Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day.
She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.
Listen in as I ask Dr Terry:
* The formula for the Wahls Protocol diet.
* What are mitochondria and why should we look after them?
* How far has mainstream medicine come since her initial diagnosis?
* Where is the future of medicine going?
* Is there a healthy way to have a vegetarian diet?
* Are dementia and Alzheimers reversible or slowable?
You’ll also discover:
* After many failed treatments, what gave her a remarkable improvement, including the ability to enjoy 20-mile bike rides.
* Her faith that it will be the public, not the government or finance companies, which will drive diet- and lifestyle-based medicine.
* The best way to get started changing your eating habits.
Dr Terry has a scientific but warm manner of speaking and she came out with a few gems that stuck with me, like:
“If you want to be playing soccer with your grandchildren at 80, playing Scrabble with them at 90 and reading and playing bridge at 100 you should be able to do that.”
“I surround myself with people who support my health promoting choices and minimise my exposure to people who sabotage my health promoting choices.”
“It’s certainly a disaster to go to a food event that’s going to have excluded foods in front of you hungry - because those foods will find their way into your mouth.”
“There’s nothing like feeling better and better and better!”
You can learn more about Dr Wahls’ work from her website, https://terrywahls.com/. She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD) and on Twitter at @TerryWahls. Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu.
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