My Interview With Dr. Terry Wahls On Paleo Principles, Functional Medicine And Adopting Healthy Behaviors

Cathy Chester | | August 4, 2014

As a co-moderator of an active private MS Facebook group, I lend my voice by posting articles on the latest research, and sharing articles that I write, about living with MS. I am rewarded daily with the breadth of knowledge about nutrition and holistic interventions that our group members share with me. We have become a family, banding together to fight the daily battles with MS.

I’d like to thank them for helping me prepare for this article.  On many occasions I’ve heard the name Terry Wahls mentioned in our group. When Dr. Wahls approached me about conducting an interview about her book and nutritional plan to treat chronic autoimmune disease, I said yes.

Dr. Terry Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, also lives with secondary progressive MS. She was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years, and decided to change her prognosis by studying research and acquainting herself with functional medicine. Using her medical knowledge, she developed a way to use food as medicine instead of using pills and supplements. The following is our interview...