Thanks for tuning into my tutorial once again. I’m going to do another case history today. This time it’s case history number four. I’m going to read a little bit from my book, Candida Crusher. This is a case study of a 58yearold male named John who lives here in New Zealand. John’s not his real name, of course. John and Susan are patients to our practice. Together they own a large and highly successful national franchise chain and have worked hard all their lives to achieve the amazing success they now enjoy. John is a Type 2 diabetic.
With major patches of psoriasis that occasionally spiral out of control. The scaly patches of skin up his arms and legs are quite an embarrassment to him, and once he mentioned to me that he’d dearly love to have beautiful skin for summertime, so he could go out and play golf without having to wear long trousers. He’d like to wear short trousers in the summertime. He also likes the beach. He’s quite a wealthy man. He has a huge property on the beach. He has a large avocado farm and he’s quite an interesting character.
The problem with John, though, like a lot of people, he likes wine and chocolate. He loves red wine. He loves motorsports. He loves golf. He loves to chill out and relax with a nice big glass of red wine and a few pieces of dark chocolate. After a successful bout of liver detoxification, John experienced almost total remission of his psoriasis. And when John adheres to the principles of the Candida Crusher program, he’s basically free from psoriasis. What I should explain to you is what underpins a lot of psoriasis cases, in fact, 78 percent of research shows a yeast infection underpins.
Psoriasis. Many, many people out there with psoriasis, when they clear their Candida up, they have an incredibly beautiful result with their psoriasis. They can almost clear up their skin entirely. Lots of psoriasis patients are addicted to sugar. They’ll either drink alcohol or they like sweet foods or take away foods. Many of them are high stress and they worked out that stress is a trigger. And, of course, when there’s stress, they’ll reach for salt, sugar, or fat, one of those three bad things. And often that combined with the.
Stress, which increases cortisol and stimulates inflammation, bang, they’ve got a big psoriasis flare up or outbreak. John’s a naughty boy. Occasionally, when he lets his hair down and has a whole bottle of red wine, he really flares up with his psoriasis big time and then he’ll be on the phone to me, Eric, what have I done It’s really bad. And then I’ll talk to his wife and I’ll say, What has he done And she’ll say, Well, he’s had red wine again and lots of chocolate and he’s been out with his drinking.
Buddies. And, of course, you know, there’s usually cause and effect. The point I’m making is if you’re really serious about getting rid of your psoriasis and yeast infection, you need to look at these habits. Habitually drinking wine. I had a patient yesterday on Skype from Australia. A man in his 30s. He’s a plumber. A very nice man. He got a total cleanup of his skin, but then he went to his brother’s. His brother has got a child, a one year old, who just had a birthday party and he had 10 cans of.
Beer. For two days later, his skin flared up really bad and he’s on to me saying, What am I going to do And he said, I know I’m bad. I’ve got to be good again. The issue with this young man is he started to get such a good result and clear up, he thought, Well, I’m okay now. I can go back to having a few beers, and then bang! Away came the skin again. Cause and effect. What we can learn from case four, from John, is a there’s certainly a link with psoriasis and Candida in 78 percent of cases there’s.
Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet
Hey, guys. Dr. Axe here, founder of DrAxe and Doctor of Functional Medicine. Today, I’m going to share with you the benefits of a ketogenic diet and how ketogenic diets can help weight loss, cancer, and even the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Basically, what a ketogenic diet is, it’s putting your body in ketosis, which means your body is burning fat for energy rather than carbohydrates. So again, your body will burn its own body fat or fat that you’re consuming dietarily for its overall energy production. This is very effective. In fact, there are medical studies now showing that the ketogenic.
Diet is an effective treatment for cancer, for Alzheimer’s disease, and effective for very fast weight loss. I’ve worked with thousands upon thousands of patients over the years in my clinic, and I’ve actually found that the ketogenic is quite possibly the best diet for very fast fat loss. Now, I don’t believe that the ketogenic diet should be done for typically periods more than three to six months. After that, I think that you do want to add some good carbohydrates back in. But if your goal is especially fast fat loss, the ketogenic diet is the perfect.
Diet. The reason why it works so effectively is that when your body goes into ketosis and starts burning fat for energy, your body is burning up its own body fat. Your body also stops feeding on sugar. So let’s go into next in terms of what it does for those three conditions. Let’s start off with cancer, so the ketogenic diet for cancer. We know that cancer cells feed off of sugar. So when you restrict your body, a ketogenic diet is essentially a diet that is made up of around typically 80 fat, 10 carbohydrates, and 10 protein or maybe.
Even let’s say 70 fat, 20 protein, and 10 carbohydrates. The carbohydrates are very, very minimal. So again, you can see your body is really burning fat for energy. But the reason why the ketogenic diet is effective in cancer treatment is that the cancer cells are being starved. They have no sugar to feed off of and so the cancer cells starve to death. That’s why the ketogenic diet is effective in cancer treatment. The second thing a ketogenic diet is effective for is weight loss and the reason being, again,.
Your body starts burning its own body fat for energy. Think about this. Your body will also then continue to burn fat even while you’re sleeping at night. So your body is burning fat 247. It’s not just burning the fat you consume. It’s burning your own body fat. That’s why it’s the most effective way to burn fat fast. And last, but not least, the ketogenic diet is effective for Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, there is a female medical doctor in Florida who treated her husband, who had dementia and Alzheimer’s, with what she called the coconut ketogenic diet and said it cured his.
Symptoms completely. The reason why it would be effective is we know that part of what happens in dementia and Alzheimer’s is the degeneration of the nerve system in the brain. So you really need to support the brain nerve system. Well, a diet that has around 70 healthy fats, we know will help the brain, and we also know that ketosis and your body being able to burn fat for energy or utilize fatty acids is critical for the brain and for the natural treatment of dementia. Now, if you want to know what a diet would look like on a ketogenic diet, again it’s.
Going to be specifically you want to add three types of healthy fats in your diet healthy saturated fats, omega3 fatty acids, and then healthy fatty acids from things that are omega9 fats that are going to be found in olive oil, avocados, and almonds, so sprouted nuts and seeds. The omega3 fats, so eating a diet that’s high in things like salmon, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Then also getting good quality saturated fats from things like coconut oil and highfat dairy like butter, so again coconut oil and grassfed butter or ghee. Those are.
Some of the most effective healthy fats you want to be consuming as part of this ketogenic diet. So again, I can tell you in working with thousands of patients over the years, the ketogenic diet is absolutely effective in the treatment of weight gain as well as cancer, and also it’s effective for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. So again, if you can follow a ketogenic diet, I recommend it. It is beneficial, but I only recommend it for about a three to six month period of time. You don’t want to do it longer than that because your body does need carbohydrates.
How To Treat Eczema and Psoriasis Naturally VitaLife Show Episode 180
Welcome to the VitaLife Show. I’m doctor Janine Bowring and today topic we had a question here on VitaLife Show. as to how to treat eczema and psoriasis naturally and does detox really work well the answer is absolutely yes and that’s why answering it here in this tutorial and make sure you stay tune right to the end of the tutorial and click Subscribe thing always governments and leaders uploads here on the VitaLife show on YouTube so first and foremost when treating eczema and psoriasis skin rashes in general we want to take a look at the diet.
So decreasing things like having too much dairy products and sugars unfortunately these feed some of those bad organisms and is really a telltale sign especially if you crave some these foods that it’s a problem especially starting in the digestive tract and this translates out into the skin and into the blood as well so decreasing minimizing and when I did this with my patient over the years over and over again especially in young children as soon as we limit I’m not saying stop entirely but as soon as we limit the.
Dairy and the sugars in the diet it really does dramatically improve the eczema condition and their skin rashes so try that you know if you haven’t yet already I really encouraging to do that and now you may ask again about detoxification doesn’t work you there’s so many things out there about detoxification well the key is doing the right type of detox and that’s why I actually formulated VitaDetox at VitaTree Nutritional check it out at vitatree comprehensive detox for getting at all those toxins and all the internal organs at once doing it effectively.
Safely and so that you actually see the result that helps to clarify the skin as well and that’s why it’s so remarkable at getting at all those toxins free radicals that effects eczema and psoriasis and the skin rashes also taking enough essential fatty acids is really important so getting in the diet so whether it’s nuts and seeds is really important having high quality fats, things like coconut oil is great as well but also to take a highquality supplement that’s higher in the DHA than the EPA so do check out VitaFish Oil here at VitaTree.
Because that is remarkable because number one it’s Fish Oil but number two it taste delicious and great for the kids as well and you know the absolutely love it they’ll have no idea that its Fish Oil so do check that out another thing that’s important to kill the bug so you know whether it’s candida parasites all these negative organisms bacteria that can be a problem it starts usually in the gut but then it translates out into the skin can have a dramatic effect on you know the eczema and psoriasis and the rashes.
So doing some type a parasite or candida cleanse is really important especially if you’ve tried everything else whether it’s conventional or not and you’re not getting results and you still have those persistent rashes I actually develop parasite cleanse here at VitaTree incredible for clearing up the skin conditions because it’s related to those bugs that are in the intestines and elsewhere in the body and blood as well really important to take a look at that so please leave your questions and comments below I welcome them all and I.
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Best Diet to Heal Crohns Disease and Top Foods You Must Avoid
Alright! This is John Kohler with okraw, today we have another exciting episode for you, and this one’s going to be a fun one that I haven’t done one of these in actually quite a while, but I know for some of you guys that maybe found this tutorial, it’s going to definitely be able to help you guys out, so, you know, why I got into making dietary changes in my life is because I had a health condition, the primary health condition that I had was called complement immune deficiency, which is basically a bad immune system that.
The doctors blamed on my genes, and I needed to find a way to get my genes working properly and build my immune system naturally, so that I would not end up in the hospital again, and potentially lose my life like I did when I had spinal meningitis many years ago. I found basically a plantbased fruit and vegetable based diet, and I’ve been healthy ever since, and we have a guest, Annette Davidson on the show today because she also had a health challenge, and I want her to share her story with you guys because I know many of you guys may also.
Have the challenge she has or something similar, so you can learn what may be able to help you so, Annette, what kind of health challenge did you have Well I had Crohn’s Disease, and had severe issues with digesting anything, and very big difficulties with constipation and inflammatory intestines. Cool, so Crohn’s Disease, is that similar to colitis or IBD, irritable bowel disease or are they all related or similar Yes they are related, and especially like colitis and Crohn’s, almost the same, it’s a little bit different, but mostly location.
In the gut, and it’s inflammatory bowel disease both of them. So that must be very uncomfortable because you’re just constantly going to the bathroom all the time, or what happened to you Well I didn’t go to the bathroom at all was my issue, so I was really bloated and I woke up in the morning totally puffy in my face and I was really, really tired and often shaky because I couldn’t eat and digest my food and I got really toxic and the pH gets really acidic too in the body, so it’s,.
I was so, so tired all the time, and didn’t have energy to do anything, it was horrible. So how long did you have this condition More than 23 years. So you lived this with this for 23, you really couldn’t go to the bathroom, and didn’t have a lot of energy Yes, that’s how I was. So you must have went to the doctor right, didn’t they help you out and fix you up No, in the beginning they didn’t say anything at all, and they couldn’t find anything that was wrong with me, but I could feel that something was really wrong, and I searched,.
You know everything like homeopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, I tried everything and all kinds of herbs, and everything, and nothing helped, and I was even hospitalized actually one time because my candida, I got so bad so I was lying in a single room at the hospital with a fan between my legs, it was really horrible. And still it didn’t do anything. And then after a couple of years they actually found out that it was Crohn’s, that I was inflamed in my small intestine and also in the colon, and I decided to do surgery, so they did surgery.
And they said Now everything will be fine, but still it wasn’t in the whole body, it’s not just in one spot so it didn’t help at all, it still continued, the same issue. Wow, so you know I know some people out there we can’t give medical advice here, but you went to the doctors again and they said We’re going to cut out part of you, and it’s going to help, would you go into the surgery again No, never. And I didn’t want to do it that time either, but I couldn’t find any other.
Solution, I tried everything as far as I knew at that point, and some people say Just do it, you know and then we can work on it after that. And I did it, but it didn’t help. They took this much out of my small intestine and colon, and they put it together again. Yeah I mean, for me personally, like I don’t want to ever go under any kind of elective surgery unless it’s required of me if I’m in a car accident they definitely need to do something for me to save my life yes, but.
If I have an option, I’m never going to choose a surgery because I have a really good friend that actually had a problem with his back, he went in for back surgery, it was just supposed to be a minor thing, and now he’s paralyzed, confined to a wheelchair for life, I mean many things can happen in the hospital, and not always the way that it’s supposed to go. In Annette’s case, inaudible supposed to fix her, and now she’s missing part of her colon and it didn’t help the problem. So Annette, so I mean you.
Look great now, and it appears you’re all healed up now, now what did you do to make a difference in your life to basically heal yourself from this condition that doctors couldn’t even help Well, I was in Denmark at that point, in Copenhagen, and I was searching online for raw food and for colitis and Crohn’s and I found a book written by David Klein, SelfFeeding Colitis and Crohn’s, and I read that book and I found out why I was sick in the first place. It’s not sickness it doesn’t just happen.
To you, it’s something that youthere’s something behind it, and I found out why, and I read the book and I tried to implement the things as good as I could, and slowly healed up. So wait a second, I want to stop you right there, so why were you sick in the first place I know many people are wondering this also that may have the similar condition, why’d you get sick inaudible too much crappy foods. Too much crappy food. I shouldn’t say I was worse than anyone else, and I was a vegetarian from when I was.
15 years old, and a vegan after I was 27, but still it didn’t help, because there was some parts of my diet that still was disturbing my gut and I had to remove all those parts of my diet and then after that it started cleaning out, you know clearing out and I got the toxins out, my body started recovering from all this, and got stronger and stronger, and I can feel that’s nine years ago now, almost ten, yeah nine, ten years ago, and I can still feel improvement here and there, now it’s getting better again, even better,.
And I get more energy, it’s like, it’s really cool. Wow. Yeah I mean, I want to encourage you guys out there to, if I asked ten people, Do you eat healthy, nine out of ten are probably going to say Yeah I eat healthy, and everybody always thinks they eat healthy, but what is eating healthy, right Oh yeah I eat red meat once a month, or once a week, and I eat at Chipotle instead of McDonald’s, and that’s healthier, but you know in my opinion, that’ still not healthy. I’m.
On a fruit and vegetable based diet and that’s what it took for me to heal, and that’s what it took for Annette to heal as well because whether you’re on a vegan or vegetarian diet, those diets can be healthy, but in many cases when you’re still eating processed and junk foods and not whole foods, more than likely it’s really not that healthy in my opinion, so I want you guys to check yourself, and if you’re eating fruits and vegetables as much as you can, and excluding all the other stuff, because some people are so, I.
Don’t know, messed up, you need to be more extreme, that’s pretty much why I eat a fruit and vegetable based diet, because I don’t want to get sick again, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m in the hospital and the doctors tell me that I might not make it out alive. So Annette you want to get further into, actually what specifically you did to heal your Crohn’s up so that you’re, basically you’re symptom free and you go to the bathroom regularly now right Yeah I do. Well, what I did, I had to go very,.
Very deep in this, and I had to eat almost only really water, which, fruit like water melon, melons is so, so good for me, I can feel that it’s really good with it, so easy to digest, and I couldn’t eat much greens either in the beginning, I had to juice them because it was too harsh for my body, couldn’t handle it at all. So a lot of juicy fruits, mangoes, papayas, and melons and all those things. I had grapes, I love grapes, it was really hard for me, but I had to spit out the skins, I couldn’t handle the skins.
So I was chewing on them and spitting them out, and I did that with a lot of things, like if I had citrus, either I juiced it or I put it in my mouth, the piece I spit it out too, the fiber because I couldn’t handle it so, I had to go very, very basic, very juicy and high water content. Wow so let’s talk about that, so you know, you talked about getting rid of the fiber, you think it would be good to juice and get rid of all the fiber and if you did juice everything, do you think it would not upset.
Your system and it would be alright Yeah, it could be but of course we need fibers too, I mean we shouldn’t live on juice, that’s not the point, but in some cases where it’s really bad with those bowel diseases you have to in the beginning yes, to remove as much as possible I didn’t juice the water melon inaudible. Yeah there’s not a whole lot inaudible That was fine you know, but some other things that was the best thing to do, yes. Awesome. So for the people out there that.
Have been living with some kind of Crohn’s, colitis, or IBD, what would you say, if you were them, what would you do knowing what you know now, because you’ve gone through 20odd years of living with this condition, and now you’ve been living healthfully for the last few years. If you knew now what you should have known then, what would you have done differently immediately and started changing Yeah, I would have removed the meat, the dairy products, for me the dairy was the worst actually and all the grains. That’s the first part.
Of it, and then see, you know everybody has to try out for themselves, what is good for you and what, some people are excellent on bananas, you can eat banana smoothies. For me that was not really that good, but for some people it’s amazing and they can heal up. You have to try for yourself and see what’s good, or talk to someone that knows about those things, can help you guide you through it. Excellent, so she’s given you some amazing tips to, you know like I always just recommend.
People reduce or eliminate completely their consumption of any animal product, whether that’s meat or in worse, I believe dairy is even more insidious than the meat is, and of course the grains in this day and age, it’s just not really natural for us to eat grains, maybe for chickens, but I believe personally we’re a fruitavore, inaudible eat mostly fruits, and some vegetables as well. And I think these are great starting tips, but if somebody really wanted to take it to the next level Annette, I mean let’s.
Talk about that book that helped you heal yourself that you read that gave you the motivation, gave you the encouragement to heal yourself. Yeah, I have it here. It’s this SelfHealing Colitis and Crohn’s, David Klein. It describes in detail everything about digestion and what to do and it’s a part in here where it describes exactly what to eat and what not to eat, and how to do this. It’s pretty good. Yeah so I mean this literally looks like a little manual, like man, whole lot of pages,.
I don’t know two, three hundred pages of recommended reading, and how to basically, your guide book on how to heal yourself with this condition, I know you guys may have tried different medical expert, doctors and all over and the top gastroenterologists in New York City I went to, and he couldn’t help me, well I would encourage for this book it’s about 20 dollars, but more, you know I would encourage you guys to try new things, right If you never try this book, if you never buy this book, then you may never get better,.
But if you try this, right, and it works, that’s great. And if you try and it doesn’t work, well then you know that that doesn’t work right But I mean here Annette tried it, and it totally works. Annette any last things you’d like to say about the book or anything else I just want to say that, I mean a lot of people don’t have to go that deep as I did, they can heal up much faster and much easier than I did. I think that because I was so constipated and had it for so many years that it took.
So long, I had to go down to melons, you know And many people, they can heal up if they have a cooked meal for dinner, and, I mean cooked meal, not any cooked meal, but you know some steamed vegetables and things and they define. But I couldn’t. Right, yeah. You know I always want to encourage you guys to eat a plantbased, plantstrong diet, rich in as many fruits and vegetables as you can, I don’t like wasting time with other things besides fruits and vegetables myself, so I eat predominantly fruits and.
Vegetables, which is my diet. So to get this book, you can go to the website colitiscrohn’s, and the book by SelfHealing Colitis and Crohn’s, by David Klein. Any last words that you’d like to say to the viewers out there Annette in passing I just want to say that there’s another way to go than the medical way, and you can be healed from this. It’s so good, it’s fantastic. Yeah I mean I’ve met so many people that get onto a plantbased fruit and vegetablebased diet, and many diseases, or what is thought of as diseases literally disappear, I mean.
Not because fruits and vegetables are magic or some kind of thing, it’s basically when we eat the proper diet that we’re meant to eat right, our body can heal itself like it’s designed and supposed to, I mean you cut your finger right, you don’t need to go to the doctor to get your finger fixed up, your body will basically scab over and heal itself, and that’s what will happen on the insides of us if we provide the right nutrition and the right food. I really hope this helps you guys out there, if you do have.
Is Psoriasis Candida
Thank you for checking out my tutorial today. Question I got asked by a person recently is, is psoriasis Candida Are they the same Are they linked Is there any connection between them both Well, there is. In fact, in 2001, a study was performed by Waldman regarding many, many different psoriasis patients to see what the bowel flora was like, what type of problems these patients had, and what Waldman found is that the many people, in fact, over three quarters of people with psoriasis have Candida albicans. Theres a big link between yeast.
Infection and psoriasis and also psoriatic arthritis. Ive written about this extensively in my book. Its the fourth book in a series Ive written called the The Psoriasis Program. Thirteen books Ive written for psoriasis patients, and one of them, in fact, explains about the connection, a 240page book, it talks a lot about Candida, how it can be connected on the psoriasis. With all psoriasis patients, I tend to treat them for a yeast infection. I get a fantastic result when I do this. Many psoriasis patients have sugar cravings and manifest the signs.
And symptoms of a Candida yeast infection, so I believe there is a very strong connection between psoriasis and Candida. I wouldnt go as far as to say that psoriasis is Candida, but the connection is extremely strong. And if three quarters of people in a longterm study involving over 200 psoriasis patients is showing quite a large incidence of Candida, then its something that you need to take seriously if youve got psoriasis. In fact, in most autoimmune diseases, youll find some undercurrent of yeast infection, so thats worth bearing in mind.
Healing MS with WaterOnly Fasting and Optimal Diet
Hi, this Loren Lockman. I’m coming to you from the Tanglewood Wellness Center I’ve been asked to talk a little bit about Multiple Sclerosis MS Is there a way that people with Multiple Sclerosis can heal because MS is one of those conditions that the medical people say it’s incurable, it’s progressive, it’s going to get worse, the body’s attacking itself and there’s nothing that they can do rather than to treat symptoms. Let me tell you a little bit about my experience with MS, I don’t have a tremendous amount of experience.
I think I’ve worked with 6 people over the last 15 years with MS, and I’ll tell you about a few of them today The first one was a woman who was introduced to me by her employer, her conditions had progressed until the extent and surely wasn’t capable of working anymore, and she didn’t know what to do about it and her employer came here to me and said could you help her and so she referred her employee to me. The woman at that time was not willing to fast, she was afraid of it, she wasn’t sure if she could do it.
Whatever it might have been. So I coached her instead on making radical changes to her diet and essentially adopting a fruit and simple leafy greens salad diet. So she lived on only fruit and only simple greens salads and that might sound crazy, I’ve been doing exactly the same thing for over 20 years now and what happened was within about 6 months, this woman felt so good she was able to go back to work and had basically eliminated almost all her symptoms, in just 6 months time by changing her diet.
But that does not work for everybody, but in her case, because most of what it was going on for her had not advanced so far that was still a succesful strategy. The second person I will tell you about was a very interesting and dramatic situation. This was a woman that came to me in her mid 50’s or early 50’s perhaps and her MS had progressed until the extent that she could no longer lift her right leg, so she would walk dragging her right leg behind her and it was an interesting thing because our last location in the United States, this is our forth location,.
Over the last 15 years our last in the US, was a 3 storey building where you came in on the middle level and we had only 2 guest rooms on that walking floor and we had 5 uptairs and 2 downstairs, and we had 4 other guests who were in worse conditions to taking stairs than she was so she actually winded up meeting to the uptairs, and at the beginning of her fast it was fine, she would walk up the stairs she would lift her right leg with both of her hands and put it on the next stair. By the time she was about 10 days into her fast,.
She was too weak to do that, and one of my employees or I would phisically carry her up or down the stairs everyday, up to multiple times a day By the time she completed her fast, she fasted with me for 32 days, and in these days consuming only water, no juices, no supplements, no anything else, 32 days only water, and what happened as a result of that by the time she was complete with her fasting and 10 days of refeeding she was walking up and down the stairs.
Without needing to lift her leg with her hand, she was lifting her leg under her own power, using her leg the way it was designed to be used by the first time in several years, and that was very exciting thing. The last person I’ll talk about today was another woman, and this woman was a professor in the California University system University of California, Berkley I think. She was a professor there, she actually had very few phisical symptoms but her MS had progressed until the extent that she could no longer think clearly, and what this meant was she wasn’t able to teach, she winded up taking a little retirement because she simply wasn’t.
Capable of doing her job anymore, so she came to fast and she had intended to fast for 32 days, based on my coaching I said to her This is a very serious situation, in order to completely reverse this, you’re gonna want to spend at least 32 days fasting and that was what she agreed to do, so she was going to spend 6 weeks at the center as the last one that I mentioned to you but she came with 3 other women that she knew and each of them were only intended to spend 4 weeks at the center, on the 20 first days.
Each of those other 3 were about to break their fast the next morning the woman with multiple esclerosis came to me and said I’m gonna break my fast tomorrow too and I’m going to leave next saturday when my friends leave and I pleaded with her not to do that, because I was confident that would not be in her best interest but she wouldn’t be persuaded, she missed her husband and she wanted to go home, and importantly she said to me I came here because I had no mental clarity, and I’m now thinking more clearly than I have for at least.
10 years, I completely accomplished what I wanted to accomplish my response to her was that, let me ilustrate it for you. We’ve all heard about the straw that breaks the camel’s back So if we imagine there is a camel that one last straw, maybe the 10.000, who knows, the straws on the camel’s back caves in, if the camel’s back had a spring in it and could pop that up, if we took one straw off at that point, what would happen it would go right back to where it was before. I explained to the woman, to this client with MS that her symptoms were perhaps only.
One straw away from returning, although she was thinking as clear as ever that maybe she wanted to keep going so that she could take as many straws off the camel’s back as possible, again, she wouldn’t be persuaded. She broke her fast, she went home, she was doing great, she was thinking clearly. What happened though was that over the following 2 o 3 months, and maybe her choices weren’t optimal, whatever it was, about 3 months later she sent me an email, she said Loren, now I understand what you.
Were trying to tell me , she said my symptoms have come back, my back was like it was before, not as bad but has come back to certain extent that I realise I should have fasted longer , and she winded up coming back about a year after her first fast, and she completed a second fast as intended, and until these days, 4 o 5 years later, she has been doing fantastically well, thinking clearly, functioning as well as possible, because when she got home that second time, having had that first experience she followed the coaching that she got about maintaining.
An optimal diet, and the other lifestyle choices as well as possible. Having seen this 3, just talking about these 3 particular people with Multiple Sclerosis, I’m confident that almost anybody now, it’s entirely possible that someone has a condition, any condition that progressed long enough and has deteriorated enough, maybe there will be some aspect that is not completely reversible, but we never know who or when that’s gonna be. I approach every situation as if our amazing body can completely cleanse and heal itself, if it’s given the opportunity, and MS and almost every other socalled incurable disease are no exception,.
Minding your mitochondria Dr. Terry Wahls TEDxIowaCity
So, I love doing Taekwondo and was once a national champion. But a lot has changed since then. I went off to medical school, became a physician. I had a son, and then a daughter. And I developed a chronic disease for which there is no cure. In 2000 when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I turned to the best MS center I could find, the Cleveland clinic. I saw the very best doctors, received the best care possible. taking the latest newest drugs. Still by 2003, my disease had transitioned to secondary progressive MS.
I took the recommended chemoterapy I got the tiltrecline wheelchair. I had one with a motor I could drive around. I took Tysabri. And then CellCept but continued to become more severely disabled. My disease had transitioned. I was afraid that I was going to become bedridden. I turned to reading the latest research using podmed.gov I knew that brains afflicted with MS, overtime, shrank. I therefore went, every night, reading the latest medical research about the diseases in which brains shrank. These diseases were Huntington’s, Parkison’s and Alzheimer’s. I saw that in all three conditions, the mitochondria do not work well,.
Leading to shrinking brains. With more searching, I found studies in which mice’s brains and their mytochondria had been protected. Using fish oil, creatine and coenzyme Q. I translated those mouse sized doses into human sized ones and began my first round of self experimentation. The rapidity of my declined slowed and I was very grateful. But I was still declining. Next I discovered the Institute for Functional Medicine. And through their continuing medical education course, Neuroprotection, a functional medicine approach to common and uncommon neurologic syndromes, I learned more brain cell biology and what I could do to protect mine.
This is some of what I learned. We have a billion cells in our brains, with ten trillion connections. All of that connective wiring must be insulated with something called myelin. And multiple sclerosis damages myelin. In order to make healthier vast myelin, your brain needs a lot of B vitamins. In particular vitamin B1, which is thiamine, B9 which is folate, B12 which is cobalamin. It also needs omega3 fatty acids and iodine. This is a sinapse. Those beautiful golden drops are the neurotransmitters. For your brain to make neurotransmitters,.
It needs a lot of sulfur and vitamin B6, which is pyridoxine. These are mytochondria. They are so beautiful. And they are so critical to your lives because it is the tiny mitochondria in each of our cells that will manage the energy supply for that cell. Without your mitochondria, you’d be no larger than bacteria. In medical school, I had to memorize countless reactions involving my mitochondria but I never learned which compounds my cells could manufacture and which I needed to consume in order for those reactions to happen properly.
I now know that I need a lot of B vitamins, sulfur and antioxidants for my mitochondria to thrive. And so, I added B vitamins, sulfur and antixidants to my daily regimen. And then it occurred to me that I should get my long list of nutrients from food, that if I did that, I’d probably get hundreds, maybe thousands of other compounds that science had yet to name and identify but 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 text, nor the food science text with whom I consulted. But the internet did. And so. laughter That’s really very helpful. So using it, I was able to design a food plan specifically for my brain and my mitochondria. And now, before I tell you what that food plan is, we are gonna check in to see what Americans are eating. I’m gonna start with you guys. So, I want you to think back to the last twenty four hours add up all the fruits and vegetables that you’ve eaten.
Don’t include potatoes or corn, because those are starches. Now, if you could cover a dinner plate heaped high, raise your hand. Come on, don’t be shy, raise your hands. Ok, now if you could cover two dinner plates, keep your hands up. Anyone can have eaten three dinner plates Look around, see how few hands are up. Ok Now, we are gonna check with another family. This is from Hungry Planet by Peter Wenzel. It shows what this American family will eat in the coming week. Look closely and you are gonna see a lot of processed foods in boxes.
Jars, and other containers. This is how most Americans eat, and this is how most societies eat as they become more affluent. And it’s likely why as societies become more affluent, their health declines. This slide is from work done by professor Lauren Cordain. He is showing the percent of Americans whose daily intake is below the recommended daily allowance for a variety of important nutrients. On the botton half of the slide are the. you will see that less than half of us take in enough B vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin A.
Now if you look at the top of the slide, you will see that two thirds of us do not take in enough calcium, magnesium, zinc or iodine. And that eighty percent do not take in enough omega3 fats. We, you, are all starving your cells. We are alive because of complicated chemical reactions. If you are not providing the building blocks , that is the vitamins, minerals, essential fats, those reactions cannot happen properly. Leading to the wrong structures being made, or srtuctures not being made at all. You set the stage for chronic disease.
This is why our children are born with jaws that are too small leading to crooked teeth and smaller brains. This is why your blood pressures, your blood vessels become stiff as you age. This is why one in three American children or one in two, if Afroamerican or Hispanic will become diabetic and obese as children or young adults. This is why if you go to our schools every year we have more and more children with severe brain problems and severe behavior problems. But, it does not have to be this way.
For two and a half million years, humans ate what we could gather and hunt. They were called foragers, also known as huntergatherers. That huntergatherer diet, that paleo diet, consists of leaves, roots, berries, meat and fish. It’s locally obtained fresh in season, and, of course, organic. The Inuits in the far north ate very differently than the Africans on the savanah. And yet, when scientists have analyzed these huntergatherer diets, they exceed the recommended daily allowance two to ten fold, depending on the nutrient. These ancient people know more about eating for optimal health and vitality.
Than we physicians and we scientists. The huntergatherer diet has more nutrition than the American Heart Association diet more nutrition than the American Diabetes Association diet and more nutrition than the USDA food pyramid diet. I therefore started with a huntergatherer diet, I used those concepts but I structured it, to be sure I was getting the nutrition, the vitamins, minerals, nutrients that I identified as critical to my brain cells and my mitochondria. That diet is this three cups of green leaves three cups of sulfur rich vegetables three cups of bright color.
Grassfed meat, organ meat and seaweed. Three cups is a dinner plate heaped high. I start with greens, because they are rich in B vitamins, vitamins A, C, K and minerals. And those are two types of kale. Kale has the most nutrition per calorie of any plant. The B vitamins will protect your brain cells and mitochondria. Vitamins A and C support your immune cells. Vitamin K keeps your blood vessels and bones healthy. And minerals are cofactors for hundreds of different enzymes in your bodies. Plus having a plateful of daily greens.
Will dramaticly lower your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. So, have more kale, more parsely, more cooked greens. Have more smoothies and greens. Have dehydrated kale chips which are so delicious my teenage daughter and her friends love them. I want you to have 3 cups, a plateful of sulfurrich vegetables every day. Your brain and your mitochondria need sulfur. Your liver and kidney need sulfur so they can remove toxins from your blood stream. The cabbage family is rich in sulfur.
That includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, and kale. The onion family is also rich in sulfur. Onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots and so are mushrooms and asparagus. I also want you to have a plate, 3 cups, preferably 3 different colors every single day. Colors are flavonoids and polyphenols. These are potent antioxidants that will support your retina, your mitachondria, your brain cells and the removal of toxins. You can get your colors from vegetables like beets, carrots, peppers, red cabbage. or you can get them from berries.
And brightly colored fruits like peaches and oranges. I want you to have highquality proteine that is rich in Omega3 fatty acids. Omega3 fatty acids are very important to insulate that wiring in your brain. It’s also critical for the development of your jaws You can have straight teeth and a larger brain. Therefore have wild fish, in particular salmon and herring. Also have grassfed meat every day. Our ancient societies all valued organ meat. And organ meats are concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and coenzyme Q. They are particulary potent at supporting your mitochondria.
Therefore have organ meats like liver and onions, heart, tongue, gizzard, sweetbreads once a week. The ancients would travel great distances or trade to ensure access to seaweed. Seaweed is a rich source of iodine and selenium. Your brain needs iodine to make myelin the insulation for the wiring. It also needs iodine to move toxins in particular mercury, lead and heavy metals. And adequate iodine lowers your risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer. Studies have shown that 80 of Americans have a relatively low iodine. Therefore have seaweed at least once a week.
To ensure and maintain adequate iodine levels. Most Americans can’t imagine eating 9 cups, 3 plate fulls of vegetables and berries every day, but. if you’ll commit to having 9 cups of these incredibly healthy, wonderful for you, vegetables and berries every day, before you have grain, potatoes, dairy, you will have dramaticly increased the vitaminmineral content of your diet. Plus you will have dramatically lowered the risk of food allergies. Food allergies and food sensivities are far more common than we realize. They are difficult to diagnose and in particular,.
Sensivity to gluten, the protein in wheat, rye and barley, and to dairy, the protein, the casein protein in dairy, is associated with a wide variety of health problems, including, but not limited to eczema, asthma, allergies, infertility, irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, chronic headache, neurological problems and behavior problems. Yes, it will cost more to eat these beautiful vegetables and berries, but I assure you, you are going to pay the price. You will pay the price now for food that restores your health and vitality, or you pay the price for doctor’s visits,.
Prescription drugs, surgeries, missed time from work, early retirement and nursing home care. The choise is yours. Okay. Seven years I get the best care, the latest newest drugs I continue to get more disabled By november of 2007 I could not sit in a chair like you are now. I had be reclined in a zero gravity chair like this, at home or at work or in bed. I could walk short distances using two canes. I was losing my keys, my phones. I was having nightmares that my chief of staff.
Had pulled my clinical privileges. That is when I designed a diet specifically for my brain cells and my mitochondria. That’s when I began. I became a modern day huntergatherer. Three months later I could walk between the exam rooms using one cane. The month after that I could walk throughout the hospital without a cane. At five months I got on my bike for the first time in a decade and I pedaled aroud the block. Nine months into my new way of eating I pedaled 18 miles. The following year I did a trail ride in the Canadian Rockies.
I am the canary in the coal mine here as a warning to all of you. We have a choice We can continue to eat that delicious, convenient, tasty processed food and watch ourselves and our children grow steadily more overweight, depressed and diabetic, or… We can continue to watch health care costs balloon out of control bankrupting us individually and collectively as a country, or. We can eat for mitochondria, eating vegetables and berries, grassfed meat, organ meat and seaweed and have more vitality. We all have a choice.
I choose to teach the public about the healing power of food into conducting clinical trials. We are testing minor preventions and others of secondary progressive MS We’ll present our research on Sunday at the 2011 neuro science conference. The results are breath taking. We all have a choice. I challenge you to become modernday huntergatherers and eat for your mitochondria, become ambassadors for your mitochondria. For if I can rise up from my tiltrecline wheelchair doing this, imagine what eating for your mitochondria can do for you, your family, your country, your community, your world.
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