Dr. Roy Laver Swank (1909–2008), Neurologist and Professor Emeritus at the Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) was a personal friend of mine, one of my most important mentors, and a precious colleague. We worked together for almost two decades. He ran two multiple sclerosis (MS)-dedicated programs with me at my live-in clinic at St. Helena Hospital in Napa Valley, California in the 1990s. Fortunately, I shot a homemade movie of some of our time together.
In September of 2002 Dr. Swank and I entered into a legal agreement allowing me, in his name, to make as many people as possible, who were suffering with multiple sclerosis, aware of the benefits of the low-fat diet for the treatment of this deadly disease. My obligation also included making this treatment available and accessible going forward. One way that I have done this is to offer free resources on MS and diet on Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center website. I also have written and continue to write articles that are published on the Internet, in newspapers, magazines, and medical journals, and I speak nationally through radio, TV, my webinars, videos, and YouTube.