Wheelchair-Bound with MS to 18-Mile Bike Tour in One Year with Dr. Terry Wahls–#001

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, a published clinical researcher, physician at the Iowa City VA Hospital, who was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000. 

She underwent chemotherapy to try to slow the disease progression and began using a tilt-recline wheelchair because of the weakness in her back and realized that she would eventually become bedridden due to her disease.  As a result, she set out to go to the medical literature and find a way to prevent herself from becoming bedridden. 

She discovered functional medicine in the summer of 2007, created and started the Wahls Protocol in December 2007, and those dietary and lifestyle changes took her from being wheelchair-bound to completing an 18-mile bike tour within one year.

Dr. Terry Wahls for blog

In today’s show, Dr. Wahls and I chat about:

  • How medications and supplements were only able to slow her disease progression but not reverse it
  • Why the health of your cells and mitochondria is so important
  • Which foods to avoid to minimize face pain, migraine, acne, allergies, and asthma
  • The Wahls Protocol that she uses to treat her patients and
  • How to cook with kelp and seaweed

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

Now it’s your turn!

WHAT symptoms do you struggle with?  WHAT changes have you made in your diet to try to reduce those symptoms? 

HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle? 

WHO do you want to hear from?  Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show! 

I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!



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  • Summary of Pearls shared on the show
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  1. Bobbi kanner says:

    Thankyou for sharing your journey and for caring to help others heal through food choices and other Mental mind sets, physical movements and emotional self help choices. You are a visionary . You are helping to change lives as well as save lives. Thankyou, Dr Terry Wahls!

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