A very close friend of mine has been diagnosed with MS.
I have done a couple of fourm searches and see that several people who have posted here in the past have it and were looking at a Paleo/Primal diet. I am interested if any of those people are still here, or if anyone has any evidence that I can give her that a clean diet might improve things. Actually, if anyone has any suggestions at all or any links to good research, I'd be grateful for them. There is an awful lot of stuff on the internet about it and it is hard to sift through the genuinely science based research and the snakeoil 'scientists'.
+++! YES! Definitly get your friend on 10,000 IU Vitamin D3
5B) Autoimmune Disease and Vitamin D3 deficiency
- - - Arthritis (RA)
- - - Fibromyalgia
- - - Inflammatory bowel disease
- - - Lupus
- - - Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- - - Neuromuscular Dysfunction ( shaking hands )
- - - Parkinsons
- - - Psoriasis
In addition to vitamin D, check out Dr Terry Wahls. She was able to reverse her MS using a high-veggie, good meat diet. She avoids gluten & dairy, although isn't paleo/primal. She has a book called "Minding My Mitochondria", which I'm currently reading, which describes her diet & the reasons for it.
ETA: There is a series of YouTube videos of one of her lectures which provides much of the diet info for free. If I were not on my phone, I'd post links.
This is really interesting, thanks for the info you folks have posted, my Dad has MS and I have Lyme Disease. The reason I am following the Paleo/Primal diet is to help build my system up. So far, 3 weeks in, I feel really well, I still ache a lot but I can cope because I haven't had the 'dragging down' wiped out exhaustion to contend with too.
I'll pass this info on to my Dad, thanks again.
I came across this link for a MS Tool at Healthline. I think it could be really useful if you are looking to gauge your current symptoms to decide whether or not you should go in for consultation.
Originally Posted by Jen AlcesAlces
Here is that video:
PROVEN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CURE !
Watch this amazing video by Dr. Terry Wahls - Minding Your Mitochondria
TEDxIowaCity - Dr. Terry Wahls - Minding Your Mitochondria - YouTube
+1. The video is incredible.
Originally Posted by Grizz
+1 indeed, it came up on my google reader and I shared it immediately. If stories like this don't convince people that nutrition is MUCH deeper than whether you have a six pack or not (clearly you all know this, but the typical person most likely equates "eating right" with "looking good") then probably nothing will. Going from almost bed-ridden with an incurable (by science at least) disease, to riding horses and being awesome? sign me up..
I have forwarded this video to EVERYONE on my list. EVERYONE should view this video.
But alas, I'm afraid it will fall on deaf ears, like telling a smoker to quit smoking. People just don't care about their own health until it is too late. I knew a man who continued smoking after having one lung surgically removed !