“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:






5 responses

12 02 2012
Sara Loudon

That was a great inducement to keep at it. You start wondering if all the juicing and smoothies are really making a difference, then get reminded of the truth. It was interesting hearing this doctor push meats and reference eating dairy. I thought her simple plan of 3 platefuls of greens and colored foods was very helpful. Thanks, Debbie.

12 02 2012
Debbie Dawson

Hey Sara, I did a bit of research on grass fed beef. Apparently, grass fed beef is high in Omega-3s – something to consider. Would certainly solve some menu issues at Hood Canal! Haha!

27 02 2012
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16 07 2012
Health and beauty

Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your blog. You have some really great posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Thank you!

16 07 2012
Debbie Dawson

Hi, It is not something I have thought about – I mostly write for friends and family, but if you do have something that fits, I’d be happy to take a look at it, and post it in your name with your link. I did try opening your blog and got an error so I can’t see what you’ve written about. Will try again. Thanks.

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