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Hi my personal assistant told me about 7 weeks ago about the guy she is now working with who has MS. He is on a gluten and dairy free diet. From what she said its a diet used by MSERS....and he has found since being on it, his legs have been less painful and tingly and also his fatigue has improved and he is going out more.


Well I thought in for a penny in for a pound and decided to try it. I substituted Soya Milk for my milk and buy gluten free bread, pasta, and cakes (yes cakes I love Mrs Crimbles especially the apple cake yummy).


After 6 weeks I have lost 6lbs in weight, I too have gained some energy and my legs I suppose although still tingly are not as severe, and I have noted definitely the burning in my right leg which bothered me every day has not appeared for a few weeks now.


I have no idea why gluten and dairy free would help MSERS, does anyone else know this diet or about it. Oh yes also no red meat which I dont really eat anyway.


I noticed prior to starting this diet that i would get a lot of stomach aches but since stopping I havent had one. However, IF I do eat anything with gluten in it does make my stomach ache again and bloat.


Just interested really has anyone else followed this diet and does it have a name? think.gif Zel

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hi zel i dont think there is a specific name for this diet it seems it might help some of us but it may not help others must be careful not to steer from any medical treatment that is given bt anything else that helps is a bonus i might even try it myself as i suffer severe tingling and burning in my legs and i also suffer from bloatiness so thank you for your post it maybe very useful indeed xxhearts_circle.gif

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Hi there is a diet just like the one you've described and it's called 'The Best bet' diet. There are a lot of people with MS on it especially in the US. I've been gluten free for 6 years and I feel much better in that I don't get bloating anymore but I don't know if the progression of my MS would have been any faster. I have followed a dairy free, sugar free and processed food free diet in the past but I found it too strict, and I kept cheating. What I have noticed is that most people who change their lifestyles, even slightly, and have a positive outlook, seem to progress more slowly than those, who just carry on the same way and have a negative outlook. I think the power of the mind is a great thing.

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Hi everyone,

Well I know i'm a bit late to this party (when am I not??), but this is very interesting to me. I do suffer with the burning legs and the tingling and I have suspected for a while that I'm gluten-intolerant. I have been vegan before and actually it's the healthiest and best I've felt. I think it would not be a problem for me to switch back to soy milk or rice milk. How have you been finding it over the past 6 or so months? I might give this a whirl.

Thanks for the info about the best-bet diet. I'll also look this up.



Love 'n' Blessings

Clare x

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Hey I am interested in this and new here but have been wheat sensitive for years and do wonder about a link ... hmmmm


Drums x

Wobbily yours


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