“Minding Your Mitochondria”

12 02 2012

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” Hippocrates Greek physician (460 BC – 377 BC)

The more I research, the more I read, the more I watch, the more I am convinced that food is the key to good health. Of course, not just any food – the right foods. I’m posting a video Kendra Ryan sent me by a doctor who had Multiple Sclerosis and cured her disease by changing her diet! For me, as in “Forks Over Knives”, Dr. Wahl’s story is further affirmation of the power of food as medicine. Why don’t we hear more of these stories? I believe the government, the media, the advertising industry, the food processing industry, and the pharmaceutical companies all have too much control over the health and nutrition information we receive. We the people need to take control of the message and get the word out. Popping pills or just accepting our fates aren’t our only choices. In “Forks Over Knives”, the addicting qualities of many convenience/processed foods are discussed – it takes an effort to break away not only from the “establishment” messages about food and nutrition but also from the easy and convenient offerings in the middle aisles of the grocery store and try a different way of eating. That’s why, videos such as Dr.  Wahl’s are so inspirational and reaffirming.

At any rate, her TED talk is almost 18 minutes long. Click on the link and listen to what she has to say while you check your email or do other internet searches/business. There are a few graphs and pictures, but for the most part, you can just listen and learn. Enjoy.

Presenting TEDxIowaCity – Dr. Terry Wahls – Minding Your Mitochondria: