high vegetable low protein diet benefits multiple sclerosis

There's a secret about MS that, for some reason, your doctor will never tell you.

This pilot study included 20 people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The people in the study had relapsing-remitting MS, meaning that they experience alternating periods of flare-ups and recovery.

For one year, ten of the people in the study followed a standard Western diet that included the usual red meat, processed meat, refined grains, sweetened food, salt, and a high intake of saturated and omega-6 fatty acids. The other ten followed a high vegetable/low protein diet that included fruit and vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, extra virgin olive oi, very little poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products, not much refined cereals, salt, sugar or fried food and no alcohol, red meat, saturated fats from animal sources or trans-fats.

The people in the high vegetable/low protein group had a greater population of intestinal bacteria that are associated with anti-inflammatory immune activity. This effect of diet is important because MS has been linked to alterations in intestinal bacteria that have a negative effect on the immune system.

But what is really impressive is that the people who were on the high vegetable/low protein diet had significantly lower MS disability scores than the people on the typical Western diet. And while nine of the ten people on the Western diet suffered a relapse over the course of the year, a significantly fewer three people in the high vegetable/low protein diet did.

This is not the first study to find that high plant/low saturated fat diets benefit MS. Several studies have clearly shown that saturated fat, animal fat and animal protein are associated with MS and death from MS and that the reverse is true for diets rich in vegetables and polyunsaturated fats.

For some reason, the medical community has been reluctant to share this fact that has been known since Dr.Roy Swank's first study was published in 1950.



Front Immunol 2017;doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01391


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