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Tag: Fight MS with Food

How Diet Affects MS: A Fight MS with Food Case Study

In the Fight MS with Food Project we are looking at the effect of a customized anti-inflammatory diet on the progression of multiple sclerosis in already diagnosed patients. Our goal is to halt the downhill slide of the typical MS patient by identifying and eliminating inflammatory triggers in their diet and environment.Could MS be caused by food?

In April, 2013, I began working with a 15-year old MS patient, “G.,” who lives in a rural area in the Pacific Northwest. Here, G.’s mother tells his story of how targeted dietary changes have helped him avoid further exacerbations and even regain motor functions:

“G.’s first attack was Sept. 2010, when he lost the sensation of cold on his right arm and leg.  At that time he did not show any loss of mobility and the MRI scans were normal.  (On going back over my notes-I keep journals of Doc visits on all my children-I had recorded that he complained of abdominal pain and soreness.  Sore to touch that lasted from the 9/17 to 9/21 when it went away.  He also had soreness in his neck on the back side.  I don’t know if this is significant.  Kind of looks like it to me though.  At least very interesting.)

It wasn’t until his April 2011 that he lost the feeling on the left side of his body (arm, face, leg) and staggered when he walked.  He had to use a wheel chair in the hospital but refused one for home and instead used two hiking sticks.  The MRI showed 10 lesions.

Despite the prognosis of needing  a wheel chair for life, he was determined to walk and eventually, over a month’s time, went down to one walking stick and then to none.  It wasn’t a perfect gait, but he was walking without assistance.  He went on to have small MS exacerbations in the fall and following spring of 2012.

It wasn’t until after attending a church youth camp in July 2012 that he had another more substantial attack where his right arm, leg and speech were affected.   He recovered from these, too, but not 100%.  We noticed he would drag a foot up the stairs (clump-clump pause, clump-clump pause). The next round of MRI scans showed more lesions and the Doc wanted to double his Avonex shots.  He was starting to get increasing side affects from this medication at the shot site and also flu symptoms and depression.   This was early 2013 and our search for some different answers led us to you.

He did not start to have full recovery of his mobility and fine motor skills until 4 weeks after he took the MRT and began the LEAP diet in April 2013. While his dragging a foot up the stairs (clump-clump pause, clump-clump pause) cleared up in the first few months after beginning the diet to an even  left, right, left, right going up the stairs, what we noticed in Dec./Jan., 2013, which may have occurred sooner, was actually running and or trotting up and down the stairs with no balance or coordination issues!

His father and I noticed he was doing this, reflected on the change, and gave thanks to God for leading us to you, the LEAP test and the diet.

We want to continue this because it is working. G. never had a relapse after his nasty bronchial cold over Christmas, either, which is a first. This is a big deal to us as he has always had some relapse after bronchial colds in the past.

I am looking out my window watching my 16-year old son chop and split wood.  He basically has a log camp set up at the edge of our small forest.  He recently used his chain saw that he bought with his own money that he saved to saw down some dead trees as he and his father work on forest management on our property.  (The trees were smallish, but none the less a great accomplishment.)  He gets great pleasure out of being able to do these things that he loves.

He is healthy and so strong and I know that without a doubt he would not be able to do these things if he was still on the path we were on before the diet.”

LEAP Customized Anti-inflammatory Diet Testimonials

If you’re wondering what a customized anti-inflammatory diet can do for you, and you’ve checked out the LEAP blogs I mentioned yesterday, take a look at the testimonials collected by the lab that runs the Mediator Release Test (MRT) on this Facebook Page.

If you’ve been looking for a new path to take to relieve your discomfort and physical distress, a customized anti-inflammatory diet might be your solution. Don’t shoot darts in the dark when changing your diet; use sophisticated, state-of-the-art blood testing to see exactly what causes inflammation in your body to design the right diet for you.

LEAP Bloggers Share Success With Food Sensitivities

Inflammation is at the root of a host of our modern health issues, and food sensitivities may play a larger role in inflammation than many realize. Get rid of the inflammation, and symptoms will resolve. Really, who wouldn’t feel better without pesky inflammation causing pain and discomfort?

LEAP food sensitivity testingMy nationwide virtual clinic employs state-of-the-art MRT blood testing to identify hidden food sensitivities, then practices the Lifestyle, Eating And Performance (LEAP) scientifically-based dietary protocols to design customized anti-inflammatory diets for clients. Clients usually arrive at my site suffering from chronic inflammatory issues such as migraines, fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS), Acid Reflux, chronic constipation, diarrhea, colitis, chronic fatigue, failure to thrive, or other seemingly intractable issues.

Auto-immune suffers, including MS patients, also find relief from following customized anti-inflammatory diets along with the other protocols used in the Fight MS with Food project.

Other sufferers who have seen improvement with these protocols include those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, interstitial cystitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, and any other conditions that have an inflammatory component.

A couple of LEAP patients have been chronicling their life-changing journeys into changing their diets in order to feel better. They offer a peek into how quickly their symptoms are clearing and how well they can eat while complying with their personal “safe” diets. If you’ve been wondering what this kind of change could look like for you, I invite you to check them out:

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A gift of the MRT testing and LEAP therapy is the gift that brings a lifetime of relief to someone in pain!

The Fight MS with Food Project Featured on Stu’s MS Views and News Radio Show

Last week, I was interviewed by Stuart Schlossman and Deanna Kirkpatrick of MS Views and Related News for their blogtalk radio show on MS and diet and how food sensitivities are involved in multiple sclerosis. Click here to listen to the hour-long recording.

MS Views and News is an organization dedicated to raise the level of education and awareness to millions of people impacted by Multiple Sclerosis.

Food As Medicine. I appreciated the opportunity to share more about the Fight MS with Food project, where we design custom-tailored anti-inflammatory regimens for MS patients and utilize  dietary management protocols aimed at reducing inflammation by eliminating personal inflammatory triggers.

The goal of the Fight MS with Food project is to empower MS sufferers to manage their own disease through a diet based on one’s own individual profile of oral tolerance thresholds. While this is not a promise of a “cure”, we expect participants to move into remission and remain there as long as they avoid their food and chemical triggers. Check out these Fight MS with Food case studies to see how some have responded to these protocols.

To learn more about the Fight MS with Food project, please feel free to explore the links off of this page and contact me to schedule a free initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate to join.

A Fight MS with Food Case Study: Marion P.

Marion P. is a 65-year old active married woman. She experienced MS symptoms since the age of 24 but was not diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis until she was 63. A busy, successful business owner with a quick brain, Marion and her husband divide their time between their winter and summer homes.

In March of 2010, Marion noticed that she was experiencing constant MS symptoms of light-headedness, balance and coordination issues, and her gait was off. She felt very fatigued all the time, run down, and depressed.

In July of 2010, Marion joined the Fight MS with Food project and took the MRT blood test to identify her unique food sensitivities. With the results of her personal reactivity to 150 foods and chemicals in hand, we designed a customized meal plan for her to follow out of what we now knew to be her least-reactive foods. She began eating a personalized anti-inflammatory diet that was custom-designed to account for her unique oral tolerance thresholds.

Additionally, Marion collected her urine for 24-hours and submitted it for laboratory analysis. This urinalysis showed Marion had incomplete digestion. She began a customized supplement regimen based on the laboratory results and aimed at helping her to fully digest her foods and assimilate nutrients.

Within three weeks, Marion noticed that the dizziness and wobbliness had abated. Within five weeks she reported that her gait had returned to normal and she no longer had to worry about setting her feet down carefully when she walked. She felt completely clear of MS symptoms.

She reported an incident that happened when she was traveling for business and ate a dinner of food that was off of her diet. Within an hour she had a headache bad enough to send her to bed. By morning, her MS symptoms had reappeared, and she felt dizzy and unstable. She remained faithful to the diet and by the following day she felt fully recovered. That incident convinced her that the this approach was working.

In March of 2011, she reported feeling as if there was a hot, burning spot on the top of her head, an MS symptom. After some probing, she revealed that she had been taking large quantities of aloe vera juice after a conversation with a doctor who believed it could cure MS. When she was reminded that aloe vera is in the same family as onions, to which the MRT showed she was reactive, she ceased taking the aloe vera juice and the hot spots disappeared.

As of June of 2012, two years after changing her diet and changing her life, Marion is continuing to lead an active and busy life while feeling free from MS symptoms.

Learn more about the Fight MS with Food project and how undiagnosed food sensitivities affect MS. Please feel free to contact me to set up a free consultation to see if you would be a good candidate for this protocol.