Have a Champion Mindset in Your Recovery From MS with Dr. Terry Wahls

Welcome to another episode of the Dr. Lo Radio Show!

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A., where she teaches internal medicine residents in their primary care clinics. She also does clinical research and has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific abstracts, posters, and papers.

In addition to being a doctor, Dr. Wahls is also a patient with a chronic, progressive disease. She was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000, around the time she began working at the university. By 2003 she had transitioned to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wahls underwent chemotherapy in an attempt to slow the disease and began using a tilt-recline wheelchair because of weakness in her back muscles.

In this episode, Dr. Terry Wahls talks about her experience with Multiple Sclerosis, and her healing journey involving traditional as well as non-traditional medicine. She has a deep focus on diet and exercise and has been a part of, and conducted multiple studies on the effect of diet on MS and brain function.

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I hope you learned something new today!

00:45 Intro to who Dr. Terry Wahls is, and how she’s helping others
02:10 Terry tells her story
05:20 Terry’s realization that the current understanding of Secondary Progressive MS was incomplete
08:50 The clinical research that was done
11:00 How diet can increase the rate at which MS deteriorates the brain
12:50 Does your environment contribute to your MS?
15:50 The pharmaceutical approach vs an approach with diet, meditation and other non-conventional methods
19:08 What is myelin?
21:19 What are astrocytes?
23:09 BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor)
29:19 Everyday you are making neurological pathways; positive or negative
30:24 Actionable routines you can do to increase your healing potential with MS
31:51 Foods that increase healing
33:29 Advice for the family members of someone suffering from MS
34:58 How to be a part of Dr. Wahls’ study

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