Nutrition & Lifestyle

Terry Wahls: Applying Functional Medicine to Reverse Multiple Sclerosis

By Erik Goldman, Editor

When Dr. Terry Wahls first began speaking about how she had reversed her own case of multiple sclerosis using nutritional and lifestyle interventions, she was quite literally banned by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. "They told me I was creating false hope," she says. Fortunately, things have changed. Over the last decade, Wahls has helped hundreds of MS patients slow the disease progression and in some cases reverse it completely. And the MS Society now funds her research.

Baking Soda is No Ally in Raising Alkaline Levels

By By Russell Jaffe, MD, Contributing Writer

The use of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to quell inflammation and autoimmunity brings more risk than benefit. Dr. Russell Jaffe, developer of The Alkaline Way lifestyle program, says it is actually a harmful choice that one should avoid.

How Do Physicians Define Dietary Supplement Quality?

By Erik Goldman

The rising use of dietary supplements and botanical medicines in clinics throughout the nation begs some important questions: How do medical practitioners define quality? HPC Caught up with three leading functional medicine practitioners to find out.

Challenged by MS, the "Spice-Trekkers" Discover Their Own Culinary Medicine

By Ellen Kanner, Contributing Writer

Philippe and  Ethné de Vienne an explorer by nature. He and his wife Ethné travel the world, sourcing organic spices and herbs where they’re grown. That’s their job as the owners of the Montreal-based spice company, Épices de Cru. But five years ago, when Philippe was suddenly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, their search took a very different turn--one that led to important discoveries about how to use foods and spices to alter the course of serious autoimmune diseases.