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482: Learn How to Heal Your Autoimmune Disease Through Diet & Lifestyle | Dr. Terry Wahls

482: Learn How to Heal Your Autoimmune Disease Through Diet & Lifestyle | Dr. Terry Wahls

Update: 2022-07-05


Watch the full video interview on YouTube here:

Dr. Terry Wahls (IG: @drterrywahls) is a functional medicine practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials.

She’s 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’s the author of The Wahls Protocol.

Today, Dr. Wahls and I go deep into the specific diet and lifestyle she used to heal her MS. This is a powerful protocol for anyone suffering from an autoimmune condition or chronic disease.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dr. Wahls diagnosis of a progressive pain disorder & multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and multiple sclerosis
  • Signs & symptoms Dr. Wahls was experiencing
  • The power of positive affirmations for healing chronic disease
  • The supplement protocol that changed her life
  • Shifting the focus to what you CAN eat
  • The possibility of recovery exists
  • How changing her diet had a big impact on MS recovery
  • Starting a clinic to share her diet & lifestyle with patients
  • You have to inspire hope
  • The Wahls Protocol helps you heal from chronic disease
  • Are you a meat-eater or vegetarian/vegan?
  • Supplement recommendations for vegetarians and vegans
  • The benefits of sulfur-containing vegetables
  • 9 cups of vegetables & fruit a day
  • Monitoring your vitamin D levels
  • Getting a homocysteine test
  • Eating 200 different plant foods a year
  • Taking time to meditate
  • Committing to daily exercise when you have a chronic disease
  • Peer support is important for any behaviour change
  • An update on Dr. Wahls current health status
  • Starting your healing journey
  • The biggest leverage factor for healing

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Related links:

Dr. Terry Wahls - The Wahls Protocol (book)

Dr. Terry Wahls' website​​

Follow Dr. Terry Wahls on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Listen to Dr. Terry Wahls previously on TUHP (episode #120)

Dr. Terry Wahls - The Wahls Protocol Cooking For Life (book)

The Institute for Functional Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute

Tedx Talk: Dr. Terry Wahls - Minding Your Mitochondria

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Iowa City Veterans Administration Health Care

1-Page Diet Cheat Sheet

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Danielle Walker on Finding Health After Being Diagnosed With an Autoimmune Disease (#401)

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482: Learn How to Heal Your Autoimmune Disease Through Diet & Lifestyle | Dr. Terry Wahls

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