I came across a heartwarming, emotional and inspiring presentation by Dr. Wahls. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, by 2007 she could barely walk, and couldn’t sit on a normal chair. By radically changing her diet to include fruits, vegetables, fish and pastured meats and excluding processed foods, dairy and all grains, she has recovered her health. In 2009 she was even well enough to undertake a trail ride in the Canadian Rockies.
First of all, if you have MS and are desperate for information I would jump straight to the bottom of this article where I have posted the video of Dr. Wahls’s presentation.
Otherwise, I have made a short summary of the presentation.
When we eat a modern day diet, filled mainly with modern processed foods it has been found that we are deficient in many important nutrients. A considerable number of these nutrients are needed for the body to produce healthy myelin (which is an essential substance that surrounds our nerve cells).
Dr. Wahls says that it is the lack of healthy myelin that is one of the contributors to the onset of multiple sclerosis and other related diseases. Our modern diet leaves us deficient in B vitamins, iodine, omega 3 fatty acids and sulfur.
Dr. Wahls recommended diets is 3 cups of green leafy vegetables like kale, 3 cups of sulfur-rich vegetables a day and 3 cups of colored vegetables and fruits per day plus pastured meats and wild fish. Also, she recommends organ meats and seaweed weekly.
I have been over to her website and to register interest in a book she is writing about her experiences. I certainly think everyone should consider following her diet even if you are currently healthy.