How to Fix Autoimmune Problems Like Multiple Sclerosis with Dr. Terry Wahls (Podcast 75)

by Steven Wright

Jordan, Dr. Terry Wahls and Steve, from left to right

Dr. Terry Wahls, M.D went from tilt-recline wheelchair bound to riding a bike for 18 miles in only a year. Her progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) wasn’t stopped by the best ideas conventional medicine had to offer. So, after exhausting all those options, she dove into the research and decided to solve the problem herself. About a month ago when we met she was on the dance floor getting down!

I had an out of body experience as I watched this woman who just a few years ago was bound to a wheelchair without options was now laughing and dancing. Not only that she travels around the country educating people on the importance of diet, supplements and functional medicine for reversing autoimmune conditions and runs clinical trials that are proving that her methods are safe and work.

Watch this video to get a background for just how big of a deal this is. And notice how TED is not as altruistic as you might have assumed. It looks like they’ve lost their way which is sad.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an autoimmune condition like MS or any chronic illness, then this podcast is for you.  Heck, even if you’re looking to optimize your health then I’d strongly recommend listening.

On This Podcast You’ll Hear About:

1:29 Dr. Wahls sharing her story of her personal battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

7:55 What exactly is MS? And how rapidly the landscape of autoimmune conditions is changing

10:35 Autoimmune conditions and Poop!  (It wouldn’t be right if we left out poop!)

12:15 What starving mitochondria and soil health have to do with your health

19:03 What is the Wahls Diet?

25:30 Why seaweed is a power food and how to work it into your diet

28:50 Why increasing glutathione status is so important for health

32:40 Can digestive enzymes be used indefinitely?

37:39 The benefits of fasting (even for little as 12 to 16 hours)

41:00 Dr. Wahls’ new book, The Wahls Protocol

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In her new book, Dr. Wahls explains how vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fatty acids from food combined with exercise and detoxification can thrust you into living a healthy, vibrant life. And why functional medicine is an important step in all treatment plans for chronic disease. She has made it her mission to educate people across the globe not only about her illness, but how diet and lifestyle choices can truly help shape the current state and future of humanity.

A special thanks to Dr. Terry Wahls, M.D., for taking the time out of her busy schedule to join us on the radio waves. It’s not every day that we get to learn from one of the leading physicians and researchers in the world.

Have you or someone you know tried The Wahls Diet? Tell me your experiences below.

-Steve

P.S. If you can’t see the audio player on this post, you can download the mp3 here. Also, you can listen to the show on iTunes here.

About the author

Steven Wright Steve Wright is a health engineer and author. In 2009, he reached a breaking point when IBS took over his life and the doctors didn't know how to help. Since then, he has transformed his health and started SCDLifestyle.com to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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Ephie February 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

I need this book! Is it available anywhere now? Barnes and Noble and Amazon say preorder for March. Thanks for another great interview!

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Margaret O'Connell February 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Excellent podcast! Dr. Terry Wahl’s is very informative and a real inspiration. Thank you Steve for sharing this information.

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Tory February 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Thank you for interviewing Dr Wahl’s. Great information. I don’t think I would have heard of her otherwise and I’ve put her book on my wish list for when it comes out in March.

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