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65: V Capaldi – How Food Cured Her “Uncurable” Disease

By September 10, 2016Podcasts
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V Capaldi, aka PaleoBOSS Lady, is nothing short of a miracle. Her story brings hope where there is despair, joy where there is pain, and future where there is hopelessness. Her life is an example of what can happen when you take full responsibility for the hardships (and blessings) that you’ve been given. Her story is not magic, or a miracle, really — it’s the story of someone who never gave up, was receptive to new concepts and ideas, and willing to take action.

V Capaldi PaleoBOSS LadyV was young when she was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). For years, she lived with the disease while it slowly degraded her quality of life and her ability to take care of herself. At one point, she relocated across the country to Venice, California with the hopes that the weather would bring an improvement in her quality of life, even as her condition worsened. By 2008, she had no use of her arms or hands.

One day while in physical therapy, her therapist suggested she go gluten free. Almost immediately upon making this dietary change, the jumping and twitching in V’s legs stopped. Soon thereafter, while lying in bed in tremendous pain, at one of the lowest points of her life, she stumbled upon Dr. Terry Wahls’ TED Talk. With nothing to lose (and everything to gain), she listened, took Dr. Wahl’s recommendations to heart, and took action — changing her life forever.

Hear the rest of V’s incredible story by tuning into the podcast. Trust me, it’s amazing and inspiring!

P.S. V is a contributor to our blog. Click here for her amazing recipes and life coaching videos.

Links Mentioned

PaleoBOSS Lady — V Capaldi’s website.
Instagram and Twitter — Where you can follow V’s daily activities.
Dr. Terry Wahls’ TED Talk — The talk that changed the course of V’s life.
Dr. David Perlmutter — Information on improving gut bacteria.
The Easiest Thing You Can Do for Weight Loss and Longevity — by Dr. Mark Hyman.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy — What exactly is this kind of therapy?
YAS Yoga — Find a YAS Yoga studio in your area.
How to Make Bulletproof Coffee — A recipe and explanation from Dave Asprey.
The Bulletproof Diet  — By Dave Asprey
The Roll Model — By Jill Miller.
The Wahls Protocol — By Dr. Terry Wahls.
Mind Body Green — Publication where V found her Functional Medicine Doctor in Pittsburgh.
Bonebroth Protein — From Ancient Nutrition.
mobilityWOD — Daily workout videos geared toward optimum mobility.
The Beginners Guide to Ketosis — An article explaining ketosis.
Robb Wolf — Recent Whole Life podcast with Robb Wolf.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.