It's funny, I actually stopped eating gluten and legumes (beans and peanuts) before I ever heard of the Best Bet Diet, as I noticed that those foods made my multiple sclerosis symptoms more dramatic. The Best Bet Diet has been around since 1996, and is based on the idea that certain foods can cross the gut lining and cause an autoimmune reaction, as the rogue food molecules resemble that of our myelin.
The diet basically involves eliminating gluten (wheat, barley and rye products), legumes, dairy and reducing yeast and eggs. There are also a number of supplements that are recommended, the main one being a certain form of vitamin D, as well as calcium and magnesium.
So, do I think that I am slowing my MS progression and preventing relapses by avoiding certain foods? I really don't know and am fairly skeptical about the idea. However, I do know that I feel so much better when I avoid these foods and am always pretty sorry when I do give into the temptation to eat them, as I become aware of aches and pains and tiredness that is worse than usual.
Check out the full description of the Best Bet Diet here: The Best Bet Diet for Multiple Sclerosis.
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