Most of us have heard the quote from Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But the story of today’s guest brings the power of food as a medicine to a whole new level.

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. She 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 shared her story with the world in her bestselling book, The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.

Now she has a new book coming out, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions, the cookbook companion to The Wahls Protocol, featuring delicious, nutritionally dense recipes based on the Wahls Paleo Diet.

Listen in to Terry’s story and the amazing results she experienced on her path to recovery.

Show Notes:

  • What opened Terry’s eyes to using food as medicine
  • How to get the right amount of fruits and vegetables
  • How to tend to your mitochondria
  • What is the microbiome’s role in autoimmune disease
  • What foods you can add to restore your microbiome
  • How Terry’s vegetarian diet contributed to her health issues
  • What changes were hardest to make to Terry’s diet
  • How to get resistant starches
  • When to take out legumes
  • How to eat out with such a restricted diet
  • What you’ll find in Terry’s new cookbook

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