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Dr Terry Wahls MD

Current Clinical Research at Wahls Research Lab with Dr Terry Wahls

Podcast 194

More than ever it’s important to understand how diet and behavior impact your health. Dr. Terry Wahls shares her own experience with multiple sclerosis, the treatment path that worked for her and multiple case study patients, and insight into her clinical research changing how MS is both studied and treated.  

In this episode, Cathy and Dr. Terry discuss: 

  • What caused Dr. Wahls to fundamentally change how she thinks about disease and health 
  • Details about Dr. Wahls’ clinical research and safety feasibility study 
  • Understanding the results of a modified Paleo diet in people with relapsing MS
  • Dr. Wahls’ current drug regimen and how diet studies differ from drug studies 
  • Information about the Wahls Behavior Change Model
  • Transitioning from crazy eccentric to beautiful visionary in the studying of MS
  • How Dr. Wahls’ approach differs from conventional physicians and some functional medicine physicians
  • Why Dr. Wahls decided to include the whole family in the treatment of MS  
  • How to be treated with Dr. Wahls and details about the Wahls Protocol Training

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials in the setting of Multiple Sclerosis. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life. Pick up a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/

Memorable Quotes:

  • “We have 15 steps that we teach clinicians…we’ve been incredibly effective at getting our patients to make and sustain remarkable changes in their behaviors and have the family as a unit experience these remarkable transformations done as a family.”
  • “The conventional doctors don’t know much about diet, meditation, exercise, behavior change, and they have on average about 5 minutes, maybe 7 minutes with the patient—at most, 15. So it’s hard for them to get into how patients can change their diet and behavior.”  
  • “If you’re treating addictions, it’s a family intervention. What we eat is a family experience, how we conduct our life is a family experience. And so if we make those changes together as a family, it’s very easy. If I make it as an individual, isolated from my family, it will be a struggle forever.”  

    Mentioned In This Episode:

    The Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioner Certification – https://terrywahls.com/certification/

    The Revised & Expanded Edition: The Wahls Protocol®

    How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine –  https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/

    Links to resources:

    Health Coach Group Website

     Get the book(s) 

    Wahls Protocol Book Cover


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