Dr. Terry Wahls


“There are so many studies that demonstrate the more antioxidants you consume, the more color you consume, the lower the rates of obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, cancers, and early cognitive decline.”

Guest Bio:

Dr. Terry Wahls is a Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials testing the efficacy of a therapeutic lifestyle to treat multiple-sclerosis-related symptoms. In addition, 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. Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu. Pick up a copy of her research papers at Terrywahls.com/researchpapers/

Episode Summary:

Dr. Terry Wahls felt there was something wrong with her health in 1980 and by 2000, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. By 2003, she was bound to a wheelchair and was spending tens of thousands of dollars on drugs to ease her pain. By 2007, she decided to redesign her paleo diet and within a year later, she was able to walk and exercise again. She is currently leading clinical trials on how food and a lifestyle change can positively impact autoimmune diseases and more! Listen in to find out her journey and how you can develop a healthier diet.

Title: Your Food, Your Health, Your Wealth — Dr. Terry Wahls

Subtitle: It’s very hard to give up today’s pleasure for future benefit.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dr. Wahls went from being in a wheelchair to walking!
  • Dr. Wahls was actively working on her health after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but she just could not seem to get better.
  • The conventional understanding of multiple sclerosis is incomplete.
  • When Dr. Wahls got better, she knew she was on to something. She went to the Pink Clinic and Primary Care and asked them to give her their most difficult people. She wanted to know if her diet and lifestyle protocol would work on them, too. It did!
  • Dr. Wahls shares her health journey from experiencing pain to being able to bike again.
  • Dr. Wahls has been doing clinical trials since 2010 and is currently in the process of getting her 5th clinical trial approved.
  • Dr. Wahls shares how she revamped her paleo diet and the foundations of her diet protocol that she uses on patients today.
  • Dr. Wahls is very fond of ketogenic diets but understands it’s not for everyone.
  • Is there a connection between autoimmune diseases and Lyme disease?
  • Why do people struggle with eating healthy food? Dr. Wahls focuses on how people can be successful with food.
  • What shortens your telomeres vs. what lengths your telomeres?
  • We don’t know what diet is the best diet, but it’s important to get off the standard American diet.
  • Dr. Wahls hosts an annual event where people can come get the latest health information and commit to a sustainable behavioral change.
  • You can go to Terrywahls.com/researchpapers to discover inspirational stories about some of the patients Dr. Wahls has treated.
  • Dr. Wahls lists some of the symptoms she no longer has like brain fog, fatigue, and walking difficulties.

Free Gift Offer: https://terrywahls.com/researchpapers

Special Offer Item for Sale or Free Gift Offer:

Copies of the Wahls Lab research papers. In addition, access to the public facing videos of study participants which show the improvement in walking that was achieved by the study intervention in others with progressive multiple sclerosis.

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

Dr. Robyn Benson’s Free Youthful Aging eGuide

Dryoun.com — Download Dr. Youn’s free eBook, Ten Things Every Plastic Surgery Patient Must Know.


Terry’s TEDx Talk

The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, MD




“We used diet as a basis, but we also addressed mindfulness and exercise. We had remarkable results in our primary care clinics and clinical trials and my private practice as well.”

“There are so many studies that demonstrate the more antioxidants you consume, the more color you consume, the lower the rates of obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, cancers, and early cognitive decline.”

“You can make a diet that is universally fatal, but you can’t make a diet that is universally healing for everyone.”

“I want to fill you up with food that is good for you so that you’re not hungry because if you are hungry and the wrong foods are around you, you’re going to eat them.”