The first step we took when seeing the nutritionist was to keep track of EVERYTHING he ate for a week. This allowed her to see what his eating habits were –what might be good and what might need to change. The first thing she told us that had to change immediately was that he needed to stop eating dairy and become gluten-free. Both dairy products and gluten create more inflammation in the body.
Her goal was to reduce or eliminate as many foods as possible that would trigger an inflammatory response. The next goal was to increase ingredients in the diet that would support the neurological system. She had attended a conference where the research of Terry Wahl was presented. Dr. Wahl had secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and went from being wheelchair bound and unable to do much of anything to using only a cane, riding horses and returning full time to work. Hearing that; we were hooked on trying it.
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