Iowa City, IA-based professor of medicine and clinical researcher Dr. Terry Wahls who survived progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) through therapeutic use of the Paleo diet is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore!
Dr. Wahls has come on the scene with a bang ever since her November 2011 TEDx Iowa City lecture “Minding Your Mitochondria” went viral on YouTube garnering a quarter million views and counting! She explains how she was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000 that forced her into a wheelchair and left her with no easy answers with what to do about her rapidly declining health. But after traditional medicine failed to provide the much-needed treatment for her MS, Dr. Wahls decided to research everything she could get her hands on about this and was led to the Paleo diet. Today, while still not 100% better from her debilitating disease, she engages in regular bicycle rides and leads an active and healthy life.
She outlined much of what she has learned about the relationship between the right kind of diet and disease control in her book Minding Your Mitochondria and is currently seeking a publisher in 2012 to help spread her message to an even wider audience in her book tentatively-titled Up From The Chair: Defeating Progressive MS Without Drugs. With everything she has been able to overcome in her life since that fateful MS diagnosis in 2000 left her seemingly hopeless, it’s unimaginable that anything could stand the way of Dr. Wahls achieving whatever she desires in her life!
This is truly one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of health triumph you will ever hear and we are privileged to have her here today on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” If you haven’t seen the infamous YouTube video that has been reposted on blogs and in the social media featuring Dr. Terry Wahls yet, then watch it here:
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- Support our sponsor: Get Adam Kosloff’s Beyond Caloriegate e-book
- Dr. Terry Wahls bio
- Dr. Wahls’ TEDxIowaCity “Minding Your Mitochondria” talk on YouTube
- Minding My Mitochondria: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair
- Direct-MS charity in Canada