Possible treatments?

May 8, 2013

One of the things I’d like to address is treatment options available for people with MS. Most of the options involve medications, but there are a couple of things I’ve tried that are more natural.

One of the things I’ve tried is called the Swank diet. Over all, it’s a good diet for everyone, actually, and involves low saturated fat intake. When on the diet one is limited to an intake of no more than 15 grams of saturated fat per day. If there is a breach in the blood-brain barrier, saturated fat could make its way through which means toxins are allowed into the brain causing the immune system to attack the myelin sheath. As I said It’s a good diet for anyone to be on – – but it’s a diet which means I would leave the table really pissed. I ended up losing a lot of weight which is good for most people but I was kind of thin at the time. The diet revolves around breasts of chicken, fish, pasta, and of course lots of vegetables. They provide a number of recipes focusing on these types of foods. At the time I was on the diet I was having a real problem with fatigue (one of the major problems with MS). I didn’t have the energy required to work on creating meals so making satisfying meals was difficult. I stayed on the diet for a year, cheated once and could never go back.   How could I give up buttery noodles, pizza or chocolate mousse and go back to only eating white meat chicken fish and pasta.

Another treatment I tried was bee stings. Using bee sting therapy is based on following the meridian (eastern philosophy).  Bees would be pressured against certain points of the body that correlated with certain organs, and the bee would sting. Similar to acupuncture only using bees. I found that this helped a lot with energy but, created some problems as far as my PCAs and the postmaster, who would receive the bees through the mail. I also wondered if I was creating bee karma because, of course, the bees die after they sting. Seriously, it did seem to be a good form of treatment. 

If any of you have ever tried treatments like these, let me know.

My email address is: darly003@gmail.com