Low-fat diet helps fatigue in people with MS

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Low-fat diet helps fatigue in people with MS

Postby MSUK » Fri May 02, 2014 6:42 am

People with multiple sclerosis who for one year followed a plant-based diet very low in saturated fat had much less MS-related fatigue at the end of that year — and significantly less fatigue than a control group of people with MS who didn't follow the diet, according to an Oregon Health & Science University study being presented today at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.......... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/dietresearch
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Re: Low-fat diet helps fatigue in people with MS

Postby ElliotB » Wed May 14, 2014 12:44 pm

While it seems the 'common' notion for health is to go vegan or close to it, there are many reputable sources of information that claim you can do otherwise successfully. I have gone in the opposite direction and consume a lot more meat then I ever did BUT I am eating only 100% grass fed lean meats and only wild caught seafood, all high in what is considered good Omega 3 fat. I have also given up poultry products (chicken and turkey) for the most part.

For veggies I eat only dark greens and for fruit, mainly fruits that are thought to reduce inflammation.

There does not seem to be a consensus as what the best diet is, although diets low in SATURATED fat seems to be a 'proven' theme among virtually all MS diets. Dr. Swank was a man ahead of his time!
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Re: Low-fat diet helps fatigue in people with MS

Postby lyndacarol » Wed May 14, 2014 2:31 pm

ElliotB wrote:While it seems the 'common' notion for health is to go vegan or close to it, there are many reputable sources of information that claim you can do otherwise successfully. I have gone in the opposite direction and consume a lot more meat then I ever did BUT I am eating only 100% grass fed lean meats and only wild caught seafood, all high in what is considered good Omega 3 fat. I have also given up poultry products (chicken and turkey) for the most part.

For veggies I eat only dark greens and for fruit, mainly fruits that are thought to reduce inflammation.

There does not seem to be a consensus as what the best diet is, although diets low in SATURATED fat seems to be a 'proven' theme among virtually all MS diets. Dr. Swank was a man ahead of his time!

In my opinion, your diet is VERY good. However, I agree with Dr. Perlmutter about fat.

Dr. David Perlmutter thinks a diet high in fat, even SATURATED fat, is best: Gluten under Fire w/ Dr. David Perlmutter
Part 1: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/diane-k ... 7191046001
Part 2 (@2:30 he begins at discussion): http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/diane-k ... 7171662001
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