“I am a Doctor Who Was Diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Within 5 Years, My Disease Progressed Until I Could Walk Only A Few Short Steps. But I Made a Discovery That Changed My Life. This is How I Overcame Secondary Progressive MS and Got Out of My Wheelchair...”
My name is Dr. Terry Wahls, and I have MS (multiple sclerosis). This is an autoimmune disease wherein the body’s own immune system attacks the central nervous system. No specific cause for MS has yet been identified, however contributing factors such as environment, viral, immune dysfunction, and genetic predisposition have been linked to the disease.
I was initially diagnosed with MS (relapsing-remitting type) in 2000 at The Cleveland Clinic. I was treated with different disease modifying medications to no avail. By 2003 my MS had transitioned to secondary progressive MS, which is the more severe type that responds poorly to treatment. I had many problems including difficulty with walking, poor balance, and poor coordination. I went from using a cane, or a ski pole to a scooter, and then to a tilt-recline wheelchair.
Over the three years that followed, I only became weaker.
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* Disclaimer: This book is intended for educational purposes and not as medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. In the United States only F.D.A approved treatments may make such claims. The statements that follow have not been evaluated by the F.D.A.
Minding My Mitochondria 2nd Ed. - How I Overcame Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Got Out of My Wheelchair by Dr. Terry L. Wahls is a comprehensive guidebook by an academic general medicine physician who created a unique program of intensive therapies to treat her MS. Within one year she was walking again throughout the hospital and even pedaled an 18 mile bicycle tour!