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Sunday 16 August 2015

How I Went From Wheelchair To Walking By Changing My Diet: Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls was given a diagnosis of MS and told she'd have to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. After radically transforming her diet, her outlook, and her medical care, she is able to walk and ride a bicycle. Here's how she defied disease and what you can learn from her experience.

This is a great story of what can sometimes be achieved and why diet can be so important, often life changing. Eddie


Anonymous said...

What we eat does affect us.
So many diseases, illnesses can be improved by a change in diet.
Processed foods which is what so many eat can be our enemy.
Eat whole real fresh foods. The word is spreading.


Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Annie, I do agree with you.
We should look at what we eat, how we live,so many things can and do have such an adverse affect on our body. Some of which we may be able to do something about but it is not always that easy. We can only try to do our best.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

I do think we are slowly beginning to realise the importance of food and the effect it can and does have on our health. It may not completely solve problems but for some the rewards have been massive. A friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, she cut out all sugars, ate a lot of leafy vegetables, especially in smoothies. Five years on she is still all clear. I think I would do the same thing.

I have been reading your blog for some months now but felt I needed to comment on this.

- Dee

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you Dee for taking the time to read and comment.

Diet is not a magic bullet for all ills, but it is well worth a try, we sell nothing. No snake oil, no false hope. But if someone is seriously ill, trying a whole fresh food approach can never do any harm. I believe the first statement in the Hippocratic oath for Doctors is "Do no harm"

Kind regards Eddie

The Happy Whisk said...

You know my POV on using whole foods, herbs and spices as medicine, for various health issues. I LOVE IT.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Ivy... and yes I do know your POV.

And as Hippocrates said all those years ago'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.' Read more here

All the best Jan

Launna said...

I totally believe that we can change our lives and health by eating healthy/real food... I find the more I eat, the better I feel physically. It's so good that she turned her health around xox ♡

Debbie said...

The video is excellent but everyone must always remember that MS is a disease of relapses and remission. Someone could confuse remission with a diet or medication change when that actually had nothing to do with it. I was in the hospital for 2 weeks with an MS exacabertion, in a wheelchair for 6 months and I am walking now. The only change I made was going to physical therapy once I was released from the hospital. Every single aspect of my life stayed the same. I think diet is important, but it is not the end all cure all for everything. MS is very different for everyone and there are different types of MS, from very mild to primary progressive. As a person who has been living with MS her entire adult life, I always speak with a lot of caution, always mindful that it is different for everyone!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Launna.
This was a very interesting video to watch. Food can play such a large part in our health and well being. But of course what any of us choose to eat, is always a personal choice - having regard to lifestyle, allergies, underlying health problems etc.
From a personal perspective since living the LCHF lifestyle, for seven years now, my health, well-being and energy levels have been very good.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Debbie ... and as you do have experience of MS it was very interesting to read your view point. I have two friends who were both diagnosed with MS in their forties. An extreme shock to them and their families. They too have found they have relapses and remissions, not easy at all.
Over the years I have come to appreciate that diet in all aspects of life is so important, but of course what people choose to eat is always a personal choice. There is a lot of very useful information on the inter-web, support groups available etc.for just about every illness ... which I think can be so helpful.

Many thanks again for sharing your thoughts.

If anyone in the UK should want to contact the Multiple Sclerosis Society their website is here

All the best Jan