Natural way is it the only way???

Hi my name is Phil diagnosed in 2003 with progressive MS told by my neurologist I would be statistically in a wheelchair 2008. Still not, but still slowly degrading. Using a cane when i go out and a walker around the house. I am like alot of us tried Tysabri and felt worse. Have been using LDN since 2004 when the fatigue was so bad thinking of leaving work. Since then the LDN has let me work until 2011. I then was managed out of my Accountant’s job when one of the top 500 companies in Australia expected me to work 80 hours and then gave me a warning that i wasn’t performing I left that day. I have separated from my wife in 2012 December and we are still good friends which is good for my 4 children and me.
I have always thought that i can cure myself of this disease and will keep thinking this way until the day i die. I have a sickly family mother has Parkinson father died from cancer sister got over cancer. Only healthy one is my 20 year raw foodist vegan brother. I weighed 145kg when diagnose i am 6’3″ but this is still obese so first thing i did was follow the swank protocol for MS and lost 60kg in 12 months (low fats) down to 85kg for 4 years. Then started searching went to a health retreat in Qld Australia, went on a 30 day juice fast which enabled me to throw away my walking stick for 6 months after using it for a year. Went on an avatar 10 day course to help me with the way I thought, it was very enlightening.
Had CCSVI operation and surgeon didn’t know what to do with a valve that was blocked should have destroyed it. Now am following Dr Terry Wahls protocol and I am trying to get rid of sugar from my diet as fructose is causing gout in me. Dr Wahl won’t say it but she has cured herself of the symptoms the underlying disease is still there.
I was disheartened by the medical community so I decided to become a naturopath which is going well have 3 HD 1 D and a credit and after this semester I should have 3 more HDs, which proves to me that my previous employers managed me out of the business but it was the best thing that has happened for me. It enabled me to get a flat unit put a swim spa in that uses only ionized silver and copper and no chemicals. I try to use it daily along with a treadmill, exercise bike, weights and an abdoer. I presently weigh 110kg but am looking to get back to 85kg. I have made 3 raised garden beds where I get 50-70% of my organic veggies from. I am positive by nature an won’t give in. I take responsibility for what is wrong with me and it is up to me to heal myself with assistance from GPs, Chiros, massage therapists an Naturopaths. I am disillusioned by double blind studies as i find a lot of bias in them take Ancel Cherry’s study on high fats and the relationship to cardiovascular disease he started with 21 countries but published with only 7 countries he didn’t like the results of fourteen countries (this is where the low fat protocol comes from and as a society we are the fattest we have ever been) his personnel bias and in a lot of other studies the $ bias dictates the result. I prefer a large base of anecdotal evidence. Like why is homeopathy so popular in Europe is it because it is based on more faith than science. Anecdotal evidence from 1831 after the Napoleonic wars 59 percent of patients treated conventionally for cholera died where as 2.4% to 21.1% died under homeopathic care.(Homeopathy handbook. 1990 Miranda Castro Pg.6) Is this why GP’s prescribe a homeopathic treatment in Germany as well as conventional prescription. There is a place in my view for complementary medicine besides conventional medicine and the more I study it the more amazed I am. I believe the Hippocratic saying make medicine your food and food your medicine.
Take care with yourself and God Bless.
Phil
As always the above is my opinion and my life it is up to all of us to travel out own journeys with the assistance of your medical practitioner. This has not been review by the FDA or AMA.

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  • Phil author
    4 years ago

    Hi Anne, You bring up some good points which I have thought about previously. The idea that cattle and bison eat grains is confusing for me. I have read online that in the wild when roaming the vast plains of America the buffalo only had access to grass. More importantly is the calcium, did you know one of the worst forms of calcium is cows milk (even though it is high in calcium we can’t convert it
    not bio-available for humans) read this article. “Debunking The Milk Myth: Why Milk Is Bad For You And Your Bones” at
    http://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/
    as the above article said milk is acidifying in our bodies and to make it worse the acid causes leeching of calcium from the bones. I was stunned when I read this and the science behind it, once again I find that the science can be effected by $, scientist bias or ignoring the study. Take Ancel Keys study on the Lipid hypothesis an his famous 7 country study that started the western world on the low fat craze he actually started the study on 21 countries but didn’t like the result of 14 of those countries so his bias was through a in-admission and Ancel did actually say the 7 countries had high intakes of sugar but these finding where ignored and here we are the fattest sickest we have ever been. Good sources of calcium are almonds, broccoli, kale, sesame seeds and yogurt read this
    http://saveourbones.com/top-5-calcium-rich-alkalizing-foods-part-1/
    Also i have read both of Dr Wahls books and the most important thing I glean from them is that her diet gives us the micro-nutrients that we need in abundance she has compared her diet to the American recommendation for daily intake and her diet comes out in front with all the micro nutrients. She has broken down the mineral content oh her 3 recommended diets and the calcium which is bio-available is the following USA recommendation for women 50-59 is 890mg, Wahls diet is 1731mg Wahls paleo diet is 957 and the Paleo plus diet is 736. So yes her extreme diet is lower than recommended but you are probably not getting enough from your present diet and if concerned supplement.(The Wahls Protocol, Terry Wahl, M.D. 2014)

    Kind regards,

    Phil
    As always the above is my opinion and my life it is up to all of us to travel out own journeys with the assistance of your medical practitioner. This has not been review by the FDA or AMA.

  • Dianna lyn
    4 years ago

    Oopss sorry meant weeds or alfalfa

  • Dianna lyn
    4 years ago

    Hi Phil,
    Great story, and I agree 100 percent that diet is everything along with exercise and only you know your body. I really don’t get much medicines from doctor’s, not that I want them, cause I am not a pill taker, so I have been on this spinach, lettuce, parsley, kale..carrots anything great for you diet for about 3 years. How do I feel? Great and you know what? i am not in that wheelchair either..great to hear your story and I will check out your video!

  • Phil author
    4 years ago

    Hi Anne, I know it is hard changing our diets but the Dr i am following in America see a 17 minute YouTube presentation discussing how she over came her MS symptoms from wheel chair to riding 10 miles a day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc I am close to starting this diet myself just refining the menu now. There is also some science behind this diet as she has a study that has been published PUBmed.com She has also completed 2 more studies and they are awaiting to be published. Also is performing more studies. So the science is there just a slow process of getting out to GP’s and neurologists.

  • Dianna lyn
    4 years ago

    Hey Phil,
    I listened to Dr.Wahl’s theory on eating right..i agree on most, but not all of her diet that she recommends.Why? Well, keep in mind this is just my opinion. Tests are out there that prove that people with MS are low on calcium, she says, “no dairy”? My doctor has informed me, that I am lowest patient he has seen with low calcium levels, well .i just make sure I take calcium supplements and I feel better. Also, as for grain fed diet? No thanks, I will pass. Since my dad was a cattle raiser for over 30 years..cattle needs nutrients that are in the bag, they can’t get from grass alone? Besides, are cows eating weeds it alfalfa??..interesting?..like I said, this is all just my opinion…But, Dr.Wahl is wonderful and her studies are awesome .

  • Dianna lyn
    4 years ago

    Hey Phil,

  • Anne collins
    4 years ago

    I care for a lady who has ms for nearly 30 years, lately she has chronic pain in her toe next to her big toe, both feet are slightly purple and some times very white, the g p can’t help her. Has any other m s patient suffered from this condition

  • Dianna lyn
    4 years ago

    Yes, Anne..my mom had suggested hot rice pads..not too hot, one minute, in the microwave..it helps with painful areas or she might need to soak her feet at night??You have to find out what works for her..hot or cold for pain?..i hope this helps..

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