Building Resilience

Learn how to successfully adapt to difficult or challenging life experiences and emerge stronger than you ever have before.

August 11-12, Online Via ZOOM

Learn how to successfully adapt to difficult or challenging life experiences and emerge stronger than you ever have before.

August 11-12, Online Via ZOOM

At one point or another, we will all face obstacles and circumstances that will disrupt our normal lives. Adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, and significant sources of stress can derail your plans, but what matters the most at the end of the day is how you bounce back from these setbacks.

This is building resilience.

Resilience won’t make your problems go away — but resilience can give you the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress.

Resilience is the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands.

A number of factors contribute to how well people adapt to adversities,

predominant among them:

The ways in which individuals view and engage with the world

The availability and quality of social resources

Specific coping strategies

Psychological research demonstrates that the resources and skills associated with more positive adaptation (i.e., greater resilience) can be cultivated and practiced.

Cultivate the confidence to reclaim your health from the debilitating symptoms of your autoimmune or chronic disease.

The Virtual Wahls Protocol® Seminar is your opportunity to learn research-backed health information and practice the health behaviors that will empower you to conquer your autoimmune or chronic disease.

Wahls Protocol® Seminar Series #3: Building Resilience, August 11-12, 2022

Day 1: August 11, 2022, 8:00 AM—6:00 PM CST

Time Talk Speaker
8:00 AM

Overcoming Generational and Cultural Obstacles

Madiha Saeed, MD

9:00 Research Update European Committee On Treatment And Research in MS (ECTRIMS) Fall 2021 Dr. Terry Wahls
10:00 Break
10:15 Breathwork To Reduce Inflammation – Introducing the Wim Hof Method Ed Paget
11:15 Top 10 Tips To Transform Your Health By Shifting To A Mentality of Healing Shannon Lea Pickering
12:15 PM Break
12:45 Raising Healthy families using the Wahls Protocol® Dr. Elisa Song
1:45 The Positive Effects of Meditation on Improving Resilience Dr. Shelly Sethi
2:45 Break
3:00 Exercise, Activity, Movement To Build Resilience Sheryl Poremba
4:00 Sustainable Holistic Health and The Art Of Deep Nature Connection Dr. Nicole Apelian
5:00 Break
5:15 Wrap-Up Dr. Wahls & Beth Schultz
5:30 Breakouts
6:00 END OF DAY

Day 2: Aug 12, 2022, 8:00 AM—12:00 PM CST

Time Talk Speaker
8:00 AM Become The Leader Of You Through Dance. Access Your Deepest Wisdom To Fully Live Bianca Capo
8:45 How To Make Grain Free Skillet Granola Shannon Lea Pickering
9:15 Break
9:30 Getting Children and Spouses On-Board Andrea Sprague
10:30 Break
10:45 Movement/Your Semi-Annual Movement Check-up By Your PT Sheryl Poremba
11:15 Wrap Up Dr. Wahls & Beth Schultz
11:30 Breakouts
12:00 CONFERENCE ENDS

Virtually Via ZOOM

Aug. 11: Lectures, 8 AM—6 PM CST
Aug. 12: Hands-On Learning, 8 AM—12 PM CST

Add on Wahls Protocol® Coaching

Feel supported and stay accountable with 4 weeks of post-event group coaching with Wahls Health Practitioner, Beth Schultz.

Meet Tuesdays at 2:30 pm CST over ZOOM
Aug 16, Aug 23, August 30, Sept 6, 2022

Register NOW for 1, 2, Or Bundle Both and SAVE!

Wahls Protocol® Seminar Series #4: Healthy Aging, November 17-18, 2022

Day 1: November 17, 2022, 8:00 AM—6:00 PM CST

Time Talk Speaker
8:00 AM TBD Robert Hedeya
9:00 Therapeutics for MS: The Benefits of Optimizing Hormones—The Latest In Young Fresh Frozen Plasma Infusions Dian Ginsberg
10:00 Break
10:15 Insights from American Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine -2021 Terry Wahls
11:15 Advanced Considerations for Brain Health Dr. Ken Sharlin
12:15 PM Break
12:45 Physical Activity for Healthy Aging Babita Bisht
1:45 The Gut-Thyroid Connection, Profound But Under-Appreciated Michael Ruscio
2:45 Break
3:00 Menu Planning Andrea Sprague
4:00 Research Update America’s Committee On Treatment And Research In MS (ACTRIMS) Sept 2022 Terry Wahls
5:00 Break
5:15 Wrap-Up Dr. Wahls & Beth Schultz
5:30 Breakouts
6:00 END OF DAY

Day 2: November 18, 2022, 8:00 AM—12:00 PM CST

Time Talk Speaker
8:00 AM Wahls Holiday Family Fun Workshop Madiha Saeed, MD
8:45 The Preventative Health Effects of Drinking Kombucha Daily Hannah Crum
9:15 Break
9:30 Top 10 Biohacks For A Better Night’s Sleep + Action Plan + Coaching Exercise Shannon Lea Pickering
10:30 Break
10:45 Movement/Your Semi-Annual Movement Check-up By Your PT Dance
11:15 Leslie Nolte Dr. Wahls & Beth Schultz
11:30 Breakouts
12:00 CONFERENCE ENDS

Virtually Via ZOOM

Nov. 17: Lectures, 8 AM—6 PM CST
Nov. 18: Hands-On Learning, 8 AM—12 PM CST

Add on Wahls Protocol® Coaching

Feel supported and stay accountable with 4 weeks of post-event group coaching with Wahls Health Practitioner, Beth Schultz.

Meet Tuesdays at 2:30 pm CST over ZOOM
Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, 2022

Register NOW for 1, 2, Or Bundle Both AND SAVE!

Your disease does not have to define your future—

Understanding your unique autoimmune triggers will help you create a personalized healing protocol to transform your health and help you feel good once again.

 

Wahls Diet - Becoming Well

 

Dr. Terry Wahls is living proof that a diet and lifestyle intervention can have a profound impact on autoimmune dysfunction and chronic disease.

She spent 20+ years declining from Multiple Sclerosis until she took her health into her own hands and made the radical recovery from tilt-recline wheelchair to biking once again.

By following a therapeutic diet and lifestyle protocol, Dr. Wahls shows us that you can still thrive and live a full, meaningful life despite your diagnosis.

Add-On 4 Weeks Of Post-event Community Coaching!

Begin Your Own Health Transformation At The Virtual Wahls Protocol® Seminar

Begin Your Own Health Transformation At The Virtual Wahls Protocol® Seminar

Hear what past attendees have to say

  • I’ve had PPMS for 20 years and I’m very disabled. My disease is very advanced so I wasn’t expecting the diet to be able to help me, but it does and it helps more and more the longer I do it. I was also not expecting the seminar to be useful for someone in my position as I thought it would be too much geared towards those with less advanced disease. But it was fantastic. It was really stimulating and challenging in all the right ways. I live in Germany so I couldn’t see most of it live because of the time difference, but I don’t feel like it matters as it suits my energy level much better to watch the lectures over a longer space of time and I’m sure I’ll want to watch most of them again. I feel deeply grateful for everything Dr. Wahls has given me!

    2021 Virtual Guest
  • The seminars are a great way to learn more about a variety of health issues and stay in touch with the MS community.

    Virtual Guest 2021

2022 Speakers

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Dr. Terry Wahls Bio

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 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. 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: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles.

Research Update European Committee On Treatment And Research in MS (ECTRIMS) Fall 2021

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Madiha Saeed, MD

Madiha Saeed, MD, also known as HolisticMom, MD on social media,  is a practicing board certified family physician in the USA, international speaker and a best-selling author. Her best-selling books The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease, Adam’s Healing Adventures children’s health book series, The Quranic Prescription: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health and The Holistic Rx for Kids: Parenting Healthy Children to Save Our Future. 

Dr Saeed is the director of education for Documenting Hope and KnoWEwell. She sits on multiple medical advisory boards including being the president of Nagamia Institute of Islamic Medicine and Sciences (formally known as International Institute of Islamic Medicine), Holistic Primary Care and Wellness Mama. Dr Saeed and her children speak internationally in the most prestigious holistic conferences, summits, TV (ABC, NBC and CBS), radio and newspaper. She is a regular on MindBodyGreen and the international Emmy winning medical talk show the Dr. Nandi Show. 

Dr Saeed’s children host “The Holistic Kids’ Show” podcast with interviewing the biggest names in the functional, holistic and integrative medicine world, helping kids empower and educate other kids. With Dr Saeed’s mother in law they reach millions via HolisticUrdu, MD an online social media platform. 

Three generations speak internationally igniting the world with their energy and passion to ignite a healing revolution to save our future. 

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-holistic-kids-show/id1534757503

Overcoming Generational and Cultural Obstacles

Let’s face it, healing might be a lot easier when done alone, without judgment, but that’s not usually the case.

We live in a world with cultural and generational obstacles to healing. What is society, culture, our youth, and our elders claim acceptable might not be what your body needs to heal. Join Dr Madiha Saeed, MD, aka HolisticMom, MD, who was able to resolve her autoimmune conditions all while navigating the challenges of feeding 9-20 people daily, with two different cultures over three different generations. The rocky waters can be tamed with these easy steps to optimize healing and peace, no matter the age or demographic.

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Ed Paget

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Breathwork To Reduce Inflammation – Introducing the Wim Hof Method

Breath work has long been recognised as a way to stimulate the rest a repair (parasympathic) parts of the nervous system.  The Dutch extreme athlete Wim Hof has developed a unique approach to breath work that has been shown to regulate the body’s natural immune response.  This has implications for all people who suffer from auto immune disease. In this practical lecture Ed Paget will introduce the science behind the method and take participants through 3 rounds of breath work so they can experience first-hand this unique approach. 

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Elisa Song, MD

I’m a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained holistic pediatrician. I founded Whole Family Wellness (formerly Whole Child Wellness), an integrative pediatric practice in Belmont, CA – one of the first and most highly regarded holistic pediatric practices in the country. I created Healthy Kids Happy Kids – dedicated to empowering parents to take charge of their kids’ health … naturally! I’m a holistic pediatrician, integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, holistic nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. I’m also a lecturer for the Center for Education and Development in Clinical Homeopathy (CEDH), Academy for Pain Research, Institute for Functional Medicine, and Holistic Pediatric Association, among others.

Raising Healthy families using the Wahls Protocol®

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Dr. Shelly Sethi

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The Positive Effects of Meditation on Improving Resilience

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Chef Andrea Sprague Bio

Andrea is a Health Supportive Chef & Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She helps clients learn to love food again after food allergies or a healing crisis causes them to radically change their diets.

With over a decade in the culinary business, Andrea first went to culinary school

to learn to cook for herself after a food allergy diagnosis. In culinary school, she

discovered not just her love of cooking, but a new way to feed herself that completely

eliminated the symptoms of the food allergy that had plagued her for years.

Through her own health journey, she discovered the immense healing power food can have and dedicated her life to helping others heal in the same way. She utilizes healing diets like the Wahls Protocol to create nutrient dense menu plans that are also delicious and satisfying. Andrea is a certified Wahls Health Practitioner.

Andrea’s mission is to help people live their best life, focusing on the role nutrition plays in their overall wellbeing.  She is masterful at helping people implement dietary changes that stick. She has a series of online courses focused on allergy free cooking that are designed for both the home cook and professional chefs.

Getting Children and Spouses On-Board

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Sheryl Poremba, PT, CCM Bio

Sheryl focuses on the practical, most direct treatments for her patients to see immediate results.  Her exceptional clinical experience and teaching background enables her to actively involve her patients in their treatment program.  Sheryl has used several key tools/props extensively in acute care, home health, and outpatient settings, including a variety of foam rolls, the Magic Circle, yoga blocks, straps, and STM tools.  She has introduced them to hundreds of clinicians during the last 30 years to help them individualize treatment with every patient.

With a strong foundation in PNF from Northwestern University (PT school) and the Institute of Physical Art, Sheryl has added the Pilates Method and principles of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons to her rehab, exercise, and movement repertoire.  She has also been incorporating Hatha yoga and Iyengar techniques into her physical therapy practice and is continually impressed at the benefits of yoga-based interventions and cues for the majority of her patients.  Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, and PNF are all important tools for her physical examination, functional assessment, and prescription of therapeutic exercises.

Sheryl’s professional experience ranges from clinical specialist to management in acute care, home health, and outpatient settings.  She currently owns a private practice and lectures nationally.  She also has the unique experience as a certified case manager having worked with insurance companies to determine medical necessity of therapy and manage limited funds for providers.  She contends with the same clinical challenges as most clinicians are because she is currently a treating therapist, clinical instructor, and private practice owner.

While also working as a Physical Therapist for 30+ years, Sheryl has taught at numerous clinics, colleges, and universities, including the Institute of Physical Art, Northwestern University, Morton College, Fox College, University of Illinois Extension, and South Suburban College.  Dynamic and down to earth, Sheryl’s immediate and fluid teaching style brings concepts and techniques to life.  Her enthusiasm and eclectic approach complements her expertise in educating the adult learner.  She shares her synthesis of information, practical tools and strategies, experience, and perspectives to enable you to expand your repertoire of skills to provide the best care for your patients.

EAM to Build Resilience: Pearls from a Physical Therapist

Exercise, Activity, and Movement, abbreviated EAM, are different terms for one concept modified for different people at different times. As one key piece of an optimal resilience puzzle, EAM is most beneficial when selected appropriately and performed effectively. 

This action-oriented presentation will help you identify appropriate exercises, activities, and movements to become more resilient, including ideal posture and positioning, breathing, and pearls for training your brain and your body. In addition, you will be able to start your action plan handout of “My Top 10 EAM” based on evidence-informed healthy habits to help you function better. 

Your Semi-Annual Movement Checkup by Your Physical Therapist

Physical therapy has always played a key role in restoring and maintaining function and physical therapists are experts in the movement system. Your physical therapist (PT) may perform your movement checkup once or multiple times a year, and if appropriate, provide recommendations to help you maintain or improve your function. During exercise breaks, Sheryl will share key functional exercise tests that you can perform during her presentation and later as self-tests to monitor your own function. Plus you will receive her “Your Semi-Annual Movement Checkup” form of potential examination items plus a resource and reference list of selected standardized tests.

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Nicole Apelian, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalist, a biologist, an anthropologist, a survival skills instructor, and a mother. Nicole was a challenger on the second and fifth seasons of the History Channel’s TV series “Alone”, where she thrived in the wilderness totally solo with little more than her knife and her wits and also stars in the UK documentary mini-series “Surviving the Stone Age: Adventure to the Wild”. She is the author of three books, “The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies: The Healing Power of Plant Medicine”,A Reference Guide to Surviving Nature: Outdoor Preparation and Remedies (GEAR-WILDLIFE-WEATHER-FIRST AID)”, and “The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods: Edible Plants, Lichens, Mushrooms,and Seaweeds”. Her next book, “The Holistic Guide to Wellness: Herbal Protocols for Common Ailments”, will be available late 2022.

An unexpected diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2000 led Nicole to apply her scientific research skills towards her own personal wellness. She focuses on a healthy living strategy, including deep nature connection and gratitude practices. Through changes in her lifestyle & diet, recognizing profound mind-body linkages, and making and using her own herbal remedies, Nicole went from bedridden to being fully alive and from surviving to thriving.

She has spent years living in nature with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, one of the last Indigenous peoples who still live as hunter-gatherers. Developing strong relationships within the tribe helped Nicole learn many of the remedies and skills she practices and teaches today and she continues her work with the San through her joint non-profit, “The Origins Project”. 

At home in the Pacific Northwest, she makes her own herbal medicines from local plants as part of her healthy living strategy, especially as related to autoimmune issues, and has her own herbal medicinal apothecary line. 

Find out more about Nicole at www.nicoleapelian.com.

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Sustainable Holistic Health and The Art Of Deep Nature Connection

How do you cultivate personal sustainable holistic health? Dr. Nicole Apelian will discuss deeper levels of wellness – beyond the world of herbs, supplements, and diet. She will present strategies to help with personal cultural repair, offering tangible ways to regain optimal health. Dr. Apelian used natural wellness and deep nature connection in her journey with multiple sclerosis, going from bed-ridden to living “Alone” in the wild for 57 days on Vancouver Island with little more than her knife and her wits.

Learning Objectives:

– What is holistic sustainable health?

– Strategies to achieve sustainable health 

– Nature deficit disorder

– Nature connection and its relationship to health and personal cultural repair

– The power of the mind-body connection

– How to foster connection to self and health

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Shannon Lea Pickering, M.S. Psychology Bio

I was successful for 20 years in clinical and corporate roles, AND by the time I was 44, I had been diagnosed with 7 autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus, fibromyalgia, endometriosis and narcolepsy. I discovered the hard way that if you don’t take care of your mind, body and soul, your body will shut you down for maintenance. I accepted the call to heal and I am happy to say that I am now free of autoimmune disease. I am also a Stage 3 Cancer thriver. I now know that positive psychology coaching is the career where my talents and passion collide. My passion and purpose is to help others achieve mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing so that they are free to pursue their passion and their purpose – because the world craves each of our unique contributions.

Top 10 Tips To Transform Your Health By Shifting To A Mentality of Healing

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Bianca Capo

My resilience is built upon defying and learning from the significant challenges of growing up in public housing in the South Bronx and Puerto Rico, being diagnosed at age 37 with Type 1 Diabetes, and navigating the USAF and in the Investment Banking culture as both a female and a minority. After 20 years as a Wealth Advisor, I reinvented myself to pursue helping individuals lead well by resetting their wellbeing and emboldening their courage to pursue the life they’ve imagined. My Type 1 diagnosis inspired me to dare to fully live, except this time, I would partner with my body. I identified my strengths and their alignment with leadership, coaching, and organizational development consulting.

Teaching leaders to lead productively and collaboratively, and powered by optimal health and wellbeing, has become the multiplier to my biggest legacy. I have learned that embodiment is necessary to optimize our strengths contribution and to empower the body to heal. Today, I embed movement and mindfulness practices in my coaching and leadership courses and programs. Working with the neurobiology of the three brains (head, heart, and gut), I am able to uniquely help clients and leaders connect and integrate deep wisdom to take courageous action

Become the leader of you through dance. Access your deepest wisdom to fully live.

Gain clarity, courage, and confidence to lead and live well. Connect to joy and peace. Learn to use dance to access and activate whole-self wisdom to fully live your life. Envision a life that is fulfilling. Connect to the power of gratefulness. In this session you will learn about the neurobiology of how your body’s three advisors (head, heart, and gut brain) can guide you to design a life worth living, with joy and purpose, no matter the circumstances.

Hear what past attendees have to say

  • This is my second year participating in the Wahls seminar. Obviously this year was different because of the pandemic but Terry Wahls and her team did their best to create a program packed with expert talks, tips and great information for anyone struggling with an autoimmune disease. Terry can only provide the information and encouragement but it is up to each of us as individuals to implement what we have learned. Looking forward to implementing what I have learned over the next year until the next seminar!

    2020 Virtual Guest
  • I plan on attending the Wahls Protocol Seminar every year. I learned about so many resources that can help me manage ms. Dr. Wahls and faculty are knowledgeable and truly care about improving the health of people with autoimmune disease. They are helping people in a way that traditional medicine is unable to at this team. So grateful for these wonderful humans. Great investment for your health!

    2020 Virtual Guest
  • The Wahls Protocol Virtual Seminar Experience has been a life changing event for me! Diagnosed 6 years ago with MS, I was shocked and in disbelief for years. I started a DMT, as recommended, however, I believed I could just work much harder to overcome MS and maintain my professional and personal lifestyle by not acknowledging that my diagnosis would be a life-changer.

    2020 Virtual Guest

You’ll hear transformative lectures that will teach you:

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How a lifetime of food and environmental exposures led to the poor health you have.

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How the health of your cells determines the health of your body and that you cannot become well until your cells are well.

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The root cause of why your cells started to malfunction,
leading to your illness.

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What specific steps you can take to address
the specific root causes of your poor health.

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How to properly feed and nourish your cells so that they can
repair and rebuild a healthier you!

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How to grow your inner motivation so that you are willing to
make the needed diet and lifestyle changes to get your cells healthy once again.

You will be joining Dr. Terry Wahls and hundreds of people living with MS, autoimmune, and chronic disease to celebrate each other and learn from some of the most forward-thinking (and eating) integrative medical professionals in the industry.

It has never been more critical for you to have a guide who knows the functional and integrative medicine approach to create optimal health. Our conventional colleagues are not equipped to answer these questions.  They don’t know how to guide patients through diet, lifestyle, supplement use, and the functional medicine approach to optimizing health. 

Hear what past attendees have to say

  • The teamwork of Dr Wahls' Seminar 2020 offered an array of topics that exposed new awareness, helping to empower my potential for healing.

    2020 Virtual Guest
  • This is a much-needed review of the protocol with others experiencing the same condition I love and appreciate all involved!

    2020 Virtual Guest

Experience a Hands-On Approach to Health

Get access to live sessions from Dr. Terry Wahls and other guest experts in health, wellness, longevity, and more!

You’ll learn all the valuable information from either the essentials or advanced tracks (or buy access to both) during the event.

Learn and practice the skills and strategies to create your own wellness protocol.

Get a full year of access to the Seminar Portal—revisit the calls and lectures anytime!

Start practicing your new personal protocol from the comfort of your home!

Feel prepared NOW—you’ll start learning specific steps to navigate your health journey.

What do you have to gain?

  • What a great seminar and retreat (as an alumni I think the retreat part was even more golden this year). I had a 3 hour layover at the Denver Airport and am now on my way to Vancouver, BC. During that time I worked on a goals list of things I want to add/tweak/increase to further my healing. The trip always makes me feel so motivated to do more. Now to get my butt in motion and DO more!

    Cindy H 2019 Attendee
  • I’m speechless. I has been a really memorable week, not only food and protocol, it’s been all about life changing posibilites and purpose minded life projects. And in top of it, marvelous people to bond with. “ ... if you’ve gotten where you are not being 100%, imagine what you can be and do being your 100%” Thanks Dr Wahls for your kindness and selfishness less to welcome me/us in your tribe, in working for more knowledge and supporting each other in this life healing/enjoyment process.

    Ana 2019
  • I wasn’t sure what to expect coming to the seminar for the first time. At most I thought I would gain an immense amount of knowledge and useful resources to keep me on track. What I gained was SO much more! The community of warriors, and immediate connections have been such indescribable gifts 🧡. I slept most of the day yesterday - back to work today and I am more motivated than I ever have been to make my health a priority. I’m missing you all, already!

    Patti L. 2019 Attendee
  • Now, we can't stop thinking about next year, so we can do it again! Back to the real world, it was a truly memorable experience. We learned about the biome, and nutrition. We heard about the latest research and therapy. We found out about hormones, how to move like an animal and the importance of mindfulness. But I learned something that was much more important. After the seminar, when everything had quieted down, and the conference rooms that had been home to so much energy had emptied, I found what we had travelled so far for. Human connection. Everything we need is right in front of us; it is up to us to accept what is so graciously offered. Friendship exists for those who seek it, and take a chance by giving a little of themselves in the spirit of conversation and listening as others do the same. We had no idea what awaited in Cedar Rapids, but I do believe we found exactly what we needed.  

    2018 Seminar Guest
  • I made friends with attendees, presenters and myself. This was a life changing conference attended by some of the smartest most engaging people I've ever met. The lessons learned will be with me for a lifetime and with strict adherence I strongly suspect I too will recover from this chronic condition that has permanently disabled so many.

    Joseph A. 2017 Attendee
  • I cried when I told my husband about the seminar. It suddenly became so overwhelming. The connection that we experienced was so very beautiful and powerful. I'm just sitting here feeling profoundly thankful that I got to be a part of such an amazing group of people. Thank you, everyone! I'm holding you all in my heart this morning!

    Sherilyn 2019 Attendee
  • The Wahls Protocol Seminar was great, and the "After Seminar-Seminar" was pretty great too! It's all about community, and the community that has developed and continues to grow around the Wahls Protocol is truly amazing. Together, we can accomplish anything, and nobody gets left behind. We're all in.

    Seminar Attendee 2019
  • I love it when something completely unexpected happens, those unplanned moments when everything is exactly as it should be, and I'm able to be in the moment, and feel true bliss. If somebody told me last week that I would be singing and dancing in public - and enjoying it, I would have thought he was nuts. But what the heck, when the river is flowing only a real nut tries to swim upstream.

    Seminar Attendee 2019
  • This Wahls Warrior princess (using the bright red walker) at the seminar thanks ALL of you for restoring my hope!! I have NEVER been in a crowd of such empowered, like-minded people determined to NOT be victims of their disease since I was diagnosed in 2004! Again, THANK YOU and I wish for you nothing but great health and much happiness.

    Shawn K. 2017 Seminar Attendee
  • just want to say I am so happy I was able to attend this seminar❤️ Listening to Dr Wahls share her story and journey I person was so inspiring and connecting with like-minded people was priceless✨ I have left feeling inspired, motivated and grateful for the new found friendships I have made.  Thank you for all involved working on this event - everyone was so welcoming. It was such a great conference hearing all the speakers and connecting with some amazing like minded individuals!  I felt really inspired and motivated - the community you all created was such a positive experience.  

    2018 Seminar Guest

Together we will learn how we can take better care of ourselves, practice and adapt new skills, be healthier, stronger, and more vital for ourselves, our family and our community.

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Hear what past attendees have to say

  • It was serendipitous when I noticed near the beginning of the pandemic that Dr. Wahls had released her second Protocol book. And that she was offering an online seminar for many to follow.

    Her seminar introduced me to Functional Medicine practitioners of many stripes: neurology, exercise, cooking, autoimmune specialist, e-stim, toxins and mold. The list of topics and presenters was outstanding. Questions were answered in real-time within a chat format and participants could share experiences with one another in break-out rooms. What a gift!

    My husband and I ended up following Level 1 The Wahls Diet™. But let me tell you about my clinical results after 3 months.

    When I first started in February, I was using a rollator everywhere, not going anywhere by myself and had brain fog that kept me from thinking about and doing things I love to think about and do.

    Four months after starting the Protocol, I saw my neurologist. He actually said “WOW! Tell me what’s going on.” I’ve parked my rollator and am now using a cane, and I was able to explain “The Wahls Protocol” to him.

    We decided to defer any more Ocrevus infusions (unless I have recurring symptoms), stop a stimulant he had me on (I’d already stopped a second one), but kept all the B and D vitamins. And that’s the extent of my meds list.

    I’d truly forgotten who I used to be. A sexy, fun, smart lady who loves living in the city and making art. I have an architect husband, Mike, whom you’ve all met online in Wahls Seminar 2020. And with his unconditional love and support, we both benefited immeasurably.

    I get to keep him, too. 🙂 That’s a pretty great story, don’t you agree?

    Anne & Mike McGinn 2020 Virtual Guest

Did You Miss Series #2: Mycotoxins & Hormones? You don't have to miss out—you can still catch the recordings.

Day 1: June 9, 2022, 8:00 AM—6:00 PM CST

Talk Speaker
The Connection between Mold Biotoxins and Hashimoto’s Anshul Gupta
MS Clinical Care Update Consortium of MS Centers Oct 2021 Terry Wahls
Break
Brain Detoxification And The Glymphatic System Tom Moorcroft
Decoding Toxins: A Roadmap to Optimal Health Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA
Break
Toxin Induced Autoimmunity Tom Moorcroft
The Number One Toxin We Can’t See Pejman Katiraei
Insights from IFM – 2021 Terry Wahls
Mycotoxins and Hormonal Disruption Margaret Christensen
Break
Wrap-Up Dr. Wahls & Beth Schultz
Breakouts

Day 2: June 10, 2022, 8:00 AM—12:00 PM CST

Talk Speaker
8 Practical Practices to Detox Your Environment Shannon Lea Pickering
Fermentation Made Easy & Delicious Alene Brennan
Break
Functional Fasting Rosemary Ferguson
Break
Dancing As Exercise Leslie Nolte

Virtually Via ZOOM

June 9: Lectures, 8 AM—6 PM CST
June 10: Hands-On Learning, 8 AM—12 PM CST

Add on Wahls Protocol® Coaching

Feel supported and stay accountable with 4 weeks of post-event group coaching with Wahls Health Practitioner, Beth Schultz.

Meet Tuesdays at 2:30 pm CST over ZOOM
June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, 2022

Did You Miss Series #1: Basics For Brain Health? You don't have to miss out—you can still catch the recordings.

Day 1: February 10, 2022, 8:00 AM—6:00 PM CST

Talk Speaker
Chronic Illness: How to Take Back Control of Your Life and Reclaim Your Well Being Using the RTL Formula Kahkshan Ali
Modulating The Microbiome And Overall Health With Food Liz Lipski
Break
Multiple Sclerosis Overview Brandon Beaber
Research Update: America’s Committee On Treatment And Research In MS (ACTRIMS) Forum 2021 Terry Wahls
Break
A Naturopathic Approach To MS Darin Ingles
An Integrative Neurobiological Approach To Helping Children With ADHD Dr. Juliana Nahas
Break
The Anti-Inflammation Diet Terry Wahls
An Integrative Neurologist’s Guide to MS and The Wahls Protocol® – Navigating the Galaxy of Medicine to Discover Your Path to Success Dr. Ken Sharlin
Break
Wrap-Up Dr. Wahls & Beth Schultz
Breakout Sessions
END OF DAY

Day 2: February 11, 2022, 8:00 AM—12:00 PM CST

Talk Speaker
Fun Family Wellbeing Activities Shannon Lea Pickering
Tai Chi for Stress Reduction in Mind and Body Arlene Faulk
Break
How to Tame Bitter Vegetables (So Everyone Will Eat Them) Andrea Sprague
Break
Movement/Your Semi-Annual Movement Check-up By Your PT Sheryl Poremba
Wrap Up Dr. Wahls & Beth Schultz
Breakouts
CONFERENCE ENDS

Hear from past attendees:

Featured Article: "Wahls Seminar Provides Different Perspectives on Managing MS: A Nutritionist’s View",
by Alana Kessler MS RD (www.bewellbyak.com) on Multiple Sclerosis News Today Blog

“To say these few days were inspiring would be an understatement. From the cutting-edge content to the precise scheduling, every day was packed with a Michelin star-quality menu of the latest scientific research, interactive community building, mindful exercise, and opportunities to learn and explore new and creative strategies to heal and uplevel the functionality of the body, mind, and spirit.”

Read the full article, click here. 

Visit Alana’s website www.bewellbyak.com

  • I wasn’t sure what to expect coming to the seminar for the first time. At most I thought I would gain an immense amount of knowledge and useful resources to keep me on track. What I gained was SO much more! The community of warriors, and immediate connections have been such indescribable gifts 🧡. I slept most of the day yesterday - back to work today and I am more motivated than I ever have been to make my health a priority. I’m missing you all, already!

    Patti L. 2019 Attendee
  • What a great seminar and retreat (as an alumni I think the retreat part was even more golden this year). I had a 3 hour layover at the Denver Airport and am now on my way to Vancouver, BC. During that time I worked on a goals list of things I want to add/tweak/increase to further my healing. The trip always makes me feel so motivated to do more. Now to get my butt in motion and DO more!

    Cindy H 2019 Attendee
  • The Wahls Protocol Seminar was great, and the "After Seminar-Seminar" was pretty great too! It's all about community, and the community that has developed and continues to grow around the Wahls Protocol is truly amazing. Together, we can accomplish anything, and nobody gets left behind. We're all in.

    Seminar Attendee 2019
  • I cried when I told my husband about the seminar. It suddenly became so overwhelming. The connection that we experienced was so very beautiful and powerful. I'm just sitting here feeling profoundly thankful that I got to be a part of such an amazing group of people. Thank you, everyone! I'm holding you all in my heart this morning!

    Sherilyn 2019 Attendee
  • I just ordered a salad from the hotel. The manager says, "I don't have any more Wahls certified meals." I tell him that's ok, I'll try to make my own. He comes back, and says "I'm out of salmon but have chicken. How does that need to be prepared?" "I want you to kick MS' ass!"

    I was almost in tears. It was so kind and the perfect thing to hear at the perfect moment.
    Cecy 2019 Attendee
  • I love it when something completely unexpected happens, those unplanned moments when everything is exactly as it should be, and I'm able to be in the moment, and feel true bliss. If somebody told me last week that I would be singing and dancing in public - and enjoying it, I would have thought he was nuts. But what the heck, when the river is flowing only a real nut tries to swim upstream.

    Seminar Attendee 2019
  • I’m speechless. I has been a really memorable week, not only food and protocol, it’s been all about life changing posibilites and purpose minded life projects. And in top of it, marvelous people to bond with. “ ... if you’ve gotten where you are not being 100%, imagine what you can be and do being your 100%” Thanks Dr Wahls for your kindness and selfishness less to welcome me/us in your tribe, in working for more knowledge and supporting each other in this life healing/enjoyment process.

    Ana 2019

Travel & Hotel Information

Registration:
Thursday July 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm. The first lectures begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday

The Seminar & Retreat will have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate.
Book your room through this link, click here.

The hotel is located at 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

The Eastern Iowa Regional Airport is the local airport (Airport code CID)
Both the hotel and the airport can arrange travel shuttles for convenient transport.

If you need further assistance with your travel arrangements,
please contact Annette Reed at Hawkeye World Travel (319) 351-0300.

Event FAQ's

Am I able to get a refund if I cannot attend?

While we understand that life happens and the unexpected can occur, we stress that your ticket is purchasing the incredibly valuable information that the Seminar provides. If something comes up, please alert customerservice@terrywahls.com and we will give you digital access to the content from the seminar. There are no refunds with no exceptions. Please read the terms and conditions  before making your purchase.

When should I plan to arrive and leave?

  • Plan to arrive Thursday, July 30th and register by 5:30 pm
  • The first lecture begins on Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 pm — this is different from previous years.
  • Saturday, August 1 the seminar will end by 5 pm
  • Health Professionals taking the certification track: Event will end at 5:00 pm on Sunday

How do I book my hotel room?

We will have a block of rooms reserved for Wahls Seminar participants at the Marriott. For ease and convenience, we suggest you stay at The Marriott.

Book your room now, click here.

If you’d like to have a room closer to the elevator or a wheelchair-accessible room, please directly call the hotel to arrange that. Please be aware here is a very limited amount of handicap-accessible rooms.

You also call the reservation hotline at 1-800-396-2153. You will need to inform the reservation agent they are with the Wahls Protocol® Seminar to receive discounted rates.

If you have any problems making reservations please contact Annette Reed at 319-321-0842.

Will I be able to stay Wahls Protocol® Compliant?

The event will serve Wahls Protocol® Compliant meals during the conference. We will post a menu as soon as its available. There are no substitions or customizations for the meals, we do make them flexible for vegetarian and kosher attendees. There are also grocery stores near by including New Pioneer Co-op and a Natural Food Store.

I am a health practitioner, is this event eligible for CME?

Unfortunately, we have not been able to offer CME credits because of the conflict of commercial interest policy outlined by accme.org as explained here.

When can I find the schedule for the 2020 Wahls Protocol® Seminar & Retreat?

We are still locking in our speakers and seminar topics for the 2020 seminar. We will post the schedule as soon as its available.

Is there a Facebook group for 2020 Wahls Protocol® Seminar & Retreat?

Yes, the Facebook group is exclusively for new attendees and alumni. This is a closed group, if your request isn’t accepted to join the group, please message customerserivce@terrywahls.com

How do I get there?

The hotel is located in the northern part of Cedar Rapids, about a 20 minute drive north of the Cedar Rapids airport, and just a few miles off of interstate 380. If you’re flying in, we suggest either taking the complimentary hotel shuttle, hiring a taxi (estimated at $42 each way), or renting a car if you’d like to do some sightseeing on your own! The Marriott offers complimentary parking for guests if you bring a car. To reserve the complimentary Marriott  shuttle pick up for your stay, you must book it in advance: Marriott Shuttle Phone: 1-319-393-6600 If you do choose to rent a car from the Eastern Iowa/Cedar Rapids airport, a full listing of car rental agencies can be found by clicking here.

What should I wear?

The Marriott hotel ballroom can sometimes be chilly, so we suggest you dress in layers during the day sessions. August in Iowa is pretty hot and humid, so if you go outside, you might want to consider bringing a cooling vest or head wrap if you are heat-sensitive. For those with sensitivity to light, we suggest bringing sunglasses with you that you can wear inside during the day-sessions, as the meeting room lights can be bright.

My company would like to become a Wahls Protocol® Seminar & Retreat sponsor.

We are always looking to connect with companies driven to promote health and wellness. Please contact our sponsorship manager here for more information.

Hear what past attendees have to say

  • This seminar is truly life-changing. I didn’t realize all I could learn. I loved the virtual format and found it kept me accountable over the weeks! Love the community as well. 

    Holly 2020 Virtual Guest
  • The inspiration offered through the current virtual events has been great; better than we had hoped for.

    The virtual format is more comfortable and less challenging than face-to-face is.

    Having access to the recorded presentations for review at my leisure is valuable.

    2020 Virtual Guest
  • I read about the annual Wahls Protocol Seminar and immediately registered and attended the 2019 Protocol Seminar. I was so thankful I did. I am a Wahls Warrior on a healing journey with the other Wahls Warriors. This is my second Protocol Seminar (2020) and I will be signing up for my 3rd. Thank You Dr. Wahls for going before us and now coming alongside us in our journey for healing to happen through lifestyle and food!

    2020 Virtual Guest

Event Sponsors

Event FAQ's

Am I able to get a refund if I cannot attend?

While we understand that life happens and the unexpected can occur, we stress that your ticket is purchasing the incredibly valuable information that the Seminar provides. If something comes up, please alert customerservice@terrywahls.com and we will give you digital access to the content from the seminar. There are no refunds with no exceptions. Please read the terms and conditions  before making your purchase.

Is there a Facebook group for 2022 Wahls Protocol® Seminar & Retreat?

Yes, the Facebook group is exclusively for new attendees and alumni. This is a closed group, if your request isn’t accepted to join the group, please message customerserivce@terrywahls.com

My company would like to become a Wahls Protocol® Seminar & Retreat sponsor.

We are always looking to connect with companies driven to promote health and wellness. Please contact our sponsorship manager here for more information.

Terms & Conditions

  • I am ready to register RIGHT NOW before the limited seats are filled!
  • Payment: All payments are non-refundable. Full payment is required to confirm your registration. The event is limited in size and will fill quickly. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis. Your registration is not confirmed and payment is not deemed made until full payment is received and you receive a confirmation invoice. Terry Wahls LLC., reserves the right to place you on a waiting list should the space be unavailable when payment is submitted. Payment will only be refunded if the space is sold out.
  • Payment is accepted by, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, American Express and PayPal.
  • Cancellation by Attendee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. In the event of cancellation, Attendee will be given access to the pre-recorded Wahls Seminar and materials from the seminar. Attendee is solely responsible for a cancellation of hotel, airline, and/or car rental reservations. Wahls is not responsible for any consequential or other losses resulting from Attendee’s cancellation of the Seminar.
  • Cancellation by Wahls. In the unlikely event of Wahls’ cancellation, if specific speakers are cancelled, the seminar will be continued with alternative speakers and prerecorded material as needed to conduct the live event. Alternatively, if the entire live seminar is cancelled, Attendee will be provided access to a pre-recorded version of the specific Wahls Seminar. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. Wahls is not responsible for any consequential or other losses resulting from Wahls cancellation of the Seminar.
  • Terry Wahls, LLC, reserves the right to cancel or reschedule for any reason, including insufficient demand or force majeure. If the event is canceled, Terry Wahls, LLC’s only responsibility will be to provide access to the pre-recorded seminar lectures, seminar lectures and seminar materials via the seminar membership site. Terry Wahls LLC., cannot assume responsibility for any additional costs or any fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other travel arrangements.
  • By purchasing a registration to The Wahls Protocol Seminar 2020, this constitutes as acknowledgement and acceptance on behalf of myself (and the individual(s) for whom I’ve purchased a registration) to the following:
    (A) Any and all audio-visual video, film, or photographic recording of The Wahls Protocol Seminar 2021 for future marketing and publicity use by Dr. Terry Wahls and The Wahls Foundation.
    (B) I consent to the recording of me, my voice, and my likeness, and grant The Wahls Foundation and Dr. Terry Wahls the rights to reproduce, display, distribute, create derivative works from, and otherwise use any photos or footage, whole or in part, for potential promotional and marketing materials related to Dr. Wahls, without any compensation whatsoever.
    (C) I further understand and agree that Dr. Terry Wahls is under no obligation to capture photos or footage of me, or to make use of any photos or footage if they are created at The Wahls Protocol Seminar 2021.See terms and conditions.

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