Nutrition will allow you to Thrive with MS!Anyone with MS should know what cooling foods are and how they affect the body and the disease.
My research began over ten years ago. Three different Chinese medicine doctors diagnosed me as being kidney yen deficient. While investigating what these doctors were telling me, I found that many of the symptoms for this 5,000 year old Chinese disease were shockingly similar to that of modern day MS and many autoimmune diseases for that matter.
When asked about the cause the Chinese doctors all responded with "Western diet and lifestyle". The Western diet contains many processed and falsly seasoned foods not to mention excess fat. Western people are known to skip meals, eat on the hoof and gorge on salte, fat and sweets with no care about their bodies.
(FYI - Chinese Medicine offers much more than discussed here where it's been crudely simplified. Resources linked below)
So what foods cool off the body and help my MS?
Some obvious food such as cucumbers come to mind. Apples, bananas, citrus, clams and many more. But what about sushi? Have you ever eaten the eel? Unagi? One summer there was a heat wave in Japan and a subsequent shortage of Unagi due to its cooking effect on the body.
Information about cooling foods and nutrition for MS has grown significantly these past ten years. Here are some places to check out:
A good primer on Chinese Medicine and food classifications
Spreadsheet of foods by class from DocStock
Heating vs Cooling Foods. A review
Food as Medicine - a look into Chinese Medicine. (downloadable PDF)
Chinese Food Pyramid for Dogs and More