101- Strategies to Improve MS Symptoms with Dr. Michael Smith

101- Strategies to Improve MS Symptoms with Dr. Michael Smith

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 19, 2020

The immune system, whose job it is to protect you from foreign pathogens, sometimes gets confused and starts to attack different parts of your body.

When this happens, it leads to a condition known as autoimmunity. There are many types of autoimmune diseases, and these are based upon where you immune system is attacking.

For those who are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, this is when your immune system is attacking your central nervous system.


How Likely Is It To Get MS?

Globally it is estimated around 2.3 million people have MS, and over a million people in the US have it. What was previously known to be a debilitating disease, Dr. Terry Wahls has been able to help people reverse MS through her own experimentations.

In this episode, Dr. Michael Smith teaches us what MS does to the body, and different methods to help reduce symptoms of it.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How MS (Multiple Sclerosis) happens and what it does to the body
  • What are some of the best nutrients to help with MS
  • The 4 levels of the Wahls Protocol to help with changing the diet 
  • Steps to reverse the progression of MS


  • [3:15] Dr. Michael Smith is from Australia but is currently located in Vancouver, BC
  • [6:15] With an increase in patients with hormonal issues, that is one area Dr. Michael focuses a lot on
  • [7:30] The health of the gut has a lot to do with proper hormone function
  • [9:15] So many people want a "perfect supplement" that everyone can have, but that is not how our bodies work
  • [11:00] Why is MS such a big focus for Dr. Michael
  • [13:15] Some signs of MS
  • [17:00] Dr. Terry Wahls reversed her MS by utilizing major changes to her food and supplementing specific nutrients
  • [19:00] The Wahls Protocol recommends 3 cups of sulfur containing vegetables, 3 cups of multiple colored vegetables, and 3 cups of green vegetables each day
  • [21:15] If someone was just diagnosed with MS, where can they start to improve their symptoms
  • [24:00] One food to remove and see if you react to is eggs
  • [25:45] Level 2 is the Wahls Paleo Diet but is modified a little bit from a traditional paleo diet
  • [26:45] The 3rd Level is more of a ketogenic type of diet
  • [27:45] Level 4 is the Elimination Diet which is the most strict out of all the levels
  • [29:45] When you work through an Elimination Diet, do you then fall back to Level 1 as a maintenance level
  • [32:00] For someone coming off of a standard American diet, how can they transition into eating 9 cups of vegetables per day
  • [34:00] What are some red flags people should be aware of that could potentially be symptoms of MS
  • [35:15] Some final thoughts on MS and how to be supported

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

  • Wahls Protocol for MS and Autoimmunity Guide - Learn More

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Dr. Michael Smith

Website: PlanetNaturopath.com

Social Media: Facebook , Youtube

Learn from Dr. Michael Smith on how to improve MS symptoms

Learn from Dr. Michael Smith on how to improve MS symptoms

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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