I’ve just finished reading “Minding My Mitochondria: How I overcame secondary progressive multiple sclerosis” By Terry Wahls, MD If you haven’t already see the viral video of Dr Wahls talking about her reversal of Multiple Sclerosis, you must, it is inspiring. As a result of watching her talk I couldn’t wait to read her book [...]
Auto-immune disease and paleo diets, another truly remarkable story. I couldn’t resist posting this, as I have a thing about the power of diet and auto-immune conditions. This talk is inspiring in that Dr Terry Wahls worked out how to reverse her own debilitating Multiple Sclerosis. Dr Wahls was almost completely bed-bound, and is now [...]
Auto-immune diseases. I have one – Hashimotos (or two , possibly mild lupus as well), my mother has one – lupus, with small airways disease, my great great grandmother had severe lupus. The lupus rash on her face became so damaged by the harsh New Zealand sun her nose virtually rotted away. My mother’s lupus [...]
Robb Wolf has just posted a fantastic story of a journey from ill health to wellness, and a nutrition journey that includes the Zone diet and Paleo diet. Told with humour and heart, it gave me goosebumps. Thanks Cheryl for sharing this with Robb (and the world): “Being a little OCD I have a strict [...]
My mother is 78. About 2 months ago she and Dad decided to try paleo eating, after they saw my success. Both my parents have been following a dairy free Zone diet for about 12 years, and taking omega 3 (2500mg day) with great results. It has kept them lean, and kept my father free [...]
"Why I Hate Nutritionists" (by a type 1 diabetic who failed to control blood sugar following diabetes nutritionist advice)
Why I Hate Nutritionists By Psycho Milt NO MINISTER blog (http://nominister.blogspot.com/) “My wife pointed out to me a bit in the Sunday paper yesterday about cooking for guests with special dietary requirements, among which was diabetes (I’m a type 1 diabetic, ie the insulin-injections one). Apparently, if you’re cooking for a diabetic, no foods are [...]
I see a number of people with Hashimotos or auto-immune thyroid disease. In this disease your body makes anti-bodies that attack the thyroid tissue, these can cause more and more damage to the point where the thyroid is unable to make thyroid hormones. I have Hashimotos, fortunately I am symptomless, and so no treatment is [...]
Take a few minutes to watch this inspirational video about the health transformation of Veronica Garza who suffered from Lupus, a nasty auto-immune condition that can affect organs, skin and joints, for which she took a host of medications. When she changed her diet to paleo eating and she lost around 20 kg and more [...]
From the average New Zealand diet, to vegetarian, food pyramid, Zone and Paleo.
Julianne Taylor, May 2010
I am regularly asked how I and why I changed my diet and how it made a difference for me. The difference diet made in my own health sparked started my interest in nutrition, and my passion for passing this knowledge on.
Here then is my journey through different nutrition programmes and in particular those that have made the most significant impact in terms of my health.