Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, How to Share the Message!

Many people have seen my TEDx talk given at the Iowa City TEDx event on November 11, 2011. Likewise, many have expressed gratitude for the information that I share in the TEDx video, on my Facebook page and on my web page. Thank you so much for your kind words. Here is a short update on our research and how you can help support our work:

Our research was presented at the 2011 Neuroscience Conference in Washington D.C. on November 13. We reported that 7 of 9 people with SPMS had clinically significant reduction in fatigue and improvement in the general health quality of life scores within 6 months of starting our intervention. At present we are working on writing up our initial data. Our second wave of subjects will be scheduled throughout the spring. It is a very exciting and rewarding time for the study team.

I have established the Wahls Foundation, Inc. as a nonprofit organization to support my research and education of the public and medical colleagues. Once we have received our tax-exempt status, The Wahls Foundation, Inc. will begin a fund-raising campaign to support the next clinical trial.

Help Support Our Research and Spread the News!

The University of Iowa is also very excited about our work and has created an account through the University Foundation to receive funds to support my work. Those of you who wish to make a donation now can do so either electronically or with a written check.

You may now donate online through the University of Iowa to help fund Dr. Wahls’ research.

Those of you who wish to make a donation now can do so by writing a check to the University of Iowa Foundation and putting “Dr. Terry Wahls Research UI account” on the memo line. Checks should be mailed to:

University of Iowa Foundation
PO Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244

Stay Involved to Support the Foundation!

You can also support our work by sending the TEDx Talk link to your friends and family or refer them to come to TheWahlsFoundation.com for more information. Please feel free to comment on the video on how eating the way your DNA expects — meaning following the Wahls Way™ — has helped you and your loved ones.

For your convenience, here is the link to my TEDx talk to share: http://youtu.be/KLjgBLwH3Wc

If you’re looking to read something a little more technical, here is a short article about the benefits of garlic for those with dementia. Add more garlic, onions and leeks to your menu. They are best eaten raw, but still offer healthful benefits if cooked at low temperature.

Note about garlic: you lose about 30 to 50% of the nutritional benefits when you cook the garlic, more if you fry it. I have a short video talking about growing garlic here.

If you want to learn more about how easy it is to grow your food, check out the FOOD AS MEDICINE Part 5.

In this lecture series, I partner with a master gardener who delivers a wonderful presentation on how to begin to create nutritional abundance for you and your family. All you need is some sunshine to begin.

An easy way to use more garlic is to mince it finely and add it to vinegar (or lime juice) and oil (such as walnut, hemp or flax) for your salad dressing. It also makes a wonderful addition to your soups and stews. Be generous–use lots of garlic, onions and leeks. They do many wonderful things for your cells!

To Your Health,
Dr. Terry Wahls

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18 Responses to Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, How to Share the Message!

  1. Malthy Sietaram says:

    Dr T Wahls

    I am a gynaecologist in South America to be exact Surinam. I suffer from ms since 2 years and it looks like it is secondary progressive . i am on B interferon now. I read your story . And am very interested in starting your diet . The only thing is that Kale does not grow here and I want to ask you what kind of greens I can eat instead. Can you advise me about the diet. I already ordered your book
    Thanks Malthy

  2. Justme says:

    Last year on REBIF and stopped but still take Vitamin D supplements, lipoic acid, glutathione, vitamin E, coral calcium, prime rose oil and Omega 3-6-9. Any suggestion since symptoms now occur more often (walking situation is aggravated more, and is very difficult to climb or descend stairs) & resonance tests still same (dormant) inactive.

  3. Kim Samuels says:

    I have had a long journey towards diagnosis and my doctors still do not agree on exactly what is going on with my MS. One doctor is adamant in his opinion that I do not have MS. However, my symptoms are worsening and the disease is progressing. My neurologist refuses to give me any medication to slow the process and only my symptoms are being treated. I have recently been diagnosed with optic neuritis and my neuro-opthamologist stated that if the disease itself is not treated, my vision loss could become permanent. Mega doses of steroids have helped a little, but I don’t like the side effects. Having said all this, I am interested in participating in any research studies that you may be conducting to see if I, too, could have the same results that you have experienced. I am desperate to stop this disease before it stops me.

  4. Dr John Auriemma says:

    Dr. Wahls,

    I felt the onset of M.S. at the age of 15. It has since progressed to the Secondary Progressive stage (or end-stage Multiple Sclerosis) and I’ve had it for 30 years now!!
    While in Medical School, when I was 25 (Med school, Internship and Residency were a blast w/ MS…NOT lol) I learned about the METABOLIC SYNDROME or SYNDROME X, and the 6 types of foods which cause inflamation in our bodies, hence, worsening the symptoms of MS, that we may need to reduce the consumption of, or eliminate totally from our diets;
    1. White breads and all breads (refined grains) – rye being the least inflamatory.
    – Pastas, cookies, cakes and pastry (very hard on an Italian, diets… lol)
    2. Processed meats
    3. Fried foods
    4. Red meat
    5. Eggs
    6. Soda – even diet sodas, which have been found to be harmful to our nervous systems,
    especially our end nerves (hands and feet) due to Aspartine or the “fake sugars”. Which have
    been found to cause nubmness at these sites.

    Insted, we should try to add high-fiber vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grains and low-fat dairy, to our diets. as Dr. Wahl reccomends.

    When I stood on or close to these diet reccomendations, I felt stronger and my overall health was much better

  5. Dr. Wahls,

    I was diagnosed with RRMS 8.29.11. I started treating this disease with a DMD but it seemed to worsen my symptoms and after 6 months I gave up on the injections. I found a holistic neurologist who directed me to your Ted Talk on Minding Your Mitochondria. Inspired, I started the diet and regained feeling in both of my hands! The skeptics may say my brain healed, but I can attest to the fact that if I should cheat the numbness and tingling returns. I am looking to starting horseback riding lessons soon, so as to do something different with my hands. Your work is a godsend!!! THANK YOU!

    I wish you all the best,

  6. Jet says:

    DR. Wahls I find your testimony of reversing your MS to be remarkable. Thank you for sharing this message. I was dx with MS in 2010, after about a year and a half of bothersome symptoms. Since then I have gone from using 1 cane to 2 canes or crutches, currently I am dragging myself around using a walker with an agonizing grimace on my face. I am going to see a wheelchair specialist and I am actually excited about this because I will be able to go places, like the farmers market for instance.
    I have begun the diet and am interested in doing the complete protocol. How does one participate in the trial studies? Are there opportunities for this? I have not begun taking any of the pharmaceutical treatments for MS. Prior to MS I have always led a very physically active lifestyle. I would try anything that I wanted to try, and I loved swimming competitively, sailing, surfing, bike riding, dancing, hiking….
    I would love to one day be telling a story similar to yours!
    Love, Jet

  7. Ellen Nichols says:

    Dear Dr. Wahls,
    I am a person who has a mild form of relapsing/remitting MS which challenges my balance and gait. I found your Youtube presentation very informative and was pleased to see I am doing some things right. I adore kale and take salmon oil capsules daily. However the thing I have found most helpful is Ballroom & Latin dancing. I came to it by sheer luck and was amazed to find it greatly improved my balance and gait. Friends keep observing that I no longer limp noticeably. You can see me dancing for my Bronze Level One status at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J34YIbGafMM.
    Of course, I realize this would only help certain people but it has made an amazing difference in my life.
    Ellen Nichols

  8. Stephanie Leivas says:

    Thank you so very much Dr,Wahls and your team. I knew that you could cure anything with food and I am so appreciative that you have done this for all of us. I was diagnoised with MS on November 11, 2011. My mom also has it. I do know that you are a Angel sent to me. I am so excited to start the eating plan tomorrow. Many Blessings,

  9. Catherine Still says:

    Dear Dr.Wahls and team, This is the very first time I have felt real hope with this illness.
    I have bought your book and DVD’s thank you so much, God bless you and your team.
    Oh it also occurs to me that to make the most of getting worldwide donations you should have a paypal option.

  10. Kate Chapman says:

    I was wondering if you had looked into extra virgin coconut oil in your diet investigations? It appears to be having a marked effect with Alzheimers. Thankyou for sharing so clearly what your diet is and the effect it had for you (and other MS sufferers) – I will be changing my diet because of you. Thanks again Terry.

  11. Terry Wahls says:

    I too think that would be helpful. Wikepedia would expect a third party to create that article.

  12. Christine Goulding says:

    Please consider adding information about Dr. Wahls and her work on Wikipedia. — I tell a lot of people about this and have lent out my copy of her book, but I know that many people search Wikipedia for information and criticism. It would be one more commonly accessed site to add support to her claims and a platform to disseminate this important information.


  13. Joshua Tobkin - Board Member says:

    Hello Marian,

    We have created a forum with posts on recipes that are Wahls Diet compliant. We are collecting a wonderful list of recipes on TerryWahls.com’s forum here: Favorite Wahls Diet Recipes

  14. Marian Altman says:

    I agree. We need more specific information about the foods and how to prepare them. Also, what quantities, types of foods should one eat in addition to the 9 cups of vegetables? A daily, weekly menu would help.

  15. Carole Grimes says:

    I have several chronic things stopping my life. Fibromyalgia s
    Asthma, allergies to food and many trees and weedect. I get
    Igg treatments every month but still sick all the time.
    I am going to change my diet more I do fresh and frozen
    Not prepared food all from scratch . I’m ready to follow your suggestions.

  16. Teddy says:

    please post more foods what we eat. thanks!!

  17. That is a great suggestion and something that I will look into creating for our website visitors. Thank you

  18. Sharon J says:

    I would sure appreciate a suggested eating page on this site. Something with ideas for what to eat over a week.

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