5.0 out of 5 stars This book is for everyone

 In Wahls Warriors

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is for everyone., May 1, 2013

By Shirley Smalley See all my reviews

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

I do not have MS, Parkinson’s or any other disease that seems to be helped by Dr. Wahls diet. I do have a mother and two aunts who died with Alzheimer’s Disease, and I’m not interested in sharing that experience. I was about 25 lbs. overweight, with much fat around my belly. I decided to try the diet to see if it would help someone like me, a chubby woman in her mid-seventies to become healthier. I began the diet in November of 2012, and went cold turkey on gluten, increased my veggie intake to very close to the 9 cups a day she advocates, eliminated most refined sugar and found sources of grass fed meats. Today I am 20 lbs. lighter, feel great! I find that the cravings for refined carbs have decreased to the point where I have no trouble eating the wonderful food on this diet. Oh yes, one of the reasons I decided to try this is that I have a daughter with Parkinson’s. I wanted to see how difficult it is to eat this way. I’m staying on it because I feel better!

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