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Posted on 01/21/2012 10:14:18 AM PST by Twotone
TED Event - a talk by Dr. Terry Wahls about how she essentially cured her own MS through diet.
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If this is such worthwhile info, why don’t you summarize it, please, so people can read about it.
Excellent find! Thanks for posting this. I sent it on to family and friends.
I just sent this to a friend with MS.....thanks.
I’ve been eating paleolithic since slightly before Thanksgiving. My health has improved dramatically, I’ve lost about 30 pounds, and I feel like I’m 20 years younger.
I’m sure that Dr. Wahls, like me, wishes she had eaten this way her entire life. I hope others heed her wise words.
Thank you so much! She is so inspiring and makes me want to try it. I have books on it but have not gotten around to it. I have a sense of urgency now.
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I have MS. I’ve read and listened online to Dr. Wahl’s info...here’s a link that summarizes alot of the info:
(Dr. Wahl is also famous for having the son who’s video went viral after he testified to Iowa legislators about being raised by two moms.)
She not only used diet but neuroelectrical stimulation.
Since it worked for Dr. Wahl...good for her. But you’ll notice there are lots of things for sale on her site...book, dvd’s, CD’s...and notice they’re pretty pricey.
I’ve also followed those who have follow Dr. Wahl’s protocol, because if you have the disease, you’re pretty much willing to try anything. Their results aren’t so spectacular. Not saying it doesn’t work for some, just doesn’t work for all. And it’s never wrong to improve your diet.
I did find it interesting that the vitamins and supplements she recommends I was already taking just due to reading I had done in the past.
Call me cynical, but I hold to the Princess Bride philosophy: Life is pain highness, and any body that’s trying to tell you otherwise, is probably selling something.
That being said, if you read and listen long enough, she notes that because it worked for her, she is not saying it’ll work for others.
Thank you for posting this.
I know some people who are on the Paleo diet. The Paleo diet is especially beneficial for people who have a Type O blood type. I wonder what blood type this woman has. Generally speaking, people eat too much junk for food. No wonder we have so many health problems!
Thank you for that additional information. Very interesting!
Thanks for the summary!
MS is an autoimmune disease which is why neurologists routinely order high dose steroids during a relapse. The idea is to shut down the immune system. It is why they prescribe such drugs as interferon. MS is a broad disease with diverse symptoms and many different outcomes. I don’t know of any disease state that probably wouldn’t be helped by better nutrition, but I don’t know of any that cured solely by better nutrition. Most vitamin and mineral supplements are simply voided in the urine. The vitamins to be careful with are the fat-soluble ones which can tend to build up in human systems over time if taken in large amounts.
Too bad you have to become critically ill before you need to search for a better way of life. By the time you need a doctor it’s too late as you will be under the care of the medical profession which more like an ongoing experiment after following recommended standards for pretty much half a lifetime already.
The difference between organic and inorganic is, organic has a carbon attached to the food chain structure via photosynthesis (sunlight interacting with plant life), inorganic, like raw iron does not (have a carbon attached) and would be unusable to the body but iron in say...spinach has a carbon attached to the iron chain structure making it useable or assimilable by the human body. Inorganic substances would actually be toxic to the human body.
Anyway, fasting is much overlooked [(Strictly defined as an empty stomach with no solid food intake for a certain period of time) You still need your liquids for flushing i.e. kidneys]. All living bodies repair and rejuvenate while fasting esp. while sleeping. If you slept for 8 hours, normally would feel refreshed upon waking up. No food intake and more energy. Does that make any sense?
If you understood what the body was doing during sleep especially when your stomach is empty, then it would be no surprise to you how healing and repair takes places when a body is not encumbered with digesting food and can use the blood supply for other necessary operations that are usually hindered or neglected while you are stuffing your face all the time.
There are all kinds of different types of fasting minus the strict interpretation of no food intake and (distilled) water only, examples would be: no breakfast plan which would extend a fast begun during sleeping; 24 hour fast; 7 day fast; fruit only fast; cabbage only fast; no white flour fast; different types of liquids only fast...you get the idea as you can make your own up.
Advantage of fasting? It’s a cleansing which leads to evacuation of unwanted and useless items a body has been forced to store up i.e. amongst the fat cells. Basically, you are full of crap because you overeat. (Very noticeable when experiencing a common cold)
If you are encumbered to begin such as through overeating then you can’t expect a body to function normally in a dramatic change of diet. In other words, adding clean oil to dirty oil gains very little, you either have to filter the old oil or replace it before adding new oil. Same with the contents of a blood stream.
Try not to always let your taste buds dictate your wants and needs when they are sending messages to the brain, could be a false positive.
3 cups of greens (e.g., kale) for vitamins and enzymes
3 cups of broccoli or cabbage for sulfur
3 cups of brightly colored fruits or vegetables for flavonoids
wild fish or grass-fed meat for omega-3 fatty acids
organ meats for vitamins, minerals, and coenzyme-Q
seaweed for iodine
Just how much iron do you really need? Does a body recycle iron?
Animal products are 40%, 60% assumable and/or absorbable iron. That’s about 40% heme iron and 60% non-heme iron. Lot’s of unnecessary waste there that can’t undergo digestion along with extra fat/greases that accumulate over the years to cause other diseases.
Garden picked fresh and immediately eaten spinach, all the iron is assumable. Only shelf life begins ruining the makeup of fresh foods. Steaming (pressure cooker) will aid in a body absorbing nutrients from vegetables and other foods besides the body reheating intake before breaking it down (digesting).
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I guess we have to go back to square one
From the following link (you’ll notice not mentioned is how many different substances the body recycles or manufactures on its own, talking in an adult person):
Difference between Organic and Inorganic Minerals
We hear day in and day out that we need more minerals. “Vitamins and minerals” are words that go hand in hand when promotion healthy diet items and supplements. In fact, the body needs about 70 different minerals to carry out all the functions a body is required to do. But many may not realize there are two types of minerals: organic and inorganic. Between those two types, it may be easy to recognize which one does a body good. Ever hear people tout the benefits of an inorganic diet?
Here is a brief overview of the differences between these two:
Organic minerals- these are once living, or are living and can bring life to cells. These contain carbon, and their electrons spin clockwise, just like those of the human body. Additionally, these cells can form an ionic bond with the body and can easily break down into materials to help with bodily function, such as tissue repair.
Inorganic materials- these were never living, without carbon and cannot bring life to cells. The body treats these metals like toxins and are tightly held together; they cannot be easily broken down. And, their electrons spin counterclockwise, out of sync with the rest of the body.
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Let’s look further at what negative effects inorganic minerals have. Inorganic minerals are removed from water during nature’s water cycle, that is, during evaporation from the sun, only the water itself is removed, with the inorganic chemicals behind. The distillation process is one filtering process that mimics what nature does on its own. So, why are these minerals removed from pure drinking water?
Inorganic minerals are picked up as the water supply runs through the ground. These inorganic, or non-living, minerals cannot be utilized by humans or animals. However, plants can. And, they are the organisms that turn them into the organic minerals we can use through photosynthesis. But, the inorganic minerals that pass into our drinking water cannot help us and can in fact, harm us.
This is because inorganic chemicals cannot absorb as nutrition into the cell walls and thus gets deposited elsewhere into the body. This can cause arthritis, joint pain, kidney and gallstones and even clogged arteries. Lime (calcium carbonate) is one of these minerals. Just think about what that does to your bathtub! Yeah- takes a special cleaner and a lot of elbow grease to scratch the surface of those deposits. (Remember- this is the main ingredient in cement!) In fact, some people suffer from such high concentrations of lime that their hands and fingers can become massively disfigured.
Dr. Norman W. Walker, who wrote a book on this area of water, says that of a person drinks two pints of water a day in a 70-year life span, it will total 4,500 gallons. If it is not distilled, Dr. Walker estimates this water will include 200 to 300 pounds of rock, including lime, magnesium and other mineral deposits that the body cannot use. He does note that much of this will be collected by the body’s water, blood and lymph systems to be eliminated through excretory channels. However, some of will stay in the body, causing those problems mentioned above.
Does your water contain these inorganic minerals? Fill up a pot and let it evaporate. As note above, the water cycle only takes the hydrogen and oxygen from the liquid and leaves behind what else is left. If you’ve got mineral deposits in your pot, you may want to look into getting only distilled water or getting a reverse osmosis filtration system. [end]
And you will do well to remember not to drink during a meal as it dilutes the digestive secretions then people can’t understand why after their seven course meal while pouring down drinks and soup that gases are forming, they are getting sleepy as blood rushes to the stomach and they are getting a burning sensation in their throats. A mono diet or meal would be much better for the body but that doesn’t sell products.
Spinach, along with other green leafy vegetables, is considered to be a rich source of iron. For example, the United States Department of Agriculture states that a 180 g serving of boiled spinach contains 6.43 mg of iron, whereas one 170 g ground hamburger patty contains at most 4.42 mg. This data may however be misleading. Spinach samples were prepared with soil still on the roots and leaves of the plant. The soil, rich in iron, is thought to have skewed the data.
The bioavailability of iron is dependent on its absorption, which is influenced by a number of factors. Iron enters the body in two forms: heme iron and nonheme iron. All of the iron in grains and vegetables, and about three-fifths of the iron in animal food sources (meats), is nonheme iron. The remaining portion from meats is heme iron.
The larger portion of dietary iron (nonheme) is absorbed slowly in its many food sources, including spinach. This absorption may vary widely depending on the presence of binders, such as fiber, or enhancers, such as vitamin C. Therefore, the body’s absorption of nonheme iron can be improved by consuming foods that are rich in vitamin C. However, spinach contains iron absorption-inhibiting substances, including high levels of oxalate, which can bind to the iron to form ferrous oxalate and render much of the iron in spinach unusable by the body. In addition to preventing absorption and use, high levels of oxalates remove iron from the body. But some studies have found that the addition of oxalic acid to the diet may improve iron absorption in rats over a diet with spinach without additional oxalic acid. [end]
This goes back to my referring to a change in diet, you can’t expect miracles all at once, you have to wait for your body to readjust to correct eating. Suddenly consuming organically grown apples may not do a thing for you in the beginning (Probably get an upset stomach and decide apples are bad for you if your system is already really polluted).
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