there's been a bit of prior discussion re the wahls diet, and i watched one of her lectures online some time back.
here's a post from last month, it's about the most detailed info i have been able to find. (i have not bought the book)
She is prettty open on her facebook on what she eats and her regiment-she recommends 9 cups fruits vegtables /day- 3 cruciferous, 3 sulfur rich, 3 brightly colored (red, orange blue)not including starchy vegtables. No gluten, no dairy-she eats a modified paleo diet. Lots and lots of greens , kale, etc. some organ meat, 2-4 oz meat/day (organic. lean, grass fed , wild), I bought the book- it is good inspiration and gives more insight and more detail-but you wouldn't need it to get started. ...she recommends working with a physical therapist . She is also doing a clinical trial funded by the MS direct org right now.
Like everyone she has a family to support and I can understand her wanting to provide for her family and future especially with MS.
ee also is big into detox-sauna, clay to pull out toxins, meditation, exercise, exercising the brain - the whole enchilada to get well and reverse serious illness.
You don't really need the book to get started/implemented -but it is helpful a reference. Join her facebook and read through alot of the posts to get more detail. She is currently on a no grain diet, no diary, no eggs, no sugar etc- but she recommends no gluten, no diary to get started and food sensitivity testing similar to the MS recovery diet. In the end each individual has to fine tune the diet to your particular makeup. it is very similar to the BBD a starting point with an emphasis on lots and lots of vegtables-preferrably raw.
fyi i can't see anything on her facebook but maybe you need to 'friend' her.
personally i don't buy the all out NO gluten NO dairy NO eggs etc. i do think optimizing fruit and veg intake, plus healthy proteins and fats are important. each day that i have an egg for breakfast it is mixed with sauteed onion&red pep, plus some kind of dark leafy green, usually spinach (and a tiny sprinkle of cheese
). i think dr wahls would approve of the veg if not the egg, but the egg is good protein, recommended in klenner, and also is a good source of sulfur by the way
last night my dinner was one of my most healthy-feeling - an entire bunch of swiss chard, half a sweet potato, and a fillet of salmon. again i *think* dr wahls would approve. this morning for my breakfast i might thaw out a serving of mixed berries. i will top them with flax seeds, walnut pieces, a sprinkling of home-made granola, maybe a little coconut, and some evil vanilla yoghurt. i think if you outweigh the bad heavily enough you can get by. i have not done the inflammation calcs on the yoghurt breakfast yet, but i know my egg breakfast (including a slice of sprouted whole grain toast) is mildly anti-inflammatory with a score of 10, meanwhile the fish dinner is strongly anti-inflammatory with a score over 1000!
now let's see if i can rough out an estimate on the fruit breakfast.. berries (using blueberries since they don't have a berry mix in the system) -6,
walnut bits -10,
whole flaxseed +32,
so overall it gets -50 mildly inflammatory.
if i have a cup of romaine in a salad for lunch that will be plus 75 and balance it out in favour of anti-inflammatory. it's all nickels and dimes compared to dinner last night though. the salmon is the kicker - 800-something all by itself. crazy.
i also have an extensive supplement regimen largely similar to best bet basic essentials, vitamins, and minerals (although not specified at direct-ms i consider a quality multivit/min a foundational item). not certain if dr wahls uses supplements in addition to food.
i have permanent damage from my dx attack but other than that i don't have flares or relapses. that is probably just my luck but i am glad i got this diagnosis to kick start my understanding of nutrition and abandon my previously restrictive and misnutritive vegetarian diet.
anyway, that's enough of that. i would say take what you can use from the wahls system but modify it to work best for you