" that has been proven to be an effective treatment, there is increasing evidence that an anti-inflammatory diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, may be beneficial in minimizing MS symptoms. Here are foods to include and avoid as part of your healthy diet.

By Jacqueline Ho

The Flu and MS: Tips to Protect Yourself

Don’t let the flu throw your MS into hyperdrive. Reduce your risk of illness and know how to fight off influenza this season with these tips.

By Lisa Emrich

5 Ways Your MS Can Benefit From Nature

Nature can't "cure" MS, but it can sure heal a good few aspects of the disease. Here are five ways to access the healing properties of nature for MS.

By Trevis Gleason

Dear Media: A Real Portrayal of MS, Please

MS is often portrayed in the media as hopeless causes, full of pain and disability. But that’s not the real picture, says Jackie Zimmerman.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Are Video Games Bad For Your Health?

What’s hype and what’s truth when it comes to health and video games? Jerry Kennard, Ph.D. examines the science on gaming and offers an accurate assessment.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

How I Rebuilt My Self-Confidence After an MS Diagnosis

An MS diagnosis can easily steal your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. With the right perspective and actions, it can also feed your sense of self. Read the insight of someone who has been there.

By Lisa Emrich

Caring for My Mom Has Taught Me to Care for Myself, Too

I have been taking care of my mother, who has dementia, for more than nine years. Some days go by and there are no problems. But other days can be difficult.

By Terry Byrne

Improve Brain Health Through a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that heart-healthy habits can also protect your brain?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Can Exercise Prevent Mental Decline?

Older people who engage in moderate to heavy exercise experience far less cognitive decline than those who get little or no exercise.

By Marian Freedman

Seafood May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

Eating seafood can protect against decline in specific areas of cognition, especially in people with a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s.

By Marian Freedman