Good news! We have just published another research paper.
Published papers are critically important because they are the only path to changing clinical practice. The most innovative ideas are rarely accepted at first; it is hard to convince people to give up on conventional beliefs.
Changing minds is a long process, but it is possible.
First, you must do the research. Then you write up the results and submit them for publication. At first, your submissions will be rejected. But after enough revision and resubmitting, the paper eventually finds a home.
This is how all cutting-edge innovation happens. As Thomas Edison said, research and discovery is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
It took us some time, but we found a home for our latest paper, and we are hopeful that our research will help change minds and clinical practice.
Amanda Irish conducted this pilot study, using our modified paleo diet (essentially the second level diet or Wahls Paleo™ diet) in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. It was a randomized wait list control study, which means that people had an equal chance between being in the group that received diet instruction immediately, or in the group that had to wait 12 weeks to receive the diet instruction.
The group was 17 in total, 9 who completed the control period and 8 who received the dietary intervention immediately. We observed statistically significant improvements in energy level as shown by reduced fatigue severity scale scores and, improved quality of life as measured in the MS quality of life 54 measures.
You can read the whole paper here.
The data from this pilot study was part of a grant application we submitted to the National MS Society. Pilot data makes our grant application much stronger, and we would not be able to conduct these pilot studies data without.
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