Hi, Jake, and welcome from another newbie! This looks to be a really good board.
You'll find a variety of strong opinions on diet and MS, and since not much is really proven to be of benefit in that area, it all comes down to doing some research yourself and making an educated guess. Swank, Best Bet Diet, food allergies, etc...it's possible to make a good case for them or to debunk them. What's important is to do whatever makes you feel better and seems to slow the disease down for you, even if it's only placebo effect. Providing, of course, that you don't opt for anything that's proven to be harmful.
That's my take on it, anyway.
The Swank diet is really pretty much in line with mainstream dietary guidelines, and not difficult to follow. Meat is permitted--just not red meat during the first year. So your protein sources wouldn't be too restricted. The biggest thing is reducing saturated fat intake (some sources say to go even lower than Swank's 10%), and that's not at all out of line with USDA recommendations. Swank permits a higher level of "good" fats than I'm comfortable with on the basis of my research, so I stick to the lower end of his spectrum. He also doesn't distinguish between monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, but that info came along after he wrote his book. (I don't do Swank myself; I prefer George Jelinek, M.D.'s program myself, but it's close to Swank.)
We PWMS are our own guinea pigs, even when it comes to the standard meds. Nothing to do but try what seems promising, and stick with what works (or at least doesn't cause unacceptable side effects). In general, I like being on the cutting edge of things...but not this time. I wish there was a really good, thoroughly proven treatment out there; and a cure would be really nice!
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