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12/4/19 10:56 A

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You may want to read the following. Like all autoimmune diseases, diet can play a very positive role:
Multiple Sclerosis: the Cause
www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/healt
h-science/common-health-problems/multi
ple-sclerosis-cause/


Curing Multiple Sclerosis
www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/healt
h-science/hot-topics/medical-topics/mu
ltiple-sclerosis/


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Google Dr. Terry Wahls. Check out her book from the library "The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine" and bring all your notes and questions with you to your doctor.

The Wahls protocol is similar to AIP guidelines. To distill it down (far too much) it is basically to eat:

•Meat and fish (grass fed, sustainable where possible).
•Vegetables, especially green, leafy ones (organic if possible)
•Brightly colored fruit, like berries.
•Fat from animal and plant sources, especially omega-3 fatty acids.

And there are "do not eat" foods as well, again similar to an AIP diet.


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Google Dr. Terry Wahls. Check out her book from the library "The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine" and bring all your notes and questions with you to your doctor.

The Wahls protocol is similar to AIP guidelines. To distill it down (far too much) it is basically to eat:

•Meat and fish (grass fed, sustainable where possible).
•Vegetables, especially green, leafy ones (organic if possible)
•Brightly colored fruit, like berries.
•Fat from animal and plant sources, especially omega-3 fatty acids.

And there are "do not eat" foods as well, again similar to an AIP diet.


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11/14/19 12:07 P

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It looks to me like there was a tiny study done using the paleo diet in conjunction with massage and meditation that found a significant improvement in levels of fatigue - but had no control group, and didn't show whether it was the diet or the massage or the meditation that made the difference. They did mention that they used a "modified" paleo diet with supplementation (and I have to wonder just how healthy the base "modified" diet was that the health researchers deemed that it needed supplementation).

While there don't appear to be any conclusive studies done, overall recommendations that make sense would be to limit caffeine and alcohol (due to impact on urinary system), maintain high fibre input (for overall GI system health), maintain a high input of Omega-3 fatty acids (fatty fish, flaxseed, walnuts, etc.), maintain intake of vitamins and minerals to at least RDA levels (and monitor, since disease can change ability to absorb and use), and limit intake of added sugars (known to cause inflammation). The much-touted "Mediterranean Diet" (less the wine) fits the bill quite well as being anti-inflammatory and relatively easy to follow.

Before you make any changes, I would strongly suggest that you see your doctor and ask to be tested for gluten intolerance / coeliac (there is a higher incidence of this in folks with MS, but no reason to avoid gluten unless you have the sensitivity yourself), as well as lactose / dairy intolerance (same thing: higher incidence statistically, but no reason to avoid if you are part of the other statistic). These tests need to be done while you are still ingesting these items in your usual amount, or will come up with false results, so please test before you make changes!

Once you have that information, then you can start working with a dietitian to find what makes you feel the best. An overall anti-inflammatory diet that includes lots of fatty fish, nuts / seeds, vegetables, fruits, whole grains / legumes, and reasonable portions of nutrient-rich animal proteins is a good place to start. I personally don't see the need for the rather random food restrictions of a "paleo" diet unless you actually have a tested intolerance - although you may find that an elimination diet that includes some temporary restrictions is helpful to find what works the best for you. Elimination diets can be tricky to coordinate, especially while maintaining nutrient levels, so a dietitian can be extremely helpful with this.

I would suggest researching the comparison between Mediterranean and paleo diets, getting tested for gluten and dairy intolerance, and then working with your medical team to determine what approach will be best for you. I would also suggest that you include physical therapy, massage, and cognitive behavioural therapy / mindfulness training as well, so that you can strengthen all of your own skills to support the medical interventions and enjoy as much of life as you can.

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11/14/19 9:54 A

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thanks for the info, trying to see if the paleo and ms diet compare

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"im looking for meal plans for MS patients"
A registered dietician will be a great resource for you!

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Your best source of information is your Dr or Registered Dietitian, especially if you have any other health issues, however this is very good advice, too:
multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/living-with
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(I was a caregiver to someone with advanced MS and my best friend also has it too, and both have commented they were given the information along the lines of the suggestions in the article.)

I hope you find it helpful.
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Hi,

Have you talked with a doctor or registered dietitian? They are likely your best source of info for that.

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im looking for meal plans for MS patients

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