Griff's cholesterol primer
bloodorchid: paleo and primal are not low carb
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
Thanks a ton for the support and suggestions, everyone. I truly appreciate it. You would think that my apparent health and well-being would be proof enough for my neurologist. I am currently researching a new neurologist. @ BestBetter's ...I know The Swank Diet works for some, I plan to "up" my plant matter, but I don't think I'll change much else. Mostly because I've seen such success, doing it my way. The key seems to be doing what works for you. @ geostump, thanks for the link. =)
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You probably have already seen this site, but just in case you haven't, it's worth checking out. It's a blog by a woman with MS who is using a higher fat paleo diet to treat her MS, and has successfully put it in remission. I found it to be very reassuring when I was deciding to make the switch from lower sat fat to higher.
nutrisclerosis.com > Home
However, I discovered that eating that way was NOT what my body needed to thrive. In fact, it actually caused me a bunch of health problems...the increased levels of insoluble fiber from all those veggies contributed greatly to my IBS flaring out of control, and the low carb thing sent my hypothyroid symptoms (including fatigue) through the roof.
When I cut out most of those veggies and significantly increased my good carbs, I saw significant improvements. I'm now eating more in line with The Perfect Health Diet (something worth checking out, if you haven't already; they have a lot of great articles on their site), with some Ray Peat tweaks (I don't agree with all his guidelines, but he has written some fascinating out of the box stuff; a ton of interesting articles on his website.)
Not saying this to detract from the Terry Wahls recommendations, but if at some point you notice that you're having health issues, don't be afraid to re-examine some dietary things.
Some links, in case you're interested:
Hypothyroidism | Perfect Health Diet
Multiple sclerosis, protein, fats, and progesterone