What is the McDougall diet for multiple sclerosis (MS)?

The McDougall diet for multiple sclerosis (MS) is a diet created by John McDougall, MD, who is also a nutrition expert. The diet is based on starches. Starches are a category of food that are vegetable in matter but also have a lot of calories, such as beans, corn, sweet potatoes and rice. The diet also includes non­starchy green, red, purple and yellow vegetables -- such as kale, broccoli and cauliflower -- and some fruits, grains, rice, tubers and legumes. The McDougall diet avoids meats, dairy, oils and processed foods.

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