This TED video went viral in the Ancestral Health community immediately after it was released late 2011. In it, Dr. Terry Wahls recounts the remarkable story of how she reversed the effects of her Multiple Sclerosis through a Paleo diet adapted specifically to address her condition. She started regaining her mobility within weeks of changing her diet.
Aside from this remarkable transformation, one of the things that really inspired me on this video is Dr. Wahls’ shift from a supplements focused approach to an exploration of real food as medicine. Here is how she describes it:
“Then it occurred to me that I should get my long list of nutrients from food. That if I did this I would probably get hundreds, maybe thousands, of other compounds that science had yet to name and identify, but that would be helpful to my brain and my mitochondria. But I didn’t know where they were in the food supply. And neither did the medical texts nor the food science with whom I consulted……….but it turned out the internet did.”
Jimmy Moore’s interview of Dr. Terry Wahls in January is one of the best he has had recently. Here is a link.
You can also learn more about Terry Wahls on her website: http://terrywahls.com
Finally, Dr. Terry Wahls appears to have done an admirable job as a parent despite the challenge of her MS. Here her son is making a powerful address to the Iowa House of Representatives:
Few people campaigns as vigorously for the low-carb and ancestral health movements as Jimmy Moore. His blogs, podcasts and YouTube channel are fantastic resources I access regularly.
In this article Jimmy Moore nominates the Top-10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers of 2011. This list is a good place to start if you want to do your own research on low-carb and ancestral approaches to healthy living.