The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine

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Penguin, 2014 - 421 páginas
An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation

Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients' ailments with drugs or surgical procedures?until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.

Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahl's adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral. Now, in The Wahls Protocol, she shares the details of the protocol that allowed her to reverse many of her symptoms, get back to her life, and embark on a new mission: to share the Wahls Protocol with others suffering from the ravages of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions.
 

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This is a well thought out book that, as the title says, uses diet and what the author calls Functional Medicine, to attack her progressive MS. She was motivated by the paleo diet movement and the ... Leer reseña completa

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Introduction
1
Part One BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
17
The Science of Life Disease and You
19
Autoimmunity Conventional Versus Functional Medicine
46
Getting Focused
67
Part Two EATING FOR YOUR CELLULAR HEALTH
83
The Wahls Diet 101
85
Mastering the Wahls Diet
106
Reduce Toxic Load
219
Exercise and Electricity
232
What About Drugs Supplements and Alternative Medicine
261
Stress Management
295
Recovery
310
The End of My Story the Beginning of Yours
331
Wahls Recipes
335
Acknowledgments
391

Wahls Paleo
149
Wahls Paleo Plus
188
Part Three GOING BEYOND FOOD
217

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Sobre el autor (2014)

Terry L. Wahls, M.D., is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. She has made it her mission to spread the word about The Wahls Protocol through the book, her lectures, her website, and Food as Medicine classes. She lives in Iowa City with her wife and daughter. Her son, Zach Wahls, is the author of the New York Times bestseller My Two Moms.

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