EP230: How to Reverse Autoimmune Conditions & Cultivate Brain Health With Dr. Terry Wahls
IN THIS EPISODE:
Most people today want to optimize brain function and feel calmer (or happier), reduce brain fog, or experience more stable moods.
(Or maybe you’re like me and you just never want to forget where your keys are again! 😊
Fortunately, there is a healthy body of research demonstrating that what we eat - directly impacts the way our brain functions, develops and recovers.
In fact, today’s podcast guest, best-selling author, clinical professor and functional medicine superstar, Dr. Terry Wahls, used food (and strategic supplements) to heal her brain and reverse the Multiple Sclerosis that once confined her to a tile-recline wheelchair chair.
Talk about incredible.
She is also conducting clinical trials demonstrating that her Wahls Protocol IS just as powerful and life changing as we want to believe it is. And that it’s not just for people with M.S. but for people who want to reverse other autoimmune conditions or simply improve the way their brain functions.
So if you want to build a better brain (and who doesn’t, right?) - drop what you’re doing and tune in NOW!
Dr. Wahls is one of the most impressive people I’ve ever had the pleasure of interviewing and I know you’ll be blown away by what she has to say. Here’s what you’ll learn...
- Why she only eats one meal a day
- What she believes caused her autoimmune issues
- Her thoughts on the carnivore diet
- The food that causes incapacitating face pain for her within 6 hours
- The best foods for a health brain
- The 3 most problematic foods for people with autoimmune conditions
- The surprising tweak she makes for paleo dieters
- Why organ meats are integral to her protocol
- Why greens are powerful medicine for the brain
- The best veggies for keeping your brain young
- The little known vitamin that your brain needs more of
- The food she eats whenever she travels
- Why bone broth is helpful for the Mtor pathway
- The food colors that build brain health
- What people with both genes for Alzhiemer’s (like me) think of her protocol
- Why long term ketosis can negatively impact health
- What her research is demonstrating (this is AMAZING!)
Don’t forget to share this life-changing information with anyone you know could benefit. <3
Stay healthy, friends!
Resources We Mention:
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 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 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. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.
She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every summer where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Instagram @drterrywahls, and on Facebook/Twitter at @TerryWahls. Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team: [email protected]. Pick up a copy of her research papers at https://terrywahls.com/researchpapers/.
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