Episode 237

3 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

With Dr. Terry Wahls

In health and medicine, we must always be willing to look deeper. We can’t give up on looking for healing solutions just because we’ve always been told a disease is progressive and incurable. 

That’s one of the many reasons I’m so inspired by my guest today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast. Dr. Terry Wahls received a diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and, instead of accepting a rapid decline in her function and quality of life, dove headfirst into looking for answers with long-lasting results. Dr. Wahls didn’t buy into the limits defined by her diagnosis and has completely changed the future of MS research and treatment options in the process.  

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. 

Dr. Wahls was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.

Also mentioned in this episode:

https://terrywahls.com/certification/

For more on Dr. Wahls you can follow her on Instagram @drterrywahls, on Facebook @terrywahls, on Twitter @terrywahls, on YouTube @terrywahls, and through her website https://terrywahls.com. Get her book The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, at https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/. Sign-up for her newsletter at https://terrywahls.com/email/.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Dr. Wahls’ story of being diagnosed with MS and how her transformation happened  
    (7:42)
  2. How conventional medicine looks at health and disease vs. Functional Medicine  
    (16:13)
  3. How to uncover the root cause of an autoimmune condition
    (23:01)
  4. The role toxin exposure plays when it comes to autoimmune conditions
    (34:30)
  5. Signs that an autoimmune condition is brewing
    (39:06)
  6. The first thing to think about when addressing an autoimmune condition
    (41:13)
  7. How eating 9+ cups of vegetables a day had a huge role in turning around Dr. Wahls’ health
    (51:38)
  8. The healing benefits of organ meats
    (59:51)
  9. Practical ways to increase vegetable consumption
    (1:09:45)
  10. What role anti-nutrients might play when it comes to autoimmune conditions  
    (1:12:09)
  11. What Dr. Wahls’ diet looks like on a daily basis  
    (1:16:27 )
  12. The power of movement when it comes to healing an autoimmune condition
    (1:23:27)
  13. Figuring out your why as you begin your healing journey  
    (1:33:10)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. Dr. Wahls was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.

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