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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dr. Terry Wahls interviewed by Sean Croxton on Underground Wellness! Good stuff- Y'AALL!

I heard this podcast today, and was struck with many parts 

of it being very well done!
Dr. Wahls is just great- she has reversed the course of her own MS, and is running a study where those enrolled are doing just what she did- eating a Paleo diet, and eliminating the grains and sugars that destroy our bodies...  a great study indeed!

I was happy to hear her recommend using a Vitamix to incorporate vegetables into the diet, (mixed with fruits for palatability of course)- sound familiar?  Of course it does, Paleo Peeps!
She emphasized the point that these raw veggies, (frozen is still raw!), contain all of the enzymes that are so crucial to our overall health and well-being.  I especially liked her recommendation of a fermented vegetable addition to the smoothie, like adding sauerkraut- similar to my own fermented kefir and apple cider vinegar additions.  Way to go, Dr. Wahls!!  I drink to you- Sláinte!

Late last year, I learned of Dr. Terry Wahls and her miraculous recovery from MS. During her now-gone-viral TEDx talk, I was very happy to find out that the doctor’s recovery was not attributable to the latest technology or pharmacological research, but to Real Food.
Unwilling to live out the rest of her years from the confines of a tilt-reclined wheelchair, Dr. Wahls took it upon herself to scour the research on neurodegenerative diseases. What she found were 45 critical brain-building nutrients, most of which are deficient in the Standard American Diet.
As Dr. Wahls explained during our broadcast, the human body is a chemistry set requiring specific nutrients in order for reactions to occur and for structures to be built. Without these critical nutrients, the structures of the brain (as well as the many other systems of the body) are either made incorrectly or not made at all. Like I say, you can’t build a brick house without the bricks.
When at least two out of three people reading this blog are deficient in minerals, and one in two are deficient in the B vitamins as well as vitamins A and C, I think it’s fair to say that we are nation short on bricks, and knee-deep in chronic degenerative diseases as a result.
When the chemistry stops, we die. In the meantime, we deteriorate. That is, unless we add the right bricks back to our diets.
What’s exciting about Dr. Wahls’ story is the fact that the bricks she used to reverse her MS came by way of the Paleo Diet, as she removed grains, legumes, and dairy while maximizing the consumption of the 45 brain-building nutrients.
Never underestimate the power of Real Food.
In OUR PODCAST, Dr. Wahls covers a range of topics including…
* The different stages of MS
* Why greens, sulfur-containing foods, and colored veggies are critical for building a healthy brain and body
* The connection between starches, gut health, and autoimmune diseases like MS
* The importance of removing toxins from the body
* Why a supplement program is important but not a replacement for Real Food
* The doctor’s take on grains, gluten-free flours, and eggs
* Why the standard medical approach to MS will not change without published clinical trials
* What you can DO to support nutrition-oriented MS research by visiting The Wahls Foundationwebsite
Check out this podcast- you'll be glad you did!

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