Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and a staff physician at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Hospital. Dr. Wahls is also a patient with a chronic progressive neurological disorder, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. But thanks to the power of the Wahls Protocol™, which is based on functional medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet, Dr. Wahls restored her health and now pedals her bike five miles to work each day. In this episode, we discuss:
Dr. Wahls' battle with multiple sclerosis
Has Dr. Wahls overcome MS?
What is MS?
Was the vegetarian diet a factor in Dr. Wahls' health decline?
The evolution of your mitochondria
How to fuel your mitochondria
The three levels of the Wahls Diet
It's time to stop eating gluten, dairy and eggs
Is MSM a good source of sulfur?
Does red meat contain nutrients not found in chicken and fish?
Ways of including seaweed into your diet
Organ meats for beginners
Is the ketogenic diet for everyone?
MCT oil and exogenous ketones
Feeding your microbiome with carbohydrates
Using electrical stimulation of muscles to accelerate the benefits of exercise