One of the readers of my blog shared that she had heard of a diet to help people with MS. She had a video of Terry Wahl talking about it. I was amazed as I watched the video that it was the exact diet that Lynn’s dietician has him on. He started this diet the Monday after New Year and though there has not been dramatic improvement, he has actually been feeling better for the last couple of weeks so I’m very hopeful.
Here’s the diet for those of you who have not heard of it.
- 3 cups green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, swiss chard, parsley, turnip greens, etc.)
- 3 cups sulfur vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, leeks, mushrooms, garlic, onions, cabbage, etc.)
- 3 cups of bright vegetables or fruit
- 2 tsp of seaweed per week
- wild-caught fish, seafood, organ meats (grass-fed)
- no diary (he uses coconut milk), no grains, no starches
The purpose of the diet is to support the growth of myelin and mitochondria both of which are necessary for nerve function. Terry Wahl who was the speaker in the video says she went from a recliner and walking with two canes to riding horseback and bicycling in 1 year.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this diet will make the difference. It’s expensive but will certainly be worth it if it works!