4.0 out of 5 stars A Physician Overcomes secondary stage MS

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Physician Overcomes secondary stage MS-don’t wait as long as she had to. June 28, 2013

By Elishaw Esthers

This review is from: Minding My Mitochondria 2nd Edition: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and got out of my wheelchair. (Paperback)

The title may seem too academic to delve into. Not so. Dr. Wahls has made it easy to understand. Her credentials and her slide down the slope of debilitating MS will make you want to look closer at yourself. This isn’t just the slowing down of maturing.

My own situation started three years ago with just some cramping in my left leg, progressed to night leg-cramps and this year the inability to go up and down steps, except to take one step at a time. There was also noticeable limping, which I tried to hide. Dr. Wahls is not diagnosing or dispensing in this book, but she has opened up her own personal physical trauma to us. I am not diagnosed with MS. I am not officially disabled. I have adopted a keener oversight of my eating. I have increased the types of nutritional supplements that are listed. I see those changes having had a good effect on my energy levels and alertness. I recommend this book to anyone with Specific neurological symptoms related to motor or nerve disabilities. Americans are so fortunate to have most foods imaginable, unfortunately their commercial shelf-life and preparation methods are adding to our disease. Recipes in this book will bring you the chance to try ‘clean’ eating again. Try it. But you DO have to do from scratch and be willing to stick to it.

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