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Dr. Terry Wahls
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents and sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic and a therapeutic lifestyle clinic for those with complex chronic disease. In addition, she conducts clinical trials testing the efficacy of diet and lifestyle to treat chronic disease. 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 diet and lifestyle interventions 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 paperback, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of intensive nutrition.
You can learn more about her work from her website: www.terrywahls.com. She is conducting clinical trials testing the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions on MS. She is also committed to teaching the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes to restore health and vitality to our citizens. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at @TerryWahls. You can learn more about her research at here.
An epidemic much larger than Ebola
Ebola has cost thousands of lives. It is infectious and terrifying because of its ability to rapidly spread and kill. People are understandably afraid. Governments are struggling to contain the epidemic. I think we are missing a key component in containing this and other future epidemics. That is the health of the host.
Avoid the diet that may contribute to autoimmune diseases
At first, the thought of eating meat was nauseating to me, both physically and morally. I wanted desperately to heal, and I was willing to try just about anything, but by this time I had been a vegetarian over 15 years. How could I reconcile eating animals after all this time?
Stress: Let it work for you
Stress has a bad reputation. You’ve probably heard that it’s going to kill you, or at least damage you in some way. Just thinking about the consequences of stress is enough to make you feel…really stressed! But stress gets bad press, and the situation isn’t quite what you might think. Stress can actually be a good thing.
Follow your inner warrior to thrive
Martial arts were a large part of my early life. I loved the work outs. They were perfect–and I had strength, balance and interval training in those classes–which I now know are excellent for improving nerve growth factors in the brain and improving cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness.