Show Notes

Like many doctors, this weeks guest focused on treating her patients’ conditions with drugs or surgical
procedures. However, this all changed after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000 which
turned out to be the catalyst for a huge shake up.
We know that many of our listeners at home first discovered Paleo through experiencing a health crisis
and can personally relate to the need for urgency when it comes to examining and improving our health
Within three years of her diagnosis, Dr Wahls was in a bad way, her back and stomach muscles had
weakened to the point where she needed a wheelchair and conventional medical treatments were
failing her.
Rather than accept her rapidly deteriorating state of health Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research
on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and started to use food as medicine opting to get her
vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and
supplements. Dr. Wahls adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, and used this as the base to develop her
own approach to healing chronic auto-immune conditions. She has gone on to be an internet sensation
via her TED talk which went viral, and she is also a successful published author with the recent release
of her book The Wahls Protocol- how to beat progressive MS using Paleo Principles and Functional