#56 – Terry Wahls – Wahls Protocol (MS Treatment)

Dr. Terry Wahls is an MD and a clinical professor at the University of Iowa. She specializes in clinical research testing the impact of diet and lifestyle on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) symptoms. She has a remarkable story about recovering from secondary-progressive MS (she was wheelchair-bound) by changing the food she eats.

Mikhaila and Dr. Wahls discuss how to heal autoimmune disorders, the impact of a western diet on our neurology and gut biome, the Wahls Protocol diet, steps to healing a leaky gut and other digestive tract damage, and more.

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Show Notes:
[3:30​] Dr. Terry Wahls background.
[6:00​] Dr. Wahls discovery of severe food allergies and what eliminating food did for her.
[7:30​] How autoimmune reactions might indicate specific food triggers.
[9:30​] The critical role leaky gut plays in food reactions.
[13:00​] The Wahl’s suggestions on digestive enzymes, probiotics, stool samples interpretation, and the gut biome.
[18:00​] The difficulty of adapting to eating and lifestyle changes.
[25:00​] The impact of a western pre-packaged diet on the gut biome.
[27:00​] Fat emulsifiers, how whole foods can impact health, and tips to change your palate and cravings over time.
[36:00​] Dr. Wahls thoughts on the Carnivore Diet.
[41:30​] How to start reintroducing diverse foods to your body after healing from leaky gut.

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Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson Instagram) is a 28 year old mother, CEO, health influencer, writer and founder of the Lion Diet, from Toronto, Canada. She has put her idiopathic juvenile arthritis, severe depression (bipolar type II), and chronic fatigue (among other ailments) into remission using The Lion Diet - a beef, salt and water elimination diet. Although it may seem unorthodox, she’s thrived on it for over 2 years. Also recognized for her work with her father, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Canadian psychologist and author), she encourages others to take responsibility for every part of their physical and mental health, and teaches how to dramatically transform one's life by never giving up on yourself.

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast is a podcast where host Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home mom’s to CEO’s, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and speaking about topics that are generally shied away from.