Dr. Terry Wahls has proved that using Paleo principles and functional medicine slows down symptoms of progressive multiple sclerosis. She developed Wahls' Paleo protocol, which advocates for a diet rich in vegetables containing vitamins A, B, C and K. This diet also includes vegetables such as mushrooms, onions and cabbages, which are rich in sulphur that helps in detoxification, according to Denise Mann for Everyday Health.
In the first week of using Wahls' Paleo diet, a patient feels worse. In the second week, energy levels rise, and a patient is less fatigued and has increased mental clarity. Wahls' Paleo protocol includes taking nutritional supplements, and doing regular exercises and meditation. Patients following this protocol are less tired, which is an improvement since 80% of people with multiple sclerosis are severely fatigued, explains Mann.
Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and her protocol has helped in reversing her symptoms. She went from being in a wheelchair to jogging on a treadmill. Wahls' Paleo diet aims to reduce consumption of casein, gluten and egg proteins because people with multiple sclerosis have an aggressive immune response toward them. Doctor Wahls' protocol is safe for patients with multiple sclerosis because it has no negative side effects, says Mann.