Autoimmune disease is on the rise, but conventional doctors have little more than drugs to offer and in some cases those drugs appear to accelerate the rate of disease progression. Dr. Terry Wahls spent about 20 years slowly watching her health decline until finally she got the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Only 3 years after beginning standard therapy she ended up in a wheelchair where she remained for 4 years until she began studying Functional Medicine and using supplements while developing her paleo inspired nutritional protocol, The Wahls Protocol. That’s why I invited Dr. Wahls to be our guest heretic so she can explain how she got out of her wheelchair and went back to work.
Terry L. Wahls, M.D. is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City and the Director of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic at the Iowa City Veteran Affairs Health Care System where she treats veterans with autoimmune, neurological, and medical problems using diet and lifestyle interventions. In addition she is a clinical researcher, studying the use of diet and lifestyle interventions in autoimmune and other chronic disease states. You can follow Dr. Wahls through her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Highlights from today’s episode:
7:49 ~ The first signs that something was going wrong.
10:29 ~ Options offered by the conventional medical industry.
14:24 ~ How supplements and functional medicine changed the way she thinks about health and her patients.
15:57 ~ Differences between the Paleo diet and the Wahls Protocol.
21:00 ~ Trouble with common diets.
26:48 ~ What Functional Medicine is and would Dr. Wahls have entertained it if she hadn’t been forced to from her own experience?
30:11 ~ The blessing within disease.
35:56 ~ New hope with e-Stim therapy.
39:46 ~ “You don’t have to wait until all the proof comes in and is vetted by the medical community”
45:04 ~ How you can participate in the $1M funded study of the Wahls Protocol.
Now that you’re curious to learn more about the Wahls Protocol and how to put it into action, here are two of Dr. Wahls books for you to learn more: