MS docs [in my experience] offer no dietary recommendations as there have been no "proven" diets to help MS. But I am surprised by this as this is a disease of inflammation and we know that certain foods such as dairy, are considered inflammatory. I would think that a very aggressive approach to eliminating certain foods if nothing else, would be encouraged. Why is this?
We currently do not have evidence based data supporting the use of certain diets in MS. However, there are very helpful resources that could provide additional information on diet and MS. In general terms, we recommend our patients to avoid trans-fats, smoking and salt, and maximize the ingestion of omega3 fatty acids, vit D rich products (again with little evidence behind that recommendation). Please refer to these links for further information
Augusto Miravalle, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair, Education
Director, Neurology Residency Program
Faculty Member, Rocky Mountain MS Center
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine