Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It is characterized by inflammation and damage to the protective covering of nerve fibers, disrupting the flow of electrical impulses between the brain and the rest of the body. MS can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, pain, and cognitive impairment.

Dr. Terry Wahls, a leading expert on MS and an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa, shares her personal journey of living with the disease and how she went from being in a wheelchair to finding breakthroughs in her treatment. Her story is a powerful testament to the potential impact of these changes on MS management and overall health.

Dr. Terry’s personal journey with MS and her subsequent research highlight the transformative power of diet and lifestyle changes in managing the disease. Her story serves as an inspiration for individuals with MS and healthcare professionals alike, encouraging a shift towards a more holistic approach to MS care. Through education, research, and advocacy, Dr. Terry is paving the way for a future where individuals with MS can take charge of their health and improve their quality of life through simple yet powerful changes in their daily habits.

Memorable Quotes

“As I look back at some of my early traumas, and I had to go through a period of forgiving. I am forgiving the individuals who did hurtful things. But the biggest person I had to forgive was me.” – Dr. Terry Wahls

“We had also asked some surveys about quality of life. And we’d get a research MRI at times zero and times 24 months. And what that will tell us is your brain volume at the beginning and at the end, because one of my hypotheses, I’m very excited about this one, is that by teaching you how to improve your diet, we can get you to healthy rates of brain aging.” – Dr. Terry Wahls


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