I haven’t done a Fight Back Friday post in a month, and for that I apologize. Sometimes life just gets in the way of this little obsession I call a blog. But enough of that – today I have a subject worthy of this particular blog carnival. An important subject.
Several days ago, I posted a video to my personal Facebook page, and I’m not the only one – I understand it has gone viral. It was of an extraordinary young man from Iowa arguing in a court for same-sex marriage; this young man’s name is Zach Wahls and he is the son of a lesbian couple. What does this have to do with why I eat the way I do? In the course of this three-minute speech, Zach mentions in passing that his birth mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. What Zach does not mention is that his mother is Dr. Terry Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa – who claims to have cured her progressive MS with diet.
A diet very similar to mine.
Okay, without the grain-free banana bread I’m going bake for our holiday party tomorrow. But I digress.
I apologize to my paleo readers, who have probably seen this video since both Melissa McEwen and Richard Nikoley have already posted it. However, it’s my non-paleo readers who will benefit most from watching this video. Dr. Wahls is not the compelling speaker her son is, but what she has to say is very, very important; the speech runs for 17 minutes, but it seems to be much shorter. If you do nothing else today, watch – and listen and understand – what Dr. Wahls has to say.
You never know…it could save your life.
Posted in participation of Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday