People with MS never have Gout and people with Gout never get MS – Gout involves an excess in uric acid and people with MS have low uric acid. Perhaps people with MS should insure they take purines, which contribute to uric acid. A list of foods high in purines are:
• Anchovies • Asparagus • Brains • Beef kidneys • Cauliflower • Game meats • Gravies • Herring • Liver • Sardines • Scallops • Sweetbreads • molybdenum supplements
This interesting link suggests that a high nitrite intake, along with low levels of beneficial bacteria, iron and molybdenum, could be factors in MS:
Be careful however when reading it. Although it is correctly suggested that the problem with MS is the absorption of too little fat, they don’t specify which fats. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are the ones we need. Saturated fats are dangerous for people with MS, and should be limited to 18g/day. For more information please read my diet page.