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Paleo & Multiple Sclerosis

by Suz on May 9, 2012 · 2 comments

in Paleo

I’ve been reading a lot about Dr Terry Wahls recently. Dr Wahls was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000 and immediately went on a quest to learn as much as she could about the chronic neurodegenerative disease – and how she could delay what seemed to be the inevitable decline to the illness.

After extensive research and experimentation she started eating essentially a Paleo diet, ensuring this included nine cups of non-starchy vegetables and berries each day. This diet ensures 45 nutrients, that appear to be essential to the brain, are consumed in sufficient quantities. Of course, a standard western diet is woefully deficient in these nutrients.  Over time she reversed her MS; an amazing achievement.

It doesn’t seem to be any great surprise that a diet of natural, real food can transform many diseases. But I was surprised to see MS Australia fundraising earlier this week – by selling cupcakes! I’m sure they sell well and I realise the people they are selling them to don’t have Multiple Sclerosis. But you wouldn’t see a lung cancer charity fund raising by selling lighters. It surprises me to see so many charities fund raising by selling products that clearly don’t help with the condition.

What do you think about Dr Terry Wahls protocol and her recovery?

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Jenna Carodiskey-Wiebe May 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

This past weekend there was a breast cancer fundraiser in the building next to our comic book store. Not only did they NOT say up front *where* their proceeds were going, but they were standing on the walkway, accosting all the geeks and trying to sell us baked goods to fund their fight! I declined.

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Suz May 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

They just don’t get the bigger picture, do they?!

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