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Ancy

OMS

Me again 😁🀣 Just wondering if any of you folks follow the OMS diet? I started to follow a few weeks ago, obviously don't expect to see any changes right now but has anyone had any positive (or negative) experiences with it??
London Borough of Ealing, England, United Kingdom

Spencerd

@Spencerd

Hi Ancy, I've been following OMS strictly for 3 years and it's the best thing I ever did- exercise and meditation are the aspects that helped along with diet 😊

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Ancy

@Ancy

@Spencerd thanks! Excellent, the first week I was like ok so I can eat vegetables πŸ˜„πŸ˜„but I'm getting a bit more creative with food and have started reading the OMS chapter on meditation πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

zuric

@zuric

I tried it about 7 years back but found it very difficult to stick to long term, I think I managed 8 months. After many years of research it's lead me to believe it's probably fairly effective. From memory it was based around cutting saturated fat out of the diet. I have since changed my opinions about the causes of MS - one way or another I do believe you can control it with diet and this one seems reasonably good

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Spencerd

@Spencerd

There are so many dishes to choose from, my favourite is a lasagna I adapted ☺️ Veg is great but it's scary to lose too much weight quickly. Id definitely buy the OMS cookbook for loads of ideas πŸ˜‹

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Ancy

@Ancy

@Spencerd ah great, I just bought the cookbook πŸ‘ŒπŸ½i must be doing something wrong as I'm not losing any weight πŸ˜… (might be because I'm obsessed with OMS chocolate cookie recipe and keep finding myself making them) 😁

Ancy

@Ancy

@zuric yeah sat fats I'm saying bye bye to, hoping this is a good diet to follow...stay tuned 🀭

Spencerd

@Spencerd

Legend, you're on the case ☺️

Ewan73

@Ewan73

Hello Ancy I’ve been on the OMS diet for three years now. I remember at the start feeling hungry most of the time and my stomach being angry. This soon passed but I had dreams I was eating cheese for a good 12 months .like every thing with MS it’s hard to gauge how much it has helped.I still get very tired,my balance is getting worse along with my mobility.I can definitely say though that the β€œbrain fog” that I suffered lifted almost as soon as I started the diet. I can’t say I do the meditation due the fact that if I’m not busy no my feet I’m asleep.

ItsMewithMS

@ItsMewithMS

My husband has largely controlled his Ulcerative Colitis with diet and initially swore that I could do the same with MS so I pushed on my Neuro and researched some myself but I'm seeing such a simple fix. I'm currently on Ocrevus and stick to a pretty clean diet (nothing from a can or a box, just real food) which is something I can live with although it means things like minimize gluten, sugars, etc. and very little eating out or quick. I see discussions here on OMS (using the little search glass) back to 2013 and no one saying OMS has cured them although many discussions on the attempts. Same with Wahls or any other theory. So - I will continue my path, be the best I can but remember to live a little to make it all worth it ;-)

FayeAnna

@FayeAnna

Hi I am newly diagnosed (an incidental finding), and my symptoms are very mild - RRMS. I feel like I have followed on OMS diet all my life and maybe this is why I only have mild symptoms. I definitely plan to continue looking after myself like this. I hope this helps, faye

Ancy

@Ancy

@Ewan73 I definitely can relate with the cheese dreams, Christmas without a cheese platter has been rough 🀭

Ancy

@Ancy

@ItsMewithMS yes I can see eating out being a little bit of a struggle (once restaurants reopen) I'm trying to eat a lot cleaner now, need to get over my need for cakes and sweets πŸ˜‹

Ancy

@Ancy

@FayeAnna ah ok cool, I was an absolute eat whatever whenever and have takeaways at least once a week πŸ˜ΆπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈdo you take the flaxseed oil? I'm struggling with it, milled flaxseed I'm fine with but the oil makes me 🀒

cameron

@cameron

OMS is good - but so too are other, less restrictive regimes. We all know the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, for example. Whether you're choosing to be a veggie, gluten-free or whatever, a good diet will help the MS because it keeps you in better health generally. I've yet to be convinced that it impacts directly on the disease process or symptoms, but I have found that my MS worsens when anything else in the body is going on. If OMS ticks all the (taste) boxes, fine, but it may help you stick to the principles of healthy eating if you look beyond it at times.

Dan1723

@Dan1723

Whats the OMS diet. I haven't been told about this. My MS nurse just told me to cut down on sugar items.

Ancy

@Ancy

@Dan1723 hey I've copied and pasted below what the website describes the diet as (because I would probably faff up trying to explain πŸ˜…) The diet is wholefood and plant-based and recommends cutting out all processed foods, eggs, meat, dairy and saturated fats. Alongside this diet Professor Jelinek also recommends taking 20–40mls of flaxseed oil daily, as part of a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and meditation.

Ancy

@Ancy

https://overcomingms.org/recovery-program/diet @Dan1723 :) its the idea that cutting out saturated fats amongst other stuff helps with the progression and symptoms of MS. I am rather new to it but thought I might as well give it a go

Ancy

@Ancy

@cameron very true, healthy eating in general definitely has an overall good impact 😊

Dan1723

@Dan1723

@Ancy I've had a look at your link and read through it. Its not the diet for me, I live on meat, eggs and dairy, I ain't giving that up lol πŸ˜† I'll just up my veg and fruit intake as I don't eat much of it. Thanks for the link tho and Happy New Year πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰πŸ»

Ancy

@Ancy

@Dan1723 honestly I can understand why πŸ˜„I gave up meat a few months ago, this Christmas was difficult πŸ˜±πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜„

Dan1723

@Dan1723

@Ancy no turkey with your dinner 😲 I could never do it, it'll be pointless me trying 🀣

ItsMewithMS

@ItsMewithMS

@ancy eating out at fast food places is always hard but I have found some items at some places that are better than others...like the Unwhich at Jimmy Johns, meat wrapped in lettuce leaves (still probably too many nitrates, salt, etc) and since my daughter can't have gluten (and my husband avoids most everything!) we seldom go out but can search out restaurants that cater to those crowds and I know they are out there. Since many people are afflicted with different sensitivities menus are labeled indicating them as an option

cameron

@cameron

Sat fats, dairy and red meat in moderation are fine, according to the Michael Mosley Blood Sugar Diet. That's the one that can reverse type 2 diabetes and is associated with quick weight loss if it's combined with calorie reduction and/or intermittent fasting (but you don't have to do that to get the benefits). it's based on a Mediterranean diet - 50+g of protein daily, loads of veg, Greek yoghurt, olive/flaxseed/coconut oils, nuts, eggs, cheese, limited fruits. Cutting out processed foods, starchy carbs and refined sugars. Really very easy, less restrictive than OMS and with proven health benefits (e.g. improved gut health, reduced cancer risk). There are now 4 recipe books written by his GP wife to translate the theory into practice.

Wafi

@Wafi

I've been on OMS for a while now and honestly after trying the Paleo diet too I really feel like my body is quite pleased with a plant based diet. The first thing I started feeling was how light on my feet I was and how noticeably my energy level has increased. 😊

Teacherwithms

@Teacherwithms

Yes I started In 2017 but adapted slightly to a vegan lifestyle instead .Whatever works for you is the one to stick with. 😊😊😊 Research whatever path you follow :)