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Looking for a Paleo Neurologist.

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Created January 24, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Hello everyone. I am 3 years in on an MS diagnosis. First year things were 'eh'. 2nd year, neurologist wanted to put me on a medicine I was pretty strongly against. I told him to give me some time. December of 2010 I went on a paleo diet. To date I have lost 80lbs, feel great, and as of 3 weeks ago, have been doing cross fit. I am looking for a neurologist who acknowledges the benefits of the paleo diet. When I asked my neurologist if it was ok that I was eating 'a lot' of eggs, he said 'There is no connection between MS and the food we eat'. When he said that, I lost confidence. I have been on Copaxone since diagnosis. Its a daily injection with no real side effects. I want to stop taking it. I know when I see him next month and I tell him, he's going to try and talk me out of it. Its an expensive medicine, and I don't know if he's getting a kick back on it. Either way, he's the Director of the MS center in my area. I just don't think he's up to the newest studies, etc. Can anyone help me find a neurologist or family doctor in Southern California?

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on January 26, 2012
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Very interesting. I'll check these out later. I'll also pass it along. I have 2 friends that have Lupus. I hope they take it seriously. Eating makes ALL the difference in the world!

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Well. The first 2 years were ok. I was hovering around 260-280 lbs. I was under the impression that the New England Journal of medicine was going to release a study on 'the benefits of hamburgers and tacos for MS patients'. I was wrong. :( December of 2010, I changed my eating. After a couple months, its transformed into Paleo. I now weight 190 lbs, feel better then ever, weight less then high school (i'm 36 BTW), sleep good, cognitively great, tons of energy, and as of 3 weeks ago, started doing cross fit. I can't say that I have any MS symptoms. :)

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Thanks, I'm familiar with Dr. Terry Wahls. Amazing and inspiring story! I'll check these out.

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on January 24, 2012
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are you female?

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on January 24, 2012
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Two names come to mind- not sure if they will be available. Check out Dr. Terry Wahls site at http://www.terrywahls.com/. And Dr. Jack Kruse's site at http://jackkruse.com/. Either one of them may have a contact for you in southern CA.

Good luck with your search.

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on January 26, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Thanks, I'm familiar with Dr. Terry Wahls. Amazing and inspiring story! I'll check these out.

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on January 24, 2012
at 03:56 AM

I am curious to know how your symptoms are since going Paleo. My good friend, 5 years into an MS diagnosis, at my urging started pushing her doctor after I did some research on gluten. Long story short, her mom has celiac and somehow they had never done HLA-DQ8 or HLA-DQ2 on her. After testing, her MS specialist concluded that not only did she have celiac, but that she had never had MS. I believe MS is often misdiagnosed when doctors think they have run out of other options. Since eliminating gluten in October '11, her vision has improved by 23%! I say fire your doctor and find someone who will listen. And in the meantime, stop the meds

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on January 26, 2012
at 02:11 AM

Well. The first 2 years were ok. I was hovering around 260-280 lbs. I was under the impression that the New England Journal of medicine was going to release a study on 'the benefits of hamburgers and tacos for MS patients'. I was wrong. :( December of 2010, I changed my eating. After a couple months, its transformed into Paleo. I now weight 190 lbs, feel better then ever, weight less then high school (i'm 36 BTW), sleep good, cognitively great, tons of energy, and as of 3 weeks ago, started doing cross fit. I can't say that I have any MS symptoms. :)

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on January 24, 2012
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I have heard of some people doing really well with MS on low dose naltrexone, http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/, and you might find an integrative medicine physician who can help you look into it. There is a source on the website that has information of physicians in every state. I take it for a few small autoimmune conditions and have seen a dramatic improvement in symptoms (I was also very malnourished from a stomach issue which exacerbated some of the symptoms) and my titers have gone down on all of them and those for lupus have completely disappeared. There is a ton of info out there on LDN - I know this isn't exactly what you were looking for, but maybe it could be helpful.

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on January 26, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Very interesting. I'll check these out later. I'll also pass it along. I have 2 friends that have Lupus. I hope they take it seriously. Eating makes ALL the difference in the world!

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