The Best-Bet Diet for MS
Quick Update - Episode 12

Quick Update - Episode 12

December 25, 2019

Here is a link to our newly published Best Bet Diet Cookbook. You can download a pdf copy or order a hard copy - both are free.

https://www.direct-ms.org/best-bet-diet-cookbook/

Protect your family from MS - Episode 11

Protect your family from MS - Episode 11

August 16, 2019

This month we summarize the science on protecting our families from MS by controlling environmental factors to the best of our abilities. This information is also provided in a booklet on our website at http://www.direct-ms.org/resources/booklets/

Tips for Dining Out with Joan Embry

Tips for Dining Out with Joan Embry

June 14, 2019

This month we speak with Joan Embry about sticking to the Best Bet Diet while dining out. Joan is working on an update to the recipe book. In the meantime, you can find the recipe book at http://www.direct-ms.org/nutrition/recipes/

Where did MS come from? Episode 9

Where did MS come from? Episode 9

May 13, 2019

This month we read an article by Dr. Embry on his theory of the origin of MS, followed by some Q&A. The article originally appeared in New Pathways Magazine

https://www.ms-uk.org/shop/New-Pathways-Magazine

Vitamin D - Sound Bite Edition - Episode 8

Vitamin D - Sound Bite Edition - Episode 8

February 27, 2019

See episode 7 for show notes

Vitamin D - The cheapest, easiest, safest thing you can take to improve your health - whether you have MS or not - Episode 7

Vitamin D - The cheapest, easiest, safest thing you can take to improve your health - whether you have MS or not - Episode 7

February 27, 2019

Links to material mentioned in this episode:

Our library of nearly 400 research papers on Vitamin D

http://www.direct-ms.org/library/?_sft_document_category=vitamin-d

Booklet – Protect your family from MS

http://www.direct-ms.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ProtectYourFamilyFromMS.pdf

Presentation by Dr. Robert Heaney – Vitamin D for disease prevention https://youtu.be/1V_oZm-A4xs

H Tremlett, F Zhu, A Ascherio, KL Munger. 2018. Sun exposure over the life course and associations with multiple sclerosis. Neurology 90 (14), e1191-e1199

Nielsen NM, Munger KL, Koch-Henriksen N, Hougaard DM, Magyari M, Jørgensen KT, Lundqvist M, Simonsen J, Jess T, Cohen A, Stenager E. Neonatal vitamin D status and risk of multiple sclerosis: a population-based case-control study. Neurology. 2017 Jan 3;88(1):44-51.

Holick MF. Vitamin D deficiency. New England Journal of Medicine. 2007 Jul 19;357(3):266-81.

Kimball SM, Ursell MR, O'Connor P, Vieth R., 2007, Safety of vitamin D3 in adults with multiple sclerosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 86(3):645-51.

Audio version of Dr. Verbora’s presentation for DIRECT-MS in Calgary from September 2018 - Episode 6

Audio version of Dr. Verbora’s presentation for DIRECT-MS in Calgary from September 2018 - Episode 6

February 1, 2019

Link to youtube video that has additional information such as slides and a Q&A session

https://www.youtube.com/user/directms

Medical Cannabis for MS - Interview with Dr. Michael Verbora - Episode 5

Medical Cannabis for MS - Interview with Dr. Michael Verbora - Episode 5

February 1, 2019

Show Notes

In this episode we interview Dr. Michael Verbora about the benefits and risks of medical cannabis for MS patients. It turns out there are many of the former and few of the latter.

 

Dr. Verbora

Twitter: @mverbora

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/mverbora

Instagram: cannabinoidmd

 

World Health Organization report on CBD

https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf

 

Academies of science report on cannabis benefits and risks

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24625/the-health-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-the-current-state

 

Link to youtube video

https://www.youtube.com/user/directms

Lived experience with the Best Bet Diet - Episode 4

Lived experience with the Best Bet Diet - Episode 4

December 24, 2018

This month we interview founding member and vice president of Direct-MS Nick Topolniski, who has been living the diet to manage his MS for two decades.

Scientific Concepts of the Best Bet Diet for MS - Soundbites - Episode 3