Researchers have discovered the progression multiple sclerosis can be slowed by eating a plant-based diet.
A study was conducted by Dr. Roy Swank at the Montreal Neurological Institute in the 1940’s. Results of the study showed 95% of patients with early stages of multiple sclerosis who ate a low-fat plant-based diet had a slow progression of the disease over a 30 year period of time, with 5% having passed away. A second group of people in the study with early states of MS ate a high fat diet. Over the next 30 years, 80% of the patients on the high fat passed away, concluding a low-fat plant-based diet significantly slows down the progression of multiple sclerosis. Although Dr. Swank’s research is 70 years old, the findings are still relevant today. Over the years, more than 170 scientific papers have been published on Dr. Swank’s findings.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that damages the sheath that surrounds nerve cells, disabling the ability for signals to be carried to the brain. MS affects over 400,000 people in the United States. Women are three times more likely to contract the disease.
The Dr. John McDougall Health and Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California successfully treats people with early stages of multiple sclerosis. Call 707-538-8609 for more information.