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Hello everyone. My name is Matthew. I have MS and am in a wheelchair. I decided to take my life very seriously now and don't want to go down without a fight. This decision as led me down a road of researching how I can overcome this illness.<br><br>
I was floored by what I found. I am starting a vegetarian lifestyle tomorrow morning. I have seen video after video of how Vegetables restored body function and strength in people with MS. I need advice on how to do it correctly because I know there is a way to do it right and a way to set yourself up for failure. Any and all good advice is appreciated.
 

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Did you really join in 2006?!
 

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yeah I did because I was lactose ovo vegetarian at the time. It was stupid of me to go away from it. I could have stopped a lot of the issues I have gone through if I had stuck to it.
 

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yeah I did because I was lactose ovo vegetarian at the time. It was stupid of me to go away from it. I could have stopped a lot of the issues I have gone through if I had stuck to it.</div>
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Way cool. Let us know how it helps your MS!! That's exciting that there is such an easy, and wonderful way to help it.
 

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Hi Mohead! I just wanted to say hello and good luck on your journey! I don't know too much about MS (although I have a friend who has it, she's more of an acquaintance), but I've read that many conditions can improve with a proper diet. I don't claim a veg*n diet to work miracles, but food can heal. If you have any specific questions on food, recipes, whatever, don't hesitate to ask <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I just need to make sure I am doing it right. Any advice?</div>
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Just make sure you eat lots of vegetables! That may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes it's easy to fall into the starch trap-bread, pasta, rice,etc. Of course all of those foods have a place in a balanced diet, but just make sure you throw some broccoli or kale into there, as well ; )
 

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Read up and become well educated about your new lifestyle choice before diving right in! Then you'll be able to do it the right way!<br><br>
I highly recommend these books:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FBecoming-Vegan-Complete-Adopting-Plant-Based%2Fdp%2F1570671036" target="_blank">Becoming Vegan</a><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FVegan-Handbook-Delicious-Vegetarian-Resources%2Fdp%2F0931411173" target="_blank">The Vegan Handbook</a><br><br>
ALSO, check out <a href="http://www.vrg.org/" target="_blank">The Vegetarian Resource Group</a> for more tips.
 

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Just make sure you eat lots of vegetables! That may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes it's easy to fall into the starch trap-bread, pasta, rice,etc. Of course all of those foods have a place in a balanced diet, but just make sure you throw some broccoli or kale into there, as well ; )</div>
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majority of what I eat willbe veggies or fruit. I will allow 1 slice of Ezekiel 4 9 bread with lunch, but if my wife can, we will eat a salad at lunch with olive oil too.
 

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Thank you! I am very hopeful of this lifestyle change.....besides the weight loss will be a bonus!
 

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My aunt was recently diagnosed with MS and I believe she followed the Esselstyn diet for a while to help her symptoms.
 

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I don't know anyone with MS, and I don't know anything about vegetarianism curing it or helping it. But if you want to eat a super healthy diet, you may want to read <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FEat-Live-Amazing-Nutrient-Rich-Sustained%2Fdp%2F031612091X%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1315961769%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">this book.</a> If you don't want to buy it, you may be able to find it at the library.
 

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how does everyone not break the bank when eating vegetarian?</div>
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My bill was cut in half when I made the switch. I'm not sure where you live, but if you have a Sprouts/Henry's Farmers Market type store around, you can buy a ton of bulk items for cheap like numerous types of rice, dried beans, lentils (yumm), stuff like that. They tend to be cheap almost everywhere, but Sprouts is just where I buy them (on sale now actually, just went there tonight). I'm lazy with dried beans, I always buy canned for about 89 cents a can. I shop for what's in season and plan my meals around weekly ads online. It's really easy and not very time consuming once you get a bunch of recipes in your collection. Sales are my best friend, seriously. And coupons. Every single item I bought was on sale at Sprouts tonight (almond butter, an apple, baked chips - used a coupon, trail mix, dark chocolate covered pretzels). For milk, I buy the 2 pack at SuperTarget for $5-6. Cereal can be cheap, especially when it's on sale.
 

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all of my veggies. I spent 175 for two people for 1 week. I may have to cut tomatoes and avocados. 2-2.5 each.
 

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What stores do you have around you? Do you buy what's in season and shop sales? Do you get the Sunday paper with coupons? I can easily get a weeks worth of groceries for $30-40 for just me and I eat a lot of convenience foods.
 

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To reverse my ms I have to eat mostly veggies and have to stay away from legumes because they do bad things to people with ms.
 

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I'd stay away from the olive oil unless you are trying to fill up your calories for the day. I consider oil to whole food fats, as refined/white sugars are to whole grain complex carbs... BUT that's just me. Do tons of research to form your own opinion, or seek the help of a registered dietitian or nutritionist.
 
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