UPDATED: Dr. Terry Wahls' protocol, which she used to greatly reverse her own MS, could help Hillary if she has Parkinson's Disease
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:
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:
and here is Wahls' 'famous' Ted talk video:
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,
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.