Dr Terry Wahls On Reversing Autoimmune Conditions And Chronic Disease With Diet And Lifestyle Interventions

Welcome to the Superhumanize Podcast, where we explore cutting-edge science and insights that can help us live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. In today’s episode, I am honored to be joined by Dr. Terry Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, author, and renowned expert in the field of functional medicine. Dr. Wahls is also 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. Her personal journey with the disease has led her to develop the Wahls Protocol, a science-backed approach to treating chronic autoimmune conditions, that has helped countless people around the world to stop or slow down the progression of their conditions, or even reverse them.

Dr. Wahls’ research and clinical practice focus on using diet and lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent chronic disease. She has published numerous scientific papers and has presented her findings at national and international conferences. Dr. Wahls is also the author of three bestselling books, including The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles.

In this episode, Dr. Wahls shares her personal journey with MS and how it led her to develop the Wahls Protocol, a nutritional and lifestyle intervention designed to treat chronic autoimmune conditions such as MS. She discusses the principles of functional medicine and how it differs from traditional medicine, as well as the role of nutrition and movement in healing chronic illness. Dr. Wahls also addresses some of the common questions and concerns that people with autoimmune diseases may have about the Wahls Protocol, including how it can help with specific symptoms, how to get started, and how to address financial or logistical barriers to adopting the approach.

Whether you are someone who is dealing with an autoimmune condition and are looking for new ways to manage your symptoms or whether you know someone you love who is facing chronic health problems, or whether you are simply interested in the latest research on functional medicine and holistic health, this episode is a must-listen. 

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In this episode with Doctor Wahls, you’ll discover:

-Dr. Wahl’s personal journey recovering from MS…04:00

-An overview of the Wahls Protocol11:10

-Mindfulness and addressing the mental elements of recovery….15:30

-Restoring a sense of agency after feeling you’ve lost control…19:01

-How the Wahls Protocol addresses toxins within and immediately outside the body…21:30

-How to balance conventional meds with the principles of the Wahls Protocol…26:00

-When will one see results after adopting the Wahls Protocol?…30:45

-If you can at least halt the decline, it’s a major win…33:00

-And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Superhumanize episode with Montel Williams


Dr Terry Wahls

Dr. Wahls’ page at the University of Iowa

The MS study Terry mentioned


The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way To Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles

The Wahls Protocol Cooking For Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan To Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions

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