Terry Wahls’ TED Talk and MS in General


r winner of the 30-day challenge reminded me of Terry Wahls’ story about her own battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). Terry Wahls is a doctor who realized the key to her success with multiple sclerosis (MS) was a Paleo diet. She’s all over the internet and has been for quite a while now, but it dawned on me that some of you may not have heard her story yet. Enjoy this TED talk she gave – it’s unconventionally inspirational.

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  1. Rebecca

    Thank you for posting and sharing this information!

  2. Susan

    WOW – An amazing story! Another example of the power of nutrition :)

  3. Becky Miller

    I just finished editing and illustrating a book for a well-known food scientist, Woodrow Monte, PhD, in which he reveals in detail his discovery of the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. MS is on the rise, and avoiding it – and in some cases even curing it – is actually very simple. This is not conspiracy theory or snake oil; Dr. Monte is not selling any products. He He is a good man and excellent scientist who has devoted his life to helping people. His work is sound and his conclusions are undeniable in face of the evidence. Dr. Monte has been working with several MS patients who, based on his findings, are getting their lives back. One who was in very bad shape not long ago is now driving and riding her horse for the first time in six years.

    The simple one and only cause of MS is exposure to methanol. It is the methanol in cigarettes that is responsible for the known link between MS and smoking. It is the methanol in Ditto machines that is responsible for the epidemic of MS in school teachers. And it is the methanol in aspartame, which is heavily consumed in diet sodas, that is responsible for the explosion of MS in the past 30 years since its approval by the FDA for use in diet sodas. Methanol is found in lesser amounts in several common foods as well, but all are easily avoided. When consumed, it is converted by the enzyme known as Alcohol Dehydrogenase Class 1 (ADH1) into formaldehyde inside the body’s most sensitive tissues. Once inside the brain, the formaldehyde quickly attaches to the myelin sheaths, and that change prompts the body’s white blood cells to devour the damaged sheaths. The myelin sheath can regenerate if it is not yet entirely destroyed – which is why MS sufferers experience periods of remission and why avoiding methanol in the diet and environment can cure MS if it hasn’t gone too far.

    Dr. Monte is a food scientist, researcher, and Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Nutrition at Arizona State University. His book also contains information and documentation showing that the product’s manufacturers and their friends in the Food & Drug Administration knew the dangers posed by aspartame, yet buried the evidence and released it for public consumption despite the risk. Furthermore, they knowingly marketed it to those research had demonstrated were particularly vulnerable to its harmful effects – diabetics and pregnant mothers. Since that time, adult onset diabetes has more than doubled worldwide, with diabetics dying from the major diseases of civilization at a much higher rate than the average population. Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease, in which formaldehyde inside the brain destroys memory function, have increased 10,000% since 1981. Neural tube birth defects are up around 70% in the same period of time despite efforts to compensate with recommended folic acid.

    Monte has decades of experience in food science and nutrition as a researcher, teacher, inventor, industry consultant and consumer advocate who is committed to food additive safety and the prevention of food borne diseases. Dr. Monte is a dedicated scientist with both a Ph.D. and M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition and a B.S. in Biology. He has been a Registered Dietician, Certified Nutrition Specialist AIN, professional member of the American Chemical Society and emeritus member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1985, he was chosen by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars as a Senior Fulbright Scholar.

    Dr. Monte’s testimony before Congress was instrumental in the prevention of Sulfites from receiving status of US FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) and the implementation of mandatory labeling for most foods that contain this dangerous additive. Through his research, Dr. Monte has been awarded 22 US patents.

    He has shared his technical expertise during hundreds of television and radio appearances including a special feature on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and the book While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills. As Professor Emeritus of Nutrition from ArizonaState University , Dr. Monte continues his study of the damaging effects of methanol in our food supply. More information about Dr. Monte and his work can be found on his website: http://www.WhileScienceSleeps.com.

    Please do yourself a HUGE favor and get his book – it will save your life!

  4. Becky Miller

    Good news: Dr. Monte has made the chapter from his book that deals specifically with MS available for free download on his website: http://www.whilesciencesleeps.com/multiple-sclerosis-the-solution/

    You don’t have to log in, register, or pay any money. It’s free and easy!

  5. David Jennings

    My nephew, Matthew, is 36 years old and is living with progressive MS. Can these diets that Dr Monte and Dr Terry Whals talk and write about halt, cure, and regress the advance of this disease.
    I am trying to find out wether diet is effective with the various forms of MS.
    Any comments of suggestions would be appreciated.

    Yours sincerely
    David Jennings.

    • Neely

      David Jennings – YES.

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