"I am without a doubt healthier, stronger—both mentally and physically—and probably a better person since I was diagnosed with 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.
One of the most mysterious things about multiple sclerosis (MS) is the wide variety of symptoms and lack of uniformity in disability progression. Although some symptoms can be traced to lesions in specific areas of the central nervous system, includi...
A number of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are effective in decreasing the frequency of relapses and the number of lesions in the brain or spinal cord.
When your brain is injured or damaged, it has a natural ability to adapt and continue functioning. If you’re living with MS, this ability, called “neurological reserve,” can help delay the onset of MS symptoms. A growing number of MS experts are pointing out the importance of neurological reserve and the role it plays in slowing the progression of MS-related disability.
The brain is made up of two types of tissue: grey matter and white matter. For many years, research in MS focused primarily on white matter, which is where the majority of brain lesions occur. But research has evolved, and experts now understand that grey matter also plays a critical role in MS.