Learn the researched-backed behavior change model that will transform your patients and elevate your practice.
The Wahls Protocol®, created by Dr. Wahls, is an autoimmune protocol that has transformed thousands of lives across the globe and has changed the direction of dietary and health behavior research for neurological and autoimmune conditions including Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr. Terry Wahls—doctor, researcher, and sufferer of MS—teaches you how to use a robust, multi-modal approach to transform health behaviors in the autoimmune patient.
You’ll attract ideal clients and empower your patients with a proven autoimmune intervention.
You are frustrated that you were only taught how to order expensive out-of-pocket tests and high-cost supplements in order to get your patients well
You feel like your practice model is not working for your patients anymore, and you know there are better ways to serve them—you just don’t know how.
You’ve embraced an integrative approach to patient care but you can’t seem to keep your patients from giving up.
You wish you could reverse mis-match diseases without having your patients spending thousands of dollars on testing.
Many practitioners burnout because they are trying to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of health and wellness research. You don’t want to fall behind on learning the new science that could bring new healing opportunities to your patients in your practice.
Dr. Wahls is already doing this work and is ready to share what she is learning with you! As an active researcher and lecturer, she is constantly reviewing and presenting on the latest advancements and innovations in the world of health and wellness.
You may recognize Dr. Terry Wahls as the author and creator of The Wahls Protocol® which has been translated into 14 languages.
Dr. Wahls is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine – General Internal Medicine, and secondary appointments in Neurology College of Medicine and Epidemiology College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.
No other author in the health and wellness space conducts clinical research, publishes in peer-reviewed scientific journals, or is building the scientific research that will change the standard of care on autoimmune, chronic diseased, and neurological patients.
Dr. Wahls remarkable recovery and the insights gleaned from her own healing journey got the attention of her colleagues and the VA hospital system where she was working at the time.
She easily convinced her colleagues to allow her to implement her behavior change tools in a Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic setting.
She had stunning success despite these limitations:
Many of her patients were on fixed incomes and living on food stamps and experienced amazing transformations without high-cost testing and supplements.
She has experience implementing these concepts into conventional hospital and clinical settings.
Her systematic process became The Wahls Behavior Change™ Model.
With the approach outlined in the Wahls Behavior Change™ Model, her teams have been significantly more successful in the therapeutic lifestyle clinic at the VA and in her clinical trials at the University of Iowa.
The traditional behavior change model we have been taught isn’t working.
The Wahls Behavior Change™ Model is a 15 step process that practitioners can use to support their patients successfully adopt therapeutic diet and lifestyle choices. The Wahls Behavior Change™ model is based on Dr. Wahls clinical research, science of behavior change, addiction medicine and her experience with the veteran patients in the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic. Practitioners who utilize the Wahls Behavior Change™ model have another effective tool to empower their patients and staff to improve clinical outcomes and more satisfying clinical practices.
With so many great continuing education programs available to health professionals, you want to be sure you are committing to an investment that will help amplify your business and career.
The table below compares some of the leading programs with the Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioner Certification.
How it differs from Wahls Certification Program
|Primal Health Coach Institute||
Misses functional medicine, Wahls Protocol/Wahls Behavior Change™ Model
|Functional Diagnostic Nutrition||
Stresses high-cost testing/misses changing behaviors, group visits, mis-matched diseases
|Health Coach Institute||
Misses evolutionary biology, ancestral health, Wahls Behavior Change™ model
|Nutrition Therapy Association||
Misses ancestral health, Wahls Behavior Change™ model
|American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine||
Stresses high-cost testing/ misses changing behaviors, evolutionary biology, mis-match diseases
|Institute for Functional Medicine||
Stresses high-cost testing/ misses changing behaviors, group visits, evolutionary biology, mis-match diseases
“…Also to say how much I am enjoying being a Wahls Practitioner.
If you have an existing clientele and want to enhance the value you deliver by adding the Wahls Protocol methodology and diet parameters to your existing services.
You are just starting out and you want to bring the best resources, insights and knowledge to your work with clients and understand the importance of aligning yourself with a methodology and institution that is respected around the world.
If your coaching clients are looking for the latest health solutions, anti-aging strategies and a sound science-based approach to creating health and vitality, your certification in the Wahls methodology will enable you to attract and serve a highly aware and educated clientele.
Certified Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioners receive the following as a certification program participant.
you will be eligible to refer your patients/clients to the highly-anticipated Autoimmune Intervention Mastery (AIM) program by Dr. Wahls.
This 5-week program is designed to guide end-users (your patients and or clients) through 5 life-changing modules that provide the education and support needed to embrace the Wahls Diet™ and lifestyle shifts.
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“The certification process and my attendance at The Wahls Protocol® Amplify Retreat was life-changing. Through this training and membership in this community, I now more fully grasp how food can aid the body in fighting disease and returning it to wholeness. I am better able to understand and address the needs of my clients by using food to fight the battle, I have in-depth knowledge of both the diet and lifestyle interventions, and I have access to proprietary resources. The monthly Q&A calls with Dr. Wahls and other certified professionals provide an opportunity to learn directly from her and from each other – they are an unparalleled value.”
The Wahls Protocol® Certification program brings you the latest develops in both science and lifestyle solutions your patients are looking for. As awareness of autoimmune and its impact on our health and longevity spread, more people are turning to health professionals with this unique expertise.
The Wahls Protocol® Certification program is a science based approach that serves a wide range of patients. From those inflicted with autoimmune disease to those seeking optimum health and ways to reverse the aging process, this is continuing education you can immediately put to work in your practice.
We are committed to helping our Certified Health Practitioners use this credential to attract new clients. Whether through our searchable online directory, monthly education calls or live events, you will gain practical, proven strategies for growing your practice and attracting more ideal patients.
“By the time I was 44, I had been diagnosed with 7 autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus. By 2014 I was disabled, lupus was attacking my heart and lungs and DNA and I was facing a lifetime of chemo and steroids to stop its relentless progress. What I discovered the hard way is that if you don’t take care of your mind and body and soul, your body will shut you down for maintenance. And by 2014, my body was trying to shut me down permanently. Well, I accepted the call to heal and I am happy to say that I am now free of autoimmune disease and living my purpose. I don’t even have autoimmune antibodies, which is truly a miracle. I’m proud to be featured in the newest edition of The Wahls Protocol as a Wahls Warrior Success! I now coach others on what I have learned about how to change behaviors around diet and lifestyle, overcoming fear, stress management, biohacking, mindfulness, hope restoration and the healing mentality. My passion and purpose is to now help others achieve holistic wellness so that they are free to pursue their passion and their purpose – because the world craves each of our unique contributions. ”
"The program provides an additional layer of expertise and focus to the foundation of functional medicine. Dr. Wahls’ practical approach can be used by any health professional. This is because it is a lifestyle medicine-oriented food-first approach, rather than a program that relies on advanced testing and supplements that may not be accessible to all who want to understand and use the Wahls Protocol® in their practice. Her influence, in particular, in the world of MS means that those with the condition who want an alternative to the pill-for-an-ill approach will seek out providers who share this philosophy and Wahls Protocol® knowledge. Why not be one of them? Come to the annual Wahls Seminar and stay for the extra day so you can be certified, too."
Whether you are an MD with a long-standing career, a nurse practitioner looking to expand your knowledge or a health coach wanting to better serve your clients, becoming a Certified Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioner will get you where you want to go.
After submitting your application, you will be asked to submit your credentials by forwarding a copy of your certification and/or licensing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application is approved, you’ll communicate which track you wish to enroll in, your payment will be processed, and you will receive immediate access to The Wahls Academy and the 17 certification modules if you enroll in the online course.
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The fact that you’re reading this tells me you are a health professional who is committed to providing the best possible care to your patients and you understand the seriousness of the growing autoimmune epidemic.
We are committed to helping our Certified Health Professionals use this credential to attract new patients and provide the best in quality standard of care. Whether through our searchable online directory, monthly education calls or live events, you will gain practical, proven strategies for growing your practice and better serving your patients.
In short, when you choose to join our international family of Certified Practitioners, you take an important step toward our movement to transform healthcare by making The Wahls Protocol® an important part of patient care throughout the world.
We look forward to welcoming you to our growing family of Certified Practitioners.
To Your Continued Success,
Dr. Terry Wahls