This is a featured presentation from the 2013 Northwest VEG - Adventist Health Professional Health Conference held on Sept. 20 in Portland, Oregon.
The McDougall Research and Education Foundation and the Neurology Department of Oregon Health Sciences University are currently conducting a major study on the impacts of diet on Multiple Sclerosis. Participants involved in this research are randomly assigned to follow the low-fat, starch-based McDougall Diet or the standard American diet (the control diet). Results are based on MRI scans, an evaluation of the progression of disability by a doctor, and questionnaires. Traditional medicine has unfortunately had very little impact on Multiple Sclerosis. There is no known cure, and drugs currently used to help lessen the symptoms are expensive, have their own side effects, and have little effect on the disease.
John McDougall, MD, is the author of 4 best-sellers on reversing chronic disease though diet without drugs, including The Starch Solution, Dr. McDougall's Digestive Tune-Up, and The New McDougall Cookbook.