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Overcoming MS - Dietary Recommendations

At Beyond MS our research has found that diet plays an important role in improving and even reversing symptoms of MS. Numerous scientific studies have linked various nutritional factors to the onset and progression of MS. It has been proven that the elimination, reduction and increase of various foods, contributes significantly to the improvement in overall health and quality of life.


Eliminate

 

A. Foods that contain proteins which have the potential to cause
auto-immune reactions. These are:


1. All dairy products (e.g. milk, cheese, yoghurt)
2. Foods containing gluten grains (e.g. wheat, rye or barley)
3. Legumes (e.g. beans, soy, peanuts. peas)

 

B. Any food that causes an allergic reaction as determined by a
body reaction or a blood test. These foods can cause increased
intestinal permeability (a leaky gut) and increased immune
reactions

 

C. Candy, soft drinks and foods with a high sugar content. These
foods alter the gut flora, which in turn can cause a leaky gut
and problematic immune reactions


Reduce

 

A. Foods that contain saturated fat. Eat red meat (lean cuts) only
once a week

 

B. The intake of omega 6 polyunsaturated fats which are found in
margarine, salad oils and many baked goods. Use olive oil
(monounsaturated fat) for fat supply

 

C. Non-gluten grains such as corn and oats. Use mainly rice for
grain products and eat in moderation


D. Alcohol consumption. Drink wine in moderation and
completely avoid beer


Increase


A. Eat skinless chicken breast, game meat and fish for protein
content. Fish such as salmon and mackerel also contain omega
3 polyunsaturated fat, which is very beneficial

 

B. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits for carbohydrates and fibre

 

C. Take a variety of supplements to boost immune regulation,
increase antioxidant capacity and avoid deficiencies