Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune condition, and this is a disease that actually has its origin in the gut! I advocate most diseases can be related back to the condition of the gastro-intestinal tract.

The gut, as you know, regulates inflammation in the body and plays a huge role in regulating immunity.

I cannot stress enough how important the gut is for our immunity and here we are with another condition relating to the gut. MS. Our body has an incredible balance of gut bacteria and it is the foods we eat that cause an imbalance. Sugar is one of the main culprits of inflammation so obviously cut down on all sources of sugar especially in processed foods. I consider fresh fruit to be allowed in the diet as I believe nature gave us the correct balance of nutrients and sugars in fruit so as not to disrupt our gut bacteria.

As it relates to MS, best to implement a diet that improves gut health and preserves the gut lining. To do this have a diet low in carbohydrates, rich in healthy fats, and plenty of fibre including soluble and insoluble fibre such as Psyllium husk and inulin and a good source of pre and probiotics. (message me for info on the most effective probiotic)

It’s also possible, as recent science is discovering, that vitamin D could have a role to play too. The population at large tends to be very low in this important vitamin – possibly due to the successful advertising of slip slop slap of so much sunscreen – as the sun is required to assure vitamin D’s availability.

Contact: Elaine Stoeckel – 0411 744 979 or email