Needless Tragedy: Multiple Sclerosis and Jacqueline du Pré

The movie Hilary and Jack­ie tells the trag­ic sto­ry of a lit­tle girl (Jacque­line du Pré) who grew up to be one of the world’s great­est cel­lists, only to have her musi­cal career and then her life cut short by mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis. The tru­ly sick­en­ing part of the sto­ry is that the impor­tance of diet in arrest­ing the devel­op­ment of that debil­i­tat­ing and some­times fatal dis­ease had been pub­lished long before du Pré start­ed hav­ing symp­toms of the dis­ease. Trag­i­cal­ly, the med­ical pro­fes­sion is still large­ly ignor­ing the role of a strict, low-fat diet in arrest­ing mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis.

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