From Wheelchair Dependence to Riding a Bike: An Incredible Recovery Journey
JJ is bringing an icon to the show today: Dr. Terry Wahls! An author and functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Wahls is known around the world for her journey in reversing her debilitating multiple sclerosis symptoms. Listen as Dr. Wahls shares her inspiring story of recovery, including the steps she took to go from wheelchair dependence to riding her bike 18 miles in one day! Dr. Wahls also reveals the nourishing foods you should be adding to your plate to promote healing, as well as how the Wahls Diet can help with a variety of autoimmune conditions and other health issues. And be sure to catch Dr. Wahls on the next episode of the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show as she deep dives into her diet and lifestyle protocol that has been proven to reverse autoimmunity!
Freebies From Today’s Episode
Get Dr. Terry Wahls’s free summary of the Wahls Protocol, as well as links to videos and research by going to jjvirgin.com/drterrywahls.
Main Points From Today’s Episode
1. In the year 2000, Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. While receiving conventional treatment, Dr. Wahls’s condition began to progressively decline.
2. After studying the scientific literature on multiple sclerosis, Dr. Wahls redesigned her Paleo eating plan and used targeted supplements to start feeling better again. Within twelve months, Dr. Wahls went from being in a tilt-recline wheelchair to riding her bike 18.5 miles in one day.
3. On the Wahls Diet, you'll be eating plenty of nourishing foods. Dr. Wahls recommends adding leafy greens, deeply colored vegetables and berries, as well as sulfur-rich veggies to your plate.
[1:03] Dr. Terry Wahls’s career briefing
[2:54] Listener shout-out
[4:18] Sugar is hiding everywhere! Find out which sugars to choose and which to lose in JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet.
[5:13] Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the year 2000.
[6:30] While receiving conventional treatment, Dr. Wahls’s condition began to progressively decline.
[7:45] What was Dr. Wahls’s mindset like at the time?
[9:10] Over half of the people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis will become disabled within ten years.
[9:58] Dr. Wahls went back to studying the scientific literature on MS.
[11:22] How Dr. Wahls used targeted supplements and redesigned her Paleo eating plan to start feeling better again
[13:16] Within twelve months, Dr. Wahls went from being in a tilt-recline wheelchair to riding her bike 18.5 miles in one day.
[14:15] How Dr. Wahls’s colleagues reacted to her recovery
[17:01] The different forms of MS and the research that Dr. Wahls is currently conducting
[18:31] Dr. Wahls’s work has had a massive impact on people all around the world.
[20:54] The Wahls Diet can help with a variety of autoimmune diseases and other health conditions.
[22:23] What are the key components of the Wahls Protocol?
[23:50] The nourishing veggies and fruits in the Wahls Protocol that promote healing
[24:57] Be sure to catch Dr. Wahls on the next episode of the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show!
[26:20] Listener’s question: How do I make the commitment to pulling the 7 highly reactive foods out of my diet?
[27:20] Start by making the commitment for just 3 weeks and see what a difference it makes in how you feel.
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