The Power of Diet in Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease and a horrible way to live, with or without medications. I heard about diet making a difference, so I jumped in.
Experimenting with Different Vegan Diets
First with Raw Vegan. Then transitioned into clean vegan, then high starch, low fat vegan. At first I felt better, I could stop meds and I thought a miracle had occurred. Slowly after time I stopped thriving and my symptoms came back with a fury. A friend mentioned to me about the wonders of coconut oil and so I started implementing it alongside a plant-based diet.
The Discovery of Dr. Terry Wahls Protocol
Improvements, but not enough. I had to start taking meds again. In my desperation, I discovered Dr. Terry Wahls and her story and protocol. I greatly improved, my health was coming back and I was becoming strong again. But as well suffered terrible digestion with the amounts of vegetables I was eating, so I knew I had to find something else or readjust the program, which led me to keto.
Struggling with Digestive Issues and Turning to the Keto Diet
I was finally thriving. The weight I had gained, from being ill and from not being as active, started coming off. I felt amazing and was doing amazing as well. My digestion was still really bothering me and my medical people and I struggled to resolve these issues and chalked it up to a combination of aging and as well MS. We tried everything, from fermentations, to supplementing with digestive support treatments, and elimination diets, all within the keto framework.
Discovering the Carnivore Diet
I finally ran across this crazy doctor (Dr. Shawn Baker) that was eating only meat. I could not wrap my mind around this, so I set out to dig further into it. Through this, I discovered full communities of people that were eating meat only or only animal products and being healthy. What? Could this even be possible? The rabbit hole took me better than two months to actually look at, before trying this to see if it would help me.
Overcoming Challenges in Adapting to the Carnivore Diet
First time I did it for a couple of weeks and stopped, as I started feeling not so well, to discover I was not eating enough. My old mentality of dieting plagued me. After a while, I gave it another shot, failed after 11 days. What was I doing wrong? So I stopped and went back and looked a bit deeper and starting asking questions. I was not taking in enough salt and minerals, thank you Primal Edge Health. After a while, I prepared better, I planned better and I completed 2 months. Feeling amazing, my activity increased, my pain was almost completely gone and I was doing things I had never though I could, like kettlebell and weight training.
The Benefits of an All-Animal-Based Diet in Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Then I started to do something more toward a hyper-carnivore diet, adding some plants back in and testing my reactions to them. I have determined my limits and stay pretty close to an all-animal-based diet because this is where I feel my best and do my best. It has been 4 months now and seriously I cannot remember a Spring where I felt this good. I am looking forward to continuing to heal and hold my own with MS, as well as not afraid of aging. I feel I have found the perfect way of eating for me.
Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.