I am always on the look out for ways to show you why it is worth sticking to a diet like Truly Gluten Free which is grain and dairy free. Check out this post on Elana’s Pantry (her Almond book in here for you): Natural Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis.
Elana was diagnosed with MS and what is the one piece of advice she says she would give to anyone with any sort of auto-immune disease (like those caused by non-coeliac gluten sensitivity)? Go grain free.
Grains can wreak havoc on a weakened immune system. If I had to give one piece of advice to people with any auto-immune disorder, it would be to go on a diet that is entirely (100%) grain free (and also free of grain-like substances such as quinoa, millet, wild rice, etc). Of course, gluten is the ultimate no-no –in 10 years recommending a gluten free diet to anyone with an auto-immune condition will probably be standard medical protocol.
I couldn’t agree more.
In the post, she also mentions functional medicine. I am a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and use their protocols and training materials, with their (very heavy and very expensive!) books stacked on my shelves. The MSc I started was an IFM based one, but actually I decided I would rather spend the little time I have focused entirely on the things I need to know in this area of medicine rather than just work to get a qualification. So, I have stopped it now I am more certain my research skills are up to date.
Elana also posts a video from another MS-sufferer done good following a Paleo (ie grain and dairy free) diet.
If they can do it, so can you! Have a read.