In recent years there has been a lot of talk about multiple sclerosis and raw food diets. There is still a large percentage of the medical community that refuses to see the connection between eating a healthy diet and reduced or eliminated symptoms of MS. However, in recent years far more research is being conducted in the areas of diet and nutrition as a way to improve the overall health of the multiple sclerosis patient and alleviate their symptoms.
Why a Multiple Sclerosis Raw Food Diet?
In order for the brain to function properly, it needs a constant supply of micronutrients. These micronutrients are supposed to be obtained from the foods we eat. Sadly our standard western diet consists mainly of highly processed foods that have almost no nutrients in them. The contents of these prepackaged foods have literally been cooked to death and are devoid of the minerals, micronutrients and vitamins we need.
By creating treating your multiple sclerosis with a raw food diet, you are eating food that since it has not been heated or cooked in any way, still has 100% of all the essential nutrients that your body needs. One thing that needs to be noted here is that while technically raw food means that the foods have not been cooked, it does not mean they have not been heated. In many cases the foods have been warmed in a dehydrator or low oven, the maximum temperature must not exceed 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit as this is the point at which the foods begin to cook and lose their nutritional value.
Is a Multiple Sclerosis Raw Food Diet Effective?
One has only to look around at the vast numbers of people that are switching to an all raw food diet to see just how healthy this type of diet is. It is only within the last hundred or so years that we have become obsessed with cooking everything we eat. Recent studies of patients with multiple sclerosis and a raw food diet are showing some remarkable signs of success.
In Germany, a Dr. Joseph Evers has successfully treated over 1,000 patients with multiple sclerosis by switching them over to a raw food diet. The carefully documented results were nothing short of amazing as his patients experience full remission of their symptoms and over time have shown little or no progression of the disease. In answer to the question, MS can be helped with a raw food diet.