Food Philosophy with V Capaldi PaleoBOSS Lady
The "most healed" woman on the Earth
V's life has been centered around her being a BOSS. From being raised in a dysfunctional family that included an addicted mom & a war hero father who suffered from untreated PTSD, chaos had always been the norm in her my life. By the age of 23 in 1986 she was told she had an inoperable brain tumor & lived for almost 6 months believing her life was over. As luck would have it, the death sentence became a life sentence when she was told she had Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
V, tell us about yourself:
Tell us about your daily practices:
Dance like I am in the club about an hour after I wake up. Dancing gets my mind right and helps me to connect with my body so when I jump on the yoga mat I know where I need to give some extra yoga love.
Yoga, yoga, yoga is my movement hero.
I find joy in each day.
What's your go-to recipe? Your favorite splurge food?
What's your food philosophy? Do you follow a specific diet or have you created something tailored specifically for you?
I am Paleo as a Wahls Warrior who follows The Wahls Protocol. In addition, I do intermittent fasting similar to the Bulletproof Diet.
I have lived with MS for over 29 years but about 5 years ago MS delivered it's most devastating blows to my body that continued day after day. As a result my life was facing homelessness, institutionalization or I was strongly considering taking my own life. I had exhausted all of my resources fighting MS, marriages failed and by this time I was completely alone fearing every second of the day. I had tried being a vegetarian, vegan, the Swank diet & so much more with no help for MS.
At my most desperate time in my life as luck would have it I saw a TEDx by Dr. Terry Wahls called Minding Your Mitochondria where she shared how she developed a modified form of Paleo that took her from a wheelchair to walking due to MS. She explained The Wahls Protocol works at the cellular level to fuel the powerhouse of your cells, the mitochondria. Immediately I started doing exactly what she described and since becoming a Wahls Warrior I have stopped every symptom from MS and consider myself a walking miracle.
Top 5 things I learned from Dr. Wahls:
- 100% compliance of The Wahls Protocol is required.
- Community is key to success.
- Our gut holds the key to health.
- A purpose driven life is key to success.
- Resilience is something we all can work on.
These lessons learned from Dr. Wahls has not been the first time around the block hearing these truths. The Wahls protocol puts the power of healing in our control. 100%. Not a doctors control. We have to want it. We have to do the work ourselves. The end.
I am grateful to learn about how to respect my body. Doing this as a Wahls Warrior continues to relieve my body of the horrific symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as my gut heals and my consciousness rises regarding what healthcare truly is.
What is your favorite way to move your body? How has exercise evolved for you over the years?
Who do you look up to? Where do you find inspiration when needed?
If you could have a one-way flight to anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
Italy. Because my heart and soul are Italian and I am so proud of my culture.