Most doctors agree that a diet of whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods is essential for health. For neurological conditions, most integrative doctors recommend a diet high in healthy fats (nuts, seeds, oils, avocodo) and low in grains.
Terry Wahls, MD takes it one step further. She as developed the Wahls Protocol available in book form and at her website at http://terrywahls.com.
Dr. Wahls was in a wheelchair for 9 years suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). Today, after following the Wahls Protocol, she no longer needs a wheechair, and is able to walk, ride a bike and live a normal life as long as she sticks to her diet. She is not cured her MS, but she has been able to become largely asymptomatic.
Why is this important for ALS, Alzhiemer’s and other neurological diseases? Because a diet good for one neurological disease has been shown to be beneficial for other neurological diseases and we personally know people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, ALS and MS who say they have benefitted from the Wahls Protocol.
Elimination of grains and sugars is an important part of Wahls Protocol as is dairy because they cause inflammation. For those who are sensitive, eggs and any allergic foods must be eliminated.
Far more important, according to Dr. Wahl’s book is what you add back in to the diet. For example, adding an adequate amount of healthy fats (nuts, seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, avocodo) is importnat for brain function. Adding a significant amounts of certain vegetables to the diet is another important piece of the Wahls protocol. Bone broth and liver from organically raised meat and poultry are essential because they add nutrients
not available elsewhere in the diet. Raw brazil nuts provide bio-available selenium to help detoxify the body.
Dr. Wahls is not the only one recommending a diet rich in fats and eliminating grains. Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, and board certified neurologist, recommends a similar diet high in fat and low in grains in his books Grain Brain and Brain Maker. Dr. Mercola MD, Dr. Mark Hyman MD and other well-respected integrative physicians also recommend this type of diet for neurological conditions. All also recommend a diet which eliminates processed foods as well as artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners.
Since part of ALS is inability to process high glutamate levels in the brain, doctors recommend eliminating MSG and other high glutamate foods.
People ask us all the time: “How can silver amalgam dental fillings be dangerous? They have been around for a hundred years and been in millins of people’s mouths.”
Before I explain, just watch even a few minutes of the following video:
ALL silver amalgam fillings:
- Are fifty percent mercury, and mercury is one of the most dangerous substances on the planet for the human body.
- Have never been safety tested by the FDA (Food and Drug Adminstration), they were “grandfathered” in.
- Are the largest cause of mercury poisoning on the earth according to the World Health Organization.
- Leach into the bloodstream with ever breath that you take, going directly into your lungs, crossing the blood-brain barrier into the brain, and often settling there and doing damage.
- Leach into your saliva causing havoc on your digestive system and gut health.
Check out this video from the University of Calgary where it is shown that mercury, even in the vicinity of a neuron, will destroy it. No doubt: mercury destroys brain cells.
Every silver amalgam filling that you have accumulates mercury into your body. For those who happen to have great genetics, their bodies will detoxify and the mercury will be safely eliminated through the liver, the kidneys, and the digestive system. More often than not, however, the mercury accumulates in various organs in body “safely” so you have not side effects, but then it has nowhere to go: and it will adversely effect the brain, the heart, the liver, the kidneys, etc. depending on the person. This is why one in ten people have Alzheimer’s at age 65 and by age 85 it is one ever two or three people. As we get older we lose our ability to detoxify and more mercury and other toxins accumulate in our bodies causing damage.There are a also a number of peer-reviewed journal articles directly linking the presence of mercury in the body with ALS. If you have been diagnosed with ALS, you do not want to keep accumulating mercury in the body.
The good news:
- You can get your amalgam fillings safely removed by a trained mercury safe dentist. This will eliminate more mercury accumulating
- You can detoxify your body from mercury and other heavy metals.