60 years ago Dr. Roy Swank discovered that a low-fat diet, very low in saturated fats and polyunsaturated oils, helps MS patients live healthy and productive lives. Also low in red and other fatty meats, high in grains, fruits and vegetables, it is simple to follow and in many cases alleviates chronic symptoms. Some of his very first patients are still ambulatory and leading independent lives thanks to following Dr. Swank's regimen for the last half-century.
There was a time – say, around the time your great-great-grandparents (give or take a great) were around – when if we ate bread, we knew the person who grew the wheat. We were, after all, an agrarian society. As industrialization overtook the farming lifestyle, the population moved from the country and in many cases became wealthier as city economies boomed. We began to eat more meat and the fat content of our diet increased rapidly. The food industry became industrialized, and heavily processed foods grew to dominate the U.S. food supply. (We sadly note this occurring in China and India today.)
With this rise in fat consumption, ills like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis have also risen to affect more and more of the population.
For the most benefit, the Swank MS Foundation advocates adoption of the diet as soon as possible after MS is diagnosed. Hand-in-hand with the diet are other important ingredients to living a healthy life: adequate rest, reduced stress, and an optimistic, attitude that having MS is above all a call to live life to its best and fullest.
Multiple sclerosis: the lipid relationship13
Roy L Swank, MD, PhD, andAagot Grimsgaard
ABSTRACT Between 1949 and 1984, 150 multiple sclerosis patients consumed low-fat diets. Fats, oils, and protein intakes; disability; and deaths were determined. On daily fat consumption of < 20. 1 g (average 17 g), 31% died and deterioration was slight. Daily intakes of > 20 g (average ofeither 25 or 41 g) were attended by serious disability and deaths of79% and 8 1%, respectively. Oil intakes bore an indirect relationship to fat consumption. Treatment early and before severe disability developed improved prognosis, and females tended to do better than males. High sensitivity to fats suggests they are involved in the genesis of multiple sclerosis. AmJClinNutr 1988;48:1387-93.
Lyon wrote:it's a proven method of putting people with MS into remission.
skydog wrote:A PhD by the name of Patricia Kane is responsible for this protocol and she has had some very good success with MS as well as other neurological diseases. Has anyone on this site heard of this ?
Bob, take it from a third party that it wasn't directed at. The manner in which cheerleader took your post is not "suprising", and it is not "obvious" you kept your sense of humor, and a sense of humor is often used to make fun of someone anyway.Lyon wrote:I'm surprised that you even mentioned flaming because that hadn't even seemed a considerable option. I wasn't annoyed at you, having a bad day OR trying to provoke a flame and I think it's obvious that I kept my humor the entire time.
My question started out simply enough but evidently I pushed it too far.
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