In Blog

Iowa Public Radio interviews Dr. Wahls about how she is surviving and thriving after her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Dr. Wahls explains how she first noticed her symptoms in medical school, beginning with visual dimming, which became more severe over time. After multiple exams and misdiagnoses, she was told she had MS and was put on immune suppression drugs. Dr. Wahls talks about how she began reading research on autoimmune disease and found mitochondrial health to be a common thread in all brain disorders. In all cases, cell biochemistry was broken and mitochondria were sending “time to die” signals too early.

Dr. Wahls explains her nutritional journey from beginning a Paleo diet to reintroducing meat to her meals and eventually eliminating grains, dairy, and legumes. Then she discovered functional medicine and increased the list of nutrients necessary to maximize her health. Today she is a proponent of getting the nutrients we need from the foods we eat.

Dr. Wahls also discusses her new book, The Wahls Protocol, and her current research. She explains that the book is written for anyone, not just those with MS, and can be implemented by anyone wanting to make better diet and lifestyle choices. Recently, Dr. Wahls published a paper that shows how the diet and lifestyle changes in her studies have had positive effects on the clinical trial participants, especially in lowering fatigue levels.

To learn more about Dr. Wahls’ story and the Wahls Diet, order her NOW AVAILABLE book, The Wahls Protocol.



To learn more about Dr. Wahls, sign up for her email list, and order The Wahls Protocol today.

Recommended Posts
Showing 3 comments
  • Elijah Goredema

    I have a friend who has MS and on wheel chair I would like to have as much information on the condition

    • Yesenia Bujanda

      Hi Elijah Goredema,

      Thank you for your interest in Dr. Wahls’ work. To learn more about the diet I encourage you to order the book “The Wahls Protocol” on Amazon or with Barnes and Noble.

      You can also pick up a copy of Minding My Mitochondria, available on, to learn more about The Wahls Protocol™. Please note that “Minding My Mitochondria” is out of print and we cannot control the prices listed.

      In health,
      The Wahls Customer Service Team

  • Sharon


    I am a 28 yr old female diagnosed initially with MS in 2006 but then rediagnosed with ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) by Dr Goodin at UCSF. I was put on steroids for months and recovered almost fully. The residual effects of my autoimmune attack are continued loss of sensitivity in my lower body with a severe incontinence problem. I started Wahls Paleo a month ago and am now moving on to Paleo Plus. I am hoping to see an improvement in my bladder functioning. I am VERY active and exercise at an intermediate-advanced level on a regular basis. I am wondering if during the fasting, I am able to have a snack or coffee with coconut milk or oil before the gym in the evenings. Will this take up too much digestive energy or is the fact that I need fuel for my workouts more important?



Start typing and press Enter to search