Targeted Supplements within the Wahls Protocol

Get expert insights from two Linus Pauling Award winners, Dr. Terry Wahls and Dr. Bob Rountree, Chief Medical Advisor for Thorne. Together they will shed light on the supplement industry and how important it is to understand the importance of sourcing your supplements from reputable organizations.

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BIOGRAPHY:  BOB ROUNTREE, M.D.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1976, Dr. Bob Rountree received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1980.  He subsequently completed a residency in family and community medicine at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, after which he was certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

Bob has been practicing family medicine in Boulder, Colorado, since 1983. He began his professional career at Wellspring, Partners in Health, a multidisciplinary clinic that was one of the first holistic healthcare centers in the U.S.  In January, 2002, he opened Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specializing in integrative, personalized medicine. He is the long-time medical editor for Delicious Living magazine (Informa/Alive Publishing), and Clinical Editor as well as a regular columnist for Alternative and Complementary Therapies (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc). He has coauthored numerous books and written numerous book chapters on Integrative and Nutritional Medicine, including the Textbook of Functional Medicine, Clinical Botanical Medicine; Clinical Natural Medicine Handbook; The New Breastfeeding Diet Plan; Immunotics; and Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child.

In addition to his medical practice, Bob is an original, long-standing member of the core faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine in Federal Way, WA.  In June, 2015, he was given the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award by IFM, in recognition of his many years of mentoring and training health care providers. For over ten years, Bob has served as the Chief Medical Advisor for Thorne, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of pure, high-quality nutritional and botanical supplements. In the past two decades he has had the opportunity to lecture all over the world to professional and public audiences.  As an avid mountain hiker, Bob is especially passionate about the great outdoors, wild nature, and the preservation of biodiversity.

Dr. Wahls and Her Hero's Journey

Dr. Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and conducts clinical research with a deep background in peer-reviewed published papers. This is her timeline to health.

1982:

She had her first episode of dim vision and heat intolerance.

1987:

She began having her first MS-related symptoms, episodes of facial pain.

1997:

Pain episodes became more frequent and more resistant to treatment.

2000:

She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

2003:

She transitioned to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. She underwent chemotherapy to slow the disease and began using a tilt-recline wheelchair.

2005:

She extensively researched nutrients important to brain health and started taking them as supplements. The steepness of decline in her health slowed, but she was still declining.

2007:

Her torso was so weak she could not sit in a regular chair. She also started experiencing brain fog.

Summer 2007:

Dr. Wahls discovered The Institute for Functional Medicine, an organization devoted to leveraging the latest scientific discoveries to better care for those with chronic disease. Based on their research, she added to her list of vitamins and supplements. She learned about neuromuscular electrical stimulation and added that to her routine.

December 2007:

Dr. Wahls created the Wahls Protocol®, which gave her the nutrients she needed from foods rather than supplements.

April 2008:

Her brain fog resolved.

October 2008:

She was able to walk without a cane and even complete an 18-mile bicycle tour.

2009:

Her heat intolerance was resolved and she was able to enjoy a daily sauna again.

2010:

She began her first clinical trial, testing her protocol in others with progressive MS.

2014:

She was able to jog again. The first Wahls Protocol® Seminar is held.

2014:

The first publications of her research published.

2016:

NMSS clinical trial begins.

2019:

Enrollment will be completed.

2020:

Analysis of study data will begin.

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