What do you think of her cure using a gluten free/dairy free with 9 cups of nutritious vegetables, grassfed meat, offal, and seaweed once a week?
It's fantastic news - I healed my own fibromyalgia on this diet. At the very least, I have 3% of the severity and only one or two symptoms total (there are so many possible symptoms, and I had almost all of them). That is a heck of a lot of veggies to eat in one day, though.
But it's relative.
We're all different. Some cultures eat a peleo-esque diet that only has like 20% calories from protein and fat and for some reason they are just as healthy as paleo-eating cultures that have the opposite ratios and partake of the dairy. I think it's all about what your metabolic type is. Everyone can benefit from a paleo diet as long as they can learn to listen to their bodies and figure out what ratios of macronutrients to bring into balance.
nods I put my MS into remission using ancestral diet. I don't eat that many veggies, though. My diet leans much more towards fats. I do eat a good bit of mashed cauliflower whipped with home-made cream cheese, though.
That being said, I won't say that I 'cured' my MS -- it's a degenerative condition, and because mine is remitting/progressive, until I've gone the rest of my life without another relapse/progression... well... I guess I won't know for sure that it's "cured". My goal is to extend the period of remission as long as possible, and minimize any damage if I relapse/progress.... and the outcome won't be decided until I'm dead and my body is properly donated to science. grins
I would LOVE to see more SAD MS patients influenced by a successful gluten-free, whole-food strong, grass-fed, offal-eating, seaweed-laced Paleo-ish diet. Wonderful that it's on TED.
I think it's awesome that it works for her, but that much vegetables would put my stomach into spasms. It is a wonderful testament though that people can adjust a diet under the paleo paradigm to work for them.
Here is the original video http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxIowaCity-Dr-Terry-Wahls-Min
I always said that TED talks are the way to go... And of course, what a great result!
Just some thoughts I have after watching the video:
She could/should have talked more about the things she avoided and their role in auto-immune disease.
She almost certainly must have read some of the paleo/primal/ancestral blogs. If she did, it would have been nice if she would aknowledge her internet sources.
Should the paleo world somehow invite her, like guest blogging, AHS12, ...? She could be Dr. W
She could have mentioned that her diet is delicious, and not that hard to follow.
But than again, there's only 18 minutes in a TED talk. And she did great.
How does one apply to talk at a TED conference? If I would have to choose for paleo TED talks, I would choose Mark Sisson, Erwan Le Corre and Staffan Lindeberg.
Mark Sisson can reach a great lay audience with his style.
Erwan Le Corre only has to show one of his video's and talk with his French accent to convince many.
And Staffan Lindeberg can be the more scientifically substantiated talker, someone the hardcore scientists will listen too.
No I hadn't but now I have :-) The most powerful paleo talk I've seen so far! Reversing severe myelin degradation as in MS would have seemed impossible. Gives me several good clues to helping my Dad's Parkinsonism. I'm off to find the paper she said she was presenting!