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Minding My Mitochondria: How I Overcame Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Got Out of My Wheelchair Paperback – Large Print, Apr 1 2010

3.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Tz Press; 2nd ed. edition (April 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982175027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982175026
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 894 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #303,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Tom is the Senior Pastor of Christ Community in Kansas City, USA. He serves on the board of The Gospel Coalition and Trinity International University, and is the author of a number of books, including Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. He is married to Liz and has two grown children.


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I was very unsure about this diet at first, as it seemed to clash so strongly with so many of the wonderful health and diet books I had been reading.

Wahl's 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 Wahl 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.
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I gave this a five star rating because it was very informative and motivational all at the same time. It is great to see how something as simple as changing diet can help with chronic MS symptoms. Included recipes is nice so your not flying completely blind. The only trick is to be completely dedicated to follow the instructions but after watching Dr. Wahls and reading her story, it is possible to change your life.
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I have SPMS and feel like Im running out of options. I bought this book with hope that it would help, knowing that it may take time and everyone with MS is different.

The reading all makes sense if you took science in highschool. The recipes are easy to follow. I have not found a food suggested that was some odd expensive voo-doo kind of thing. I like the book and although the diet change is a new one to me, so far so good!

It all makes sense and I have to give a pat on the back to Dr Wahls for writing such an honest book, She shares her story but always makes it clear that all MS cases are different and she isnt claiming to be saving the world. She is helping others.
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Good book overall, but I bought it for the Wahl's Paleo diet only to find grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, meat, fruit, veg included -- which is how I already eat yet I'm still bedridden 10 yrs 24/7.

I like the large print + basic premise, but highly dispute the inclusion of soy (high in glutamates which are neurotoxic) and the assumption that we with neuro-immune illness can create our own GABA; we cannot, largely due to pervasive GAD enzyme deficiencies. Also, taurine will NOT help those with CBS+ mutations/up-regulations in their transsulferation pathway -- it'll make them worse.

What I was looking for was a grain-free, legume-free 'Paleo' diet wit recipes that can help even those who produce too much ammonia + taurine, no glutathione + and not enough BH4 through their CBS pathway -- until this happens, this diet will not work for many of us. I've now been eating Wahl's Paleo for months but am still bed-ridden 24/7.

I've addressed the author w/ my concerns through different platforms, but have had no response yet.
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I am only just reading the Introduction of Dr. Wahl's book and her medical terms and their explanations are easy to understand and is giving me an insight as to how I can manage my own MS through loading up my fridge with all good things and discarding the day to day items in there that are not good for me now. There's a LOT of eating going on for me and I am now looking forward to being my very own 'Master Chef' to create different recipes that will start to 'heal' my leaky gut and restore my myelin.
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I am not sure if this book will help others withMyelin Sheath problems but it is certainly worth a try. If nothing else, I will eat better. I am very happy to have found this book and am reading it cover to cover. Wonderful book so far.
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This book is amazing. I hate to read and I found this so well written that it made me very interested in the topics discussed, I learnt so much. I plan to implement this way of life.
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This is really helpful. It helped me gain more control over my symptoms. The diet is easy to follow but I wish there weren't so many suppliments
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