Updated June 2, 2014
In this interview from 1995, Dr. Roy Swank, 86, discusses his groundbreaking work in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through a low-fat diet. Dr. Swank’s early research was driven by the discovery that during WWII, MS suffers in Denmark and Switzerland actually got better since the rich foods they normally consumed were rationed, forcing them to eat a lower-fat diet. As the head of the Division of Neurology at the University of Oregon Medical School for over 22 years, Swank authored The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book and The Swank Low-Fat Diet, in which he makes the statement, “All of the really great feats of physical endurance in history have been accomplished by men who, from infancy, have consumed a diet containing very little fat…chiefly grains, fruits, vegetables.”
Note: This taped interview from “Your Good Health,” hosted by Dr. McDougall has been edited. Any contact information provided during the interviews should be confirmed first since it may have changed since the original taping.
Download Roy Swank, MD (taped interview) – Duration: 35:02