Natural, Alternative, and Functional Medicine: 

I have studied natural health, and food as medicine in particular, for many years, as the need for such knowledge in a certain area rose for either myself or somebody close to me.  This started long ago with the study of food for cancer, and limiting the effects of traditional cancer treatment.  Jean Carper’s writings introduced me to food as medicine, as did the research & radio shows of Gary Null.

Wahls2The Wahls Protocol:  How I Beat Progressive MS Using Pakeo Principles & Functional Medicine

March 13, 2014  by Terry Wahls M.D. (Author), Eve Adamson (Author)

The Wahls Protocol:  “Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within 3 years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, & she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.
Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, & decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, & essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills & supplements. She adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining & integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation.”

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