Each day, I walk by my sister (and business partner) Jackie’s office and stick my head in. This morning, I stopped in to run a couple of ideas by her for my blog. Before I could even get through my first idea – she said, “Did you watch that video that our brother Dennis sent us?”
Well, I guess my brother doesn’t send me ALL of his emails with random information. This one time, I wish he did.
Jackie forwarded me a link to an article and video from a TEDx conference held in Iowa City.
You’ve probably heard of “TED” conferences, right? TED started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. You can find out more here. These sold-out conferences and spin-off events have changed the way we think and the way we share information.
The most amazing thing about a TED talk is that it brings together the world’s most incredible thinkers and doers and lets them tell the story of their lives – in 18 minutes or less. Can you imagine that? Bill Gates? 18 minutes. Steve Jobs? 18 minutes. President Bill Clinton? 18 minutes. The Dalai Lama? The same 18 minutes.
Well, the video link which I am including here is from Terry Wahls, a female physician who was diagnosed with incurable MS (Multiple Sclerosis). You may not have MS, but I’m sure you know someone who has been affected by this dreadful disease.
After much personal research, Dr. Wahls was able to REVERSE her Multiple Sclerosis by switching to a “Paleo-style” diet focused on eating fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, wild fish, grass-fed meat, organ meats and seaweed. And, no aspartame.
Her talk is less than 18 minutes (of course) and seeing her before and after photos of the dramatic and incredibly positive effect the diet change had on her body and spirit is mind-blowing.
I know a few people who have Multiple Sclerosis, or other serious health issues. Because of all the nutritional information I am exposed to as part of my work in the produce industry, I have always wondered how many of our health issues could be controlled or eliminated by making different food choices.
As you are starting the New Year, and already implementing your New Year’s Resolutions, I suggest you take a moment to check out this article or take 18 minutes to check out the video. You may want to modify a few of those resolutions to include a diet more heavily weighted to FRESH fruits and vegetables.
Watching the video changed my life (as I was trying to figure out a reason NOT to eat my beloved bread and butter that is my downfall). I would love to hear what you thought of it. Please comment at the end of my blog post online.
Happy New Year!