I’ve been using nutritional medicine for the last thirty years, ever since I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) I found this approach so helpful, that I decided to write a book setting out how changing your diet can really help dampen down symptoms and increase wellbeing. The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book was published in 2007 by the Sheldon Press, and an updated edition came out in 2017. It is available in ebook format from Amazon UK, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play. Unfortunately, the book is no longer available to buy new in a print version, but it is still possible to buy it second-hand, or find it in the UK library system.
In times gone by, sunshine, fresh air and a healthy diet were considered an essential part of the healing process when people became sick, but today drug-based treatment is usually the norm. However, in recent years the idea of using food as a form of medicine has taken off once more, particularly in Australia, where the Overcoming MS Diet originated. This article by Dr Jonathan White from Melbourne University talks about the latest study which links diet with quality of life for people with MS.