I was diagnosed about 5 months ago after optic Neuritis. About 2 and a half years ago I went numb from the waist down and walking was very hard. Completely recovered from that about 6 months to a year after it. The optic neuritis was a blow, coming after I let myself get burnt out and worn out completely. I can recognize that feeling now and completely rest when I feel it coming on. I started the diet as soon as I was diagnosed. I am completely well. My left eye is almost totally normal again, (I can only tell slightly if I close one eye) and I think it's still improving. I have SO much more energy, even though sometimes I do feel a little more tired than I'd like. (I think the Vit D really made a difference. I take 10,000 iu a day.) My mood swings have all but gone. I used to get so down and occasionally would lose my awful temper, now I feel so much more balanced! (Fiance jumps up and down with relief in corner).
This diet is great. I have no excess fat on my body, no cellulite, clear skin, all very welcome side effects.
I have a big green smoothie every morning, I juice lots of veg and the blend kale and ground flax into it. It sounds horrible I know but it's lovely and I crave them now! My point is, I think getting the most from the diet and being healthy is about introducing a whole load of super healthy things as well as stopping the bad stuff, the dairy and sat fat etc.
I just feel like giving your body what it needs to heal and function at it's optimum level is so important. Anyway I'm rambling. I feel good and healthy on this diet and long may it continue!