MS Living Well Podcast: Diet & Multiple Sclerosis

Mar 29 2022

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Trying to figure out the ideal diet for multiple sclerosis? Two of the leading experts on diet and multiple sclerosis share our current understanding based on the latest research. Diets reviewed include intermittent fasting, Swank diet, Wahls protocol and Mediterranean diet. The role of the gut organisms, called the microbiome, on immune health explained.

In-depth information highlighted how certain foods affect people living with multiple sclerosis. Specifically dairy, gluten, polyunsaturated fats, fruits, vegetables, salt, vitamins and supplements are covered.  Dr. Ellen Mowery and Dr. Ilana Katz Sand also discuss how they counsel their own MS patients on diet.

Season 4 MS Living Well podcast is sponsored by Octave.

Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews:

Ellen Mowry MD

Ellen Mowry MD is a Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mowry also co-directs the Johns Hopkins MS Precision Medicine Center of Excellence. She completed her undergraduate degree Georgetown University and medical school at the University of Rochester. After finishing her neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, she completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis and master’s degree in clinical research at the University of California San Francisco. Her research focuses on environmental factors that influence the risk and prognosis of multiple sclerosis.

Ilana Katz Sand MD

Ilana Katz Sand MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and on staff at the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS in New York City. She attended college at University of Pennsylvania and medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her neurology residency at Columbia University followed by a fellowship at Mount Sinai and joined the faculty at Mount Sinai following completion of her fellowship in 2013. One of main areas of her research is the role of diet in MS.

BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: March 29, 2022 TOPIC: Podcasts