(since posts with the hyperlinks tend to disappear, I will quote verbatim. You can get the link through google search)
I am 35 years old. I have multiple sclerosis. Treatment by an outstanding specialist did not give the expected results. As my health worsened I could only drag my right leg and to take a step was not possible. I came to Arkadia on 2 February, 1988 as my last chance of recovery because of the passive medical attitude. Dr. Jan Kwasniewski greeted me very cordially and assured me that the progress of the illness would be stopped, and further treatment at home would bring improvement. What a nice surprise when after 6 days I noticed the first symptoms of improvement. With my leg which I could only drag I could now take a few normal steps. As the days went by my improvement continued and now I can raise my leg enough to place my foot on a window sill. This is after only 10 days of treatment. It is pity that Dr. Kwasniewsk's reputation is not more widespread. He is a hero of the twentieth century. [br>Bogdan Kowalski (Mr), Swiecie 15 January, 1988
I have had multiple sclerosis for 5 years. I have visited many neurological clinics and many biotherapeutic doctors without any visible results. My legs had limited movement and I only could walk from "Arkadia" to my hotel with difficulty. The movement in my legs has improved from the time I started the Optimal Diet and I have managed a 2 km stroll. I am full of gratitude to Doctor Kwasniewski. I am leaving "Arkadia" very happy.[br>Wieslaw Szczepanski (Mr), Inowroclaw
I am 34 years old. The first symptoms of my multiple sclerosis appeared 10 years ago. I developed double vision, weakness of my legs and right hand, and speech abnormalities. I have been treated twice in hospital and by herbalists. I also took microelements. None of this has stopped the progress of my disease. The Optimal Diet recommended by Dr. Kwasniewski has improved my health. My legs have became stronger and now I can walk longer distances. My speech is normal. My general health has improved and my hand is now all right. I have lost 3 kg in weight during my stay here. I am leaving "Arkadia" full of hope that by using the Optimal Diet the improvement in my health will continue. I thank Dr. Kwasniewski and his personnel my renewed health. Wojciech Zielinsk (Mr), Poznan
I wish Dr. Kwasniewski had peer reviewed studies we could examine.I would also like to see some peer reviewed studies of the Fuhrman/McDougall diets but at least there are some studies of low fat vegan diets showing regression of artery blockage.However I wonder why we don't see MUCH more of this if its real science.Thats probably why Dr Willett and the science establishment don't consider it to have reached that level just yet.
The ketogenic diet as a treatment paradigm for diverse neurological disorders. Stafstrom CE , Rho JM . SourceDepartment of Neurology, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA. Abstract Dietary and metabolic therapies have been attempted in a wide variety of neurological diseases, including epilepsy, headache, neurotrauma, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, sleep disorders, brain cancer, autism, pain, and multiple sclerosis. The impetus for using various diets to treat - or at least ameliorate symptoms of - these disorders stems from both a lack of effectiveness of pharmacological therapies, and also the intrinsic appeal of implementing a more "natural" treatment. The enormous spectrum of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the aforementioned diseases would suggest a degree of complexity that cannot be impacted universally by any single dietary treatment. Yet, it is conceivable that alterations in certain dietary constituents could affect the course and impact the outcome of these brain disorders. Further, it is possible that a final common neurometabolic pathway might be influenced by a variety of dietary interventions. The most notable example of a dietary treatment with proven efficacy against a neurological condition is the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (KD) used in patients with medically intractable epilepsy. While the mechanisms through which the KD works remain unclear, there is now compelling evidence that its efficacy is likely related to the normalization of aberrant energy metabolism. The concept that many neurological conditions are linked pathophysiologically to energy dysregulation could well provide a common research and experimental therapeutics platform, from which the course of several neurological diseases could be favorably influenced by dietary means. Here we provide an overview of studies using the KD in a wide panoply of neurologic disorders in which neuroprotection is an essential component.
Great. Dr. McDougall is doing an MS study. I am assuming it will be published in a peer reviewed journal and will not be a collection of--John says he feels great after the plant based diet.
He can then compare his results with the peer reviewed trials of an Optimal diet. I can't wait.
If I had a child with epilepsy that was not controlled by meds I would definitely try the ketogenic diet. It would be a last resort because there are reports of children not growing well and having high cholesterol levels and other problems. Possibly some of those problems involve their acceptance of the diet.
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