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Minding your mitochondria | Dr. Terry Wahls | TEDxIowaCity

Translator: Sahar Alamoudi Checker: Riyad Almubarak I love taekwondo and have once been a national hero. But much has changed since then. I went to medical school and became a doctor. I have a boy, and then a girl. She has a chronic illness that has no cure. In 2000, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I went to the best treatment center for multiple sclerosis I could find Cleveland Clinic. I saw the best doctors, got the best care possible, I took the latest treatments. By 2003, my patients had progressed to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. I took the recommended chemotherapy. I got a wheelchair.

I had a motorized chair that I could move around with. Tysabri used And then CellCept But I continued to become severely disabled. My patients have turned. I was scared of becoming bedridden. I read the latest research through PubMed.gov I knew that over time, minds with multiple sclerosis shrink. From there I started reading every night the latest medical research About diseases in which the mind shrinks. Those diseases were Huntington, Parkinson and Alzheimer’s. I saw that in all three cases the mitochondria didn’t work well, Leading to shrinking the mind.

With more research, Research found that the brains of mice and mitochondria were protected, Using fish oil, keratin and coenzyme Q. These doses have been translated from mouse size to human-sized doses. My first round of self-experimentation began. The speed of my patients slowed down and I was very thankful for that. But I’m still deteriorating. Then I discovered the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Through their continuing medical education, neuroprotection: A functional medical approach to familiar and unusual neurological syndromes. I learned more about brain cell biology and what I can do to protect my mind. Here are some of what I’ve learned: We have a billion cells in our minds, ten trillion connections. All of these connections must be insulated with so-called myelin. Multiple sclerosis will harm myelin. In order to make myelin strong and healthy your brain needs a lot of B vitamins. In particular, vitamin B1, which is thiamine, B9 which is folic acid, B12 which is cobalamin. It also needs omega-3 fatty acids and iodine. This is a nervous tangle. These beautiful golden drops are neurotransmitters. In order to make neurotransmitters, Your brain needs a lot of sulfur and vitamin B6, which is pyridoxine.

This mitochondria. She is very beautiful. It is very important for your life. Because these little mitochondria in each of our cells, Will manage the power supply for that cell. Without mitochondria, Won’t be bigger than bacteria. In medical school, I had to save countless reactions associated with mitochondria, But I didn’t know what element my cells could make, And which one should I consume to make these reactions occur correctly Now I know I need a lot of B vitamins, Sulfur and antioxidants in order for mitochondria to grow.

So I added B vitamins, sulfur and antioxidants to my daily diet. And then it turned out to me, That I should get my long list of nutrients from food, If you do, I’ll probably get hundreds or thousands of other items Which is not named and known by science yet. But it will be useful for my mind and my mitochondria But I didn’t know where it was in food And did not do medical books, And even the food science texts that I consulted. But, the Internet did! So- (Laughter) That’s really useful. So using it, I was able to design a food plan, Especially for my mind and for my mitochondria. Now, before I tell you what my food plan was, We’ll do a research to see what the Americans are eating.

And I’ll start with you, So, I want you to think about the last 24 hours, Add all the fruits and vegetables you ate. Do not add potatoes and corn, because they are starches. Now if you can cover a dinner plate, stack up high, raise your hand. Come on, don’t be shy, raise your hands. Well, now if you can cover two dinner plates and keep raising your hand. Anyone eat three dishes? Look around, look at the raised hands how few. Okay? Now we will examine another family. This is from “Hungry Planet” to Peter and came down, They show you what this American family will eat next week. Look close and you’ll see a lot of processed food in boxes, Cans, other cases. This is how most Americans eat, That’s what most societies eat when they get richer, This is likely to be the reason for the low health of communities As their riches grow. This slide of work was done by Professor Lauren Cordine. Shows percentages of Americans Who consume less than the recommended daily intake For a variety of nutrients. In the lower half of the slide they are You’ll see that it’s less than half of us It takes enough vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin A.

And now if you look at the top half of the slide, You’ll see that two-thirds of us don’t take enough calcium, Nor magnesium nor zinc or iodine, Those 80% do not take omega-3 fat enough. We, you, are all starving our cells. We are alive because of complicated chemical reactions. If you don’t provide building blocks, Which are essential vitamins, minerals and fats, The reactions will not occur correctly. Leading to building wrong combinations, Or simply does not produce any formulations at all. You have configured the platform for a chronic illness. So our children are born with a very small jaw, Leading to crooked teeth and small brains. This is the cause of your blood pressure Blood vessels become stiff as you age. That’s why one in three American children, Or one in two if you’re an African American or Hispanic, He will become obese and diabetic, such as children or young people. That’s why when you go to our schools, Every year we have more and more children with severe learning difficulties And severe behavior problems.

But, it should not be like this. For two and a half million years, man has eaten what he can gather and hunt. They were named foragers also known as collectors hunters. So the hunter’s whole food system is the Bailu diet, Consists of leaves, roots, berries, meat and fish. Local and fresh in season and of course organic. Inuit in the far north ate quite differently About Africans in Savannah. However, when scientists analyzed these collectors’ hunting systems, They find that they have exceeded the recommended limit of 2 to 10-fold. For nutrients. These ancient peoples know About eating for optimal health and vitality, More than us doctors and scientists. The hunter’s omnibus diet contains more nutrients Of the American Heart Association diet.

More nutrients than the American Diabetes Association. And more nutrients than the USDA food pyramid system. From there I started the hunter’s whole food system. Used these concepts, But I set it up to make sure I get the nutrients, Vitamins and minerals. Nutrients identified as important for mental cells and for mitochondria. This is my diet: 3 cups of green leaves, 3 cups of sulfur-rich vegetables, 3 cups of bright colors, Meat fed with herbs, organ meats and seaweed. 3 cups is a high stack in a dinner dish. I start with green leaves because they are rich in vitamin B, Vitamin A, C, K and minerals. These are two types of cabbage. Cabbage has more nutrients per calorie than any other plant. B vitamins will protect your brain cells and your mitochondria. Vitamins A and C support immune cells. Vitamin K maintains the health of blood vessels and bones. And minerals are catalysts in the production of hundreds of different enzymes in your bodies.

Plus I get a dish full of vegetables everyday Will significantly reduce your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, The main cause of blindness in the United States. So eat more cabbage and parsley. More cooked vegetables. Eat more juices and vegetables. Eat dried cabbage pieces, It’s so delicious my teenage daughter and her friends love her, I want you to have 3 cups, A dish full of sulfur-rich vegetables daily. Your mind and your mitochondria need sulfur. Your liver and kidneys need sulfur So that they can detoxify your bloodstream. The cabbage family is rich in sulfur, They include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, Turnip, yellow turnip, radish, cabbage, cabbage. The onion family is also rich in sulfur. Onions, garlic, shallots, chives, Andalusian shallots and also mushrooms and helium.

I also want you to have a dish, 3 cups, Preferably 3 different colors every day. The colors are flavonoids and polyphenols. These are powerful antioxidants that will support your retina, And your brain cells and your mitochondria, And removes toxins. You can take the colors of vegetables Like beets, carrots, peppers, red cabbage … Or you can take them from berries And brightly colored fruits such as peaches and oranges. I want you to get a high-quality protein rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are very important to isolate those bonds in your mind. It is also important for the development of your jaw To get straight teeth and a bigger mind. So eat a wild fish in particular salmon and herring.

And also eat some kind of meat fed on herbs every day. Our old societies all appreciated the meat of the organs. Organ meats are concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and coenzyme Q. They are particularly strong to support mitochondria. So, eat meat from organs like liver, onions, heart, tongue, Cysts and pancreas calf once a week. The ancients traveled great distances or traded to ensure access to seaweed. Seaweed is a rich source of iodine and selenium. Your brain needs iodine to make myelin, Insulator for connectors. Iodine also needs detoxification, In particular, mercury, lead and heavy metals. A sufficient amount of iodine reduces the risk of breast and prostate cancer. Studies have shown that 80% of Americans have a relatively low amount of iodine. Therefore, eat seaweed at least once a week To ensure adequate iodine levels and maintain them. Most Americans can’t imagine eating 9 glasses, 3 dishes filled with vegetables and berries daily. However, if you are committed to eating 9 of these, they are incredibly healthy.

Wonderful for you. Vegetables and berries daily. Before eating cereals, potatoes and dairy products. Will raise dramatically The content of vitamins and minerals in your diet. Plus you will significantly reduce the risk of food allergies. Food allergies and food allergies are more common than we realize. Difficult to diagnose, especially Allergy to alkaline, protein in wheat, barley and corn wheat And dairy allergy, casein protein in dairy, Associated with a wide range of health problems, To name a few: Eczema, asthma, allergies, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, chronic headache, Neurological and behavioral problems. Yes, it will cost more to eat these beautiful vegetables and berries, But I guarantee you, you will pay the price. You will now pay for food that restores your health and vitality. Or you pay him to see a doctor, And prescription treatment and surgeries wasted time from work, Early retirement and nursing home care. it’s your choice. Okay. In seven years I got the best care, The newest and latest treatments, I continued to be disabled. By November 2007, I couldn’t sit in a seat as you do now. I was leaning on such a zero-gravity chair, At home, at work or in bed.

I can walk a short distance with two crutches. I was losing my keys and mobiles. I could see nightmares, that master May withdraw my clinical privileges. That’s when I designed a diet Dedicated to mental cells and to mitochondria. That’s when I started Huntress became a modern university. After 3 months I was able to walk between the test rooms using one crutch. The following month I was able to walk everywhere in the hospital without a crutch. Five months later I rode my bike for the first time in a decade. And wandered around the neighborhood. 9 months in my new way of eating I drove 18 miles on my bike. The following year I went on a riding trail to the Canadian Rockies. I’m a canary in a coal mine, Here as a warning to all of you. We have a choice. We can continue to eat delicious and comfortable foods, Tasty processed foods, And see ourselves and our children We grow and face weight gain, depression and diabetes or…

We can continue to see health care costs as an out-of-control balloon. Cause our bankruptcy individually and collectively as a country. or… We can eat for the mitochondria, We eat vegetables and berries, Meat fed on herbs, organ meats and seaweed, And get more energetic. We all have a choice. I chose to know General About the power of food to heal and conduct clinical trials. We test my and other inputs in progressive secondary MS. We will present our research on Sunday at the 2011 Neuroscience Conference.

The results are exciting. We all have a choice. I challenge you to become modern-day fishermen, And eat for your mitochondria, Be ambassadors for mitochondria. Because if I can get up on a wheelchair by doing that, Imagine what eating would do for the mitochondria, Your family, your state, your community and your world. Option is our choice. What will be your choice? thank you. (clap) .

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