Hi, sometimes I feel sick with worry about my children developing MS later in life. Do others feel the same? I was diagnosed 2 years ago following a major attack. Things have been going well, but it's early days really. My boys are 4 & 6 yrs so we didn't know I had MS when they were born. I struggled with breastfeeding so both boys had milk formula. And our 6 yr old also had Hepatitis B vaccine when he was two because we traveled to Bosnia. The recent study about the vaccine as a trigger for MS has got me worrying again. Since my diagnosis both boys follow the OMS diet (except we're a bit more relaxed about saturated fats with them). In winter we give them Vit D supplements. I know we can't go back and change things (I wish we could). I was adopted at birth so also would have been given milk formula, so, I know it's irrational, but I have moments when I feel so anxious about their future health - it's the last thing you want to do really isn't it? - to pass an illness on to your children. Do others have these fears? Is there more I can do for my boys at this stage?
If it's any consolation, I strongly believe that a few years of typical Western diet and one vaccine won't give your kids MS, and I wouldn't imagine that it would even materially increase the risk.
When I kick myself for not taking lifestyle choices years before, such as changing the crappy Western diet that contributed to me getting MS at 36, I remind myself of the old Chinese saying that "the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now".
You have set your children down the path to healthy living at a very early age and I think the best thing you can do is to keep it up, encourage them to keep it up and keep looking at ways that you can make yours and your children's lives even healthier. Maybe look into homeopathic vaccines as an alternative to normal vaccines which contain heavy metals. Do meditation as a family. Buy them a large hamster wheel to make sure they get lots of exercise!
I know it is easy to beat yourself up that you did not find out each new thing sooner, but you the fact is that you didn't know and there will be nothing you could have done.
Remember that staying positive is important to help you with your MS. Your worry doesn't help anyone - you or your boys. Take them to the cinema and give them loads of OMS-compliant treats as a celebration of how much you are doing for their health and wellbeing at such an early age. Make them some Deliciously Ella Raw Chocolate Brownies http://deliciouslyella.com/recipe/raw-brownies/!