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UPDATED: Dr. Terry Wahls' protocol, which she used to greatly reverse her own MS, could help Hillary if she has Parkinson's Disease

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I've recently learned about the dramatic, positive results obtained by both Dr. Terry Wahls, as well as Dr. Steven Gundry. Their dietary recommendations, which I'll characterize as "ancestral/paleo", are rather similar. In Wahls' case, though, her protocol is optimized for fighting against neuro-degenerative diseases, like the one she has. (Hence, e.g., a bigger emphasis on sulphur containing vegetables.)

Of course, outsiders don't know, for sure, what ails Hillary. However, after watching the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XtIzH9HoC8
I believe that Parkinson's is a strong likelihood.

Both Terry Wahls and Steven Gundry have informative (and fascinating) videos on youtube. Also, Gundry has some podcasts at http://www.drgundry.com/news/

Finally, Wahls' website:
http://terrywahls.com

and here is Wahls' 'famous' Ted talk video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

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From: OP-055 Twelve Year Followup for Managing Coronary Artery Disease Using a Nutrigenomics Based Diet and Supplement Program and Quarterly Assessment of Biomarkers
Gundry, Steven Robert; Epstein, Jean. The American Journal of Cardiology, suppl. Supplement 1115 (Mar 16, 2015): S24.
, coauthored by Gundry

(Gundry's published results of his protocol on 978 patients)

Twelve Year Followup for Managing Coronary Artery
Disease Using a Nutrigenomics Based Diet and
Supplement Program and Quarterly Assessment of
Biomarkers. Steven Robert Gundry, Jean Epstein.
The International Heart and Lung Institute, Palm Springs,
California, USA.
Introduction: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is thought to be progressive;
standard treatment protocols call for instituting/instructing a low
fat/low cholesterol diet program, exercise, and lipid lowering agents in an
effort to slow the onset of recurrent MI’s, stents, CABG’s, stroke, or
death. This results in an approximate 30-40% new event rate in 5 yrs.

Methods: Based upon our initial experience using a Nutrigenomicbased,
Lectin-limited diet to prevent/reverse Metabolic Syndrome and
CAD, we have enrolled and followed 978 pts (aged 42-89 yrs) with known
CAD, defined as previous MI, stent, CABG, or positive stress test/angiogram,
positive Corus score greater than 30, into a diet and supplement
based, physician coached program, which emphasizes large amts of leafy
green vegetables, olive oil, radical reduction of grain,legumes, nightshades,
and fruits; and 4 oz amts of animal proteins, emphasizing shellfish, wild
fish, and grass fed meats, while avoiding commercial poultry (The Matrix
Protocol). All Apo E 4 genotypes ate large amts of shellfish and avoided
animal fats and cheeses. All pts were instructed to take 2-4,000 mg of high
DHA fish oil, 200mg of Grape Seed Extract, and 50 mg of Pycnogenol per
day. Supplements were individualized based on results of Advanced Cardiovascular
Risk Markers, which were sent to three core labs, (Berkeley
Heart Labs, Singulex, Alameda, CA, and Health Diagnostics Labs, Richmond,
VA) every three months and followed to measure compliance and to
institute changes in Nutrigenomic-based supplement/eating regimens.
Results: Pts have been followed for 1.5 to 12 years (mean 9 yrs).
While enrolled, only 6/978 pts (0.6%) have received a new stent, two
that were predicted by a rising Lp-PLA2, one required CABG, based on
a rising Corus score, despite HDL’s of 110-120 mg/dl. There have been
no MI’s, unstable angina. One pt underwent carotid endarterectomy for
known carotid stenosis; one pt suffered a CVA and died, while in atrial
fibrillation, A second pt expired from a ruptured cerebral berry aneursym.
Total CV events over 12 years is 9/978 (0.9%). a side effect of the
program is reliable and sustained weight loss, averaging 20lbs/pt.

Terry Wahls published pilot study: Evaluation of Dietary Nutrients on Clinical Outcomes in Subjects with Chronic-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis She mentions multiple pilot studies. In general, you can search for scientific papers, by author, at scholar.google.com

Wahls has already begun, or will begin, a larger study of her protocol on MS patients. (Specifically, over 4 years, she will study the "Wahls diet vs. the Swank diet"). This study is partly funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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metamars's picture
Submitted by metamars on

"none of their claims are scientifically supported at all."

Gary Null used to deal with so-called "quack busters" (notably some creep called Frederick Stare, who it turned out had undisclosed funding from food manufacturers) who would repeat the "no evidence" Big Lie, by actually bringing copies of hundreds (if not thousands) of printed out articles from peer-reviewed journals of experiments and studies of vitamin supplementation (and perhaps other dietary studies) to lectures.

If you actually bothered to listen to Gundry, instead of just spew nonsense, you'd know that he gets into the ONE OF THE FRACKIN LARGEST FIELD STUDIES OF HUMAN DIET EVER DONE. Specifically, he went into subsequent multivariate statistical analyses that gave a very different picture than initial conclusions based on univariate analysis, presented in "The China Study".

Gundry has published his research results on the use of his protocol. The following had 978 patients:

From: OP-055 Twelve Year Followup for Managing Coronary Artery Disease Using a Nutrigenomics Based Diet and Supplement Program and Quarterly Assessment of Biomarkers
Gundry, Steven Robert; Epstein, Jean. The American Journal of Cardiology, suppl. Supplement 1115 (Mar 16, 2015): S24.

Twelve Year Followup for Managing Coronary Artery
Disease Using a Nutrigenomics Based Diet and
Supplement Program and Quarterly Assessment of
Biomarkers. Steven Robert Gundry, Jean Epstein.
The International Heart and Lung Institute, Palm Springs,
California, USA.
Introduction: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is thought to be progressive;
standard treatment protocols call for instituting/instructing a low
fat/low cholesterol diet program, exercise, and lipid lowering agents in an
effort to slow the onset of recurrent MI’s, stents, CABG’s, stroke, or
death. This results in an approximate 30-40% new event rate in 5 yrs.

Methods: Based upon our initial experience using a Nutrigenomicbased,
Lectin-limited diet to prevent/reverse Metabolic Syndrome and
CAD, we have enrolled and followed 978 pts (aged 42-89 yrs) with known
CAD, defined as previous MI, stent, CABG, or positive stress test/angiogram,
positive Corus score greater than 30, into a diet and supplement
based, physician coached program, which emphasizes large amts of leafy
green vegetables, olive oil, radical reduction of grain,legumes, nightshades,
and fruits; and 4 oz amts of animal proteins, emphasizing shellfish, wild
fish, and grass fed meats, while avoiding commercial poultry (The Matrix
Protocol). All Apo E 4 genotypes ate large amts of shellfish and avoided
animal fats and cheeses. All pts were instructed to take 2-4,000 mg of high
DHA fish oil, 200mg of Grape Seed Extract, and 50 mg of Pycnogenol per
day. Supplements were individualized based on results of Advanced Cardiovascular
Risk Markers, which were sent to three core labs, (Berkeley
Heart Labs, Singulex, Alameda, CA, and Health Diagnostics Labs, Richmond,
VA) every three months and followed to measure compliance and to
institute changes in Nutrigenomic-based supplement/eating regimens.
Results: Pts have been followed for 1.5 to 12 years (mean 9 yrs).
While enrolled, only 6/978 pts (0.6%) have received a new stent, two
that were predicted by a rising Lp-PLA2, one required CABG, based on
a rising Corus score, despite HDL’s of 110-120 mg/dl. There have been
no MI’s, unstable angina. One pt underwent carotid endarterectomy for
known carotid stenosis; one pt suffered a CVA and died, while in atrial
fibrillation, A second pt expired from a ruptured cerebral berry aneursym.
Total CV events over 12 years is 9/978 (0.9%). a side effect of the
program is reliable and sustained weight loss, averaging 20lbs/pt.

(emphasis mine)

So far, it seems that Wahls has only published a pilot study of her protocol used on MS patients. She is spinning up, or has already started, a larger scale study: http://terrywahls.com/research-opportunity/

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Submitted by okanogen on

Oh, I'm sorry, you are right. I said that none of their claims are scientifically supported, and that is just plain not true. The fact is that enough of their claims are sufficiently supported to actually make them dangerous quacks.

Like Dr. Oz, who parlayed a respectable career into dangerous quackery and the resultant $$$, these two take anecdotal "evidence" to sell quack "dietary cures" for chronic disease. The gullible will swallow this hook, line and leader, sending in their $$$ to Wahls and Gundry, who profit from book sales, advertisement, appearances, "research" and especially dietary supplements.

The China Study? You mean the Thoroughly Debunked China Study, right?

I welcome your trotting out their bullshit if only because allows an opportunity to expose it.

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Submitted by chezmadame on

Let me get this straight.

Without the requisite medical credentials and without ever having examined the "patient", you are diagnosing a prominent woman as having a neurological disorder based on what you saw on a conspiracy theorist's Youtube channel.

Based on your post, I believe that entitled presumption and gullibility are strong likelihoods.

metamars's picture
Submitted by metamars on

Do you know what the word "if" means? If so, you may want to re-examine the title of this diary, which contains the phrase, "if she has Parkinson's Disease".

The phrase "Of course, outsiders don't know, for sure, what ails Hillary." underscores the lack of certainty indicated by the diary title. Not sure what you might be having trouble grasping, here, either. FWIW, I'm an "outsider", and probably you are one, also.

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Submitted by chezmadame on

be·lieve bəˈlēv/ verb
1. accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.

Your point of view is quite clear, but your diagnosis is suspect and your reliance on weasel words to distance yourself from your clearly articulated belief is (quite frankly) amusing.

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Submitted by okanogen on

I think this first debate puts this whole ridiculous, moronic, irresponsible, fanciful, insincere, tinfoil "Parkinsons" issue to bed.

Why don't you admit it instead of defending it?