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Looking for Paleo Lifestyle & MS resources

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Hello, I have been recently diagnosed with MS and am in search of how the Paleo diet can affect it. I would really love to find a blog (if any exist) - hell maybe I will pen my own. Basically, I am asking for resources on MS & diet. I do not have any details regarding my own disease only because I literally just got the call from the doc that I have lesions on my brain and spine that are indicative of MS. I have be paleo for 6+/- months with varying levels of strictness, but will now be going 100% in an attempt to beat back my symptoms.

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on October 16, 2012
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And I should add that it is not just straight paleo. She requires a certain amount daily from specific vegetable categories, for example.

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:29 PM

And no worries, you didn't come off as snarky.

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:28 PM

No, it's not. An autoimmune protocol removes all offensive foods. Paleo has plenty of foods that can trigger allergic reactions or histamine intolerance or GI distress. Sweet potatoes are a great example - they're a Paleo staple and yet they're one of the WORST foods people with autoimmune issues can eat.

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on October 16, 2012
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Yes Indeed, this is the place to go

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:29 PM

Not trying to be snarky, but isn't AI protocol an offshoot/form of paleo - same concept, more strict?

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on September 07, 2013
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I would recommend the Dr. Terry Wahl's TEDx lecture. She is doing very well using paleo for her MS. It's 17 minutes well spent...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

Her website about defeating MS with paleo:

http://www.terrywahls.com/

Her book about her protocol:

http://www.amazon.com/Minding-Mitochondria-2nd-progressive-wheelchair/dp/0982175086/ref=la_B0042SSEYU_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350393765&sr=1-1

Her interview with Jimmy Moore:

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/5710/533-dr-terry-wahls-overcomes-ms-by-minding-her-mitochondria/

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:52 PM

And I should add that it is not just straight paleo. She requires a certain amount daily from specific vegetable categories, for example.

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:42 PM

Yes Indeed, this is the place to go

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on October 16, 2012
at 06:36 PM

I'm 25 years post-diagnosis. I have a congenital immune defect (JOB Syndrome/Hyper-IgE Syndrome) and Multiple Sclerosis. I've gone from being bed-bound and requiring a mobility device to get around, to being back on my feet and working (and walking) full time, as well as maintaining a significant improvement in the cognitive deficiencies common to MS.

99% of the changes occurred because of a dietary change that eliminated grains and focused on a high-fat (60-85% of my daily calories come from fat), moderate protein, specific carbohydrate diet. I'm more 'primal' than "paleo' at this point, because it works best for me, but I disagree strongly with an earlier poster who said this way of eating would make no difference -- it made a PROFOUND difference for me.

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Yeah for you! Getting that diagnosis is pretty sucky. I think you are on the right track. There are great things you can do for yourself that don't require autoimmune medications. Definitely check out Terry Wahls and other ideas to keep yourself healthy. Look into the very hopeful CCSVI research, CCSVI.org. Don't just listen to the neuro's. You are your own best advocate!

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on January 22, 2013
at 04:15 AM

Check out the MS Recovery Diet. I was diagnosed with MS 4 years ago and this book makes sense. Check it out at http://msrecoverydiet.com/

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Elena's Pantry is a good source. She has articles about MS. http://www.elanaspantry.com/getting-diagnosed-with-multiple-sclerosis/

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:05 PM

What is the difference between an autoimmune protocol and paleo? Isn't the AI just paleo minus nightshades and other triggers?

For the OP- check out nutrisclerosis. (Google it)

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on October 16, 2012
at 02:53 PM

As much as I love Paleo, the likelihood of Paleo doing much for your MS is slim to none.

I would go on an autoimmune protocol, not the Paleo diet.

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:29 PM

And no worries, you didn't come off as snarky.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:28 PM

No, it's not. An autoimmune protocol removes all offensive foods. Paleo has plenty of foods that can trigger allergic reactions or histamine intolerance or GI distress. Sweet potatoes are a great example - they're a Paleo staple and yet they're one of the WORST foods people with autoimmune issues can eat.

46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

(1876)

on October 16, 2012
at 04:29 PM

Not trying to be snarky, but isn't AI protocol an offshoot/form of paleo - same concept, more strict?

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