The Lifesaving Power of Resilience
with Dr. Terry Wahls, author of The Wahls Protocol
Welcome to Thyroid Refresh TV!
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Terry Wahls. Dr. 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 is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls 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 Revised and Expanded Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles.
Join us for an interesting discussion with Dr. Wahls about diet and lifestyle, resilience, and the positive psychology method she uses. Tune in to learn more!
Listen/Watch time: 46 minutes
It was very clear that the best conventional medicine was not likely to stop my slide into a bedridden, demented, and quite possibly intractable pain life.
– dr. terry wahls
- (02:00) Dr. Wahls’s journey
- (10:16) What is in the new revision of The Wahls Protocol book?
- (16:26) How to deal with your conventional medicine physician
- (18:49) The key points of the diet and lifestyle plan Dr. Wahls is using in her clinic.
- (21:35) How does Dr. Wahls help people sustain lifestyle changes?
- (23:45) How does community come into play?
- (27:15) Resilience: How does it help us, and how do we develop it?
- (34:30) The pleasant life, the meaningful life, and the good life: What do they mean?
- (44:25) Dr. Wahls’s main takeaways for listeners
I could model giving up when life was difficult. Or I could model that, yep, life’s not easy, it’s not fair, it’s hard, and you get up, you do the best you can, no matter what.
– dr. terry wahls
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- Learn more about Dr. Wahls’s MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team at MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu
- Pick up a copies of Dr. Wahls’s research papers HERE
- Get a FREE one-page summary of the Wahls Protocol diet that Dr. Wahls uses in her clinics and clinical trials HERE. Great for the fridge.
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