Minding your mitochondria | Dr. Terry Wahls | TEDxIowaCity

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Dr. Terry Wahls learned how to properly fuel her body. Using the lessons she learned at the subcellular level, she used diet to cure her MS and get out of her wheelchair.


  1. Renauld Clare on March 8, 2020 at 8:53 pm

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  2. Андрей BLACK on March 8, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Как посмотреть и послушать на русском или украинском языке? Есть возможность?

  3. djdom43 on March 8, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    this was good

  4. Jacques Faure on March 8, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    not a a word about eggs are they so bad are they worst than meat ?? explain please grass fed meat is better but how do you know is true, and what about hormons and antibiotic

  5. Nick H on March 8, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Why is this lecture tagged "Viewer discretion advised" ?🤔

  6. Pernell13489 on March 8, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    This works for all autoimmunes. I also take an antagonist called Low Dose Naltrexone.

  7. avi mae on March 8, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I have a close friend who developed MS 6 years ago. They told her was very aggressive and she would be in a wheelchair within 6 months. 6 years later she is still out of the wheelchair due to Dr Wahls Protocol!

  8. Ted Teddy on March 8, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    God bless you !!

  9. Jay M on March 8, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    An average MS patients provides the ‘medical community’ $90K per year.

  10. Ruth Moore on March 8, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Wahl ! Thank you for sharing your results and recommendations! ❤️

  11. Eve Levrae on March 8, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    i wonder just how much meat and organ meats a hunter/gatherer would actually eat. probably not every day. and i also wonder what she does about all the TMAO that is being produced by her liver and the damage to her endothelium. she has cured her MS but might die from cardiovascular disease.

  12. Baylen Miller on March 8, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    9:04 Diet

  13. Donna O'Connor on March 8, 2020 at 9:05 pm


  14. Christine Chin on March 8, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    “Viewer discretion advised.” (Written by Tedx) for a video from someone (a doctor) who has healed themselves of MS? Who got out of a wheelchair?! WTF? The world really has got its priorities wrong! Surely this person, Terry, needs to congratulated, applauded, not undermined!

  15. Mugo TV on March 8, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Altyazılı okuyamıyorum ki gözlerim bozuk görüyor çift görüyor Elbet bir gün düzeleceğini umut ediyorum

  16. Brian M on March 8, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I’m reading comments about warnings on this video. Why a warning about eating healthy foods?? Anyway, I don’t see any warning notice. Has it been removed?

  17. Carry Cash on March 8, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Перевидите кто-нибудь

  18. Tengiz Cengiz on March 8, 2020 at 9:13 pm


  19. K W on March 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Dr. Wahls has started a revolution. This warning has aged poorly.

  20. downbntout on March 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    What’s good for a salad dressing on the Wahl protocol?

  21. SirRiffsAlot on March 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    This is comical. A professional physician has to come on stage and show the world that she’s got the best of her MS by just eating sensibly. I’m surprised she didn’t directly slam the medical system as so many other doctors have – I guess it was implied.

    The statement "You are what you eat" is as literal as it can possibly get, and hordes of people still don’t seem to either get it, or care. What you eat, turns into you, and so you better make sure what you’re turning yourself into is the kind of stuff you wanna be!

    Hats off to this lady, good for her!

  22. SOLAR LIFE on March 8, 2020 at 9:16 pm


  23. Fina Khan on March 8, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Bravo! Time has come to teach the power of real food in kindergarten and up. Follow De David Brownstein on why you need Iodine and Dr Stephanie Seneff on the dangers of glyphosate in your food, and the benefits of Organic sulphur.MSM.

  24. Alexandra H on March 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    No my body doesnt need meat in order to stay healthy and neither does your’s. I am Vegan and eating this way is so much more healthier 🌱

  25. Judy Patrick on March 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    So inspiring, amazing. Thank you.

  26. H Ewing on March 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    This is so amazing. If anyone would like information about supplements that target what she is desrcribing and are bioavailable (ready for your body to actually absorb they way your supposed to) contact me!. 💛💛 and they target gut health specifically.

  27. fiddlefancier on March 8, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    What if we’ve already damaged our mitochondria? Do we get them back?

  28. Max Boomage on March 8, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    do all this and you can live forever.

  29. Hamburg on March 8, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    @ Ted Talks: People watching Ted talks tend to be able to think for themselves 😉

  30. Paleo Journee on March 8, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    This talk makes me so proud. Wake these people up!!!

  31. Arjun Gupta on March 8, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell – we learnt this by heart in 10th class.

  32. David Seeling on March 8, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Comments here illustrate how the general population does not understand science – allowing many like Dr.Wahls to make huge profits by helping nobody. What she promotes may cause no direct harm but there is EXACTLY zero evidence it provides ANY benefit whatsoever. Because something sounds reasonable or like "common sense" or just appealing based on personal belief does not give it any evidentiary value whatsoever. "Common sense" has no value whatsoever in any complex application. Common sense gives us a flat earth and things falling faster with increased weight, both far simpler than complexities of diet and health. Anecdotal stories and testimonials are of no value whatsoever in evaluating the effectiveness of anything. This may cause no direct harm other than false hope but may also prevent the pursuit of effective treatments, that is why it requires a valid warning.

  33. Wolf Man on March 8, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    My hero, I love you!!!

  34. Sumit Bhattacharya on March 8, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    one opinion, hybrid seeds should not be used, bcoz hybrid seeds are sterile i treated my depression bipolar disorder with the desi seeds and ghee which is made by fermentation of cow or even buffalo malai. I will give free consultation to anyone.

  35. Fina Khan on March 8, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    There is a connection between the mitrocondria Gut and the brain. Follow dr Roland Pankewich.

  36. randi nentrup on March 8, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I was recently diagnosed with MS, i asked my drs about what i can do to be healthier, and i am Shocked that they never mentioned changing my diet. I see it all over online, but the dr never suggested that a food change could help. Im going to try this right away!

  37. Betül Çağlar on March 8, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    B1 yani Tiyamin

  38. Lily Creek on March 8, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    walnuts, chia seeds and flax all are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, why don’t you include that?

  39. F007 on March 8, 2020 at 9:35 pm


  40. downbntout on March 8, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you, Dr. Wahl. Eloquent and substantiated. As the old saying goes, "can’t argue with success."

  41. 3chords on March 8, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    People here might be aware that Mitochondrial disorder is potentially associated with vaccine injury and autism/ neurological damage. Look up the case of Hannah Poling and Dr Zimmerman’s assessment.

  42. Linda Pow on March 8, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Eat less Eat the Best……thank you for sharing your story….and I can see how wonderfully you overcame all obsticles and can imagine your children ….. an example for many others.

  43. XXX on March 8, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I may have missed it, but I didn’t hear Dr. Wahls claim to cure MS. What I heard is through diet, Dr Wahls reversed MS symptoms, she also credited others including Institute Functional Biology. Oh, yes she earns her living practicing what she preaches & royalites from book(s?). I think Dr. Wahls advice is the most logical (cause & effect) medical advice I’ve ever heard – 87.5+ years old.

  44. Patricia Maureira on March 8, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    ojala pudieran ponerlo en español, seria maravilloso

  45. sonomasyrah on March 8, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you Dr. Wahls!!

  46. Bryt25 on March 8, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Omigod you can get this without a prescription and the side effects are not listed. It has be suspect! 🙂  🙂  🙂

  47. Ravengal101 on March 8, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I wish she was aware of the OMS diet when she was first diagnosed, but it wasn’t even developed yet…

  48. RLK III on March 8, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I love veggies. Prefer them raw – but 9 cups a day?? Ya, as I have recently been diagnosed with MS I am going to try this, but DAYUM. How did these hunter/gatherers ever find the time to frigging HUNT? Between farming and eating all day, there’d be no time for anything else. LOL

  49. Jane M Geddes on March 8, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    YouTube is censoring natural health solutions due to pressure from big pharma.

  50. Caelum μ on March 8, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    This is the perfect advice if we were not contaminating our oceans with our waste and pollution while also spraying chemicals/pesticides on our crops and real medicines which is our food. We have made our Planet increasingly toxic. God Bless us all that we start applying our reason & intellect on placing 1st thing 1st.