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    1. Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

      A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RDN and Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, LDN. (Updated August 2016)

    2. Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

      Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2018)

    3. Antioxidants and MS (video)

      Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's questions about antioxidants and if they are recommended for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

    4. Controlling Your Weight and MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about concerns of controlling weight for people with MS.

    5. Nutrition and MS (video)

      This video provides information on maintaining general good health and following the recommendation of MS specialists that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet that’s recommended for the general population.

    6. Vitamin D (video)

      Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

    7. Nutrition and Diet

      List of resources promoting nutrition and diet in people living with MS.

    8. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

    9. Live Fully, Live Well

      Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

    10. The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine (book)

      An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation.

    11. Diet and MS Research Review Paper

      With increasing interest in the possible role of diet in MS, this research review looks at current evidence that diet may be beneficial in MS.

    12. Diet and Nutrition in MS (video)

      People living with MS and healthcare professionals discuss experiences and evidence related to diet / nutrition, and potential effect(s) on multiple sclerosis and symptoms. Learn more at http://www.nationalMSsociety.org/diet

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