Welcome to Direct-MS – The Proactive Charity

Direct-MS was formed in 1998 by families affected by Multiple Sclerosis with the goal of providing information and strategies that could help reduce symptoms and even slow or halt disease progression.

We’re proud to announce our new Best Bet Diet Cookbook.



We are extremely grateful to Silviya Angelova for volunteering to translate The Best Bet Diet Cookbook into Bulgarian and Italian. Her dedication will help many more people dealing with MS embrace dietary strategies and achieve better health.


Our Goals

  1. To provide reliable, science-based information on the role that nutritional factors play in Multiple Sclerosis so as to allow those affected by MS to make an informed decision on whether or not to use dietary strategies for managing the disease and for preventing it in close relatives.
  2. To fund scientific research that properly tests the effectiveness of dietary strategies for slowing or halting MS progression and for preventing it in the first place.
  3. To provide timely information on CCSVI and the role it plays in MS.

Fight Multiple Sclerosis with Nutritional Strategies

What foods should people with MS avoid and reduce? What foods and supplements can help to slow or halt MS progression?

MS Hope

Matt Embry has been using the strategies described on this site to live a drug-free, healthy life for more than 20 years since his diagnosis. We invite you to visit his website at www.mshope.com.

Living Proof

The award winning documentary directed by Matt Embry that uncovers the crippling politics of treating Multiple Sclerosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a great deal of scientific information linking various nutritional factors to the onset and progression of MS. Many of these nutritional issues related to MS can be readily addressed and resolved by the strategies discussed on this website. Notably, many people have had great success in keeping MS well controlled by using the recommended, science-based, nutritional strategies.

The length of time between starting the use of nutritional strategies and seeing positive benefits greatly varies from person to person. Many have reported obvious benefits within a month whereas others have had to wait between 6 months and a year.

Dairy products contain proteins that activate myelin-sensitive immune cells and thus any consumption of dairy products helps to drive the MS disease process. All dairy products from milk to cheese to yogurt to butter, and including those from goats, must be completely avoided at all times. Any “cheating” on this can be very problematic. There are a number of good substitutes for dairy products available. I might note that when I go to a restaurant is I always tell the waiter I have allergies and that it is most important that my meal be completely free of dairy and gluten.

One wants to maintain a blood level of vitamin D of 100 – 150 nmol/l (40-60 ng/ml) to ensure all systems have access to required vitamin D. A daily supplement of 4000 – 6000 IU of vitamin D3 should be sufficient for most people and the cost is less than a dime a day.