Diet Rich in Fruits, Veggies and Whole Grains May Slow MS Progression, Study Shows

Diet Rich in Fruits, Veggies and Whole Grains May Slow MS Progression, Study Shows

The team, using Patient-Determined Disease Steps, assessed how diet and other lifestyle habits, such as routine physical activity and avoidance of smoking, were linked to disease severity. Patients disclosed their disease history in the previous six months.

The analysis showed that MS patients with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains — and low in sugars and red meat — were 20 percent less likely to be depressed or see their disease worsen than patients with more unhealthy diets. That link remained even after accounting for patients’ age and time since the first sign of disease.


  1. Ryan says:

    This article honestly confuses me because it goes against the Wahls protocol. I thought grains and legumes were bad for MS? Anyone want to clarify?

  2. Jeffrey Gullang says:

    Ryan unfortunately there’s no set dietary guidlines for what is good or bad for us living with MS. The wahls protocol is one guideline and there are other sets that support the exact opposite of it.

    We need to find a set that our Dr, support team, and we are comfortable with. If it doesn’t work to your idea don’t be afraid to try another one.

    Wish there was a magic formula for us but there is not. As a similar comparison there are 15+ DMTs but once again no magic formula to treat me.

    Good luck with finding your solution and these articles and others help form that solution.

  3. Greg says:

    Wahls diet still encourages high intake of Veggies, consistent with this study. I disagree with the high fat parts of the Wahls diet and follow a low saturated fat/Swank style diet, called the OMS diet.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *