You Tube Video "Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls at TEDxIowaCity") (He consults her book which I have not read.) I suggested he read my site, in particular the Paleo-Macro Diet page heading under which are found pages 1) Diet and Muscle Strength, 2) Detoxification and Suppléments, and 3) First Diet 1984. His response?
Leonard. Thisisms.com under his thread "A new concept for MS" in General Discussion, January 27, 2014
"I think the knowledge on your site http://www.mscureenigmas.net/ nicely complements the knowledge in the book of Terry Wahls Minding My Mitochiondria and the knowledge that emerges from this thread. And under the heading Paleo-Macro-Diet, you put the Wahls diet in a good context as I have never seen before - the 4 steps, very useful. I am sure this goes towards setting out the broad lines of a recovery programme. Well done!!"
I assume the 4 steps he mentions are found under the page Diet and Muscle Strength.
"I just watched (July 12, 2012) a January 27, 2011 interview which Dr. Wahls gave to Katie Roche. Dr. Wahls states she stopped taking the MS medication in order to heal, but gives no advice on how she got off of it, what effects the withdrawal had. She
gives no advice or warning. She recommends using a device for neuro-muscular electrical stimulation in order to develop atrophied muscles on her back. She is apparently unaware she is working on the Bladder Meridien (Chinese Medicine) which stimulates blood circulation in the brain. She does not say the true cause of MS is a blood reflux which injures the brain and spinal cord.
In my opinion she recovered by 1) de-toxifying from the MS medication which was poisoning her as well as food toxins 2) nourishing herself optimally with paleo diet food and nutritional supplements 3) progressive exercise and 4) neuro-muscular electrical stimulation which enhances blood/cerebrospinal fluid circulation. She, like about 2/3 MS patients, probably does not have a CCSVI structural vein stenosis and cannot benefit from angioplasty. Her blood reflux, or poor blood/brain fluid circulation, must have been due to stress compressed veins and or valve dysfunction which were relaxed by the non toxic diet as well as the electrical stimulation, and then her brain healed thanks to the nourishment of this diet. "
THE FOUR STEPS TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS HEALTH
2. OPTIMAL NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS
3. EXERCISE BUILD UP PROGRESSIVELY
4. ENHANCE BLOOD/CEREBROSPINAL FLUID CIRCULATION - CCSVI
(Angioplasty as well as Chiropractic adjustment, even surgery, fall under step 4 which is potentially complicated if simple blood circulation thérapies such as acupuncture, neuro-muscular electrical stimulation, osteopathy, massage or swimming fail.)
Leonard summarizes very well the essence of my healing program. See blog post "The Drug/MRI Fallacy" to understand why I don't mention MS Drugs. Some MSers may feel safer taking a drug while following the above FOUR STEPS TO HEALTH, but as current research reveals, the Drugs have not prevented descent into incapacity in the long run.
In my next post I will briefly summarize the current status of CCSVI research.