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The LLVLC Show (Episode 637): Encore Week 2013 – Dr. Terry Wahls

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In Episode 637 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are honored and privileged to welcome back to the show a physician and multiple sclerosis overcomer named Dr. Terry Wahls who returns today for a brand new interview as one of the best of the best of 2012 for “Encore Week” 2013. In case you’ve missed it, we’d had an incredible start to the brand new year with this special “Encore Week” 2013 featuring a compelling conversation about lipid health with Dr. Thomas Dayspring on Monday and a philosophical debate about the importance of calories for weight loss with Jonathan Bailor on Tuesday. All week long we’ll be bringing you BRAND NEW EPISODES with your top five favorite podcast guests of 2012 as voted on by you. Don’t miss Professor Timothy Noakes and Dr. John Briffa coming up in the next couple of days.

Today we are thrilled to have another chance to speak with an inspiring physician and author named Dr. Terry Wahls who courageously beat her secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) that had her wheelchair-bound just a few years ago. By adding in the micronutrient-rich principles of the Paleo diet, today she stands proudly upright showing no signs of the disease that was slowly chipping away at her health. I featured Dr. Wahls on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast in Episode 533 in January 2012. Over 1.1 million people have seen her breathtaking 18-minute November 2011 TedXIowaCity YouTube video presentation entitled “Minding Your Mitochondria” by now–and if you’re one of the few who haven’t, then you really should check it out now:


http://youtu.be/KLjgBLwH3Wc

Dr. Wahls wrote a fabulous book called Minding My Mitochondria: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair and it is quite literally a game changer shifting the course of how seemingly debilitating diseases like MS are being treated. Listen in as she and I discuss her sudden fame over the past year as a result of her TEDx talk going viral, how the medical community is responding to her protocol for helping others improve their MS, why the low-carb, ketogenic aspect of her Paleo diet is a crucial part of her success, her hopes for future research into nutritional remedies for various disease and so much more. Enjoy today’s interview and don’t forget to check out all of the other “Encore Week” 2013 airing all week long.

Listen to Dr. Terry Wahls during “Encore Week” 2013:

  • It’s always fun to talk about “the healing power of food”
  • Her response to the 1 million+ YouTube video views
  • How her life has changed since the video went viral
  • She’s been able to do radio, TV and worldwide speaking
  • Because she’s still researching, she turns many people down
  • Her regular webinars she presents online around the world
  • Sign up for her FREE e-mail list at TerryWahls.com
  • The new book she’s working on and will release in May 2014
  • Some of the new things she’s discovered in past few years
  • She does a very structured Paleo plan in her research trial
  • In her practice, she offers a little more latitude
  • First 10 people have come through her trial already
  • The data about these study patients will be published soon
  • They’ve not found any harm done to them from the diet
  • With progressive MS, you hope to slow down the disease
  • Diet, exercise, muscle stimulation, meditation all part of it
  • The food is what produces most of the results
  • “If you screw up the food, you’re not gonna get better”
  • Speed of changes are impacted by the additional steps
  • Built-in accountability she requires with potential patients
  • If someone has started Paleo, she can’t use them in her study
  • They should blog like Whitney Ross at “Nutrisclerosis” did
  • Listen to Whitney on the “Low-Carb Conversations” podcast
  • She met Whitney at the 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium
  • The influence she’s having even on people without MS
  • Vitamin K found in greens is a critical micronutrient
  • Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin and has many functions
  • Our cells will triage micronutrients to save your life
  • This is thanks to the work of biochemist Bruce Ames, PhD
  • When you don’t have the proper vitamins, health suffers
  • That’s why a very nutrient-dense diet is so critical
  • People are “youthening” as a result of doing her diet
  • Her enthusiasm watching people get better and better
  • If what she is doing were a drug, she’d be heralded
  • The fact this is nutrition overlooked by medical profession
  • Red tape research she is required to do to prove claims
  • It’s going to be “extraordinarily difficult” to do this
  • And yet the USDA is pushing grains without this evidence
  • FDA gives the USDA a free pass while silencing all others
  • 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee being created
  • Should be those who never received funding from food groups
  • Getting the science away from the food industry necessary
  • She doesn’t think it will ever happen that way though
  • Change will need to come from grassroots health leaders
  • Whether she has been invited on The Dr. Oz Show
  • She will have a feature story in Martha Stewart magazine
  • Her success will bring out the threatened drug companies
  • Drugs are not the answer, they don’t get to root cause
  • Watch Dr. Jonny Bowden on The Dr. Oz Show
  • The role ketosis plays in the Wahls Paleo protocol
  • She tested her urine ketones and found ketosis is induced
  • Phase 3 of her study will measure blood sugar, urine ketones
  • The fruits and veggies she promotes are the low-carb ones
  • The question of testing urine vs. blood ketones
  • New non-evasive technology testing ketones in the breath
  • She’s still fundraising to pay for the next trial
  • If there are any “angel donors,” they’d love funding
  • Nutritional ketosis as a therapy is spreading in health
  • This is a non-drug therapy that’s helping so many people
  • Putting people in mild ketosis imitates Paleo chemistry
  • Less cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity
  • Removing hunger and increasing energy is benefit of NK
  • People are shocked to find out how much better they feel
  • Getting sex hormones in balance comes from diet, exercise
  • Bacon and eggs are a perfectly healthy breakfast to eat
  • What her fellow doctors and MS foundations think of her
  • She always talks about biochemistry to show pathways
  • You can use drugs or you can use nutrition to see change
  • Here’s the science, here’s the mechanism…
  • Here’s the experiments, here’s the preliminary data
  • Laying down this foundation is the basis for embracing
  • If you just promote the diet, people think you’re a quack
  • Low-fat, high whole grain diets not held to this standard
  • Many people do well on the Ornish lifestyle change plan
  • But was it the diet or all of the other things in it?
  • In Phase 3 of her study, they’ll look only at the diet
  • She’s shooting to start this research in March 2013
  • In 2013, she’ll do webinars and an Australian tour
  • She’d like to have a LIVE event in Iowa TBD
  • Sign up for her e-mail list to get the latest info

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    How did you like what you heard in this brand new “Encore Week” 2013 interview with Dr. Terry Wahls? Sound off about it in the show notes section of Episode 637. Pick up a copy of her book Minding My Mitochondria and keep up with all the latest projects and research Dr. Wahls is up to at her official web site where you can sign up for her regular newsletter. Coming up on Thursday, we continue the fun of bringing back your top podcast interview guest choices from 2012 with exercise and sports science professor Timothy Noakes who is making huge waves in the nation of South Africa right now with his open support for the high-fat, low-carb lifestyle. He was in Episode 588 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast in June 2012 and lot of new developments have happened with him taking on the health authorities there. If you want to hear one of the most enthusiastic voices on behalf of livin’ la vida low-carb in the entire world, then don’t miss my “Encore Week” 2013 conversation with Professor Timothy Noakes!

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