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Wahl's protocol

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The Wahls Protocol, developed by Dr. Terry Wahls, was originally designed to improve symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but it can be used for autoimmune conditions or general health. Wahls was wheelchair bound after her MS diagnosis and dramatically changed her diet, which led to her recovery and this protocol. It’s based on Paleo principles, but heavies up on vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from food, not supplements. If you’ve tried the Paleo diet in the past, you might feel like you have a leg up here!

Foods to Eat

Dark leafy green vegetables Sulfur-rich veggies like cabbage, mushroom, and onions Plenty of colorful fruits and veggies like carrots, beets, and berries Grass-fed meats and organ meats Wild fish Seaweed Gluten-free grains in very small amounts

Foods to Avoid

Processed foods Most grains Eggs Dairy products Legumes, including soy Nuts and seeds Coffee Nightshade vegetables, such as eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers

What Studies Say

There are several ongoing studies of the Wahls Protocol designed to measure its impact on the development and severity of MS symptoms. The science behind the diet theorizes that increasing intake of certain foods and eliminating others can improve brain health, help prevent leaky gut syndrome, and reduce inflammation. Case studies and pilot data examining the healing effects of this diet are promising. Larger, quality-controlled trials will investigate the impact of these diets on MS-related fatigue and quality of life. Bottom line: stay tuned, because there’s more data to come!

Effort Level

Dark leafy green vegetables Sulfur-rich veggies like cabbage, mushroom, and onions Plenty of colorful fruits and veggies like carrots, beets, and berries Grass-fed meats and organ meats Wild fish Seaweed Gluten-free grains in very small amounts

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The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles

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.

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