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Why I Eat The Way I Do, Part 2

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

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