“If you hear hoofs coming behind you, don’t assume it’s a zebra”
In this episode, Dr. Pastore shares one of his favorite patient cases where he was able to identify a “zebra” diagnosis when the medical community had diagnosed this patient with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) - a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body.
Dr. Pastore shares his thought process, the tests he ran, what he discovered and the dietary changes he implemented that halted the ALS diagnosis in its tracks.
Links mentioned in the show:
Dr. Pastore’s work on diagnosing celiac disease:
Aspartame and its effects on health