About Terry Wahls, MD
Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials.
In addition, she is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day.
She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.
She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. Her company, Dr. Terry Wahls LLC has an online course, The Autoimmune Mastery Course that teaches the public how to restore their health and vitality using the concepts she uses in her clinical trials and private practice. Dr. Wahls also has a certification program for physicians, nutrition professionals, movement professionals and health coaches, teaching them how to use these concepts in their clinical practices.
Learn more about her MS clinical trials Pick up a one-page handout for the WahlsTM Diet here. Dr. Wahls has secondary appointments in the departments of neurology and epidemiology. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy.