Why I’m so hung up on diets and food: It’s all about control.

I write too much about what to eat or what not to eat. I can admit that. And the truth of the matter is that everything I write is opinion and education and not science, even though I research everything.

For me, the worst part about having MS is the lack of control over the disease. I keep reaching out and trying anything I can to control it.

Dr. Wahls’ Diet is a step towards paleo, so I went paleo. That had some benefit for me, but was difficult to stay on.

I’m not suggesting that the Anti-Inflammatory Diet is easy or something I’m going to start on right away, but after talking to the nurse about how MS is a disease of inflammation, it seemed to make sense.

I think what I’m saying is this: I am not an expert, but a patient who is flailing about, looking for control over her disease. As you read my blog remember that you are on this journey with me, please.

I don’t expect miracles. I just want to notice if there’s change, positive or negative, related to the food I eat.

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6 thoughts on “Why I’m so hung up on diets and food: It’s all about control.

  1. Completely relate! Yes! You really touched something me when you said, “flailing about”…wow. That’s what I do. I flail around searching desperately for any control. Thank you for writing this and for being you.

      • Thanks for posting this actirle. I’m unquestionably frustrated with struggling to search out germane and brilliant commentary on this topic. Everybody now goes to the very far extremes to either drive home their viewpoint that either: everyone else in the planet is wrong, or two that everyone but them does not really understand the situation. Many thanks for your succinct, relevant insight.

  2. You know, the latest hehtlay food post I read was about pork. It discussed the fact that 2 portions of pork a week will do you no harm whatsoever. This got me thinking again that every food is good in moderation. As long as it is not GMO, processed or containing any artificial additives. My family’s diet is what I consider healthy excessive eating of vegetables fresh and cooked, and fruits. We eat full corn bread, and all our food is home cooked from scratch by me. We don’t do processed. We eat meat but use it more for adding taste. F.ex. I can make a meal for three out of 1 or 2 chicken filets. Combined with enough time spent outdoors and a lot of water I think we’re doing fine. But then again, I realise how different Europe is to the US as far as eating is concerned.In any way, talking about proper feeding is important. And I almost forgot. I only recently started using Stevia and love it!Kanelstrand

    • That is good to know about pork! I have read in some places that it’s red meat — in others, that it’s white meat, so I never know whether it’s safe to eat regularly or not! I appreciate your comment immensely. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a great day!

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