All posts tagged multiple sclerosis

Bike MS Fundraising Story/Letter: We Are Family

Someone once said, “When one person in your family lives with MS, your whole family does.” That means we support each other through both thick and thin—like Joseph and his family do for his brother, Matt.

Here’s his Bike MS fundraising letter/story. Feel free to use it as a template to guide your own.

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OHSU Doctors share New Breakthroughs in the Fight to End MS

By Helen Russon

Those of us in the MS Community got a special treat on June 25, 2016: Oregon Health Sciences University conducted its annual education forum, “Multiple Sclerosis, At the Frontier and Beyond 2016.”

 In this day-long presentation, OHSU doctors presented the latest research results in the tireless fight to end this disease. Even more impressively, the doctors participated in panel discussions and stayed afterwards to answer questions about this exciting research. Here are some of the day’s highlights:

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Ask Eve: How Much Saturated Fat Should an MS Diet Include?

As mentioned in the “Ask Eve” introduction last month, sadly there is no magic-bullet diet that will alleviate MS symptoms, so there is currently no such thing as an “MS Diet.” Because MS medicines and therapies are often ineffective and hard on the body, those of us living with MS naturally search for other areas, such as diet, that might bring us relief. But for decades, scientists have tried to identify a diet that would benefit people living with MS, with inconclusive results.

Does this mean that your diet doesn’t matter and you should eat whatever you want? Absolutely not. Individuals living with MS still need to follow the dietary recommendations that have been proven to benefit everyone. A key area to address is your saturated fat intake.

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