Unpacking Resilience for Healing the Body and Experiencing Optimal Health With Dr. Terry Wahls
ByKirsty WirthonMarch 28, 2018
In this interview, we cover;
Mitochondrial function is an essential basis for good health
The benefits of tailoring our diet around the habits of our ancestral elders to maximise micronutrient intake
Diet and lifestyle choices are our complete responsibility and under only our own control to create a more positive healing environment and the basis for health
You don't need your specialist to approve every single change you make, be guided and supported by your primary caregiver
Biochemical markers change quickly, it's imperative to monitor pharmaceutical medications alongside nutrient supplementation and dietary change
Diet and lifestyle changes may be simple for some but they aren't always easy changes, this is where resilience and willingness to change, heal and thrive is important
Two questions to constantly ask yourself when wanting to nail a nourishing lifestyle;
What do you want your health for?
What are 1 or 2 things that are most important to you?
Factors that Dr Wahls believes contributed to her MS diagnosis: antibiotic use, chemical exposure from living and working in a farming environment, solvent exposure from being a passionate artist, formaldehyde exposure from gross anatomy lab at medical school, reduced vitamin D exposure whilst studying on top of the poor sleep and limited interpersonal communication also whilst studying
The food that is designed for children today has no nutrition and is made to create addiction and overconsumption
Dr Wahls top tips for improving the microbiome
Consumption of a variety of local spices and herbal teas