Dr. Terry Wahls talks to Wendy about how she and you can heal autoimmune disease naturally. Dr. Wahls reversed her MS using the Paleo diet, supplements and various therapies, including an infrared sauna.
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Once a marathon runner and mountain climber, Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was soon confined to a wheelchair. Dr. Wahls had always relied on drugs and surgery to treat her patients, but found that as a patient herself conventional medicine was failing her. Determined to find a cure Dr Wahls switched from a vegetarian to a Paleo diet and began various therapies, reversing her symptoms to the point where she was able to walk without a cane and even bike 18 miles in one day.
Her New Book
Her new book The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Priciples and Functional Medicine details her extraordinary findings in her recovery and provides a step-by-step guide to regain control of your health while living with autoimmune disease. What I love most about the book is how it puts the care of the patient’s health and disease firmly under their control and empowers them to get their life back.
Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.
Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahl’s adopted the nutrient-rich Paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day.
About Dr. Terry Wahls
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. She is the ONLY doctor who is testing the Paleo diet in a clinical setting to heal disease and improve health. Dr. Wahl’s book The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Priciples and Functional Medicine details how to address the underlying cause of disease employing a nutrient dense Paleo diet, a supplementation plan that feeds the mitochondria, thus increasing the body’s energy, and exercise, detox and other strategies to heal the body of disease.