Dr. Terry Wahls – Reversing Multiple Sclerosis Using Food
Dr. Terry Wahls stunned the medical community by reversing painful symptoms of MS. The foundation of her protocol: food.
DR Wahls is truly a medical marvel and is a prime example of what it means to use food as medicine.
In 2000, Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with a chronic neurological disorder, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. As a physician who was initially very skeptical of using wellness interventions to treat her disease, Dr. Wahls found herself exploring all options to heal and minimise the pain, as conventional medicine had zero effect given there is no cure for MS.
In 2007, Dr. Wahls discovered Functional Medicine and based on clinical studies completed on animals; she then applied those findings and outcomes to treat and manage her disease using the power of food and lifestyle changes.
Today, Dr. Wahls has gone from being virtually bedridden to completing an 18-mile bicycle tour.
With this inspiring story and further developing her own protocol, Dr. Wahls has been helping people all over the world to treat their autoimmune conditions.
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is also the author of The Wahls Protocol: “How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine” and the cookbook “The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.”
The foundation of her protocol focuses on food and includes a whopping 18 servings of vegetables a day. This dietary protocol is so nutrient dense that it was able to help her body and immune system heal.
This video highlights the plant foods, proteins, and fats that Dr. Wahls incorporates, how she developed this disease and the overall remedy. She also discusses lifestyle changes including meditation, stress reduction, movement, and much more.
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Dr. Wahls’ story is an incredible story of hope and proof that what we eat and how we live matters, especially when it comes to optimizing health and improving quality of life.
So, if you have an autoimmune disease or know someone that does, this video is truly inspiring and definitely worth the time to find out how we can reduce symptoms of these diseases.