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Minding My Mitochondria: How I Overcame Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Got Out of My Wheelchair, 2nd Edition 2nd Edition
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More About the Author
Dr. Wahls is a clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa where she sees teaches residents and medical students in primary care and traumatic brain injury clinics. She also conducts clinical research and has over a hundred abstracts, oral presentations and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and meetings. Dr. Wahls is the process of conducting a clinical trials testing the efficacy of intensive, directed nutrition and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the setting of secondary and primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
She is also committed to helping the public learn about the connection between the foods we eat and the health we have or do not have. Her Food as Medicine lecture series has transformed the lives of thousands. Terry lives in Iowa City with her spouse, Jackie, and has two children.
Top Customer Reviews
Wahls recommendation of a low fat diet that was also very low in saturated fat is the opposite of what highly respected lipid expert Mary Enig PhD recommends, and what is recommended - based on a ton of very convincing evidence - in so many other great books based on maintaining or regaining health through eating the diet our bodies have evolved to do best on, such as Primal Body- Primal Mind, Primal Blueprint, The Perfect Health Diet, Eat Fat-Lose Fat, The GAPS diet and others.
So when a friend told me that in fact Dr Wahls has very much changed her stance on fats and saturated fat and now recommends cooking with healthy fats such as coconut oil, butter/ghee (from grassfed cows) and lard, I was really happy to hear it!
With that one big issue resolved, this is a diet that tallies hugely with what some of the very best experts in this field are saying and combines the best of what many excellent nutrition books have to say into one dietary plan that I feel is really the best diet out there for anyone battling a serious disease. It is just excellent. I recommend following it if you are ill, very highly.
Patients need to read up online about the changes Wahl has made in addition to reading this book, or else just get the information of the diet online while making sure it is up-to-date. (I hope so much that those that have written very pro-low fat fat diet comments about this book on the reviews page will read this updated information somehow. The right fats in the diet are so essential for healing, and for proper mitochondrial function.Read more ›
excellent and fully researched. In addition it is full of information and advice on recommended supplements.
In the span of 4 months I came back to life. It is though my life is starting all over again. I have not fallen since May, and I can now exercise--with intensity--for over thirty minutes. Prior to the diet I fell often and could not exercise more than 5 minutes. My quality of life was getting worse, not improving. My greatest concern is for my vision and I am grateful that my optic neuritis has also greatly improved.
This diet is not for sissies--it is tough. A simple common sense plan that requires great commitment to implement.
I studied Minding My Mitochondria and the Better Brain Book (Dr. David Perlmutter--neurologist) side by side. I wish they would join together and write a new book. :)
Both brilliant doctors who practice compassion, common sense and the belief that your brain can be healed if it is nourished.
If you want to be healed--this I have not yet attained--or improve your situation--there is no risk here in working towards that goal. I know I know, MS can't be healed. Well--says who? I have lived long enough (50) to now know that there are massive errors in the current medical system.
We only live once and we should try.
As I tell everyone--the most difficult day on this diet is better than the best day off of it.
So what if I am high maintenance? I am in the game.
This is a long journey of healing the body--and I have more steps to go. But this diet restored my life.
Thank you Terry Wahls and David Permutter!
The results were astonishing. Six months after starting the program, she attempted to ride a bicycle again, in a year she completed an 18 mile bicycle tour, and now she is fully mobile. Terry chose to spread the word rather than be content with her own improvement.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have MS secondary progressive. Wheelchair bound for 5 years. I started following DR. Whals Diet Nov 2014, I started standing and able to reach top shelves in kitchen, went off... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Holly S. McClure
I'm working to overcome MS and I happen to be a huge science nerd so I LOVE this book. It gives me the literature and studies my mind craves with easy to follow instruction for... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Greenwell Healing
I use the ideas from this book to help me maintain my health as I have MS. I am no longer taking meds. I can't say I have perfect health but I feel much better.Published 6 months ago by Jamie A Hadlock
Excellent book. Very helpful for people with Multiple Sclerosis.Published 7 months ago by Leslie Williams