She includes Iodine as part of her protocol….
In 2003 Terry Wahls, M.D., was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and soon became dependent upon a tilt-recline wheelchair. After developing and using the Wahls Protocol™, she is now able to walk through the hospital and commute to work by bicycle. She now uses intensive directed nutrition in her primary care and traumatic brain injury clinics. Dr. Wahls is the lead scientist in a clinical trial testing her protocol in others with progressive MS.
Terry attributes her improved health to her changed diet, combined with electrical stimulation of her muscles. She shares what she has learned with others every chance she gets. “I now understand the profound connection between food and health,” Wahls says. “Healing occurs when we eat foods that our mitochondria and body need.”
“Daily servings of green leafy vegetables are a must,” Wahls shares. So are brightly colored vegetables and fruits. She also recommends a reliable source of Omega 3 fatty acids, found in foods such as grass-fed meat, cold-water fish, and flax seed.
This informative 17 min TED video is well worth watching:
Success Stories -
"After just a month on Dr Wahls’ diet, I went from a diagnosis of infertility to conceiving a child!"
"Over the last six months I have been following your book and reading your newsletters with interest. I have gone from a bed, to a wheelchair, to a walker, to a cane, and now nothing."
I have been working on my memoir, UP FROM THE CHAIR: Defeating Progressive MS Without Drugs. My literary agent, Lynn Franklin, and I are looking for the right publisher. Our goal is to spread the message that we have far more control over our health than most realize. Food--good, wholesome food--and exercise can be powerful agents of healing. Below is an excerpt from UP FROM THE CHAIR: Defeating Progressive MS Without Drugs.
Borrowed from here: http://www.msalternatives.com/
It references the video and the key points:
Building blocks for Myelin: B vitamins including B1, B9, B12, Omega 3′s, Iodine
Building blocks for neurotransmitters: Sulfur, B6
Building blocks for mitochondria: B vitamins, sulfur, antioxidants
Key point: At minute 6:30, there is a slide that shows “% of Americans with Intake Below Recommended Daily Allowance”. Top 5 deficiencies (in order) include omega 3s, iodine, zinc, calcium, magnesium. (Vitamin A is #6).
Recommendation: The Paleo diet (leaves, roots, berries, meat and fish).
Eat 9 cups of high quality vegetables and berries daily.
Have more greens, more green smoothies. Kale has the most nutrition of any plant (B,A,C,K). Daily greens protect the eyes. 3 cups per day.
Sulfur foods: Cabbage, onions, garlic, leeks, mushrooms, broccoli, etc. 3 cups daily.
She also recommends 3 colors daily – all across the color spectrum – of berries.
Wild fish high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Grass fed meats, organ meats.
Seaweed as a source of iodine. Once a week. 80% of Americans are low in iodine.
Summary. Eat 9 cups of berries and vegetables every day. (It will also lower your food allergies, including casein and gluten sensitivity.)