The Iowa Source, May 2014
When Terry Wahls, M.D., stepped up to the lectern in a large meeting room at Iowa City Public Library in mid-March to tell her incredible story to a crowd of about 100, it was one of the smaller gatherings she will speak at this year. Hers is a kind of miracle story, the tale of a physician stricken with multiple sclerosis, bedridden and wheelchair bound, who worked passionately on her own in search of a non-drug intervention that might slow or even halt the disease’s progression. Her research led to the extraordinary Wahls Protocol, a radical diet plan that actually reversed her MS symptoms. Wahls’ groundbreaking triumph may fundamentally change the way chronic autoimmune illnesses and other disorders are treated.
Her work may even offer the hope of recovery from many of these illnesses as well.
Terry Wahls gained international attention following a 17-minute TEDx talk she gave in November 2011 that’s since been viewed by 1.6 million people. Her new book, The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, soared up into the rarified air of Amazon’s top 250 bestsellers and has been number one in several health-related categories. Her lecture schedule this year is heavily booked, and she regularly turns down international speaking opportunities to manage ongoing clinical research and stay close to her patients and family.
The way things are shaping up, Terry Wahls is poised to become a phenomenon.
Read the story by Warren Goldie at The Iowa Source