The Wahls Protocol

The Wahls Protocol

How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine

Book - 2014
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"An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation. Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients' ailments with drugs or surgical procedures--until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life. Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahls adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral. Now, in The Wahls Protocol, she shares the details of the protocol that allowed her to reverse many of her symptoms, get back to her life, and embark on a new mission: to share the Wahls Protocol with others suffering from the ravages of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions"-- Provided by publisher.
"An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Avery, [2014]
ISBN: 9781583335215
Branch Call Number: 616.834 WAHLS
Characteristics: viii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Adamson, Eve


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Nov 23, 2019

This is the diet version of chiropractic. Skint on empirical evidence and flush with shill testimonials.

polished Nov 06, 2019

The people I know with autoimmunity have found much benefit minimizing vegetables and eating more meat as the fibre and fodmaps from such large quantities of vegetables have caused much severe digestive stress. But no doubt more veges suit some! Severe disease processes can require widely varying approaches, and quality of food is a critical input in the human body.

Nov 03, 2019

For three months I have been fighting against my traumatic brain injury. I fell skiing and have been suffering from a severe post concussion syndrome. I had lost my ability to read, watch any screens, walk and work. I was fatigue 100% of time even by only laying down. I had severe migraines constantly. I had ocular pain, convergence and accomodative insuffiency, visual motion sensitivity.

Since I adapted Dr Wahls's diet by excluding dairy, gluten, eggs, sugar and increasing my greens, fruits, water and protein I have recorved 80%. I can now walk 1h to 1h30 every day. I no longer have headaches and fatigue. My vision has been slowly improving.

She has been my inspiration. Yes, organic is expensive. I do not buy organic, but I do not buy vegetables from grocery store. I buy from vegetables stores and I have started to grow my own greens and a few vegetables. I have also added to my morning routine intermitent fasting and natural suplements, such as turmeric, ginkgo biloba and fish oil.

I am very thankful for dr wahls. I believe if I continue this lifestyle I will be 100% heal.

Nov 18, 2016

While this book is very thorough in explaining what Terry Wahls did and why, and offering detailed explanations of what the reader should strive for, it is clearly written by someone who is financially very comfortable. I fully believe in consuming organic vegetables and grassfed meat, but I cannot afford to eat that way all the time even though I place a priority on it (the meat in particular is expensive; fortunately we have great local sources of organic vegetables). As for the healthcare options she recommends, those too are costly, especially if you utilize multiple remedies. Even the supplements will add up to a substantial sum monthly.

Candidly, I also find her "Wahls Warriors" testimonials rather self-aggrandizing. I'm glad she has helped other people, but "Wahls Warriors"? I'm not interested in joining a cult.

Having said that, I would encourage sufferers with MS to read this book anyhow, with an eye to seeing what can be gleaned from it. I don't have MS but I have friends who do, and anything that can slow down or reverse this horrendous disease is of value. Even if it only convinces you to stop eating processed foods laden with chemicals, you still will be better off.

Oct 02, 2016

If you have the budget or the medical plan, you will have to buy, prepare and eat nine cups of organic veggies and 12 ounces of meat a day, plus glasses and cups of coconut milk until you cannot see it anymore! In the mean time, you will have access to a doctor and various specialists, specialized tests, electrical therapy, FES devices, bioness, vibration machines, endless pool. You will know producers of organic meat and, of course, farmers near where you live who grow organic vegetables. I forgot the various supplements and vitamins, a food processor like the Vitamix (around $650). Hope you do not have a debilitating case of MS and live on invalidity provincial pension … By the way I have MS

Sep 07, 2016

This diet was helpful for Terry Wahls, but it did not beat her MS and has not been subjected to clinical trials.


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