Why you should be on the Swank MS diet if you have Multiple Sclerosis
It has been said by many naturalpaths that in order to heal MS, we must heal the gut. Healing the gut through proper nutrition and elimination of harmful things in our diet is a huge step on the road to living well with MS. This is the goal obtained by the Swank MS diet, written by Dr. Roy L. Swank and is recommended by the MS Society
MS and The Journey to Health
If you are reading this, chances are you, or someone you love, suffers from Multiple sclerosis and you desire to treat it alternatively to endless rounds of medication. Dr. Swank’s research/implementation of his groundbreaking diet for healing spans over 50 years and has produced significant improvement for MS sufferers worldwide.
If you’re like me, you’ve reached a point in your MS journey where you are ready to completely submerge into this lifestyle change. Because I feel like I’ve tried everything else, I am delving into making this lifestyle change for myself. I ordered my copy of this book because I want a step-by-step guide with recipes, research and more at my fingertips. You can purchase the acclaimed book here: Swank MS Diet .
The following excerpt was taken from the MS Diet book
Swank MS Diet
– No processed foods containing saturated fat and/or hydrogenated oils.
– Saturated fat should not exceed 15
grams per day. Unsaturated fat (oils)
should be kept to 20-50 grams/day.
– Fruits and vegetables are permissible in
– No red meat for the first year, including
pork. After the first year, 3 oz. of red meat
is allowed once per week.
– White-meat poultry (skinless) and white
fish are permissible, but avoid dark-meat
poultry and limit fatty fish to 50 grams
– Dairy products must contain 1% or less
butterfat unless otherwise noted. Use egg
whites only, no yolks.
– Cod liver oil (1 tsp. or equivalent capsules) and a multi-vitamin and mineral
supplement are recommended daily.
– Whole-grain breads, rice, and pastas
– Daily snacks of nuts & seeds are good
sources of natural oil, and help maintain a
good energy level.
Have you tried the Swank diet? Have favorite recipes from the diet? I want to hear from you! Be sure you leave a comment in the section below. Until next time,