Focus on the Successes

This is a short one today. I’m anxious to start Ketosis and have decided to begin this Wednesday. I’m mostly out of foods not okay on that level. Living alone, I have the benefit of not having anything in the house that could make it hard for me to get started on Level III. Most people live with others and must share the household cabinets and fridge with other foods, that is a benefit of living alone that I like. Not that its impossible to do this in those situations, I listen to Wahls members who tackle this very problem successfully. Although, I have noticed that the ones who do best with this are the ones who have supportive family who also adapt to the Wahls Protocol, although usually to a lessor degree, whereas they’re not sick, it isn’t necessary for them to be as strict as those of us who are battling an illness.

In the last few months, in my attempts to learn to like various foods required on the Protocol, I have focused on what I don’t like or have not found a way to adapt to more than what I have learned to like. Here are some of the weird and not so weird foods that I’ve come to love, or have always loved and didn’t know could be considered good for me:

  • Kombucha Tea
  • Hemp Hearts
  • Coffee with full fat coconut milk and almond butter blended in my Ninja Professional blender
  • Full fat coconut milk
  • Raw veggies, I crave them daily
  • Bacon (the Protocol calls for antibiotic, hormone and nitrate free, but I can’t afford the nitrate free, I buy antibiotic and hormone free, but with nitrates. When my financial situation improves I’ll go back to nitrate free, I figured 2 out of 3 is better than nothing)
  • Greens salad with fresh organic strawberries, almonds, purple cabbage and avocado
  • Purple cabbage
  • Cauliflower recipes, like Nom Nom Paleo’s Asian Fried Rice, mock mashed potatoes and Alfredo Sauce
  • Ground bison, which tastes infinitely better than beef hamburger and digests better
  • Chia seeds and chia seed pudding
  • Tahini Sauce

I’m sure there’s more than this, but I can’t think of anymore right now. I had a great workout this morning and a wonderful visit with a friend. I’m off to ready myself for Physio and exercise tomorrow.

 

Bonne Sante

 

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Minding your mitochondria – Dr. Terry Wahls Ted talk

This is interesting, of course the talk is interesting, its 17 minutes and 46 seconds, brief, powerful and she’s living proof. This was 2011, since then there’s many more living proof individuals walking, get it walking, around out there because of this “controversial” personal narrative. What I found particularly entertaining about this talk are the comments over the years due to a cautionary disclaimer from Ted X across the screen, which you will need to click the x on the warning to remove to watch the talk with out their banner across it. If I am understanding it correctly, and please do correct me if I am ever wrong, Ted X placed the banner in lieu of removing the talk from YouTube, but there was an uproar of disagreement about them doing that, and so, instead they kept it up and splashed this ridiculous banner on it instead.

See for yourself, I would suggest checking out Tedmed’s partners, three of which are pharmaceutical companies. I found this information on Tedmed’s website under the heading, “Partners.” I then googled each of the partners to see what they were. Some were obvious, such as the AMA (American Medical Association), these were the three that are drug companies: Astellas Pharma in Tokyo under Global Partners and under the heading Innovation Partners are Novartis and Regeneron.

Here is Dr. Terry Wahls talk: Minding Your Mitochondria:

Dr. Terry Wahls Tedx talk

Warning: The Tedmed “warning” banners will reappear forcing to again x them out repeatedly. Of course, I encourage you to read their disclaimer and “more”. And I encourage you to then watch the next video they make a point of following Dr. Wahls talk, “Debunking the Palio Diet.” I also encourage you to read the following comments under Dr. Wahls talk and to join this Facebook group:¬†https://www.facebook.com/groups/wahlsprotocol/

It is a closed group, therefore you will need to request permission to join. If you want to know if this works, listen to the members who are serious about adhering to the suggested diet and lifestyle and watch and hear their triumphs against what was once impossible for them.

What is my motive tonight, I’ll be honest, I was tired, long day, lovely dinner for Canadian Thanksgiving. I was looking to put together an easy blog. I have not watched Dr. Terry Wahls famous Tedx talk, Minding your Mitochondria. The plan was to simply put up the link to the talk. I was going to watch it tomorrow. I had no doubt it was good, as I had seen other talks and have seen Dr. Wahls in person here in Calgary. I’d heard of “the Ted talk”. What I did not expect were the disclaimer banners, and the intent to pull the talk, but then the banners went up when an uproar over them pulling this stopped them. I began researching the situation, reading the comments, reading the Tedmed website and exploring their partners. I have not watched the following talk, “Debunking the Palio Diet.” only because I am too tired and must put this to rest and go to bed, but I promise, I will watch it tomorrow. Finally, if you haven’t done so already, read what has happened to me in six short months on the Wahls Protocol under my blog page: Monthly symptom changes. Okay, bed.

 

Bonne Sante