Eating the right food helps prevent most diseases.
As we learned from the Forks Over Knives movie, up to 80 percent of our health care dollars are driven by what we eat; and in this blog, we’ve written about many of them. But today is the first time we’ve mentioned multiple sclerosis. And according to Dr. Roy Swank, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and other reputable scientists, it turns out that once again cow’s milk is one of the culprits that promotes this terrible disease. Beginning on page 194 of The China Study, Dr. Campbell presents a wealth of information, beginning with:
Even though there is widespread medical and scientific interest in this disease, most authorities claim to know very little about causes or cures.
Major multiple sclerosis Internet Web sites all claim that the disease is an enigma. They generally list genetics, viruses and environmental factors as possibly playing roles in the development of this disease but pay almost no heed to a possible role for diet. This is peculiar considering the wealth of intriguing information on the effects of food that is available from reputable research reports. Once again cow’s milk appears to play an important role.
There are several graphs; among them, one showing the clear correlation between the incidence of MS and the consumption of cow’s milk.
This work is remarkable. To follow people for thirty-four years is an exceptional demonstration of perseverance and dedication. Moreover, if this were a study testing a potential drug, these findings would make any pharmaceutical manufacturer jingle the coins in his or her pocket. Swank’s first results were published more than a half century ago, then again, and again, and again for the next forty years.
As we have reported many times on this blog, we find that our optimal diet of mostly whole plants promotes our health and prevents or reverses most of the maladies that plague us. One diet for every problem doesn’t’ sound very exciting, but it sure is refreshingly simple—albeit maybe not very interesting reading. Dr. Campbell discovered that fact when he was turned down by a number of potential publishers who didn’t think that simple “one diet fits all” was marketable.
What does Dr. John McDougall have to say about MS? Quite a bit, as a matter of fact. You may want to wait until Sunday afternoon to watch his free 67-minute video: “Diet and Multiple Sclerosis.” This a great, comprehensive video featuring the legendary work of Dr. Roy Swank. Dr. McDougall is the primary teacher of his great work. You really should take the time to watch this sometime soon.
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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
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