Future of Health, Precision Nutrition
February 26, 2018
The Journey/Episode 2
June 17, 2018

How A Young Man Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis Improves His Cholesterols Health Within 6-Month Without Any Medication Therapy


The Journey – Episode 1


George is a client of mine who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in his mid-forties. For those of you who don’t know what’s MS is – MS is a condition of the central nervous system. It interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves and forms scarring.


There is currently no known cure for MS. The treatment is usually to manage its symptoms and to slow the progression of the disease. I met George in my private practice when he was recommended by the GP to see me for early intervention of high cholesterols without commencing medication. We discussed the nutritional plan on how to reduce his cholesterol levels via specific food intake and lifestyle changes. We also went through the vital role of diet for brain health and how it can assist managing day-to-day life with MS.


George also had his Nutrigenomix® DNA Testing done which is the latest nutritional science technology to build your diet, supplement and fitness plan based on the DNA genetic profile.  The results were extraordinary. His cholesterol levels improved remarkably within a six-month period just by changing his diet and lifestyle!


Interview Notes with Dietitian Catherine


1. Tell us a little about yourself and why you decided to make a change to your health?

My name is George; I’m on my mid-forties. As we all are getting older, it makes me more aware of my overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, I try to have a healthier lifestyle by being physically active and having a well-balanced diet. I play soccer, go to the gym regularly and try to eat organic food predominantly plant-based food. I stay away as much as possible from the processed and animal food.


2. What was your ‘lightbulb’ moment that pushed you to commit to change your eating habits and lifestyle?

The main reason which made me change my diet is due to the recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis which has no cure as of today. Therefore, I’ve decided take a more holistic approach to improve my diet and lifestyle. I also regularly visit my GP to perform a routine health check, and coincidently I also found out that I have high cholesterols since last year.

3. What are some challenges you faced previously to keep you stay on track and how did you beat them?

Having little knowledge about food and the battling with the busy work life, I struggled to find the right diet regime to follow. As a result, I was eating pretty much anything I like. I then started to read more about the cholesterols health, and with the help from Catherine, I was able to understand the whole picture and had a guide to follow based on the scientifically proven recommendations.


4. How has DietitianChong helped you on your journey?

Catherine has been very thorough in assessing my eating habits and analysing my case. She took into consideration my food preferences and using a personalised approach customised to my daily routine. In the end, I was able to reduce my cholesterols level (which was my previous major health issue) and improve my diet by introducing some vital nutritional elements which I was missing.


Total Cholesterols a.k.a “Bad Cholesterols”: From 6.8 mmol/L reduced to 5.6 mmol/L (Normal range 3.9 – 5.5)

LDL Cholesterols a.k.a “Bad Cholestrols”: From 4.9 mmol/L reduced to 3.8 mmol/L (Normal range 1.7 – 3.5)


5. How does the Nutrigenomics testing has helped?

I did the Nutrigenomix® DNA testing. The report shows me the interactions between specific genes and nutrients.  It’s a scientific approach to finding the correct diet, as it is very much personalised based on your genetic information. The test results are quite comprehensive and include recommendations for each dietary component (i.e. Vitamin C, Gluten and Caffeine).


6. What is your best tip for someone who is struggling to change their diet and lifestyle?

The help of a trusted expert in the field does undoubtedly motivate and provides scientifically proven information in this internet world, which is challenging to gather otherwise. I strongly recommend everyone to do so and discuss their eating plan with a dietitian.


IMPORTANT NOTES: The above interview is based on real case studies, and we have changed the name to protect our client’s privacy. Individual results may vary. Please do not follow any of the advice without consulting your Doctor and health professionals. The above information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and is not meant to substitute or replacement for any medical treatment.

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