An article on June 30, 2015 published by Newsmax.com titled “Lifestyle Changes Can Heal Multiple Sclerosis” caught my attention. The article contains quotes from Dr. Terry Wahls, M.D. and below is a little of what she said:
“Therapeutic lifestyle changes have recently become a top priority in multiple sclerosis research, and medical perspectives are beginning to change. “Until recently, for example, MS patients typically were discouraged from doing physical exercise because it appeared to worsen fatigue and other symptoms of the nerve disease. Now, new evidence shows that the opposite is true. "'The first line for every chronic disease must begin with addressing diet and lifestyle as thoroughly as possible,'" says Terry Wahls, M.S., clinical professor of medicine at University of Iowa. “She speaks not only from extensive research, but from personal experience. Dr. Wahls was confined to a wheelchair for four years after being diagnosed with MS in 2000. "'Without specific lifestyle changes to control MS', she tells Newsmax Health, 'It is not possible to medicate yourself to health.' … “Today, she bikes to work five miles each way and lives an exceptionally active life, teaching, seeing patients, and lecturing all over the world. "'The right diet significantly reduces fatigue and improves mental function and mood, while exercise improves physical function, including the ability to stand and move.' “Dr. Wahls’ basic diet excludes gluten, dairy, and eggs, because these most often trigger autoimmune reactions that drive MS symptoms, However, certain vegetables contain critical nutrients for rebuilding a healthy nervous system and brain. “For men, she recommends three (or more) full dinner plates of vegetables daily: one of leafy greens; one of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, or bok choy; and one of brightly colored vegetables and fruit. Women should eat two thirds of these amounts, she advises…..”
Rev. Malkmus CommentsOn June 14, 2015 I wrote a Health Tip titled “The Hallelujah Diet is not a Diet but rather a Lifestyle!”. Over the past 23 years, tens of thousands of people have written to tell me that after they changed their diet and lifestyle, they recovered from over 175 different physical problems. I have taught that a simple diet change is NOT enough – a person must change both their diet and lifestyle if they want to see lasting results. Below is a Multiple Sclerosis testimony resulting from adopting the Hallelujah Diet and lifestyle: David Orcutt adopted the Hallelujah Diet in 2001 while in a wheelchair as a result of multiple sclerosis. Though he had reported recovering from MS that was just the beginning of the improvements he experienced as a result of his making that change in diet and lifestyle:
- Arthritic pain in hands and feet – gone! Prior to the diet and lifestyle change he was taking 800 mg of ibuprofen twice daily.
- Facial skin cancers – gone!
- Lump in chest – gone
- Toe nail fungus – gone!
- Headaches – gone!
- Severe joint pain – gone!
- Acid reflux – gone!
- Lost 50 pounds of weight.
- Body odor and bad breath – gone!
- Snoring – gone!