Managing MS typically involves slowing its progression and lengthening the remission periods during which some MS recovery can occur. Complete multiple sclerosis recovery is not considered possible under the umbrella of conventional medical science. However, some alternative approaches to medicine foreground MS recovery as one of their primary goals.

In many instances, it is the anecdotes of MS sufferers that testify to the possibility of recovery from multiple sclerosis. Online forums and blogs, as well as individuals’ autobiographical narratives of their experiences with MS declare that the adoption of alternative medical treatments resulted in their multiple sclerosis recovery. Often, their recovery is attributed to the adoption of nutritional therapy.

Nutritional therapy often entails a radical transformation in one’s regular diet, together with regular supplementation with specific nutrients. Some patients combine this with conventional medical therapy. Others emphasize nutritional therapy at the expense of all other forms of medical treatment.

Nutritional therapy is thought of by its proponents as the most ideal form of treatment partly because it involves the use of nutrients, basic building blocks for life. The premise is that disease is often a manifestation of nutritional deficiencies, and that replenishing the body with nutrients in forms that it can easily metabolize will facilitate its repair of any damaged or dysfunctional systems on its own.

It is also recognized that certain foods trigger MS symptoms. Recognizing what these foods are and eliminating them from the diet can radically transform a patient’s prognosis. Some individuals who describe themselves as former MS patients write about multiple sclerosis recovery as a goal that they achieved by adopting the strategies outlined above.


The Possibility of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Using Nutritional Therapy


Not all proponents of nutritional therapy for multiple sclerosis are patients. In many instances, medical professionals incorporate these practices into their treatment programs. They document their patients’ progress and present their observations to their peers in professional, peer-reviewed journals and at conferences. Medical knowledge presented in this way may not be as convincing as the results of studies performed under controlled conditions, but it still provides some evidence of the efficacy of nutritional therapy in the treatment of MS.

Some of the nutrients that have produced promising results in MS patients are magnesium, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin E. These nutrients play key roles in metabolic processes that ultimately affect the production or maintenance of the nerves’ myelin sheaths or the function of the immune system. Thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if using them in a well-thought out therapeutic regimen under medical supervision resulted in apparent MS recovery.