Are any of you familiar with and/or trying the Wahls protocol?
Dr. Wahls is an MD with MS that is treating herself through diet. Her story is incredible, and I think has great implications for Celiac Disease and other autoimmune disorders. Her TED talk is here:
After limited recovery going gluten free, I went Paleo and started improving. I started the GAPS diet, and got even better, but not yet 100% Maybe 60% (fatigue, pain, brain fog). I started seeing a great D.O. and have added in limited potatoes and raw milk. I'm doing better... but I noticed when I don't eat enough greens, I don't feel as well. My DO has also greatly limited my daily sugars (no sweeteners, and only some fruits - mostly berries)
Enter Wahls protocol: Grain free (she's also dairy-free), mostly legume free (very similar to gaps), but her focus is on getting nutrients through diet. Each day, she advocates three cups of leafy greens, three cups of sulfur-rich vegetables, three cups of bright colored foods. In addition to that, grass fed meats, wild fish and healthy fats. She also advocates eating organ meats once per week and seaweed once per week. Of course, probiotics and ferments as well. She's on-board with many of the GAPS/Weston Price ideas.
I'm experimenting with tweaking my diet to bring it to this level. I'm doing pretty well with the veggies and greens (although my low energy days are made worse when I don't have energy to make more!). When I eat this way for a few days in a row, I feel great.
One thing I'm having trouble with is the organ meats. Grass-fed, organic is pricey and hard to find. Considering mail-order. I'm admittedly a bit scared by organ meats. Simply fear of the unknown, I know. I need to work that out. Also, I have trouble finding good fish that isn't $$$$. Fish in the store is notoriously mislabeled. Not going down that conversational road right now!
One thing she doesn't talk about is nuts. I'm currently cooking with (soaked, dehydrated) nuts... and some raw ones too - almonds and walnuts only, as well as sunflower and pumpkin. She also doesn't talk about eggs, but my DO wants me eating plenty of those, which I'm happy to do.
I'll return and report as I can... meanwhile, have any of you tried this? Anyone interested in trying this?
For those of you that are super food science nerds like me (like I've become because of Celiac!), here is an expanded lecture by Dr. Wahls (complied on a paleo blog - scroll down) : http://paleozonenutr...-veggies-a-day/