My step brother Gerry Patterson forwarded me this TED video and it reminded me of this famous quote: “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” -- Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
Hippocrates made this statement over 24 centuries ago and if there was ever a case that supports this philosophy, this is it.
Dr. Terry Wahls, was diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2003 and after all the leading scientific efforts failed her, she took matters into her own hands. After understanding the foods that are necessary for optimal brain health, she developed a diet based on these findings, and went from being restricted to a motorized wheel chair to the freedom of a self propelled bicycle, and is here to tell her story of this amazing recovery through proper nutrition. Furthermore, she is here to tell us all her story, so we can take preventative action and avoid her personal struggle.
While modern medicine spends billions of our dollars researching and developing drugs and pushing them onto the public through our health providers, or performing unnecessary and ineffective medical procedures as we accept lifestyles that do nothing more than reduce the quality or destroy our lives. I think we deserve more for the money we pay into a healthcare system that basically focuses on illness treatment and does little to prevent these very illnesses from ever occurring through healthy diets and regular exercise.
What we find through Dr. Wahls' story is everything she discovers has been preached for years. We know that eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and lean protein is good for us. What she's done by saving her own life, is back this understanding up with clinical trials and the rigor of scientific method. For many, her recovery will seem like a miracle, but actually, it's the science behind "Mother Nature" that's the real story.
Enjoy the Ride....Rob