What is The Wahl’s Protocol ®

The Whals Protocol ® is a radical new way to treat all chronic autoimmune conditions using paelo principles and it’s a radical way to create health and vitality and improve the function of your cells. It can often lead to reduced need for prescription medications across a range of disease states.

The Whals Protocol ® is a holistic diet and lifestyle intervention program which can be personalised to each individual. It was developed by Dr Terry Whals a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A. following her only experience of chronic illness.

In 1980 Dr Whals experienced electrical face pain due to trigeminal neuralgia which was relentless and continued to get worse. Then in 2000 she developed leg weakness and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She took potent drugs including chemotherapy in an attempt to slow down her disease progression and began using a tilt-recline wheelchair to support her weakening back muscles.

Determined to be a model of resilience for her children she began reading and experimenting on herself. She integrated basic science, evolutionary biology, ancestral health and functional medicine and then something amazing happened.

She developed the Whals Protocol and within a year she began to see her health recover where she went from needing assistance of a tilting chair to being actively mobile and finding the joy and vitality of life.

How will The Wahls Protocol® benefit me?

Originally Dr Terry Wahls created the Wahls Diet™ in an attempt to treat her own aggressive MS disease. However when researching into the various benefits, she found that her solution would work for a number of chronic conditions. 

Dr Wahls believes that the our lifestyle has become more sedentary and our diet highly processed which has increased our risks of chronic disease such as:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Lupus
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic Conditions
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Heart Disease
  • Other Disorders
    • Depression
    • Leaky Gut
    • Heart Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Migraines

The Wahls Diet™ goal is to feed the Mitochondria in our bodies which produce 90% of the chemical energy cells need to survive and help to transport nutrients throughout the body. Without these our body starts to break down and as a result our health begins to deteriorate. 

View Dr. Terry Wahls – Minding Your Mitochondria – TED Talk here.

So how does it get these? Well the Wahls Diethas similar characteristics to the Paleo diet which is meant to be a return to the hunter-gatherer heritage in us. Both diets focus on fresh food, meat-based protein and a big reduction in dietary sugar and sugar substitutes.

Dr Wahls suggests you skip foods that could cause cell harm such as sugar, processed foods, grains, soy, dairy, eggs, and legumes, while embracing veggies, grass-fed meat, fish, fruit, and plenty of healthy fats.

What is an autoimmune condition?

Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Normally, the immune system’s white blood cells produce antibodies to protect the body from harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood or tissues from another person or species. But in people with autoimmune disease, the immune system can’t tell the difference between healthy body tissue and the harmful substances and so it’s response is to destroy the normal body tissues.

There are over 80 autoimmune conditions, each affecting different parts of the body.

For example in type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the cells that make insulin. In rheumatoid arthritis, the lining of the joints are attacked. In multiple sclerosis (MS), the coating around nerves is damaged. Examples of other autoimmune diseases are Lupus, Chron’s disease, Coeliac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (underactive thyroid disease) and psoriasis.

The Wahls Protocol®

How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles And Functional Medicine

By Terry Wahls M.D.Eve Adamson

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

In this edition, Dr. Wahls expands on these topics:

  • Research updates
  • Microbiome and diet quality
  • Brain preservation and brain reserve
  • Reducing dementia risk, APOE4 risk mitigation
  • Ketogenic eating and fasting
  • Food addictions & behavior change
  • Epigenetics
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • And so much more!

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So get in touch if you have a chronic condition or autoimmune disease

and would like learn how the Whals Protocol can help you.