2019 review: swank, wahls

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2019 review: swank, wahls

Post by jimmylegs » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:43 pm

correcting for bad omnivore choices goes head to head with correcting for bad vegetarian choices:

Review of Two Popular Eating Plans within the Multiple Sclerosis Community: Low Saturated Fat and Modified Paleolithic (2019)
fft: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/2/352/htm

"Abstract: The precise etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unknown but epidemiologic evidence suggests this immune-mediated, neurodegenerative condition is the result of a complex interaction between genes and lifetime environmental exposures. Diet choices are modifiable environmental factors that may influence MS disease activity. Two diets promoted for MS, low saturated fat Swank and modified Paleolithic Wahls Elimination (WahlsElim), are currently being investigated for their effect on MS-related fatigue and quality of life (NCT02914964). Dr. Swank theorized restriction of saturated fat would reduce vascular dysfunction in the central nervous system (CNS). Dr. Wahls initially theorized that detailed guidance to increase intake of specific foodstuffs would facilitate increased intake of nutrients key to neuronal health (Wahls™ diet). Dr. Wahls further theorized restriction of lectins would reduce intestinal permeability and CNS inflammation (WahlsElim version). The purpose of this paper is to review the published research of the low saturated fat (Swank) and the modified Paleolithic (Wahls™) diets and the rationale for the structure of the Swank diet and low lectin version of the Wahls™ diet (WahlsElim) being investigated in the clinical trial"
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: 2019 review: swank, wahls

Post by ElliotB » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:16 am

Actually if you follow the Wahls protocol as it is meant to be done, it is also a very, very low saturated fat diet.


I believe Dr. Swank's theory about saturated fat is accurate and Dr. Wahls' theory about lectins is accurate as well!

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Re: 2019 review: swank, wahls

Post by jimmylegs » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:08 am

and both are conveniently consistent with also believing established public health recommendations to be accurate.

for example swank sat fat recommendations would bring a person into alignment with public health knowns, thereby correcting for 'bad omnivore behaviour'.

for a person whose nourishment challenges were not associated with excess fat intake, overweight or obesity (whether normal weight metabolic obesity or overweight obesity), one could expect to need a different remedial approach.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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