Gluten is discussed on pp. 108-9 of the latest book and the highlighted conclusion is that:
"There is insufficient evidence to recommend excluding gluten from the diets of people with MS".
Set against that, I have just finished watching Episode 4 of the Betrayal video ( http://www.betrayalseries.com
) and the medical practitioners who are interviewed on the programme are in complete agreement that:
a) everyone with an auto-immune disease has a leaky gut
b) no human being is designed to eat wheat & gluten. We are all on a spectrum with varying levels of wheat/gluten sensitivity - coeliacs at one end, and people with no apparent reaction at the other.
c) if one has an auto-immune disease, wheat & gluten should be the first thing to eliminate to restore gut health.
The advice from the practitioners of functional medicine who were interviewed on the programme was to give up wheat & gluten for 1-3 months and see how you feel.
Quite a few OMSers already follow a gluten-free diet - they are clearly one step ahead of the game!