THE MORNING SHOW
Dr. Terry Wahls
THE WAHLS PROTOCOL: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine
When Dr. Terry Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000, she joined the ranks of 2.1 million people who live with the disease today. Previously a marathoner and mountain climber, Dr. Wahls headed to a bedridden life due to secondary progressive MS. She decided to take her health into her own hands. In THE WAHLS PROTOCOL: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine (Avery; Hardcover & eBook; March 13, 2014), Dr. Wahls shares how, after using her protocol for a mere nine months, she was back on her bike, riding eighteen miles in one day! Dr. Wahls has since made it her mission to teach the public how those suffering from the autoimmune conditions, as well as chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and even mental health problems, can become well once again.
The root of optimal health begins with taking away the things that harm and confuse our cells while providing the body with the right environment in which to thrive. One of the best ways to combat disease at the cellular level is to adjust one’s diet and lifestyle. While medication can only ease your symptoms (sometimes with side effects that actually make you feel even worse), true health begins with the food you eat – the very building blocks of life for your cells. The Wahls™ Diet, the cornerstone of THE WAHLS PROTOCOL, advances the idea that our bodies need to take in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from food, rather than pills and supplements. Separated into three different levels depending upon the reader’s needs, The Wahls™ Diet is based on the latest research on autoimmune disease, brain biology and Paleo principles. The Wahls™ Diet isn’t just another Paleo diet. It provides specific structure so you know exactly what to eat to maximize healing.
-Dr. Wahls talks about her experience with MS and how she overcame the symptoms with using a Paleo Diet
-Environmental factors contributing to MS
-There are 20 key nutrients for optimal health
-The importance of vegetables in the onion/cabbage group and other high sulfur foods
-Why is seaweed so important in this diet?
-Adding seaweed flakes to soups, stews, vegetables etc. It tastes great and it’s an easy way to get your iodine
-The damaging effects on sugar over the past 200 years
-The problem with beans and legumes
-Eating as much as you want as long as your plate is 25% meat and 75% vegetables
-Why are organ meats so important?
-Dr. Wahls is the only one who has identified the 31 key nutrients needed for optimal health
-Why Dr. Wahls does not recommend using supplements for getting iodine
-Processing and eliminating mercury
-The problem with chelation therapy
and so much more!
dr terry wahls on the wahls protocol, april 8, 2014