Using The Wahls Diet to Help Fight Disease and Restore Your Health
Clinical professor of medicine and author Dr. Terry Wahls joins JJ for another podcast episode to share her diet and lifestyle protocol that has been proven to reverse autoimmune disease! Listen as Dr. Wahls walks you through The Wahls Diet, including the harmful foods you should be avoiding and the healing foods you should be adding to your plate. Dr. Wahls also reveals the foods she eats in a typical day and the benefits behind key veggies and berries that are emphasized on The Wahls Protocol, as well as the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed meat and the reasons you should be getting your protein from high-quality sources. Plus, you don't want to miss what Dr. Wahls packs in her suitcase to help her meet her daily veggie quota while on the road. This episode is packed with easy-to-implement tips that can help you fight disease and restore your health!
Freebies From Today’s Episode
Get a free summary of The Wahls Protocol by going to jjvirgin.com/wahlsdiet.
Main Points From Today’s Episode
1. Dr. Terry Wahls designed The Wahls Diet to help reverse her symptoms of multiple sclerosis and heal her body. Key foods in The Wahls Protocol include leafy greens, sulfur-rich veggies, and vegetables and berries that are deeply colored all the way through.
2. Deeply colored vegetables and berries have been linked to lower risks of cancer, heart attacks, and obesity, as well as improved thinking ability. Studies on folks with early cognitive decline show that 1 cup of blueberries a day helps improve cognitive performance.
3. A comprehensive analysis showed that The Wahls Diet is extremely dense in nutrients. One of the reasons is due to the focus on leafy greens since greens are the most nutritionally dense parts of the plant.
[0:55] Recap of the first podcast episode with Dr. Terry Wahls
[2:24] Dr. Wahls’s career briefing
[3:15] Listener shout-out
[4:30] Your breakfast sets the pace for your entire day. That’s why JJ created the All-In-One Protein Shakes!
[5:46] Check out Dr. Wahls’s story of reversing autoimmune disease in the first podcast episode of the series.
[7:25] Foods that are excluded on The Wahls Diet
[8:08] The types and amounts of vegetables and berries you should be eating on The Wahls Diet
[9:16] Studies on folks with early cognitive decline show that 1 cup of blueberries a day helps improve cognitive performance.
[9:50] Why you should remove shelf-stable processed foods from your diet
[11:24] Key foods in The Wahls Protocol: leafy greens, sulfur-rich veggies, and vegetables and berries that are deeply colored all the way through
[12:02] Modifications when following different types of diets: Paleo, ketogenic, and vegan or vegetarian
[14:20] The importance of food quality
[15:00] Why grains and gluten-free grains are eliminated in The Wahls Diet
[16:36] A comprehensive analysis showed that The Wahls Diet is extremely dense in nutrients.
[19:30] Issues with synthetic folic acid
[20:30] Life expectancy of grass-fed vs. grain-fed cows
[21:00] Differences in meat from grain-fed vs. grass-fed animals
[22:23] How our gut microbiome has changed over the years
[23:27] The connection between calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K
[25:51] A typical day of meals for Dr. Wahls while at home or traveling
[28:45] Listener’s question: I travel all the time. How do I make sure that I get my vegetables in?
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