This debilitating disease is far too complex to discuss in detail here and there are several excellent books on the subject.
Many experts now believe that diet and lifestyle changes may have a significant impact on the progression of the illness.
A reduction in saturated fat intake and the use of essential fatty acids, as found in starflower (borage) oil and fish oils, may be of help. Meat intake should be reduced and the antioxidant nutrients vitamin E and selenium are sometimes recommended. A natural approach to treating this disease will cause no harm and may be of benefit.