Dr. Terry Wahls links micronutrient starvation to the epidemics of chronic disease that are overtaking modern society. She explains the key roles mitochondria play in maintaining a healthy brain and body. Americans are eating so poorly, something we all know to be true, that the majority of Americans are missing key building blocks that are needed for brain cells to be healthy. The result is an epidemic of depression, aggression, multiple sclerosis and early dementia. She then teaches you how to eat for healthy mitochondria, a healthy brain and a healthy body in language that is clear and concise, even for those without a science background. In this book, Dr. Wahls explains basic brain biology in simple terms. She tells us what vitamin, mineral and essential fat building blocks are needed by the mitochondria and other key structures in the brain. Then she explains what foods are good sources for those key nutrients. Over a hundred recipes are provided to help get you started on this new way of eating. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to fund research into the benefits of these interventions in others.
About the Author
Her body ravaged by secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, Dr. Terry Wahls spent nearly four years dependent upon a tilt-recline wheelchair. Now, thanks to the intensive, directed nutrition and neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocols she developed, Dr. Wahls now rides her bicycle to work. She has brought together an interdisciplinary team to conduct clinical trials using intensive, directed nutrition and neuromuscular electrical stimulation to combat advanced Parkinson’s disease and secondary and primary progressive multiple sclerosis. She is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she sees teaches residents and medical students in primary care and rounds in traumatic brain injury clinics. 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 and lectures nationally and regionally on the use of intensive, directed nutrition to restore health. The Food as Medicine lecture series hosted by the Kirkwood Community College and New Pioneer Food Cooperative has transformed the lives of many people. Terry lives in Iowa City with her spouse, Jackie, and has two children.
I have had MS for at least 15 years. Our son, now 22, has recovered from autism using a similar diet plan. So, all was not new to me. This book is
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!
Although western medicine has found many ways to suppress disease, it has not made us healthier as a whole. The existence of chronic ailments proves its shortcomings. In the US we spend more on medicine and healthcare than almost any other nation in the world, however our health does not reflect this. Why? Maybe western medicine is more about making money than making healing. And one can hardly blame doctors, or even drug companies for this situation. As a whole we have grown into a society that only wants a magic pill to fix everything. OK, so then what happens when a bright doctor, with access to all that western medicine has to offer, gets a serious disease (MS in this case) and proceeds to try all know medical treatments with no success? This is the birth of a new kind of medical research, where the goal is really about healing. This book presents valuable results of this new paradigm in medical research where the researcher and test subject are the same person. It is a must read for anyone with MS (or any chronic illness) that is ready to give up on the dream of a magic pill and get involved in their own healing!
Product Details :
- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: TZ Press; 2 edition (April 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982175086
- ISBN-13: 978-0982175088
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches