Wahls Research Study
Research Opportunity for Individuals Diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis!
We are recruiting for a new study! You are invited to participate in a research study to evaluate the effects of three diets — Modified Paleolithic Elimination diet, Time Restricted Olive Oil-based Ketogenic diet, and your usual diet with the addition of educational materials. Participants in the usual diet group will receive educational information and determine if they would like to make any changes based on the recommendations provided. Quality of life, including long term effect on motor and vision function, fatigue, mood, and disease activity. This will be assessed by online surveys, study participant tasks, and brain imaging.
Patients that have expressed interest in a dietary approach to treating their disease will be randomized to one of the three diets. The Modified Paleolithic Elimination (MPE) diet excludes all gluten, dairy, and eggs and increases daily intake of fruit and vegetables. The Time Restricted Olive Oil-based (TROO) Ketogenic diet will limit carbohydrates to <50 grams, use olive oil to increase fat intake, and eat non-starchy vegetables daily. The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans limits sodium, encourages servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and reduced fat dairy.
For more information see our latest press release: Terry Wahls awarded $2.5 million to study effects of diet on Multiple Sclerosis
If you would like to be a part of our research registry and screen for our new study, please go to the following link:
The form will ask for basic demographic and if you would like to be contacted in the future and be part of our research registry. There is no obligation to participate in future studies you are not interested in. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu.
For more study information click the image below to view our Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis brochure:
Bastyr University Study
The following study in Bastyr University is asking patients with Parkinson’s disease about whether they are following the Wahls diet.