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  • Elimination Diet for MS???

    I have recently been diagnosed with MS and I have decided to go the natural route. I know and full heartedly believe that it can be done without medication. I have met someone who told me about the autoimmune elimination diet, but I am having trouble finding information on it.

    I have been transitioning to paleo for a few weeks, but I am ready to dive in. Just wondering if anyone else has had success with this and where I can get good info. At this point I really need step by step info.

    Please and thank you.

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    I recommend the book Minding My Mitochondria by Dr. terry Wahls, also YouTube her videos. She claims to have sent her MS into remission through diet.
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    • #3
      My MS symptoms went away after totally eliminating wheat.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by arianne1216 View Post
        I have recently been diagnosed with MS and I have decided to go the natural route. I know and full heartedly believe that it can be done without medication. I have met someone who told me about the autoimmune elimination diet, but I am having trouble finding information on it.

        I have been transitioning to paleo for a few weeks, but I am ready to dive in. Just wondering if anyone else has had success with this and where I can get good info. At this point I really need step by step info.

        Please and thank you.
        sorry to hear that arianne. A close family friend, now in guys 60's, was diagnosed in his early 30's at which point they said he'd be in a wheelchair by 45. Well, he does now have trouble with one of his legs when he walks to much and a few other issues, but he's fought it every step of the way and credits his still going to the gym to lift weights several times a week and swimming a couple of times to keeping him in his feet.

        I've been gently recommending paleo to him for years, but he's always loved his breakfast cereal, toast and crumpets to much

        However, he has recently cut wheat from his diet after his daughter did so to treat her ME (she's essentially following a paleo template which seems to have helped), so it will be interesting to see if it helps him.

        Have you seen Dr. Terry Wahls' work?

        http://www.terrywahls.com
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjg...e_gdata_player
        If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

        Originally posted by tfarny
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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        • #5
          Also, to actually try to answer your original question

          If you were asking about the paleo autoimmune protocol, here are some links that may be useful:

          http://autoimmune-paleo.com/?p=66

          http://robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/
          If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

          Originally posted by tfarny
          If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the info... I am actually thinking of getting the whole family on it... Kids included. Not like it will hurt we already eat paleo dinner so it wont be a long stretch.

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            • #7
              I am in medicine, and "what are you eating" is usually about question #3 out of my mouth when MS is brought up. I think what most other docs would say, if they were honest, is that fighting MS through meds is a VERY tedious, overall minimally effective method beyond the severe stages....preventing progression has huge diet and lifestyle implications. This is not medical contradiction, it is medical fact.

              Dr Wahls has some interesting idea, however I would take to your neurologist about your diet and exercise plans as well. If you have a good one, they can really give you some good resources. If not, find a new one
              "The soul that does not attempt flight; does not notice its chains."

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              • #8
                I use the autoimmune paleo/low lectin diet to help control my RA. I just wanted to mention that you don't have to do an ALL natural or ALL allopathic approach. I find that that combination of both gives me the best results (for now). My meds and physician got me about 50 percent of the way and the diet got me the rest.

                Best of luck in finding something that works great for you!
                Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                • #9
                  Hi Arianne - sorry to hear about the diag. however you sound like you are taking the best possible approach; a proactive one. Information is your friend but it can be vastly confusing and contradictory w/ MS.

                  I have someone dear to me also w/ MS and like others have mentioned, Terry Wahls is well-intentioned/smart. And eating in a way that benefits you will be huge.

                  Make sure you have a Neurologist that supports your intention to be healthful, live well and long. If you get a whiff that they do not, RUN.

                  Some individuals highly tout zero to very low fats (Swank Diet protocol). However, my person has taken the Primal route and has been fine thus far. He also takes relatively high doses of D and also concentrated fish oil.

                  “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

                  Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by spk View Post
                    He also takes relatively high doses of D and also concentrated fish oil.
                    Good point, I forgot about that, especially vit D3. My friend has also upped his intake since some research on the UK apparently linked ac deficiency to increased rates of MS, unfortunately I don't have a link for the study. IIRC there were a few articles in the UK press at the time which mentioned something about higher rates in Scotland than other parts ofv the UK, in tandem with the lowest levels of sunlight and vit D.
                    If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                    Originally posted by tfarny
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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