I have been twittering on about gut health only to realise there isn’t anything on this topic here!
There’s nothing for PPMS for most of us, if the MS society (i.e.) suggested under medical supervision lets have thousands of volunteers try to change their biome! So you get the ‘runs’ it’s not going to kill you, I respectfully suggest we could monitor ourselves! Does anyone ever listen to what we are saying? I’m saying thousands maybe even 10’s of thousand, we are doing nothing but waiting to move up EDSS - which is so NOT a good thing.

I like Prof G’s approach to healthy eating (and a healthy gut). Apart from the fact that he’s keener on bread than I am, it is how I try to eat. But I’m afraid that the MS Society seems, like most of the medical establishment, still stuck on the tired old high carb low fat mantra. It’s a pity, but there you go.


Thank you Alison, not in my life time (age 66). M x

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At least we can choose what to eat like the free-living adults we are. Unlike the poor souls who are at the mercy of the rubbish doled out to them in schools, hospitals, residential care, the barracks or the nick!

No professional can or will promote anything which is unproven.

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Fair enough re the respectable world’s need for decent evidence on which to base recommendations. But that’s particularly hard to come by in the field of nutritional science - you can’t lock people up for 20 years, feed them this or that diet, and see what happens. So nutritional epidemiology tends to rely on things like food frequency questionnaires, and they are rubbish, as anyone who has ever tried to fill one in knows: how sure are you how many eggs or apples or slices of toast you have eaten in the last month? Rubbish data in, rubbish data out. So, while I appreciate the need for evidence-based advice on medicines etc to protect us from harm, exploitation by the unscrupulous and health-harming quackery, I’m not sure it works as well for food. That’s a problem, I think, but I don’t know what the answer is.