Treating Multiple Sclerosis With the Swank MS Diet

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  • 23 years of MS, 22 on Swank diet, and still fully mobile and active!! Check out to join the Facebook closed group , The Swank MS Diet and Lifestyle. Then check your message request folder to hear from admins. If only everyone knew of this diet!! This video here is a wonderful way to communicate to others, and I thank you!

  • I decided to go whole food vegan in January 2016 after being prescribed tecfedera. It made me sleep 18 hours a day and sucked all the life right out of me. The doctors guilted me in to accepting the drug therapy by saying "dont you think the people with ms for decades wished they had disease modification medicine early on in the diseases progression? ". I decided to give my neurologist the finger 2 weeks after starting the therapy I threw the pills in the bin and decided to take my health in to my own hands. Evey one of my ms symptoms vanished soon after my dietary change and I don't expect them to ever return. I knew I had ms for over 4 years and in that time experienced fatigue, muscle spasm, lower limb weakness, eyes not working in sync, slurred speech and not being able to make sense of written sentences.
    Now I'm as healthy as I have ever been in my life. I cycle and run miles each day because I feel like I have such an abundence of energy. My thoughts are crystal clear and my depression and anxiety that come with feeling you are chronically ill are also gone.

    To people that have been diagnosed with ms: whole foods fruit and vegetables are your salvation! You don't need to be the victim of this horrible disease. This disease is your warning that you are not treating your body very well. If you have read this and blow it off then I hope it will at least be a seed in your mind that will eventually come to fruition.

    Go vegan and live a happy healthy life.
    Best of luck and much love to you on your journey to health, you can do it x

  • Can you do an update about this study? Effects of a Low Fat Plant Based Diet in Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Results of a 1- Year Long Randomized Controlled (RC) Study (P6.152)

  • Thanks for your very interesting post, here are a few more tips for a treatment for ms
    Get pIenty of rest
    Exercising, yoga, tai chi, meditation, deep breathing, hypnosis,
    Use green juice, chloreIIa, spiruIIina, fresh organic fruits and vegetabIes, sunfIower oiIs, evening primrose oiI etc.
    Some things to avoid if you have MS are aIcohoI, dairy products, eggs, margarine, miIk, red meats, sugar, aspartame.
    (l Iearned these and why they work on Denelle Multi Care website).

  • So here's the link to the published completed study after the clinical trial: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27645350

    And here's the commentary on it: http://www.drmcdougall.com/2014/07/31/results-of-the-diet-multiple-sclerosis-study

    Study got no significant outcomes, but there are many, many caveats working against them… science is tricky. I am hoping these guys can get the money to do a bigger, better study with all new options we have today. Feels good to see people searching for novel ways to help, and this appears to have the potential to be game changing. Even if you have to fight the system to do it… 🙂 Honestly, compared to what we have today, I would not think twice in reccomending this diet to a patient.

  • So, here's a link to the full article on Dr. McDougall's study – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211034816301006, called "Low-fat, plant-based diet in multiple sclerosis: A randomized controlled trial". Unfortunately, it's not what we were hoping to see. While yes, over the one-year study they saw improvements in fatigue levels, what we were really hoping for was the MRI data. Instead, it says"The two groups showed no differences in brain MRI outcomes, number of MS relapses or disability at 12 months." and "While a very-low fat, plant-based diet was well adhered to and tolerated, it resulted in no significant improvement on brain MRI, relapse rate or disability as assessed by EDSS scores in subjects with RRMS over one year. The diet group however showed significant improvements in measures of fatigue, BMI and metabolic biomarkers." It concludes with the suggestion for a longer, larger study. Fingers crossed that Dr. McDougall tries again, as I do believe there is hope for those with MS…and a randomized controlled trial with MRI or other impartial measurement of reversal is critical in widespread acceptance and adoption of a low fat diet as a treatment for MS.

  • Another great lesson about the power of our diet. For anyone reading this that has MS or know someone with MS, there is another doctor, Dr. Stancic, who developed MS in her late 20's but now lives symptom free. She has several youtube videos as well.

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