Taurus wrote:Leonard Good Research. But have u ever thought why MS is most prevalent in some areas and not uniformly distributed around the globe. Then there is a gender difference also (more in women than men). Lately, people now disclose that even there minors have MS who do not get exposed to stress in life like we do. I say there are still lot of unknowns in MS equations. Your efforts in this regard are certainly admirable.
SaraG wrote:When I was diagnosed with MS I quickly went on a gluten free/low fat/low dairy diet (MS Recovery Diet). I felt much better immediately and kept telling my husband that I know somehow MS is linked to blood sugar levels. I had always suffered hypoglycemia and it was greatly improved with my new diet. However, I could never get rid of the nagging tiredness I felt. I was scared to death of fat and ate very lowfat. I then discovered Paleo which is grain free (except for occasional white rice), legume free, vegetable oil free, mostly dairy free and most definitely low sugar. I credit the higher fat content (fat is nourishing to the brain) and the low sugar/carb with regulating my blood sugar to the point that just gluten free cannot (too many carbs). This is not necessarily low carb but it is lower carb than the Standard American Diet (SAD). It is also a diet that excludes all processed foods (chemicals) unlike a low carb diet like Atkins which allows for processed food (chemicals) as long as it is low carb. I follow Paul Jaminets "Perfect Health Diet" which is more South Pacific Islander Paleo.
I am relaying this just to keep the window open that maybe fats are not a problem for us or not good fats at least (olive oil. coconut oil, butter (or ghee)and high quality fatty cuts of meat but bad fats such as rancid vegetable oils (canola,safflower, etc.).
I have never felt better in my life. I am most always bursting with energy. I have had no relapses and no new scarring on my MRI's and the only time I feel bad is if I ingest too much sugar.
I realize I am just one person saying this but I credit good fats with a substantial part of my recovery and would just like to keep that window open so we don't automatically say that fat is bad for people with MS and miss a possible piece of the puzzle that could help find the cure.
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