Hi, I'm Mona

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). I have been living with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) for over 10 years. And just like you I have read about all of the “diets”, “regimens”, “protocols” and supplements promoted to benefit people with MS. 

Because there are so few credible sources available on this topic,  I have made it my mission to understand and speak about the role of nutrition in MS. I want to add to the conversation that Dr. Google has started.

I get it...

Multiple Sclerosis is a terrible disease. Sometimes it feels like MS has taken away everything we have control over. Visible as well as invisible symptoms routinely take control over how we engage in our life. Every. Single. Day.

Can you feel the seduction?

Dr. Google uses vague and misleading language to convince you that his products, protocols or regimens will heal, beat or reverse Multiple Sclerosis.  It is important to stop and ask yourself what this even means in the context of a disease with no known cause and no known cure. Also ask yourself who truly stands to gain from the sale of these products. Who is paying to promote this information and why? And who benefits from it? Dr. Google has an unlimited advertising budget because in reality it is his bottom line that is being promoted… not your health. The seduction is real.

You deserve better.

Hope is such an important thing! But having unrealistic expectations can lead to false hope. Food did not cause MS and will not cure MS. Shame on Dr. Google for seducing you with false hope. Eating well along with other health promoting daily habits can definitely impact how well you live WITH MS, but it will not make MS go away.

Should you eat differently because of MS?

  • The answer depends on a few things:
  • How are you eating now?
  • What changes are you considering and why?
  • What outcome are you hoping for? is there any evidence to suggest that your evidence is realistic?
  • If you are considering a change to get a chronic comorbid health condition (having another chronic health condition along with MS) under better control, maybe! Research suggests that having a comorbid health condition along with MS is associated with an increase in disability and a decreased quality of life.
  • Take this quiz to see if you should consider a change in your eating habits.

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