Amniotic Fluid Saves Feet

In this interview with video from KSAT news, Dr. Jacoby discusses the breakthrough procedure using amniotic fluid with extremity issues, preventing the need for amputations in diabetics and assisting in the return of sensation and use of limbs. Amniotic fluid from a pregnant donor is injected into or wrapped around the nerve during decompression surgery. The stem cells in the fluid stimulate the affected area, telling it to heal the wound.

As a doctor, what is it like to have to tell someone they’re going to have to get their foot amputated?

Dr. Jacoby: It’s devastating. It’s devastating to tell people who have diabetes, which is the main reason of amputation in the United States, but they have no pain at the end of this process. So, for them it’s not that bad because they don’t have any pain; they just have an infection. They usually become septic so they’re happy to have that leg amputated. The real question is why do they get to that state in the first place? Why didn’t they have early intervention? What we’ve been working on is trying to find out if there is an earlier detection system for people with diabetic neuropathy and diabetes itself.

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The Empowering Neurologist – Dr. Terry Wahls

Worth a watch!

Video interview by David Perlmutter, MD, with Dr. Terry Wahls, professor, physician, teacher, researcher, author and inspiration.

She is herself a patient with a chronic progressive neurological disorder, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. But through her nonstop efforts to learn about the underlying biochemical events that characterize this and so many other neurodegenerative conditions, Dr. Wahls restored her health and now pedals her bike five miles to work each day.

Dr. Wahls has written several books, and today we will be discussing her latest work, The Wahls Protocol. This book summarizes her use of intensive nutrition to recover from her secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.  She shows how to eat for health, and the actions we need to take to ensure our mitochondria and brain cells have all the building blocks necessary to truly thrive.

 

Another Step Forward for M.S.

If you or a loved one suffers from M.S. you’ll want to follow the information in the links below. We’ll be adding these to our diseases / ailments resource page as well, under the section on Multiple Sclerosis.

Reversing Multiple Sclerosis MS by Dr Terry Wahls

TAP 150 – Dr Terry Wahls on Reversing Chronic Disease With Diet Alone Podcase published in Oct. 2016

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