I’ve fielded many questions about the efficacy of the Grain Brain lifestyle as a treatment for MS. While each and every person’s case is unique, and you should consult your physician before making any changes, Karen’s story is one answer to those questions. – Dr. Perlmutter
I’d like to share my story because I have Multiple Sclerosis and going grain-free has changed my life.
The signs of MS started in 1988, but it wasn’t until 2004 that I had an attack that left me disabled and forced to retie from a career I loved in education. I have gone through periods of being in a wheelchair, using a walker, and walking with a cane. Today, thanks to going grain-free, I rarely have to use even a cane.
Last February I read Wheat Belly, and knew right then that I needed to cut out all grains to get better. I stopped eating wheat immediately. Soon thereafter, I read The Better Brain Book and just completed Grain Brain.
This week I had a brain MRI, which I usually get every year. It proved that everything you talked about in your book is true! My brain MRI showed that my MS is STABLE for the first time in 3 years! My MRI in 2010 showed “more prominent signal abnormalities,” 2012 showed “progressive (size and number) multiple foci of abnormal T2 signal,” and now this week “stable size and extent of multiple T2 hyper-intense lesions.” Wow!
Today I walk better, feel better, and think better, and have lost about 35 pounds. I still have horrible fatigue and have to rest a lot, but when I do have energy, I get more accomplished and think much faster! I am so grateful that you and Dr. William Davis have written these books. They have changed my life and I feel that I can continue to improve.
Many thanks to you and other brave researches who are spreading the truth about grains, fats and sugar. I want as many people as possible to hear my story in hopes that it can help their life too.