Our expert says:
This is indeed a problem where I do think that you should try your utmost to consult a registered dietitian. If you can't afford a private dietitian, you could contact one of the state teaching hospitals to find out if you can at least speak to one of their dietitians. I shall try to answer your questions, but I must emphasise that a patient like you with MS should be under the care of a registered dietitian who can see you in person. 1. If you cannot eat kidney beans or legumes, then you cannot use the soy milks that are usually fortified with calcium to replace cow's milk as far as possible. So you will have to rely on your calcium supplement for your calcium intake. Broccoli is alas not enough. To obtain 1200 mg of calcium a day (the requirement for adult men and women), you need to double up on your calcium supplement. 2) If you can't have wheat or legumes then you will have to obtain dietary fibre from fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, brown rice, and unsifted maize meal. If you get badly constipated then Fybogel is a gentler laxative than most. To regulate your sugar levels you will have to eat a small portion of protein foods (which is not milk or dairy or legumes) at each meal and possibly also for your snacks plus the fruit and vegetables and the permitted cereals.
I do hope that you will be ok and that you do get to consult a registered dietitian.
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