SCP Podcast Episode 201: Dr. Terry Wahls – How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine

May 14, 2021

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In this episode, Dr. Terry Wahls, an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa; tells us her story and how she has beat progressive MS.  In addition to conducting clinical trials at the University of Iowa, Dr. Wahls also holds secondary appointments in the departments of neurology and epidemiology. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. 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 MedicineThe Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.

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. Dr. Wahls also trains physicians, nutrition professionals, movement professionals, and health coaches on how to implement these concepts into their clinical practices.   

Some stuff we cover:

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia – Dr. Wahls tells us her story and how she is pain-free now
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Genetics and bacteria
  • Chronic pain patients in veterans affairs medical center
  • Conditions The Wahls protocol has helped
  • What three things can people start doing now
  • And much more…  

Follow her on Instagram @drterrywahls, and on Facebook/Twitter at @TerryWahls.   Learn more about her MS clinical trials