Jack Osbourne Treats MS With Paleo Diet
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune demyelinating disease where the body attacks the myelin sheaths that protect the nerves. Multiple Sclerosis is twice as likely to occur in women than in men, and sufferers of the disease often experience numbness in extremities, tingling, and a loss in vision in the early stages.
The son of the famous Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne experienced a loss of vision in his right eye and sought help from a neurologist who eventually diagnosed him with Multiple Sclerosis. Jack Osbourne who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS) appeared on the Dr. Oz show for the first time to talk about his controversial decision to treat his Multiple Sclerosis with the Paleo Diet.
Although there is no known cure for multiple sclerosis, treatment options exist that can either reduce symptoms, reduce the severity of attacks, or put the disease into remission. Jack made a choice to not give up on himself, and do his due diligence about learning about the disease, the Jack Osbourne MS treatment involved opting for an alternative, Paleo Diet treatment. Discussing his choice to adopt a Paleo Diet and other alternative therapies with Dr. Oz, Jack said:
[blockquote style=”1″]“Diet is a big thing. I am a firm believer in you are what you eat. I juice a lot, I try and stick to a Paleo Diet. At its core, I look at MS as inflammation, so I try and eliminate foods that cause inflammation. Dairy, gluten, grains.”[/blockquote]
Jack learned of his condition shortly following the birth of his daughter, Pearl Clementine, and told People: [blockquote style=”1″]“I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.” [/blockquote]
Jack Osbourne treats Multiple Sclerosis with Paleo Diet, but he isn’t the only one. It’s worked wonders for numbers of people within the Paleo Community already, like the famed Dr. Terry Wahls, who defeated progressive MS without drugs. Her story is nothing short of incredible:
Dr. Terry Wahls is a National Tae Kwon Do champion, and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa at Carver College of Medicine teaching internal medicine to residents in primary care clinics. Dr. Wahls had been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, and by 2003 she had transitioned into a progressive state of Multiple Sclerosis.
Wahls had undergone intensive chemotherapy and began using a tilt-recline wheelchair due to increasing weakness. She was fearful that she would eventually become bedridden, having nightmares that she would lose her Medical License. In an effort to avoid that fate, she began to search for the latest information on her condition.
In 2007, Wahls had an ‘aha’ moment, and decided to an experiment; she decided that she would get the nutrients that would improve her brain health from foods, and not supplements. Using her knowledge of the Hunter-Gatherer diet, she created a food plan that within one year, took her out of her tilt-recline chair and allowed her to complete an 18-mile bicycle tour. That diet plan, as you may have guessed, was strikingly similar to the Paleo Diet.
Jack Osbourne and Dr. Terry Wahls both have set an important example to sufferers of this debilitating disease worldwide. Instead of giving up and giving in, they have both made the decision to “Adapt and Overcome,” and that is something remarkable in a society where changing a diet is considered “alternative therapy.”
For more information about Dr. Terry Wahls, watch her TED talk here and visit her website here:
Watch the Dr. Oz episode with Jack Osbourne here:
Photos courtesy of the Dr. Oz show and TerryWahls.com
There are so many autoimmune diseases that the Paleo Diet can treat. The only thing that really gets under my skin is the concept that somehow the Paleo diet is a “fad diet,” so many people discredit the concept of using it as an alternative therapy for treatment of autoimmune conditions.
But would changing a cat diet from ground cornmeal and soy to a carnivorous diet be considered alternative therapy, or just a common sense approach to mitigating disease? I hope we can all see that the former is more accurate.
Thanks for catching that!
The problem with “paleo” is that it means different things to different people. Some people I know eat “paleo”, and to them that means bacon, eggs, and butter. Others see the diet as mainly fruits, vegetables, and non-processed natural, whole foods. While some people have had great results with a “paleo” approach, it’s important to not throw out some significant research in MS, namely, that of Roy Swank. He demonstrated that MS patients should severely restrict saturated fat intake, and 95 percent of his patients who did so stopped declining. To many in the Paleo world, saturated fat is becoming a type of health food. Also, many Paleo people actively encourage the eating of butter. Numerous studies link dairy food to Multiple Sclerosis. Not all diseases are the same. I think it would be dangerous for a person with MS to start increasing saturated fat and butter intake all in the name of Paleo. Now if by Paleo you mean the protocol that Roger McDougall followed, well then, I have no complaints about that.
There are Paleo protocols for people with autoimmune conditions. Now, dairy for people with autoimmunity tends to be a problem. It is not dangerous to increase saturated fat intake. Think about it, coconut oil is what? A saturated fat. The vilified saturated fats in this country came from animals who were fed a diet high in corn and soy, skewing their fatty acid Omega-6 Omega-3 ratios upwards of 20:1. Of course that’s inflammatory, and would exacerbate an inflammatory disease, but that doesn’t inherently mean there is a problem with saturated fat. There is, however, an inherent problem with the way we raise 95% of our animals in this country.
I attended a Nutrition class called Food, Mood and Cognition by INR (Institute for Natural Resources). I asked the speaker who has a PHD in nutrition about Paleo diet and Lupus (which I have). She didn’t know much about it. Why does somebody who has a PHD in nutrition not know about the Paleo diet? I explained what it was, then she tells me that is over kill and the crowd also second the motion as being a fad diet. Your thoughts on this.
Much of the Nutrition curriculum comes from either the FDA, or USDA, and as soon as you see how corrupted those government agencies have become, it’s no wonder that people who are supposed to be well educated in the field don’t actually know half of what they should. How often would you expect to hear a nutritionist who hadn’t studied outside of what they were taught in school to use words like “molecular mimicry,” or “prolamines?” I wouldn’t expect to hear it at all.
I am currrently in a post grad nutrition programme. All our assignments are basically reviews of current clinical studies, or collating reviews and writing on a topic – health problem and it’s treatment, or exploring supplementation etc. One of the papers I did was on disease and diet, we looked at a number of common health issues – including auto-immune disease such as IBD and RA. There are NO clinical studies that use the paleo diet as a treatment. That’s why people who come through the universities dont know about it. The number of clinical studies on the paleo diet are a handful and have only been used in the context of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity and satiety.
BTW she suggested a noninflammatory diet, which is the Mediteranean for my Lupus.
She also suggested to remove all grains and legumes. Sage advice if you ask me. So if you were on the Mediterranean diet minus grains and legumes, you’d call it Paleo.
I am MS patient sins 2007. All my life Iam vegetarian. I can’t see how my diet can be effective in treatment of my desise. I had expiriens with LDN, with minocycline, with A-L-Acyte and many other things, wich recommended in Internet. During this experiments I went through a few increased. Only meds from my Doctor was bring some good results. Now I am us Copaxone every day, some time Mexidol, Milgamma, and Gliatilin. And of course Metilepred puls therapy twice a year.
You can’t see how diet can be an effective treatment in your disease? Then I highly suggest you watch that video that was posted of Dr. Terry Wahls TED talk:
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Fantastic inspirational story. We have lots of information about the diet and are selling Paleo foods in the UK. http://www.paleoandprimalliving.com
Did you start doing this diet after your HSCT or before?
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