What About Diet?

September 30, 2009

Linda Elsegood has a very interesting post on her LDN Research Trust site in which she talks about greatly improving her condition through diet, supplements and low-dose naltrexone (LDN).  You can see our conversation about this at the bottom of the comments to her blog on the link below.


I wonder what experiences everyone else has had with improvement through diet. Please add your stories here so we can all benefit by your experience.  Most of us are not going to hear very much about that from our doctors, we need to hear it from each other. 

I’m anxiously awaiting your comments!



  1. Jan,
    I am thoroughly enjoying following your blog. While I do not have MS, someone close to me does, and you write with dedication, intelligence, and an uplifting attitude. It is indeed true that diet (and perhaps also dietary tweaking, which might differ from person to person) helps to alleviate (some or all of) the effects of many diseases, and maybe one day more will be known about specific dietary effects on MS. For now, I suspect that the same underlying principles of a good, healthy diet that apply to all of us are equally pertinent (and a very good starting point) for MS patients. The best and smartest single piece I’ve ever come across about how we should eat is Michael Pollan’s famous 2007 “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” article for the New York Times. I link it here in the hope that it might be helpful:


    • Thank you for you comment and your insight about diet. I, too, agree that a healthy diet for the whole body is good for MS and that each patient can find “tweaks” that help them specifically with some part of their condition.

      I’ve talked to some who swear that a vegetarian diet works wonders for them, others who find a balanced diet minus dairy works for them, for me it’s healthy plus high protein that benefits my functioning, and I’ve heard many more variations, all that benefit the observant tweaker.

      I suspect that it may depend on exactly where an individual’s problems lie as to what tweaks work for them. The conclusion being that starting with a healthy diet is important and tweaking for you own condition, while time consuming in the process, is well worth it and seems to do a lot to improve function where MS is involved.

      Thank you for the link, too, it’s a very good, straightforward approach to healthy diet…a good read for everyone.


  2. Nice job (i’ll finish reading after football) I update mostly on squidoo http://www.squidoo.com/mstshirts

    catch ya on FB,keep up the good work

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