When I was first diagnosed with MS, I thought the best thing I could do for my MS was take medication. Boy have I come to realize this is so far from the truth.
Since then, I’ve realized that living well with MS means so many things. To me, that means eating in a way that jives with my body: kicking inflammatory foods to the curb and embracing nutrient density so that my body can be properly fed and fueled. Moving in a way that nourishes my body, not punishing it or beating it down when it’s not ready for intensity. Working on my mindset daily, because stress and negativity are hard things to conquer! It takes daily effort and practice, but the journey has been incredibly worth it.
I also asked my community about the best thing they have done for their MS was. Here are the things they said:
“Take one day at a time”
“Exercise and yoga”
“Knowing it’s ok to say NO”
“Controlled stress levels”
“Get 8 hours of sleep“
“Stopped taking pharmaceuticals”
“Changed diet and lifestyle”
It’s a varied group, but there seems to be a common theme, lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle matters. Not just in MS, or chronic illness, but in general health as well. Lifestyle is the key. I could rant about that one for awhile. 😉