The Wahls Protocol, How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, Terry Wahls, MD, 2014.
Dr. Wahls was in a wheel chair within two years of her original diagnosis of multiple sclerosis following all of the traditional western medicine treatments for her MS when she decided to try and find other ways to aid in her treatment. Her research was vast and personal and today she walks and hikes and rides her bicycle without a problem. The Wahls Protocol is her latest book that explains how she healed through food, exercise and stress management.
This excerpt focuses on sulfur-rich vegetables which Dr. Wahls explains are very important for healthy connective tissue:
“Sulfur-rich foods nourish cells and mitochondria, and specifically help the body to be more efficient in eliminating toxins. Sulfur is also important for synthesizing protein and for producing collagen, which makes up all your connective tissues. If you have joint issues, you need sulfur! It also helps give you strong, beautiful skin, hair, and nails. Diets containing sulfur have been associated with improvement in skin disorders and arthritis. Many arthritis sufferers take a supplement called MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) to help with joint pain, but I like to get my sulfur on my dinner plate, so it comes in its natural and complete package.”
Good sources of sulfur include the cabbage family, the onion family and the mushroom family.
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