Dania--I'm sorry there's no easy answer. It makes no sense. You with a wonderful diet, Jeff growing up in the sun in California--both the only ones in your families with MS...obviously there are other things going on.
Read this before drawing any conclusions from the China Study: http://rawfoodsos.com/the-china-study/
Hi, ikulo---I've read the debunkers of Dr. Campbell's research, and they have some valid points. But from all my reading up on the endothelium, c reactive protein, nitric oxide and inflammation, I don't think Dr. Campbell is far off the mark. Dr. John Cooke's Cardiovascular Cure is not as strict as Dr. Campbell's program, but similar in the avoidance of fats, processed food and glucose. Dr. Swank warned of animal fats and his MS patients had great success. And it's been working for my husband for four years, now. We had quinoa and veggie soup tonight with a fresh fruit salad. Jeff's kept about 20 lbs off since his MS diagnosis, and he's still biking, working full days, hiking, no MS progression. Does he miss his cheese and red meat and fries...sure! (my son and I have snuck out for cheeseburgers...shhhh!) But he's happier being healthy.
Everyone is different, and everyone will need to figure out what works for them...the blood type diets are good, Best Bet is great, Swank, vegan, gluten-free...whatever works for you. But conscious eating is a must.
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
My favorite quote from Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS