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Getting Started on The Wahls Protocol®:
Maybe there is no clear diagnosis but symptoms like brain fog, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, memory loss, or inflammation are interfering with normal life.
If you have been searching for information about functional medicine and using a therapeutic diet and lifestyle program to see how it can impact your health, you’ve arrived at the right place.
We are all at different points in our health journey. Some may be ready to make the sweeping health behavior changes it will take to start to chip away at the root cause of why disease occurs.
You may have come across my story of radical recovery, or you may have landed here after viewing my TEDx Talk.
I understand where you are at, I have been there too. I have secondary progressive MS. I am a patient, a physician, a functional medicine practitioner, and I conduct research that examines how food and nutrients impact health. I have lectured around the world and often lecture in my own community at the local co-op.
I am an educator and patient advocate, I can help guide you with information and support that you can read and think deeply about to determine what feels right for you in your health journey. The information below will guide you through the different resources I am able to offer.
No matter what path you choose, the journey to greater health is available to you.
Many people have made remarkable improvements in how they feel from just reading my book, the Wahls Protocol. It explains how and why I developed this diet to reduce inflammation and to feed my cells properly to run the chemistry of life. Many of your first questions will be cleared up after reading the book. If you aren’t in a position to purchase, you can likely find one at your local library. Order The Wahls Protocol® here. Order Cooking For Life here.
Access my articles and published papers here. I post other relevant articles and medical papers along with snippets of my everyday life on social media. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube.
There are a number of Facebook groups that will offer peer support. I recommend the group linked here, its moderated by staff I know and trust. Members of this group are supportive and helpful.
Or visit The Wahls Research Fund Page to learn more about my ongoing research projects.
Join me in my online community of curated lectures, learning modules, and where you have an opportunity to have your questions answered in my monthly Q & A Round-up. The Wahls Protocol® Membership Site is an ever-evolving library of information for those who are new to the Protocol® and those who may have been following it for years. Use the forums to share stories, recipes and connect with other Wahls Warriors™ and health professionals.
Time and time again people ask for tools to help them implement the right diet. They want to know precisely what to eat. They want it all spelled out for them. Guidelines are not enough. To meet that need I have created Wahls Protocol® Premium Menus for you.
Get 365 days of shopping lists, menus and recipes for either Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 of the Wahls Diet™.
I’ve had an overwhelming amount of people tell me they can’t find a health professional who is willing to work with them in the way they want. I have designed a foundational training program designed for health professionals who are using The Wahls Protocol® in their practice. If you are looking for additional support in your health journey, use this directory to be sure you are working with someone who has successfully completed my training program.
The seminar, which I host as a retreat is a three-day immersion where hundreds of people living with MS, brain fog, chronic pain, or other autoimmune disorders gather together. Join me and other “Wahls Warriors™” as we spend three full days celebrating each other, and learning from some of the most forward-thinking (and eating) integrative medical professionals in the industry.
The 2020 event will mark the 7th year of the Wahls Protocol® Seminar.
I lecture with other health and wellness experts to teach you actionable steps to share with your healthcare team at home. Learn functional medicine principles and how they fit into your own health journey.
Dig deep to find the internal motivation to start health-promoting behaviors and gain support from the community of Wahls Warriors™ who understand what you are going through.
There are many ways to find diet and lifestyle information and support for your journey. Some of you may decide you have the financial resources and time to spend on a consultation with a functional medicine practitioner.
Others of you may not. Regardless of your approach, stay positive.
Do what you can. Use the library. Work with your primary care team.
Do not obsess over whether you can afford functional medicine.
Obsess over learning how to cook at home.
Obsess over eating what is recommended and eliminating what is harmful.
Obsess over what is in your control.
Participate in support groups online and in your community to share your experiences and strengthen your resolve.
And let go of what you cannot do or access.
If you want to learn more from me and my team about the many things that you can do to restore your health, consider joining the membership site, or if your finances allow for it, come to the Wahls Protocol® Seminar and Retreat. Keep learning. Keep focusing on what is in your control. The most critical thing you can do for your health is understand that there is a very large difference between doing the diet most of the time (even 95%) and doing the diet 100% of the time. Keep working at it, every day and every week, and know that it takes time.
It took me 17 years to get my daily program to where I am today…and I am still improving my diet and lifestyle choices. No matter which path you choose, the journey back to health is available to you.
Dr. Terry Wahls