Minding My Mitochondria: How I Overcame Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Got Out of My Wheelchair Paperback – Large Print, Apr 1 2010
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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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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.Read more ›
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.
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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This book is perfect , it has all the information I was looking for and more . If in need of this type of book look no fartherPublished 12 months ago by Todd Guitard
A lot of what is in the book is really available on the Internet.Published 20 months ago by Mickee Singh
it seems good but the ideas didn't work for me. that's all I want to say to say to say byePublished on Feb. 2 2014 by patti matthews
I found the content presented well with adequate detail and references. The diet is clearly described and easy to practise. Read morePublished on July 12 2013 by Ruth Helwig
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